April 2018: MobileCaddy Trust Update


Welcome to our April 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 11

Since the iOS 11.3 release went GA in March, April has seen just one patch release, iOS 11.3.1. This patch release addressed some minor bugs and security fixes. There should be no need to update container apps for this latest patch release.

The Developer betas have started to appear for iOS 11.4, and as yet we aren’t reporting any issues with this build.


Android ‘P’

No further updates to Android P have been released, and as yet we aren’t reporting any issues with this build.

Timescales for Android P can be seen in this timeline.


As with all releases, MobileCaddy will test Android P right throughout its release cycle to monitor if changes will be needed to container apps to support it.

Salesforce Platform


Summer ‘18 dropped into our pre-release orgs mid April, and these kicked off our Salesforce Release test cycle runs.

We’re currently seeing “green ticks” across the board, with the exception of Android authentication issues with sub-community org-shapes. Investigations into this are ongoing.

Timescales for Summer 18 can be seen in this timeline.


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 are currently 2 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.
  • New URL Format for Lightning Experience and the Salesforce Mobile App
    More information can be found in this blog post and this knowledge article.

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. More information on this, and steps that might be needed, can be found in this Salesforce Help Document.

* Correct at time of writing.

  • May 6th – NA33, NA39, NA42
  • June 17th – NA37
  • July 21st – EU11

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