Developing Force.com Apps Natively for iOS and Android

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One of the key trends that defines Cloud 2 is the adoption and growth of mobile and non-traditional computing platforms. In this session, you'll gain practical knowledge about how you can begin developing applications for the iPhone and iPad as well as the emerging Android market.

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  • Developing Force.com Apps Natively for iOS and Android

    1. 1. Developing Force.com Apps Natively for iOS and Android<br />Developers<br />Dave Carroll: salesforce.com<br /> @dcarroll <br />
    2. 2. Safe Harbor<br />Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This presentation may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If any such uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions proves incorrect, the results of salesforce.com, inc. could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including any projections of subscriber growth, earnings, revenues, or other financial items and any statements regarding strategies or plans of management for future operations, statements of belief, any statements concerning new, planned, or upgraded services or technology developments and customer contracts or use of our services.<br />The risks and uncertainties referred to above include – but are not limited to – risks associated with developing and delivering new functionality for our service, our new business model, our past operating losses, possible fluctuations in our operating results and rate of growth, interruptions or delays in our Web hosting, breach of our security measures, the outcome of intellectual property and other litigation, risks associated with possible mergers and acquisitions, the immature market in which we operate, our relatively limited operating history, our ability to expand, retain, and motivate our employees and manage our growth, new releases of our service and successful customer deployment, our limited history reselling non-salesforce.com products, and utilization and selling to larger enterprise customers. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of salesforce.com, inc. is included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year ended January 31, 2010. This documents and others are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of our Web site. <br />Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase our services should make the purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com, inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.<br />
    3. 3. Multitenant Kernel<br />Real-time Transparent Status<br />Real-time Sandbox Environment<br />3 Global Data Centers & Disaster Recovery<br />Programmable Cloud Logic<br />Visual Process Manager<br />Real-time Websites<br />Real-time Mobile Deployment<br />Integrated Content Library<br />Real-time Analytics<br />Integrated Knowledge<br />800+ Integrated Apps<br />Programmable User Interface<br />Security & Sharing<br />ISO 27001 Certified Security<br />Proven, Real-time Scalability<br />Real-time Query Optimizer<br />5 Minute Upgrade<br />Proven, Real-time Integration<br />Salesforce to Salesforce<br />Proven Reliability<br />Profiles<br />Groups<br />Feeds<br />Content Sharing<br />App Updates<br />Chatter API<br />Status Updates<br />chatter<br />platform<br />development platform<br />Force.com<br />Elastic Database & Stored Procedures<br />cloud infrastructure<br />Force.com Custom Cloud<br />
    4. 4. Three Ways to Target Mobile<br />Salesforce Moble Client<br />Mobilize any existing Force.com application<br />No Coding*<br />Combine standard layouts and Visualforce<br />Visualforce + HTML5<br />Custom user interface<br />No app store hurdles<br />Must be connected to internet<br />Mobile Toolkit<br />Take advantage of full device capabilities<br />Can store data locally<br />
    5. 5. Visualforce plus HTML 5<br />Native application on Force.com<br />Best way to “port” exitsting Visualforce app to device<br />Emerging standard for rich internet applications<br />HTML5 adoption varies per device<br />Demo<br />
    6. 6. Database.com Mobile Toolkit Support<br />Coming Soon<br />
    7. 7. Mobile Toolkit Strategy<br />Native client wrappers for SOAP Web Services API<br />API is mature and reliable<br />Toolkits are similar from one platform to another<br />Provide easy native interface<br />REST API (in Pilot)<br />Tookit is essentially samples in the native language<br />Illustrate best practices for device<br />
    8. 8. Force.com Toolkit for iOS<br />Objective-C wrapper for Force.com API<br />Keychain support<br />Async or Sync<br />Custom Parser<br />optimized for Force.com API<br />Open Source<br />
    9. 9. Using the Force.com for iOS Toolkit<br />Download Toolkit zip<br />Add to xCode Project<br />Create Application<br />
    10. 10. Demo – Git the code, build the app<br />
    11. 11. Making Calls<br />
    12. 12. Making Calls<br />
    13. 13. Example<br />
    14. 14. Distribution to Your Company<br />Generate “Enterprise Distribution Provisioning Profile”<br />Create your App Bundle<br />Distribute to your company<br />Install through iTunes<br />
    15. 15. Force.com Toolkit for Android<br />Java wrapper for Force.com API<br />Async or Sync<br />Custom Parser<br />optimized for Force.com API<br />Open Source<br />
    16. 16. Using the Force.com for Android Toolkit<br />Download Toolkit zip<br />Add to Android Eclipse Project<br />Create Application<br />
    17. 17. Making Calls<br />Replace with Android Code<br />
    18. 18. Making Calls<br />Replace with Android Code<br />
    19. 19. Example<br />Replace with Android Tablet<br />
    20. 20. Distribution to Your Company<br />Generate “Enterprise Distribution Provisioning Profile”<br />Create your App Bundle<br />Distribute to your company<br />Install through iTunes<br />Replace with Android Details<br />
    21. 21. Mobile Toolkit Roadmap<br />Force.com Toolkit for iOS - available<br />Force.com Toolkit for Android – available<br />Force.com Tookit for BlackBerry – available<br />Force.com Toolkit for Windows Phone – Q1 2011<br />
    22. 22. Thank You!<br />
    23. 23. Resources<br />Dave Carroll<br />Director Developer Evangelism<br />Developer Force<br />http://developer.force.com<br />GitHub Repo<br />http://github.com/developerforce<br />iPhone Dev Center<br />http://developer.apple.com/iphone<br />
    24. 24. Developing Force.com Apps Natively for iOS and Android<br />
    25. 25. Visit the Developer Training and Support Booth in Force.com Zone<br />D I S C O V E R<br />Developer training, certification and support resources <br />that help you achieve<br />S U C C E S S<br />Find us in the Partner Demo Area of <br />Force.com Zone 2nd Floor Moscone West<br />Learn about Developer Certifications<br />Discover Developer Learning Paths<br />
    26. 26. Remember. . .<br /><ul><li>Check Chatter for additional session information
    27. 27. Get your developer Workbooks and Cheat Sheets in the Force.com Zone
    28. 28. Visit for more information related to this topic</li></ul>Don’t forget the survey!<br />
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