Telerik Announces Availability of RadControls for Windows Phone 8
Richest Toolset for Windows Phone 8 Offers Key Functionality Including Speech Recognition and Responsive Image Control
WALTHAM, MA (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application, lifecycle and content management solutions, today announced the availability of its RadControls for Windows Phone 8. With more than 45 production-ready controls, including support for speech recognition and a new component delivering the right image to the right device resolution, RadControls for Windows Phone 8 takes full advantage of the latest and greatest that Windows Phone 8 has to offer.
Windows Phone 8 supports new display resolutions up to 1280x768 and Telerik RadControls make it easy for developers to display the appropriate images in their apps, according to the device resolution through its MultiResolutionImage control. In addition, Microsoft has noted speech natural user interface (NUI) as the future, giving what we do today context1. With this focus, Telerik has developed speech recognition capabilities within its RadControls for Windows Phone 8, empowering developers to implement speech recognition into their apps effortlessly.
“With the release of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft enters as a third and very compelling player into the mobile wars. Therefore, developers are working hard to create and deploy apps into the Windows Phone Store early to gain competitive advantage,” said Chris Sells, vice president, Developer Tools, Telerik. “We at Telerik have always been at the forefront, ensuring our tools meet the stringent standards put forth by Microsoft and we've done it again with Windows Phone 8. Not only do we offer the most robust toolset – with more than 45 controls and 50 templates, but we also offer key capabilities, such as SlideView control updated for speech recognition and responsive image display to show the best looking graphics at all of the new resolutions that Windows Phone 8 supports.”
Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone 8 was engineered to complete the missing controls and functionalities from the UI Toolbox for Windows Phone and even the Windows Phone OS. The toolset offers a wide range of capabilities and provides the most comprehensive learning resources and quality support for a myriad of needs. It also matches the Windows Store design guidelines to the highest standards, better enabling quick approval of new apps.
RadControls for Windows Phone 8 goes beyond the standard UI suite, bringing to bear components such as Trial Reminder and RateAppReminder that help developers drive engagement and revenue with their apps. Telerik has also released new controls including TimeSpanPicker, ExpanderControl, DataForm, PaswordBox and InputPrompt, offering the building blocks developers need for speedy, successful creation and deployment. The suite also boasts more than 50 easy-to-use design templates created to help designers and developers with a lack of in-house resources.
In addition to the wide spread availability of RadControls for Windows Phone 8, those developers who join the Nokia Premium Developer Program will have access to this highly advanced toolset for free. For more information on the program, please go to http://bit.ly/Sfkmjx.
Visit Telerik's RadControls for Windows Phone 8 page to find out more on the many controls currently available.
Telerik is a market-leading provider of end-to-end solutions for application development, automated testing, agile project management, reporting, and content management across all major Microsoft development platforms. Telerik's award-winning software development products enable enterprises and organizations of every size to generate tangible productivity gains, reduce time-to-market, and stay on time and under budget. With tens of thousands of users in more than 90 countries around the world, Telerik's customers include numerous Fortune 2000 companies, academic institutions, governments, and non-profit organizations. For additional information about Telerik, please visit http://www.telerik.com or follow @telerik on Twitter.
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