Hybrid of Web

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  1. Alan Mosley
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    Apr 2010

    Posted 19 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    I am used to building MVC apps to display responsively in the browser and phone. but I want the ability to publish in the app stores and be able to install on devices. I would also like to be able to be displayed in the browser, but this is not essential.
    If I understand correctly in a hybrid app, you can not use such a technology as MVC, but can use ajax to contact a WebApi to access data.

    I don't need to use the camera or GPS, what are the pros can cons, what should I use.

  2. Anton Dobrev
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    Posted 23 Jul 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Alan,

    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.

    In regard to hybrid application development the Telerik Platform provides an IDE (comes with a web, desktop, VS extension, Sublime Text package, Command-line interface versions) which enables you to develop with one HTML5 (CSS3 and JavaScript included) or TypeScript code hybrid apps for all supported platforms (at the time of writing these are iOS, Android and WindowsPhone). This IDE is called Telerik AppBuilder and relies on the Apache Cordova (Phonegap) platform. This is a perfect fit if you’d like to use your existing HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript skills. The application will not be built with native components but will have a native-like UX and feel. The developed apps end up by being actual native apps that can be published in the respective stores. The IDE includes a simulator, a companion app, source control (Git and for the VS extension – TFS) support, code analysis tools, etc.

    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.

    Anton Dobrev

    Check out the Telerik Platform - the only platform that combines a rich set of UI tools with powerful cloud services to develop web, hybrid and native mobile apps.

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