Announcing Telerik NativeScript - cross-platform framework for building native mobile applications.
The next release of RadControls for WindowsPhone is near and I would like to shed some light on what we have been working on in the last three months. In this blog post I'll just highlight the new goodies, more details will be available later as we approach to release.
The first thing that I want to share is the work that we did to improve the total experience in creating applications with our tools. Matching the Metro design guidelines and designing your application to the highest Metro standards sometimes is hard and we decided to give you a major help in this...
[Please download the attached project with full source code available.]
Last week we released a Beta preview of Telerik RadControls for WindowsPhone. You can read more info on the 6 bright new components for Windows Phone here.
RadDiagnostics was one of the released components which received a lot of attention from the Windows Phone developers. This component is sending rich crash reports when an ApplicationUnhandledException has occurred. Read more about RadDiagnostics in this detailed blog post.
One of the features with which RadDiagnostics was created in mind is to allow developers to receive anonymous crash reports without user interaction. By default the control will display a message box...
As part of the Telerik “Q1.2012 Beta” package for Windows Phone we are releasing a new set of "Application Building Blocks" components. You can find more info on the idea of Application Building Blocks here. Among these components is RadDiagnostics.
RadDiagnostcs component will enable you to receive crash reports, get specific debug and run-time information from your end users when an issue (ApplicationUnhandledException) in your application is encountered. When an exception occurs, a MessageBox dialog is displayed and users are asked to report the diagnostics data. The collected data contains rich information about the exception, device and runtime info. Optionally a screenshot of the current application state can be provided....
As part of the Telerik “Q1.2012 Beta” WindowsPhone package we released a set of building blocks components. You can find more info on the idea of building blocks for Windows Phone here.
As we are discussing in our “Promote your Windows Phone App on a Shoestring” whitepaper, the number of ratings plays a big role in the algorithm that the marketplace uses to rank the different apps. Our experience shows that if the users are reminded to do something, chances are that their response rate will be higher than if they are not reminded.
With RadRateApplicationReminder you can configure your application to display...
As part of the Telerik “Q1.2012 Beta” package for Windows Phone we are releasing a new set of "Application Building Blocks" components. You can find more info on the idea of Application Building Blocks here.
Part of the application building blocks are the RadTrialApplicationReminder and RadTrialFeatureReminder components. With these 2 components developers can implement and adjust the trial functionality of their applications. You can implement application-wide trial notifications, or feature-specific trial notifications, with a lot of configurable options. Both components support time-based and usage-based trial restrictions. Here is the list of the implemented features:
With Telerik WindowsPhone Q1.2012 Beta release we are shipping the first parts of the new line of Telerik components – Application Building Blocks for Metro mobile applications. These components are created to target mobile Metro applications for Windows Phone 7 and for Windows 8/Rt at a later stage.
The tricky part in mobile development is that you have to think about development and promotion simultaneously.
The Marketplace is the primary distribution channel for your app and it has its logic and app’s success metrics. What’s cool is that there are a number of in-app tricks that you can do yourself that will influence the...
Today we are releasing a Service Pack 1 of Q3.2011 release for RadControls for WindowsPhone. The files are available for download here. Among the fixes and improvements, based on the feedback we've got in the last month, we had the time to add and the following new features to the product:
- LiveTileHelper - with this helper you can easily create and pin LiveTiles from your application to the device home screen. The key feature we are adding on top of the standard live tiles in the Silverlight framework is the ability to create dynamic and custom designed tiles. All you need...
Download the sample project here.
In the quest of making Windows Phone developers life easier we decided to add a little addition to Telerik Windows Phone toolkit with the Service Pack that was announced today. One of the coolest things that were added in the Mango update of the Windows Phone OS was the support of secondary live tiles. With secondary live tiles you can add a link on the home screen of the device which can point to any Page inside your application.
With the default support for live tiles that comes from the Silverlight framework you get a fixed template for the live tile...
[download the application complete source code from your Telerik account ]
This is part 3 of the series on Building an Exchange Client For Windows Phone. See part1 and part2.
In the previous part of the series you saw how to connect, authenticate and consume the Exchange server data. In this part I will show you how to build the login UI and how to display the appointments in the windows phone application.
The UI itself is nothing special – we are just listing the fields that are needed. I want to stress out how important is the security when...
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