Intro to Salesforce1 Mobile App Development Webinar


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The Salesforce1 Mobile App allows developers to easily create mobile applications while leveraging existing skill sets like declarative app building, Visualforce, JavaScript and HTML. If you can build an app on, you can build a mobile app today. This webinar is the first in a series focusing on new and existing Salesforce1 mobile app features and will demonstrate how you can extend your application with Visualforce, integrate using Canvas, add in dynamic analytics, and utilize HTML5 features all within the new mobile container.

Samantha and Ryan will show developers how to take HTML5 features, like geolocation or accessing the camera, and add them into the mobile application context. Developers will also see some of the unique new features of the platform like push notifications and analytics.

Key Takeaways
Learn how to leverage your existing Visualforce and JavaScript skills to build mobile apps
Use HTML and JavaScript to easily create and customize your mobile interface
Leverage platform features for increased productivity within the Salesforce1 mobile app

Intended Audience developers or Salesforce administrators with a working understanding of Visualforce pages. A high-level understanding of Canvas is also useful.

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Intro to Salesforce1 Mobile App Development Webinar

  1. 1. Intro to Salesforce1 Mobile Development January 22, 2014
  2. 2. Safe Harbor 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, 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 product or service availability, 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. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include – but are not limited to – risks associated with developing and delivering new functionality for our service, new products and services, 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 products, and utilization and selling to larger enterprise customers. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of, inc. is included in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the most recent fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2012. This documents and others containing important disclosures are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of our Web site. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other presentations, 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., inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements. #forcewebinar
  3. 3. Speakers Ryan Upton Developer Evangelist @ryanjupton #forcewebinar Samantha Ready Developer Evangelist @samantha_ready
  4. 4. The Rise of Mobile Computing in the Enterprise Your Employees Unit Sales 230 Million iOS/Android Your Company 76 Million PCs 3Q08 #forcewebinar 2Q09 1Q10 4Q10 3Q11 2Q12 1Q13 2Q13
  5. 5. 90% Of All Enterprise Apps Will be Mobile by 2017 20% of enterprise apps are mobile #forcewebinar Source: Gartner, Ian Finley, Research VP; 2010 90% of enterprise apps will be desktop AND mobile
  6. 6. Difficult to Build Mobile Apps Percent of Respondents 60% Mobile Apps Are Critical Less than App Gap 40% 20% 1/2 have deployed apps Mobile Apps Deployed Complexity of Form Factors Limited Number of Developers Multiple Operating Systems Multiple Platforms #forcewebinar
  7. 7. Introducing Salesforce1 All your past investments... All Your Apps All Your CRM All Your Customizations in the future Notifications Platform Drag and drop UI customization Publisher Actions All Your Devices Download Salesforce1 App today #forcewebinar
  8. 8. Unifying the Salesforce Mobile Experience Chatter Mobile Feeds People & Groups Files Native Experience Salesforce Classic CRM data Analytics Tasks & events Native phone features #forcewebinar Salesforce Touch CRM access Custom apps Agility of HTML5 Logger & Forcepad Sales productivity tools Task management Call logging
  9. 9. The Salesforce1 Customer Platform Salesforce1 App Salesforce1 Platform APIs #forcewebinar Heroku1 Salesforce1 Platform Services ExactTarget Fuel
  10. 10. Let’s dive into the example… #forcewebinar
  11. 11. Meet Zack and Sarah #forcewebinar
  12. 12. Zach’s Mobile Needs – Manager §  Find experts or relevant contacts in the area –  Notify them –  Send registration information §  View analytics on volunteer top performers, hours, and events §  Send volunteer updates and notifications #forcewebinar
  13. 13. Sarah’s Mobile Needs - Volunteer §  Volunteer registration §  On-site check-in §  Ability to upload photos for volunteer event §  Collaborate with other volunteers and managers #forcewebinar
  14. 14. Requirements Find Volunteers for Events Notify and Send Registration Info On-Site Check-In View and Share Analytics #forcewebinar
  15. 15. Demo #forcewebinar
  16. 16. Demo §  Overview [Sam/Ryan] §  Find Experts [Ryan] §  Registration [Ryan] §  Check in [Sam] §  Analytics [Sam] –  view in mobile simulator of top performer graph –  post “Thank you” to volunteer community and thank top performer (@Sarah) §  Wrap Up [Sam] #forcewebinar
  17. 17. Publisher Actions Create actions and add them to the Chatter publisher §  Global vs Object level –  Declarative: create, update, log-a-call –  Programmatic: Visualforce, Canvas §  Publisher events –  JS pub/sub events to communicate with publisher •  Different SDK events for VF vs Canvas •  ex. publisher.setValidForSubmit #forcewebinar Find Volunteers for Events Notify and Send Registration Info On-Site Check-In View and Share Analytics
  18. 18. Profile Skills §  Skills allow users to share information about their professional expertise –  Admins can configure skills settings and control how users post relevant skills. §  Users can add, remove, and endorse skills –  Profile feed –  User feed #forcewebinar Find Volunteers for Events Notify and Send Registration Info On-Site Check-In View and Share Analytics
  19. 19. Salesforce1 & Notifications §  Notifications allow you to alert users when certain things happen using Salesforce1 Find Volunteers for Events Notify and Send Registration Info On-Site Check-In –  In-app –  Push notifications §  Spring 14 will offer more options to Salesforce1 apps for pushing notifications to users –  Task assignment –  Flagging an item as inappropriate –  Notifications from communities #forcewebinar View and Share Analytics
  20. 20. Canvas in the Feed § Canvas enables you to expose your canvas apps as feed items –  Post to Chatter feed from a Canvas app or Chatter API –  Display a canvas app inside a Chatter feed item §  Salesforce1 passes app specific context to your canvas app –  Location –  Environment –  App specific parameters #forcewebinar Find Volunteers for Events Notify and Send Registration Info On-Site Check-In View and Share Analytics
  21. 21. Mobile Visualforce §  Where can I put Visualforce Pages? –  Navigation Menu Find Volunteers for Events Notify and Send Registration Info On-Site Check-In –  Publisher –  Record detail page §  CSS needs tweaking. Solution? Mobile templates! §  Navigation: object –, parentRecordId); §  JS remoting/VF Remote Objects for responsiveness #forcewebinar View and Share Analytics
  22. 22. Mobile Visualforce (con’t) §  HTML5 Elements –  Geolocation API Find Volunteers for Events Notify and Send Registration Info On-Site Check-In •  JS Remote Action •  SOQL DISTANCE queries –  HTML FileReader > Chatter Files §  Publisher events –  JS pub/sub events to communicate with publisher •  setValidForSubmit •  post •  close #forcewebinar View and Share Analytics
  23. 23. Analytics §  Visualforce using the Analytics API –  Mobile Card Find Volunteers for Events Notify and Send Registration Info On-Site Check-In –  Tab §  Declarative –  Dashboards tab in mobile navigation –  Embedded charts on record detail page §  Historical Trending –  Enable historical trending on object & field –  Report type = [Enabled object] with historical trending §  Analytics API in Apex #forcewebinar View and Share Analytics
  24. 24. Try it yourself! § §  Sign up to start developing –  FREE Developer Edition: §  Follow the Salesforce1 Dev Guide - §  Test it out in the app –  Download the Salesforce1 app –  Open in your mobile browser: •  https://[--yourinstance--] #forcewebinar
  25. 25. Salesforce1 Resources §  Dreamforce Sessions – §  Developer Guide – §  Blogs: –  6 things you need to know: –  Mobile cards: –  App Boogie Fever: #forcewebinar