I have been using Telerik for many years (since 2007), and as a consultant. I find it a no brainer to recommend this to my customers' development teams. Once they see the value, especially with the ASP.Net MVC and now the Kendo UI add-ons, they don't hesitate to purchase their own licenses. Another source of great value is the multitude and quality of support options. I have yet to have anything but great experiences with support, from both the community forums as well as directly from the awesome Telerik Team! I can't tell you how excited I am to be creating a multi-platform mobile app with ICENIUM from Telerik using the development tools that I am already familiar with!!!
I have been using Kendo UI for an application here at work, and I love how simple it is with the MVC wrappers. Direct model binding works like a charm, and Kendo UI handles putting the right data out there for whatever widget you're using. Then you can rebind the same control later if you want... it's really flexible!
The most significant advantage of Telerik products is the development time reduction. By providing rich documentation and great support, Telerik contribute to seamless and easy integration of their products. The benefits of using Telerik include also better visual and work performance. The most useful module is Telerik Gridview. It can be used almost in every scenario, which requires presenting any type of data to the user, both input and output. Another great Telerik product is Kendo UI DataViz. All the chart types, that are offered, have a great visual impact on the software solution. Every end user will agree that with the Telerik tools the application works faster, better and it is easier to use. Telerik controls saved us a lot of time, money and headaches. Using Telerik is a necessity when striving to achieve the highest performance within the shortest time possible.
Our company was looking for a cross-device app to replace the pocket guide that we have printed every year. A software company that we contacted was asking a 5-digit figure to have an app made for us.
The app provides my colleagues the latest news about the company and events we participate in. Besides that, the app contains an address book with contact information for all colleagues.
“KendoUI” has been an integral part of the SpamTrawler admin user interface for over a year now and I can truly say it saves us a lot of time and helps us to provide our customers with a professional and intuitive administrative panel. Two components that have been extremely useful for us are the excellent “Datagrid” in combination with detail views and the charting components included in the “KendoUI DataViz” suite. “KendoUI” spares us the headaches usually involved in creating a professional and standards compliant user interface allowing us to spend more time on back-end development and customer service.
Kendo UI allowed us to build a new product from scratch for our customers very quickly. Moreover, it saved us a lot of time, without the need to deal with cross browser compatibility.
Kendo UI is efficient, powerful and gives to our customers a great User Experience.
I recently finished a one year project where I made extensive use of KendoUI grids. I originally started with Telerik Extensions for MVC, and then started using KendoUI mid-year when Telerik announced KendoUI would be the future of their MVC product line. I ran both products side by side with no issues. I used most of the documented functionality of the grids, menu, auto-complete and drop-down controls. I also used the KendoUI Mobile view within the same app after I converted the project to MVC4. The KendoUI suite is very productive. For those who fear the documentation is weak, it’ not. 80% of what you need to do is in the documentation section, another 10% within the forums, and the last 10% within the example solutions in the forums. I found the support very good. I just switched jobs and I'm trying to convince my new company the ROI of using Telerik products.
I was a Windows Client developer, who had to develop an ASP.NET application. It had a timeline of 6 months. I was the only developer. I had not touched ASP.Net development since .Net 1 back in 2004, and was perfectly happy in my Windows Client world. I was deeply concerned about how I would build out the UI and keep it slick and interactive. Then I discovered MVC. It was a true game changer for .Net-based Web development. I was less concerned about the architecture now, but mightily concerned about the UI controls and interaction...Then I discovered Kendo UI. It just blew me out of the water! The data grids, dropdowns and autocompletes, along with their sync interactions to the datasource; the menus and how they automatically show/hide based on Authorization attributes. It was all pure joy to work with. And I haven't even looked at the MVVM stuff yet! I'm glad to say the "dreaded" project turned out to be a pleasure to build, and I now have made a comfortable switch from Windows Client to Web App development. Honestly thanks to Kendo UI.
Shawn de Wet
From Tokyo to New York, Ikayzo builds WPF, HTML5 and native mobile apps for the world's largest investment banks and investment management companies. The demands on today's finance application user interfaces are extreme in terms of features, performance, usability, flexibility and aesthetics. We did a thorough evaluation of all the major component vendors and Telerik came out on top. They
have a broad offering of highly configurable components with well designed APIs and solid performance. Additionally, Telerik's customer service is head and shoulders above the rest. They feel more like a partner than a vendor.
Kendo UI ROCKS!!! I am using it to design a new website for my company and I am very much impressed by its functionality.
Most people relate Kendo UI with simple UI widgets. While the widgets are awesome, it's so much more than that. My startup is making a complex HTML5 application and the framework features and tools of Kendo UI have made our product much easier to make as rapidly as possible. I don't know where we would be without it's powerful datasource, MVVM features or validation tools among many. And the biggest beauty of it all is that we have it all in one integrated package.
Thank you Kendo team and keep up the great work!
I recently had the task of producing a web portal for a support ticket system, and was faced with the job of learning a lot of client-side web programming. I used Kendo UI for the job, and was amazed at how quickly and easily I could produce a very professional AJAX-enabled web site! Telerik support were fantastic, putting up with my incessant questions, and explaining how the framework works.
Kendo UI has effectively become the star player of all internal sites developed within our organization. It's ease of use, low learning curve, flexibility of use, and consistent performance across multiple browsers has made it an unparalleled leader among alternative solutions.
Software Development Engineer
Our cloud application - QuaLogik - aims to provide inventory of hardware / software for IT departments and enterprises. We had a need to develop a module for mobile access to the application and we have relied on Kendo UI. It has a simple and logical interface and reduces development time significantly.
I recently had the task of producing a web portal for a support ticket system, and was faced with the job of learning a lot of client-side web programming. I used KendoUI for the job, and was amazed at how quickly and easily I could produce a very professional AJAX-enabled web site!
Telerik support were fantastic, putting up with my incessant questions, and explaining how the framework works. Thanks to them I was able to produce the first version of the site in a couple of weeks, which is several orders of magnitude faster than the time that would have been needed without KendoUI.
A first-class product, well recommended.
Avrohom Yisroel Silver
Been using Kendo UI from nearly the beginning and it has been great. I wanted a nice looking Autocomplete jQuery control to hook up to my existing WCF Rest service. And in a matter of minutes I had it working with minimal effort. This is what I have come to expect from Telerik products. Increased productivity while delivering cutting edge results. Thanks again Telerik!
Chris Allen Studio
Working with Kendo UI is fast and easy. Not only does it provide a spectacular framework for developing your site's infrastructure but its modifiable styling allows you to design beautiful looking websites. I've used other products that use an MVVM or MVM setup and provide nifty tools like two way data-binding, but Kendo UI really takes the cake when it comes to its UI. And, it plays well with other libraries, which is always a plus.
Telerik is consistent in their ability to deliver quality products and services with Grade A support. I have used everything from Sitefinity, RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX/WinForms, Kendo UI for MVC, and the entire "Just" line for productivity. I have yet to be disappointed and can't wait to see what they have brewing for next year!
Kendo UI Web is key in our ASP.NET MVC projects' success. The Combobox allowed our developers to complete features in hours rather than days, and in a project with tight schedules, it's the difference between success and failure. We rely heavily on the Grid and DataSource, which have proven very reliable, but all components we have proven solid and reliable. We evaluated several HTML5 Widget frameworks, settled on Kendo UI and haven't regretted our decision.
With the open source world being as disjointed as it is, there is always someone writing a new plug in. Most of the time it is already written. With Kendo UI, I can get all of the plug-ins I need, knowing they will all have a consistent programming model and rock solid support that will be there if I need help.
Chief Executive Officer
Kendo UI has taken our products to the next level. We have been able to create fluid interfaces with great success. Everything looks great, runs great and is fast. This product has saved us hours upon hours of development time. Thank you Telerik!
Kendo UI is the fastest tool I have used! In both learning curve and browser speed.
I used to hate web development, until I saw what Kendo UI is able to do. It has just changed my concept of web development.
I love Kendo UI!
Thank God and Telerik it exists.
Easy, tidy, and impressive design.
Customer Support Assistant
Kendo UI is really an awesome tool, and it's gonna be a great success as it is browser independent.
I love it and I am using it madly.
Thanks a lot Telerik!
My cloud application – Docuralia - has the goal to provide small businesses with the advantages of traditional document management systems, and at the same time be very easy for use, with a friendly and fast UI. It also had to be able to operate in a globalized environment, dealing with amounts and dates in different cultures. Before finding Kendo UI, I needed to integrate components
from different sources, and fight with the existing globalization solutions. It is great to be able to stop worrying about dozens of references and have a simple and consistent programming interface. Using Kendo UI has also reduced overall development time by 16%!
I have been using Telerik's ASP.NET AJAX controls for over 3 years now. I love their vast range of controls offered in the ASP.NET AJAX suite and now with the Extensions for ASP.NET MVC. These controls have made my programming life easier and helped me focus on the business logic side rather thinking of re-inventing the wheel.
Telerik has also been helpful with their support, as well as actively involved in their forums which are of great help to me in finding examples and advices on building applications, using their controls.
I've also had a sneak peak at their latest Kendo UI tools and I am excited to promote this tool as the latest innovation in programming towards HTML5 standards.
Keep it up, Telerik!
We are in the process of rewriting our site to use ASP.NET MVC, HTML5, and CSS3. Normally we would use a multitude of jQuery plugins to create a rich client experience, but with Kendo UI we have been able to drastically reduce this number. Kendo UI has also helped us provide a better UX across multiple browsers, using HTML5, while still handling older browsers. Thank you Kendo UI!
I'm very impressed with the initial offering of the Kendo UI. I was able to get a demo site up and running very quickly. The grid in particular is very nicely done and the theming makes it easy to get a professional looking site together rapidly.
Senior Software Analyst