MORE(s) Design – Mobile Apps for Business Critical Tasks

I’ve just posted up an overview of the design concept that is at the heart of MobileCaddy over on our main site which you can read here.

Paul (our CTO) and I have taken a journey through various salesforce technologies with a great majority of those being mobile.

We started with the Briefcase, did some bespoke work, moved on to Adobe Flash Builder for, did some bits with what is now called Salesforce Classic and then finally moved to the pre GA mobile SDK. This along with Salesforce’s commitment to their APIs finally allowed us to take the concept of Mobile First, Offline First, Robust, Efficient and Shared/Separated and create what we see today as MobileCaddy built around MORE(s) Design™

400 x 400 Phone Sketch

During this time we overcame some technical issues, but a lot of the time the misconceptions about mobile apps, what they could do and why they are (by definition) very different from their desktop counterparts caused the most problems.

I’d encourage you as developers to take a look at the post as I hope it will help you understand what you get when you build using the MobileCaddy suite and, more importantly, why you get it. Oh and the best bit of all, it all gets sorted for you!


Webinar – Build offline Salesforce mobile apps with any JS framework

We are delighted to announce this webinar for salesforce developers who want to get building offline mobile applications using the latest and greatest javascript frameworks.

Platform Emulator running

We will show you how by using the MobileCaddy suite of developer tools  you can quickly create a new fully ‘offline enabled’ salesforce custom mobile application and get this running on a phone or tablet in just 4 easy steps.

At the end of the webinar we will have a custom mobile app interacting with data on the platform that is fully functioning in terms of logic and data, with or without connection, that is also robust when handling dropped connections during these sync processes.

We will see how the backend package allows you to mobilise data with a few simple point and clicks. At the same time set the query parameters of the data for each ‘Mobile Table’, as well as setting the synchronisation type and failure & conflict behaviours. This will take us around 10 minutes.

Once this is complete we can then get our dev environment ready using the MobileCaddy CodeFlow setup process, again needing about 10 minutes.

Then to our application logic and get coding out the javascript needed to create a simple time and expense application complete with a custom user interface. Here we will use the bundled MobileCaddy SDK and the simple API calls to work with our locally stored application data. We will be able to test and debug this with our local CodeFlow Emulator. 15 minutes and we will be ready for the next step.

Finally we will push our pre-built application bundle to the platform and run up with our Platform Emulator and then grab a phone and run up showing the sync engine in action both online and offline.

The webinar is being held on the 10th November 2014 at the following times:

PST    10:00-11:00
MST   11:00-12:00
CST    12:00-13:00
EST    13:00-14:00
GMT   18:00-19:00

Please follow this link to sign up. If you have any particular frameworks you would like feedback on please let us know on one of our channels or pop up us an email (see the links at the bottom of this page).