The Interactive Tutorials

Telerik Platform provides interactive guides for new and returning users. These tutorials introduce you to the basic concepts of cross-platform hybrid and native development and to Telerik Platform services.

The tutorials are available via Getting Started -> Interactive Tutorials from the top right corner on your Telerik Platform home page.

The Interactive Tutorials

Title Description Hybrid NativeScript
Quick Start In this tutorial, you will create the Photo Album app which shows a list view gallery of existing photos and lets you take new images with the device camera and upload them to a cloud backend. Run Run
Layout and Navigation In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of Model View ViewModel (MVVM), including app navigation and data and event binding. Run Run
Data and Authentication In this tutorial, you will create the Grocery List app which lets you and your registered users manage a list of groceries in a cloud backend. Run Run
Plugins In this tutorial, you will create the Contacts app which lets you manage a list of contacts via Apache Cordova plugins. Run Not Available

Begin a Tutorial

  1. To launch any of the interactive tutorials, click the corresponding Run button in the table above.
    This opens the Telerik Platform home page and jumps to the selected tutorial in the tutorial instructions side bar.
  2. If prompted, log in to Telerik Platform.
  3. Click Start Lesson 1.
    Telerik Platform creates an app in your Telerik Platform home page, dedicated to the interactive tutorial, and opens its index.html.

If you are a new user, the Quick Start tutorial begins automatically when you join Telerik Platform. After you complete it, you can start a new tutorial or return to your home page and continue exploring the capabilities of Telerik Platform.

Continue a Tutorial from Where You Left Off

Telerik Platform preserves your progress and, at any time, you can continue your interactive tutorial from where you left off.

  1. From your Telerik Platform home page, open the app for your tutorial and navigate to the Code tab.
  2. If the side bar with the instructions for your interactive tutorial is missing, you can toggle it by choosing Getting Started -> Interactive Tutorials from the top right corner on your Telerik Platform home page.
  3. In the side bar, choose Hybrid or NativeScript from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select the tutorial that you want to continue.
  5. If needed, you can jump to a lesson from the drop-down menu next to the tutorial title.

TIP: Click Run in the table above to quickly open the Telerik Platform home page and jump to a selected tutorial in the instructions side bar.

Restart a Tutorial Manually

If you created your account before September 2014 or if you have deleted your interactive tutorial app, you can restart the tutorial manually. This re-creates the tutorial app.

  1. From your Telerik Platform home page, choose Getting Started -> Interactive Tutorials from the top right corner.
  2. In the side bar, choose Hybrid or NativeScript from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select the tutorial that you want to restart.
  4. Click Restart Tutorial and wait for the recreation process to complete.

Telerik Platform opens index.html for your app and guides you through the tutorial.

If you have already completed the tutorial or a part of it under your current account, Telerik Platform shows the completed steps. If you have deleted the app, you need to repeat all the lessons from the beginning.

TIP: Click Run in the table above to quickly open the Telerik Platform home page and jump to a selected tutorial in the instructions side bar.

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