Tag Archives: ios

Adding Salesforce PIN Security To Native And Hybrid Mobile Apps

Security is perhaps the No.1 feature of Salesforce. Salesforce provides multiple layers of security at every level starting from servers to mobile SDKs. One such security feature is “PIN Security” feature. Enable it and it will force mobile (i.e. both Native or Hybrid SDK) users to set 4 to 8 digit passcode for their app. Once enabled, if the user switches to a different app and comes back after some specified time, the app will ask for the passcode! Sweet, isn’t it?

Even cooler part is that it’s built-in and with few simple configurations, your users are ready to use it. Let’s see how it works. Continue reading

Building a Native iOS Photo Sharing App On Salesforce1 mBaaS

This blog shows how to leverage Salesforce1MBaaS to build pretty much any kind of ios apps. Specifically it goes through building a photo sharing app using Salesforce native iOS SDK and filter photos using GPUImage library. Continue reading

Xamarin Mobile Pack for Salesforce

There’s never enough time to get your work done, and stakeholder expectations are so much higher for mobile apps. Xamarin and Salesforce know your pain, and we’ve partnered to make your life easier. With our new Xamarin-Salesforce SDK, critical customer data can be added to your apps with just a few lines of code. Xamarin provides a .NET-centric platform for building native iOS and Android apps using C#. Enterprise developers leverage their existing talent, tooling, and code to build and deploy amazing apps quickly. Continue reading

How I Built “Share Wonder” Using the New Mobile SDK 2.0

Salesforce Platform Mobile SDK 2.0

As part of testing our Mobile SDK 2.0, I decided I would write “Share Wonder”. The basic use case is simple. People take pictures of great things they want to share with their co-workers. People can then comment on them. Share Wonder is open source and available on my Github Repo. Continue reading

HTML5, AngularJS, Backbone Mobile Service Packs

Mobile Packs Accelerate Developement

With the announcement of Salesforce Platform Mobile Services comes a new set of developer tools called Mobile Packs. Mobile Packs built on popular Javascript libraries like AngularJS, Backbone,js and jQuery Mobile to make developing robust business apps for mobile devices using HTML5 while providing idiomatic access to the Salesforce Platform. Continue reading

Using SmartStore with Native iOS


Our Mobile SDK features a great bit of technology called SmartStore, which allows for secure offline storage of data. SmartStore’s core goal is fill the void for encrypted data with HTML5 development, but that doesn’t mean native code can’t access the same features. Via HTML5, SmartStore is connected with a Cordova plugin – so when coding in Objective-C we just need to refer to to same libraries directly. Continue reading

Push Notifications for Mobile Apps with Urban Airship

CaseMemo iPad Push Notification

Would you like 540% more daily app opens, 30% more social sharing, and 20% more mobile transactions? According to AdWeek, push notifications for your mobile apps can increase engagement and adoption dramatically. This post will show you how to send push notifications to mobile apps using Force.com and Urban Airship. 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

When Mobile met Cloud

PaaS platforms such as Force.com and Database.com offer a compelling value proposition to enterprise mobile applications that build their back-end/server-side logic in the Cloud. In this blog, we explore the architecture and advantages of building a mobile back-end on Force.com or Database.com. Continue reading

Mobile SDK SplitView Project on GitHub

I just posted a complete MobileSDK project for XCode that uses SplitView Controllers and the Chatter REST API. The code is on GitHub with the long term plan to make it a broader canonical sample. If you are in London, don’t forget to attend Cloudforce for more iOS goodies. Continue reading