Telerik Platform is Retired

Learn about our next generation mobility platform, the retirement of Telerik Platform
and what it all means to you.


A Heritage of Serving Developers

Progress® Telerik® tools have always been about empowering developers to do their best work in less time. Over the past 15 years, we’ve expanded our product portfolio to keep pace with the latest technologies, trends and innovations. As developers’ needs change and evolve, we adapt our offerings accordingly, by both adding new products for new technologies, as well as retiring products that have served their purpose, thus ensuring that we are focused in investing our efforts in the products that provide the most value to you as a developer.

Why is Telerik Platform Retired?

The mobility needs of our current and future customers changed. We want to lead with the best technology for our customers. In 2017, Progress strengthened its mobility offerings with the acquisition of Kinvey. Kinvey received the highest score for current offering among all vendors considered in "The Forrester WaveTM" for Mobile Development Platforms, Q4 2016. Also, NativeScript technology provides a strong platform on which to base the mobile apps of today and tomorrow. NativeScript and Kinvey combine to produce a stable, performant, cost-effective, and highly productive mobility platform for JavaScript developers.

On May 10, 2018, Progress retired Telerik Platform. Progress will focus current and future mobility efforts on NativeScript, Kinvey and Kendo UI for JavaScript developers, and Telerik UI for Xamarin for C#/XAML. Also, Telerik continues to invest in Telerik DevCraft and Kendo UI. Investment in those product lines has increased and the newest R1 2018 releases demonstrate our commitment to those valuable product lines.

What Are My Options?

We hope you upgrade your mobility with us. NativeScript is a free and open source technology that produces cross-platform native apps with JavaScript code. NativeScript also provides a way to reuse up to 80% of your web application code for maximum cost savings. Also, you get the same skills reuse as you would with Telerik Platform. If you are interested in NativeScript, you can take a free introductory video course on Upgrading Cordova Applications to NativeScript.

Kinvey is a leader in Backend-as-a-Service. Kinvey addresses your backend needs like push notifications, offline data storage, data synchronization for occasionally connected devices and the ability to independently develop your frontend and backend systems.

Kendo UI is a leader in web application components. Kendo UI supports JavaScript, JQuery, Angular, VueJS and other common JavaScript frameworks and has 70 essential components for business applications. Make sure to evaluate our Grid, Scheduler and Data Visualization components.

What about Telerik DevCraft, Kendo UI...

Telerik DevCraft or Kendo UI products ARE NOT being retired

We continue to invest in all products in our Telerik and Kendo UI portfolio. Our newest R1 2018 releases demonstrate our commitment to those products. We'll continue innovating and delivering on the quality and features you expect from us.

These products are NOT affected by the retirement of the Telerik Platform:

  • Kendo UI
  • Kendo UI for Angular
  • Kendo UI for jQuery
  • Kendo UI for React
  • Kendo UI for Vue
  • Telerik JustDecompile
  • Telerik JustMock
  • Telerik Report Server
  • Telerik Reporting
  • Telerik Test Studio
  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET AJAX
  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core
  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC
  • Telerik UI for Siilverlight
  • Telerik UI for UWP
  • Telerik UI for WinForms
  • Telerik UI for WPF

Migration Guides

If you aren't able to migrate to NativeScript and Kinvey, you may wish to investigate other commercially available mobile development options.

Progress Alternative
External Alternative
Migration Guide


  • Google
  • Countly


AppBuilder Cordova - for existing projects


  • Cordova CLI
  • Adobe PhoneGap Build


AppBuilder Cordova - for new projects




AppBuilder NativeScript





  • Applivery

[coming soon]


  • Applivery
  • Microsoft HockeyApp
  • Apple TestFlight


Backend Services

  • Big cloud providers


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Telerik has endeavored to provide useful advice within the migration guides indexed here and in some cases has identified a few of the more prominent alternative technologies generally available within today’s marketplace. However, neither Telerik nor its affiliates offers any guarantees or assurances regarding the migration methods or technologies described/referenced within the guides or the above table or their suitability for your particular purposes. We encourage you to use the time between now and May 10, 2018 to investigate and determine the suitability of these and other methods/alternatives to your needs. The use of any migration functionality made available via or in conjunction with Telerik Platform is subject to the terms and conditions of the General Terms of Service for Progress Telerik Platform and any applicable Additional Terms (all of which are accessible here: