With your experience in web applications you should have no trouble getting fast on track with hybrid development once you get acquainted with the code samples and how the Telerik Platform works.
Consuming REST services in the hybrid app can be done with jQuery or with the Kendo UI data source component.
If you have already set up a REST layer to supply data to a client app, the following blog posts could provide more information about how to consume them:
After your hybrid app is ready, you can relatively easily convert the existing code base into a web application, using your favorite IDE for web development.
To help you get started, the Telerik Platform comes along with a number of resources, including a demo project, automatically created in your account.
Please, let us know if you have further questions.
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