Confused about difference in capabilities between Telerik Platform and Xamarin

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  1. King Wilder
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    Posted 30 Oct 2014 Link to this post

    I need to build a mobile app that is available on the three major mobile platforms, but primarily on iOS.  I've looked at Telerik Platform and Xamarin and they look like they do similar things, but I can't tell if using the javascript framework in Telerik Platform can access the classes necessary to do what I need to do.

    The requirement for this particular app is, to record and capture video and audio from the mobile device's camera of the user (for 60 seconds), and save the video and audio on the server to be played back later.

    Is this possible with Telerik Platform?  It seems like it's possible with Xamarin, but it also seems like I need to be on a Mac in order to develop the app.  ???  Really?  I need to develop this on Windows 7 using Visual Studio 2013.

    Any clarification on this is very appreciated.


    King Wilder
  2. Martin Yankov
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    Posted 04 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hi King Wilder,

    Telerik AppBuilder is perfectly capable of doing what you desire. You need to use the Cordova Media Capture plugin. You can set a limit to the number of videos 1 and a duration of 60 seconds. To enable this plugin in your AppBuilder project, you need to use Cordova 3.5 from your project Properties -> General and go to Properties -> Plugins and enable the "Capture" plugin. Once you do this, you can use the plugin API in your app. Of course, you can use it only after the "deviceready" event is fired.

    I hope this information was helpful. Let me know should you have any further questions regarding the matter.

    Martin Yankov

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