Phew! Yesterday was a HUGE day for Kendo UI. Not only did we officially ship the latest Kendo UI release (right on schedule), we also held a BIG online keynote where nearly 2,000 people joined us live to see what’s new in Kendo UI. If you can imagine 2,000 people in one room, that’s a lot of people for the live event, and we want to thank everyone for joining us and making it a success!
If you missed the live event, have no fear, the on-demand recording is here! Well, it’s on YouTube. You can playback the event as if you were among the live masses.
One of the big draws for yesterday’s event, of course, was the prizes (after the cool Kendo UI release bits, of course). We gave away the following in our random raffle draw:
- (1) Grand Prize: Kendo UI Mobile Device Pack
A new iPad, Samsung GalaxyTab, BlackBerry PlayBook, and iPod Touch (+ Kendo UI Complete license)
- (2) Custom HTML5 Logo iPad Covers
- (100!) Kendo UI Complete commercial licenses
The random drawings are done, and the winners have been announced on Twitter (for the top prizes). If you are among the winners (especially for the 100 licenses), you will get an email early next week with your prize details (we won’t list all 100 names here or spam you on Twitter). For our top prizes, the winners were:
CUSTOM HTML5 iPad COVERS
- Chris Anderson
- Thomas Oberndörfer
GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
Now, I know that means three people just shouted “WooHoo!” while 1997 sighed, but congratulations to our lucky winners! If you’re among the 100 other people that won Kendo UI Commercial licenses, we’ll contact you directly via email with details about downloading your license next week. (If you buy a license and then win one, don’t worry. We can extend your license, give you a refund, or give you the extra license for another team member!)
During the course of yesterday’s keynote, several cool demos were shown-off by Kendo UI team members Burke Holland and Brandon Satrom. Many of you have asked for the code for their demos, and I’m happy to share that with you now. You can grab the source for both from GitHub and use it to help your Kendo UI explorations:
Shoe Fodder Demo (Kendo UI DataViz)
This demo by Brandon Satrom showcases Kendo UI DataViz, including the new Kendo UI DataViz gauges.
Live Demo: http://shoefodder.herokuapp.com
MVVM and ListView Music (Kendo UI Web)
This demo by Burke Holland showcases the new Kendo UI MVVM framework component and ListView UI widget.
Live Demo: [Currently unavailable – issue with the ListView edit templates being corrected]
TeamThing (Kendo UI Mobile)
This demo by Todd Anglin showcases Kendo UI Mobile in a more complete app example. The source and live demo will be available after the DevConnections conference next week.
Mobile App Contest
Here’s the deal:
- Download Kendo UI Mobile (go ahead, you can do it now)
- Build a cool app with Kendo UI Mobile + whatever else you want to use
- Submit your app by April 19th
That’s it. If your app is picked as one of the top five, it will become a finalist and public voting will determine the big winner. Kendo UI Mobile makes it easy to build killer mobile apps, so think of this as a chance to win while having some fun building that mobile app you always wanted to build (but never wanted to learn Objective-C or Java to complete).
All the details and guidelines are available on the Kendo UI App Contest page.
Thanks again to everyone for making the Kendo UI Q1 2012 release a huge success. We love the feedback and excitement we get from you, our customers and fans, so keep it coming and we’ll keep building great tools. We’ll publish updated roadmaps in the next few weeks for the next release, but until then, enjoy the new Q1 2012 bits and show us the cool things you can build with Kendo UI!
Download the latest Kendo UI Q1 2012 release now!