AIGS, Progress distributor in sub-Saharan Africa, has announced the latest version of Progress Kendo UI Builder, a responsive web UI toolkit for rapidly delivering beautiful and intuitive web experiences. The new release introduces browser compatibility with Electron Shell, an extended library of built-in templates, the ability to customise screens with Blank View and enhanced data connectivity.”Today, the ultimate success of a business application depends on the availability of an engaging user experience. While reliability and scalability remain the backbone of superb performance, the look and feel of an application is vital for attracting and retaining users,” says Rick Parry, CEO of AIGS. “With the latest version of Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit, our partners and customers can quickly and cost-effectively enhance their Progress® OpenEdge® applications using an extended library of UI components and data connectivity to better optimise development efforts.” New features in Progress Kendo UI Builder 2.0 toolkit include:

• Browser compatibility with Electron – Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit is now shipped with Electron, an open-source framework developed by GitHub.

• Data connectivity enhancements through JSDO, OData and REST – Feeding apps with data has become easier with the addition of OData and REST support.

• Additional charts, graphs and page view templates – Latest UI component additions include new view templates for Stacked Grids and Hierarchical Grid as well as 70+ HTML5 UIs and support for 12 built-in themes.

• On-demand download script execution – Generating complete Angular JS applications “out of the box” and automated module loading ensure quicker app start up.

Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit enables developers to define the layout and content of their web apps with easy to use, pre-built and pre-tested visual components. Based upon the popular Progress Kendo UI framework and built to run on industry-standard technologies such as Angular, HTML, CSS and JavaScript, Progress Kendo UI Builder toolkit minimises development time.