Is Kendo UI Mobile for mobile browser websites?

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  1. JohnVS
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    Posted 13 Aug 2013 Link to this post

    We are already using Kendo UI Mobile with Icenium to build our mobile apps, which works great.

    But now, for a different project, we are building client websites that have a desktop version and a mobile version. The desktop version is already done, and we used Bootstrap 2.3.2 and Kendo UI Web as frameworks.

    Now we are working on the mobile version of the website. Note, this is not meant to be an app; it is simply meant to be the website that appears when someone browses to our client's website from a mobile device.

    Can Kendo UI Mobile be used for websites built for mobile browsers and not apps? I guess I'm confused as to how to use Kendo UI Mobile with a mobile browser website. We don't want to use Kendo's routing and such, since we are using MVC 4 controllers/views to deliver pages. On the product description page, it says "Automatic layout system" is a feature. So am I supposed to use Kendo UI Mobile exclusively to design the mobile website? Does it do positioning and such like Bootstrap does, or do I need to use Bootstrap in addition?

    Any guidance is appreciated! Thanks.
  2. Kiril Nikolov
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    Posted 14 Aug 2013 Link to this post

    Hello John,

    Kendo UI Mobile widgets can be used for building mobile versions of the website. I would suggest you to take a look of http://demos.kendoui.com from a mobile device, so you can see how the controls will look in a native browser. In general Bootstrap will not be needed for the mobile version, but it all really depends on the project. I would suggest you to start by examining the demos section of the website using mobile device, as I am sure this will answer most of your questions.
     
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    Kiril Nikolov
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  3. JohnVS
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    Posted 14 Aug 2013 Link to this post

    Kiril, thank you for that information. I have taken a look at that URL with my mobile browser, and I see what you mean.

    A further question about this is if it is possible to design a mobile browser website without using the SPA method. I am using ASP.NET MVC 4 and would love to just be able to browse around the website normally, without using app.navigate(url) and such, but rather just load Views from my Controllers like I normally do. Will this, or anything like it, ever be possible with Kendo? Or is SPA the only way to design a mobile browser website with Kendo UI Mobile?
  4. Nikolay Rusev
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    Posted 16 Aug 2013 Link to this post

    Hello John,

    You can use the Kendo Mobile wrappers for ASP.NET MVC for this. I guess you will need to setup the mobile application for a server navigation.

    Within the distribution archive you can find a runnable offline demos(\wrappers\aspnetmvc\Examples) showing how to use mobile widgets in mvc application. Also when you go through mobile demos website you will notice a ASP.NET MVC tab in the code viewer showing the ASP.NET code for that example.

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    Nikolay Rusev
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