UI for Android or Kendo

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  1. Kevin Scheidt
    Kevin Scheidt avatar
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    Jun 2012

    Posted 13 Sep 2015 Link to this post

    I"m looking to do a new app.  The app will be an android app and eventually an IOS App.  There is no website requirement for this piece.   However, in the future there are other apps I am going to be making that will possibly need all 3.   with that in mind, where / what direction should I go?


    Specifically, I prefer a MVC setup with .Net C# and a Telerik MVC front end.l   I am MORE than happy to learn any language and have did android years ago utilizing eclipse.

     I got ready to make a project using android studio with the telerik UI for Android, but i stumbled on the Version control because I use TFS.  I then found the VS plugin for AppBuilder.

     So, now i'm confused and asking what is a general open ended question open to conjecture, but with that in mind, I would like some guidance.

     Brand new project, should I start with Ui for android and build in the Android studio and just back up with TFS the directory as necessary?  Or should I utilize the VS plugin and use Visual Studio to develop in C#?  Or should I incorporate Kendo and HTML 5 in here somehow?   I'd like to utilize my skills, but i'm also quite fine learning a new system/interface.   So, please point me in the right direction.


    Some go here read this do this links would be nice to get a project setup, a 1 activity app built and deployed to test would be awesome, i'm reading everything I can, but would like direction.  as opposed to my read everything approach at the moment.

  2. Answer
    Todor avatar
    798 posts

    Posted 17 Sep 2015 Link to this post

    Hello Kevin,

    Thank you for contacting us.

    If you want to start with just Android, then UI for Android seems like the best way to do it. You will write a native app with Java just like most Android Developers do. In that case you can use GitHub as your version control system.

    If you need to have an app on all platforms then the first question is whether you need the app to be native (that is have a look an feel inspired by the current platform) or hybrid (that looks the same on every platform).
    For hybrid, you can head to Kendo and PhoneGap, for native - to NativeScript (JavaScript) or Xamarin (C#) . For all of them, we are going to help you with powerful toolsets of UI components that will ease your development - Kendo UI, UI for PhoneGap, UI for Xamarin and UI for NativeScript.

    I hope this information is good as a start before you read on with the corresponding product pages. Let us know if we can assist you further.


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