Tag Archives: hybrid

Capturematic: Leveraging Mobile Templates in a Backbone.js App

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Capturematic is an iOS app that lets you post a photo, audio or video to any Salesforce record with a Chatter feed; it’s a great example of a simple hybrid mobile app that accesses device functionality – in this case, the camera and microphone. In this blog entry I focus on the new Salesforce Mobile Templates, which provide the app with a modern mobile look-and-feel. Continue reading

Simple Calendar App with Mobile Design Templates

As a follow up to Sandeep’s introduction to our new Mobile Design Templates, I thought I would specifically visit a different template: the Calendar View. I also wanted a chance to review some of the code assembled for the Hybrid Mobile Webinar and retest it with the latest material. The end result? A super simple Calendar app that hooks into Salesforce events via the REST API. No fear, though, I’ll be updating and evolving this app over a series of blog posts. Continue reading

Creating Hybrid Apps with the Salesforce Mobile Pack for Backbone.js

Since the release of the Salesforce Mobile Packs a few weeks ago, we’ve been building out from our initial set of jQuery Mobile, AngularJS and Backbone.js apps for Visualforce, Node.js and PHP. If you’ve been watching the Backbone Mobile Pack on GitHub, you’ll have noticed the recent addition of a couple of XCode projects in the samples directory: BackboneHybrid and BackboneCapture.

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The BackboneHybrid sample converts the existing Contact browser sample to a hybrid app running on the Salesforce Mobile SDK (which itself is built on Cordova, aka PhoneGap). It’s interesting to look at the changes required to ‘hybridize’ the sample… Continue reading

Building the Dreamforce Scavenger Hunt Mobile App – Part 4

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The fourth, and final post in a series of blog posts describing how the Dreamforce scavenger hunt mobile application was built using the Salesforce Touch Platform and the Mobile SDK. This post covers how Cloud Hunter implemented check-ins (i.e. geolocation) and QR/Bar code scanning. Continue reading

Picture and signature capture in the Dreamforce Scavenger Hunt Mobile App

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The third in a series of blog posts describing how the Dreamforce scavenger hunt mobile application was built using the Salesforce Touch Platform and the Hybrid Mobile SDK. This post covers how Cloud Hunter implemented taking pictures and capturing a user’s signature from a Visualforce page. Continue reading

Building the Dreamforce Scavenger Hunt Mobile App – Part 2

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The second in a series of blog posts describing how the Dreamforce scavenger hunt mobile application was built using the Salesforce Touch Platform and the Mobile SDK. This post covers how to create a hybrid mobile app using the Mobile SDK and how to use PhoneGap/Cordova in your Visualforce pages. Continue reading

Building the Dreamforce Scavenger Hunt Mobile App

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The first in a series of blog posts describing how the Dreamforce scavenger hunt mobile application (Cloud Hunter) was built using the Salesforce Touch Platform and the Mobile SDK. This post covers the use case, application architecture and the Visualforce/Apex codebase for Cloud Hunter. Continue reading

Mobile SDK 1.2: Connected Apps and SmartStore Enhancements

The new version of the Mobile SDK is out, and now it is even easier to quickly create native and hybrid applications with Force.com. In this blog, I outline these additions around data security and offline data synchronization. Continue reading

Developing Hybrid Apps with the Salesforce Mobile SDK

The hybrid mobile app development model allows developers to quickly create mobile apps with web technologies. A new Developer Force article, ‘Developing Hybrid Apps with the Salesforce Mobile SDK’, walks you through creating a hybrid app that accesses the device camera and uploads photos to database.com. Continue reading

Bar Code and QR Code scanning using the Mobile SDK

I recently blogged about a sample mobile application built using a combination of Visualforce and other standard web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (specifically JQuery Mobile). The application mobilizes the ‘Merchandise’ Custom Object by presenting a mobile optimized List and Detail View of data stored in that Object. I also demoed and dissected this application in some detail in the Mobile SDK webinar that Eugene and I recorded recently. In addition to discussing web mobile apps, i.e. applications delivered entirely via the browser on the mobile device, we also covered hybrid mobile applications developed using the Salesforce Mobile SDK. Hybrid apps fall… Continue reading