Introduction to the Mobile SDK for iOS


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Introduction to the Mobile SDK for iOS

  1. 1. Introduction to the Salesforce.comMobile SDK for iOSThe subtitle goes hereJoshua Birk,, Developer Evangelist@joshbirk
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  3. 3. Device Growth Is Exploding, Driven By Consumers Source: Gartner Research; Smartphone, Tablet, and PC Forecast, December 2010.
  4. 4. Info Workers Use Many Devices For Work & Personal 52% of information workers use 3 or more devices 60% of these devices are used for both work and personal use Source: Forrester Blogs: Why Tablets Will Become Our Primary Computing Device, Frank Gillett, April 23, 2012
  5. 5. Mobile SDK: Accelerate App DevelopmentTools for building native, hybrid, and HTML5 apps on iOS and Android OAuth2 Secure authentication and refresh token management API Wrappers Interact with Salesforce REST APIs with popular mobile platform languages App Container Embed HTML5 apps inside a container to access powerful native device functionality Secure Offline Storage Store business data on a device with enterprise-class encryption Push Notifications Dispatch real-time alerts directly to mobile devices
  6. 6. OAuthAn industry standard method of validating user credentialswhile avoiding password anti-patterns.
  7. 7. OAuth2 Flow Sends App Credentials User logs in Token sent to Callback Remote Application Confirms token Platform Send access token Maintain session with refresh token
  8. 8. Representational State Transfer (REST)A stateless data transport based on standard HTTPmethods for delivering as JSON or XML
  9. 9. Required ToolsXcode 4.2+git
  10. 10. Installation$ git clone$ cd SalesforceMobileSDK-iOS$ ./
  11. 11. 5 Minute Application
  12. 12. In just five minutesWe have authenticated our user, queried the platformand provided a detail page of results
  13. 13. Oauth[[SFRESTAPI sharedInstance] send:request delegate:self];- (void) login { [self.coordinator authenticate];}-(void) logout { [self.coordinator revokeAuthentication]; [self.coordinator authenticate];}
  14. 14. REST APIrequestForQueryrequestForSearchrequestForCreateWithObjectTyperequestForDeleteWithObjectTyperequestForUpsertWithObjectTyperequestForUpdateWithObjectTyperequestForDescribeWithObjectType
  15. 15. Let’s break somethingand provide users with feedback when the API reportssomething went wrong.
  16. 16. Adding FunctionalityUpdate the stock inventory
  17. 17. SmartStoreAn offline, schema-less, encrypted data store
  18. 18. Adding FunctionalityUsing SmartStore for secure offline data
  19. 19. Adding FunctionalityAccessing the Camera and uploading an attachment
  20. 20. Mobile SDKa framework for quickly developing secure, fast andreliable iOS applications
  21. 21. @joshbirk
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