Having had success with Kendo UI framework, Branstein’s team selected Telerik Platform by Progress over other mobile app development platforms. “Telerik Platform and Telerik NativeScript enable us to build cross-platform mobile apps, from prototyping all the way to deploying solutions,” he said. “It’s a single solution that enables us to innovate and spend less time on developing for individual platforms.”
Although Branstein recognized that other solutions also enabled cross-platform development of hybrid mobile apps, usually there are performance concerns. Applications run slow or they don’t update quickly, which can invite negative feedback from users. “With NativeScript, we can build it once, but target native development for the various platforms to eliminate performance issues,” he said. “Code runs fast across all platforms, and it’s dependable.”
Branstein said other solutions may be as feature-rich, but documentation and guidance is nonexistent. Not so with Telerik Platform. “The support and documentation Telerik makes available to developers far surpasses any other solution,” he said.
Progress at Work
Using Kendo UI framework and Telerik Platform, Branstein’s team has developed several solutions:
A mobile time tracking solution for a manufacturing firm. The firm had previously relied on a Microsoft Access database for time entry. With several remote offices and only one employee able to access the database at a time, this wasn’t scalable. Using Telerik Platform, KiZAN designed a mobile app enabling users to enter time simultaneously, wherever they are, improving payroll processing and accuracy.
A start-up took advantage of a change in U.S. law requiring truck drivers to have sleep apnea testing. KiZAN worked with the company to develop a custom portal for sleep apnea disease management and wellness, so truck drivers and trucking companies can have a single place to connect with doctors.
A second start-up worked with KiZAN to envision, design, and build a solution to assist medical providers in claims processing by facilitating payer communication, from initial benefit inquiry, to prior authorization, to appeal and so on through a SaaS web portal backed by live support personnel.
A large textiles manufacturing company wanted to reduce labor and materials waste, and KiZAN used Kendo UI framework to build a solution for optimizing the company’s workflow to reduce the amount of scrap waste.
One web application KiZAN developed for the education sector is used by about 25,000 individuals to manage professional and employee development activities.
In the restaurant industry, KiZAN used Kendo UI framework to build a web app used by approximately 350,000 users.