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Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013
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Salesforce - Join the mobile app revolution: 8 steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud - 2013

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  • 1. join th e m obil e a p p r e vol u tion : 8 s t eps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    1 Join the MOBILE APP revolution 8 Steps to building mobile apps fast in the cloud
  • 2. 8 steps to CONTENTS building Believe in the power of mobile! 3 #1 Embrace mobile design principles 4 #2 Lose your old infrastructure 5 fast in the cloud #3 Scale to millions, safely 6 #4 Turn users into believers 7 #5 Free your customer data 8 #6 “Mobilize” every developer 9 #7 Democratize mobile app development 10 #8 Get on the fastest path to mobile freedom 11 Join the revolution today 12 mobile apps
  • 3. join th e m obil e a p p r e vol u tion : 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    3 Believe in the power of mobile! The times have changed. It’s a mobile world. People use hand-held devices for everything from communicating and playing games to shopping and surfing the Internet. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to pry the phone out of some people’s hands. The shift to mobile devices offers exciting new ways for businesses to engage with customers and employees quickly, continuously, and cost-effectively. And yet, many companies are struggling to take advantage of these opportunities. They worry about security and scalability. Or they don’t have experienced developers. Don’t wait. Your customers and employees are already mobile. And you need to be too. If you don’t enable your employees to communicate or access their data from anywhere, your best ones might be heading for the door. If you don’t share customer information on-the-go with partners, distributors, and By 2015 mobile app/dev projects targeting smartphones and tablets will outnumber PC projects by 4:1. Gartner Predicts, 2012 By 2016 US users accessing the Internet through PCs will shrink from 240 million consumers to 225 million. And, US mobile users will increase from 174 million to 265 million. IDC, Worldwide New Media Market Model, 2012 suppliers, your growth will stall. And if you don’t connect with customers to provide the best possible experience, they’ll find someone who will. The challenge for today’s IT departments is to quickly develop the mobile apps businesses demand. Connecting with customers, employees, partners, and products requires a mobile strategy that keeps up with them. This eBook shares 8 ways to help you develop mobile apps faster. Don’t get left behind. The mobile revolution waits for nobody. Having everything at a rep’s fingertips— wherever they are—helps them work faster and be more effective. Dave Schwehm, VP of Community Solutions, Time Warner Cable. Read customer story
  • 4. 1 # join th e m obil e a p p r e vol u tion : 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    4 Embrace mobile design principles Create engaging apps that put customers first. With mobile, businesses can engage more closely with their consumer and corporate customers, employees, and partners. When you plan your app development strategy, think about how you can extend your data to build connections. Don’t just make cool event- or promo-driven apps that don’t help your business. Create apps that are meaningful. For both consumers and employees. Mobile app users are 4x more engaged comScore Mobile Metrix, March 2012 Mobile’s greatest value is making data available on the go. Mobile apps can give shoppers the ability to see information on past purchases, support tickets, or upcoming deliveries. Anywhere, on any device. They let businesses deliver offers based on a customer’s location. Or build products that signal maintenance needs in real time. And, mobile apps let employees access data and workflow process anywhere, anytime. So they can get more done in less time. It’s a paradigm shift for IT departments. They have a new focus. Bringing customer data safely and easily to handheld devices. Before you decide which concepts to push from your whiteboard into your customers’ hands, consider these aspects of your app: Cisco Systems, The Expanding Role of Mobility in the Workplace, 2012 Social: How can social media enhance the experience? Users: Is it for customers, partners, or employees? 76% of businesses say mobile devices increased employee responsiveness and decision-making speed. Purpose: Is the app for collaboration, communication, transactions, or entertainment? Device: What native phone features can enhance the experience? Should the app be native, hybrid, or HTML5? Data: What data needs to be delivered and how fast is it refreshed?
  • 5. 2 # join th e m obil e a p p r e vol u tion : 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    5 Lose your old infrastructure Radical changes in enterprise computing are underway, but $ application infrastructure isn’t keeping up. Many of today’s systems—including Lotus Notes, .NET, and Oracle—were created before social and mobile took over the world. Legacy technologies require complex software stacks and frequent upgrades. Along with ongoing hardware maintenance. And, their user interfaces don’t translate easily to mobile, if at all. Smart IT departments realize they don’t want to be in infrastructure maintenance mode. They are moving to the cloud so they can focus on solving business issues, not infrastructure ones. Cloud platforms instantly deliver services that can take weeks to build out on legacy systems. 80% of IT time, resources, and budget is spent keeping the lights on Gartner Predictions 2012 Developers never have to install servers, data centers, databases, or software stacks. Instead, they move straight to the business logic and user experiences that differentiate brands and innovate for customers. Cloud platforms include these services out of the box: Keeping The Lights On Innovation Governance & Change Management INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT Infrastructure: Hardware, software stack, and storage Application: Web services, security, and access model Operations: Authentication, monitoring and back up, and patch management Platform: APIs, security, search, and identity Mobile: Geo-location APIs, REST APIs, and native SDKs Social: Feeds, profiles, status updates, and file sharing INNOVATION Governance & Change Management Infrastructure Management Business Innovation The traditional model for enterprise application distribution and deployment is quickly being obsoleted by the cloud PaaS/app store model. IDC Predictions 2012: Competing for 2020
  • 6. 3 # join th e m obil e a p p r e vol u tion : 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    6 Scale to millions, safely Designing apps for millions of connected devices creates new scalability and security challenges. Although it’s usually—but not always—easier to predict the number of users for business apps, a good, viral, consumer app can easily overwhelm a data center, and your brand can take a big hit. Services like Instagram and Twitter process tens of thousands of posts each minute. And Google fields a whopping 700,000 searches every 60 seconds. Prepare yourself for success. A cloud-based solution puts you in the position to capitalize, not crash, if your wildest expectations are exceeded. Managing scalability issues is another way the cloud is winning. When company and customer data is accessed on mobile devices, you need to know it is secure. You want a platform with certifications for all major worldwide security and data privacy standards, covering all IT systems (including third-party ones). And, be sure all standard requirements are met for security, availability, integrity and confidentiality. What do you look for? Security standards: AICPA, ISO27001, VeriSign, and SysTrust Data privacy compliance: Meet even the strictest requirements (including those from Germany, the rest of the EU, and Japan) Government approval: For all US agencies TO 1 3 Mobile Internet traffic has grown rapidly FROM 1% 2009 Stat Counter Global Stats, November, 2012 2013 %
  • 7. 4 # join th e m obil e a p p r e vol u tion : 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    7 Turn users into believers To engage with customers and employees, you need a mobilefirst experience that keeps them coming back for more. Cloud-based platform services can help you optimize your app in a variety of ways. As mobile apps access more customer and enterprise data, authentication and identity are increasingly crucial. Users are frustrated by a proliferation of passwords, and businesses struggle with security and compliance. Just as consumer social platforms like Facebook can manage consumer identities across multiple websites, companies need a single identity across all their own apps. Businesses need to be able to easily design roles, permissions, and profiles, restrict access to specific information, and enforce their security policies on mobile apps. They also need to be able to shut down and erase data from lost or stolen devices, or customize different elements that are available in the mobile client. If your app doesn’t have a social feed or way to post to a social network, you’re missing out on the best opportunities for engagement and exposure. Not to mention the increased productivity employee social networks enable. The benefits of making your app, intranet, or product social are obvious. So look for a platform with social functionality built in. Mobile employees’ expectation of a great user experience on any device can only be met with collaboration solutions architected with native apps and cloud delivery... Mobilize Your Collaboration Strategy, Forrester Research, 2011 Mobile device brands, sizes, screen resolution are evolving faster and faster. Your cloud app platform needs to make it easy to support these devices. Look for robust SDKs that let you build native, hybrid, or HTML5 apps for iOS or Android using wizards, JavaScript libraries, and tooling.
  • 8. 5 # join th e m obil e a p p r e vol u tion : 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    8 Free your customer data Connect customers, employees, and partners with the data and features they need. Companies use many different apps to run their businesses, but most don’t automatically work in the mobile world. Data from HR, ERP, financial systems, or custom apps isn’t usually available to employees on their devices. And, customers and partners can’t quickly access information like order status, shipping, or payment processing. Put your customer data securely in the cloud and make it accessible via open mobile APIs Unlocking your data is critical for enterprise mobile apps. So employees can access everything they need to do their jobs, and customers can connect to your company. Unfortunately, getting enterprise data onto mobile apps typically involves complex integrations, middleware, and APIs that are challenging to work with. Built-in enterprise-grade security and identity services to safeguard customer data Industry standard RESTful APIs for access to cloud customer data Built-in social feeds to follow customer records, documents, dashboards, and more File management including storage and access User access permission to secure visibility down to the field level Our vision is that a customer has total access to Burberry, across any device, anwhere. Angela Ahrendts, CEO, Burberry watch video
  • 9. 6 # join th e m obil e a p p r e vol u tion : 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    9 “Mobilize” every developer With the right tools, your developers can quickly extend their skills to developing mobile apps. Developers add value to your business when they create features that help you leapfrog the competition. Not so much when they’re stuck maintaining software stacks or integrating systems. Cloud app platforms provide services that make it easy to access and protect customer data. Developers can build logic and data integration components with the platform so the majority of code is device independent and executes in the cloud. Less time and resources are spent on device customization, so it’s easier to support multiple devices. Enterprises face a severe shortage of mobile developers as pressures from BYOD [bring your own device] escalate and as mobile becomes a strategic customer engagement channel. Al Hilwa, International Data Corporation, Venturebeat, July 2012 Geo-location Enhance apps with location-based information Mobile REST API S Leverage standard web protocols to access enterprise data and services, and enforce access, security, and common policy across all device types Social REST API S Quickly transform apps with social feeds and collaboration features Mobile policy management Enforce enterprise security on mobile apps with features like 2-factor authentication, device PIN protection, and password rotation; and enable or disable user access SERVICES An enterprise mobile container Add enterprise-grade features, including secure offline storage and OAuth 2.0 authentication; data stored on devices is securely encrypted LIKE THESE can help any developer DEVELOP MOBILE APPS Native device services Add camera, location, and contacts into apps using a common set of APIs and easily access native device features or corporate data using simple JavaScript code
  • 10. Democratize mobile app development What if you could empower your business users to build their own mobile apps? Behind the current enthusiasm for mobile, there’s a harsh reality for many IT leaders. The gap between business demands and delivered apps is creating a trillion dollar ‘IT deficit’ that’s growing bigger every day—and it’s only accelerated by mobile. Given the right governance controls, drag and drop development tools, and IT centralized management, business users can solve their own business problems and help close the deficit. A cloud platform lets business users create apps quickly, deploy anywhere, and make updates on the fly, but doesn’t sacrifice IT’s need to control data access. With just clicks, business analysts can customize their own apps. Anyone who can use a spreadsheet can create apps with drag and drop tools, wizards and forms. With a few clicks, they can build the business logic and automate workflows, incorporate UI components, and automatically generate page layouts. Securing data, fields and apps is as easy a clicking a few check boxes to enable permissions. With built-in analytics, reports and dashboards can be quickly configured. And, in the cloud, they always have the latest data. IDEAS 7 # join th e m obil e a p p r e vol ution: 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    10 BUSINESS IDEAS read customer story TRILLION IN UNDELIVERED PROJECTS In order to continue to grow for the next 140 years, we have to have social and mobile. Mike McCranie, Global Director, Information Technology, Kimberly-Clark $1 TIME IT CAPACITY Gartner “DevOps Step One: Assessing Your IT Infrastructure and Operations Technical Debt,” June, 2012
  • 11. 8 # join th e m obil e a p p r e vol ution: 8 st eps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    11 Get on the fastest path to mobile freedom Go mobile now with the Salesforce Platform—and don’t get left behind by the mobile revolution. The Salesforce Platform has more than 14 years of cloud experience, and already powers 3 million apps for more than 100,000 companies. New Mobile Services deliver everything you need to quickly build mobile apps for customers and employees. Unlock your customer and back office data, and run on any device. Infrastructure included: Scalability is built-in Easy development for business analysts and developers: Support for clicks, code, and common languages IAL SOC TITY IDEN RITY CU & SE L 5, HTM NATIVE ID, R HYB Enterprise-grade security and identity: Support for AICPA, ISO27001, VeriSign, and SysTrust Proven scale: Powers 1+ billion transactions each day Built-in social: REST APIs File management: Storage and access Developer mobile packs: New tools, components, and templates with lightweight JavaScript libraries DK ILE S S FILE Large developer ecosystem: 1+ million strong Salesforce Mobile SDK: Use familiar REST APIs and JavaScript packages G DRA DEV ROP &D SE BA DATA ER ELOP DEV E PACKS IL MOB MOB
  • 12. join th e m obil e a p p r e vol ution: 8 steps t o build ing mo bile apps fast in t he clo ud    12 Join the revolution today If you’re still using legacy platforms to build today’s mobile apps, you’re wasting precious time and valuable resources. Apps built with this complexity and infrastructure are difficult to scale when usage spikes, hard to update as business needs change, and tricky to make mobile and social. Development cycles for a simple app can take months, and once you plow through the design, core development, testing, and deployment stages, your idea may be obsolete or someone else may have beat you to market with it. When you build mobile apps on a cloud platform, you can transform your business. Check out the Salesforce Platform and join the mobile revolution today. For more information and a free trial visit us at: www.salesforce.com/platform/mobile With Salesforce our stylists can pack a trunk—virtually—from their mobile phones. Jason Smith, VP of Product watch video © Copyright 2000-2013 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Various trademarks held by their respective owners. Salesforce.com, inc. The Landmark @ One Market, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA, 94105, United States

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