This session was meant to introduce the force.com Mobile SDK to all attendees of the Jaipur Developer User Group. This was a part of the global Salesforce Mobile Dev Week - http://www2.developerforce.com/mobile/developer-week
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Intro• Engineering Post Graduate from BITS, Pilani (Not everybodydrops out J)• Mobile + Web Developer With 13 Years of IndustryExperience (I’m getting old L)• Started my journey with the ‘Ultimate Killer Mobile App’ (Anyguesses?)• Speaker at Dreamforce 2012, Droidcon 2011 and 2012 andseveral Mobile Monday events• Keen Interest in Cross-Platform Frameworks such asTitanium, PhoneGap, Sencha Touch and others
Why Mobile?Source: Gartner Research; Smartphone, Tablet, and PC Forecast, December 2010.
We’re Living in the Post-PC EraiPhone Revenue – Q1 ’12$24.42 billionTOTAL Microsoft Revenue – Q2 12$20.89 billion>
Info Workers Use Many Devices For Work & Personal52% of information workers use 3 or more devices60% of these devices are used for both work and personal useSource: Forrester Blogs: Why Tablets Will Become Our Primary Computing Device, Frank Gillett, April 23, 2012
Why not Hybrid?• May not be as fast as native apps• Limited support for multi-touch gestures• Cannot do advanced graphics like WebGL
Hybrid - PhoneGap or Cordova?• Cordova is an Apache Open Source project• PhoneGap is a distribution of Cordova distributed by Adobe• Currently, PhoneGap and Cordova are one and the same• Mobile SDK uses Cordova