The latest release of Progress Rollbase application development platform, comes with significant enhancements to its UI thanks to the integration with its acquisition of Telerik in 2014. The new UI is based on the Telerik Kendo UI framework and integrates with Telerik Platform, the mobile app development platform for iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications.
The new, responsive user interface (UI), has been redesigned using the Telerik Kendo UI widgets, allowing applications to run unchanged on a wide range of devices. In addition, application developers who want to customise an application UI now have access to the full Telerik Kendo UI Professional Edition library where application users can select from any one of 15 built-in application themes.
Additionally Progress Rollbase 4.0 now includes full integration of the Telerik Platform – removing the need to download SDKs or learn a new language. Specifically, Progress Rollbase platform now integrates with Telerik AppBuilder via a Progress Data Catalog file (.json) and Telerik ScreenBuilder via the Progress Data Service (JSDO).
Progress also announced the Progress Rollbase Marketplace, an online storefront where users can post, share and download Progress Rollbase applications. The Marketplace is customisable and “brandable,” and offers three categories of applications:
- Application templates provided by Progress (royalty-free)
- Open source applications provided by Progress customers and partners (royalty-free)
- Listing information for Progress Rollbase applications, from Progress partners (for purchase)
Additionally to help new users get up to speed quickly, Progress has created a Fast Track page, featuring a Quick Start Tutorial to guide users through creating an application. The page also includes links to user assistance videos and documentation.
“For our customers and partners, this is exciting news,” said Satrom. “The cloud-based mobile application development capabilities in Telerik Platform strongly complement the rapid application development capabilities of Progress Rollbase platform. Progress is now able to create a powerful developer experience, not only by offering tools to build highly customized user interfaces, but by enabling digital transformation with the integration of two truly modern application development platforms.”
This news comes just a few weeks after the recent release of Telerik Platform for OpenEdge, which enables users and partners to extend OpenEdge applications with mobile app development capabilities, and test and deployment features.