Developer Relations team @ Telerik!
Jen Looper, Developer Advocate, Telerik
Let's get going ... You're going to love this!
So, you want to build a mobile app?
See the problem?
Stop the madness!
There is a better way
You need Cross-Platform!
Use your Web skills
Build Hybrid Cross-Platform mobile apps!
Why you'll love Hybrid
True single Codebase for all platforms
Access to Native APIs
App Store presence & monetization
Users cannot tell the difference
Part of the Telerik Platform
AppBuilder under the Covers
Uses Apache Cordova
Hybrid Mobile Development, simplified!
All needed Services
Let's build an App
Where to begin?
Head over to
And sign in
Get set up
"Apps" - Placeholder for AppBuilder projects
Create a new app!
Create a blank app
Create a hybrid project
Set your project's layout
Presenting: your Mobile dev kit
In a Browser!
AppBuilder In-browser Client
Device-specific WYSIWIG panel
Markup/JS Editor with syntax highlighting
File Manager & Output window
Seeing is believing
Project looks good
But where can we run our app?
Boom ... cross-platform simulator
In your Browser!
Just pick your platform
And fire away!
You can switch up OS versions
And simulate GeoLocation & Network strength
Sure, works the same in Android & Windows Phone
But simulators go only so far
I want my app to run on a real device ...
Let's fire up a Build
You can build App Packages for each platform
Or, build for the AppBuilder Companion App!
AppBuilder Companion App
Think of it as a shell that runs your Hybrid app
Available in iOS, Android & Windows Phone Stores
Pick what you need
Companion App benefits
Allows for provision-less app deployment
To real devices!
Did we mention ...
You don't need a Mac to build iOS apps!
Simple ... just scan the QR Code
Works the same way in iOS, Android & Windows Phone!
Once deployed, no need for full builds
Simply save your changes in the AppBuilder project
Works on simulators & real devices!
More AppBuilder features
Publish to iOS, Android & Windows Phone Stores
Straight from AppBuilder!
Of course, needs provisioning or certificates & so on ...
Project Templates that help
Thanks to Open-Source Kendo UI Mobile framework
Plug & Play
Package Managers to add functionality and third-party frameworks
Hook up your AppBuilder project to a repo
Work in teams - always stay in sync!
Search & Pull in Plugins
From right inside your project ...
Plugins to Native APIs
Use Telerik verified Cordova Plugins
One more thing
You can do all this from
AppBuilder Command Line Interface!
Works on both OSX & Windows
Native simulators for iOS, Android & Windows Phone
$ appbuilder simulate
Install & Create
Same Project structures - All templates supported!
$ sudo npm install -g appbuilder $ appbuilder create hybrid MyHybridApp
Companion or Native App Packages
QR Code Deployment!
$ appbuilder build ios –companion $ appbuilder build android --companion $ appbuilder build wp8 --companion
And, one more thing
We love Sublime Text as much as you do!
Build & Deploy
One last thing ..
You know that IDE that developers LOVE?
Yup, Visual Studio
Yeah, you can do everything in Visual Studio!
AppBuilder VS Extension
Same project templates
Build X-Plat Mobile apps
Never having to leave Visual Studio!
We promised Developer freedom!
It's okay ...
We're just as excited!
X-Plat Mobile Developers Rock
Now, go build your dream
We're right here to support you!
Telerik Developer Relations Team
@jenlooper @Telerik @TelerikDevRel
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