Since implementing the Kendo UI framework, Thatcher and his team have reduced time to market of new apps by 30 to 40 percent, compared to the time it took with open source products or products from other vendors. “It used to take us months to develop a new app,” he said. “Now we can get out a Kendo UI app for all three platforms in a matter of weeks.”
The team is using the Kendo UI controls to enhance existing apps with more functionality and visual appeal, while also creating new apps. “The Kendo UI framework has allowed us smooth integration into our AngularJS application and made it possible to use AngularJS controls and Kendo UI controls side by side at ease,” said Rogers. We were able to use many of the graphs to display data on the fly and update those graphs on the client side, without having to pull anything else on the server side, like we had to do before.”
According to Thatcher, they are able to do more with the apps than was possible with the other products. “We are able to develop things with Kendo UI that we probably couldn’t have done previously, because it would have just taken us too long, or would have just been too difficult,” he said. As a result, feedback questionnaires sent to users throughout HP revealed a 10-percent increase in the user satisfaction after deployment of the new mobile app.
“With the mobile controls in Kendo UI, such as slide-out menus, we were able to make a Hybrid application that looks and feels like a native application and is in line with features you’d expect in today’s mobile environment,” said Brown.
Thatcher sees mobile growing rapidly over the coming years, and is excited to have the Kendo UI framework in place to create beautiful mobile experiences for employees and customers. “Now that we have Telerik tools in place, it will be much easier to get apps and updates to our users quickly,” he said. “Not only can we provide them with great mobile apps, but apps that they enjoy using.”