Sept 2018: MobileCaddy Trust Update

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Welcome to our September 2018 MobileCaddy Trust update, designed to keep you up to speed with all the latest mobile OS releases and new versions, cover anything relevant which is new with the Salesforce platform, and offer a look ahead to forthcoming changes or issues which will be important for you to keep an eye on.

OS Releases

iOS

iOS 12

iOS 12 was released on the 17th of September. This release didn’t require any updates to Mobile App Containers or our package, and as with all OS releases we were testing against it from the very first developer beta.

And speaking of developer betas, the first drop of iOS 12.1 became available the very next day, with currently no issues being reported against it.

Android

Android ‘P’

Android P was released on the 6th August with no issues or updates needed for MobileCaddy applications. The rollout was initially only for the Pixel devices, so we expect to see relatively few instances of Android P in the wild, and as can be seen by this official graphic the Pie doesn’t even register yet (as of Sept 28th), which means usage is < 0.1%

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Salesforce Platform

Releases

The first sandbox orgs were updated to Winter ‘19 on the 8th of Sept. MobileCaddy had been testing against this major release since it first appeared in pre-release orgs, and we’re pleased to announce that as of the time of writing no action is required for MobileCaddy apps to continue to run as expected

We expect to see the first production orgs updated on the 6th of October, and we’ll be monitoring the patch releases right through this period.

Salesforce have put together a handy Google Calendar of all date, this can be accessed at https://sfdc.co/Winter19_calendar.

Critical Updates

Occasionally there are critical updates (CRUCs) released by Salesforce that may impact the running of MobileCaddy applications. When these are seen we request that partners do not activate them prior to them being “green lighted” by us.

There is currently 1 critical updates of note, that we request are not activated until they’ve been through our QA processes.

  • Remove Instance Names from URLs for Visualforce, Community Builder, Site.com Studio, and Content Files
    More information can be found in the Spring ‘18 release notes.

Instance Refreshes and Org Migrations

From time-to-time, Salesforce undertakes a maintenance operation called an Instance Refresh. This is performed for various reason, but primarily to maintain good performance. As part of this your org may be moved to a new data center (note this is not an “Org Migration” – yes, silly naming, we know). More information on this, and steps that might be needed, can be found in this Salesforce Help Document.

* Correct at time of writing.

Instance Refreshes

  • Oct 21st – NA3, NA6, NA30, NA31
  • Nov 18th – NA7, NA24, NA35, NA43
  • Dec 1st – AP1

Org Migrations

None yet scheduled

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