Fills Gaps of Windows 8 SDK to Enable Developers to Build Exciting and Engaging Business and Consumers Metro Apps
WALTHAM, MA, July 11, 2012 – Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application lifecycle and content management solutions, today announced the open beta of its RadControls for Metro Toolset, the first available vendor-provided user interface suite that targets the Windows 8 platform. Target customers include HTML and XAML developers who want to build Metro apps, either for the enterprise or for consumers, which run on tablets or large screen devices. Any interested parties can download a trial version, including the source code for both the XAML and HTML versions of the app, here.
Windows 8 bridges the gap between end-users’ expectations for apps that provide an exciting and engaging experience and an enterprise’s need for security and application management capabilities. Supporting both multi-touch and traditional keyboard and mouse interface, Windows 8 provides an intuitive, productive way for users to work that introduces new possibilities for mobile productivity.
“Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform is driving convergence between the tablet and PC market,” stated Chris Sells, Vice President of Telerik’s Developer Tools division. “Telerik’s RadControls for Metro Toolset enables our customers to rapidly build fluid Metro apps with rich data visualization, and tap into the burgeoning opportunity that the Win 8 platform is creating.”
Since its preview at TechEd, two new controls have been added to the UI suite, which include “DatePicker” and “TimePicker” for XAML. Also available is a sample application for developers titled, “Metro dashboard for XAML and HTML,” that demonstrates how to leverage the powerful features of Telerik Metro Charts and Gauges, using a real-world scenario, that presents data to users in an appealing and meaningful way.
Developers can register for a webinar that explores opportunities for building Windows 8 apps and how RadControls for Metro will help developers be more productive. To learn more about the webinar and sign-up, visit here.
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