April 2018 – London Salesforce Developer User Group

london-dg-thumbnail-aprilRegular readers will know we here at MobileCaddy make an effort to stay engaged and active within the wider Salesforce community.

We are proud sponsors of the London Salesforce Developer User Group YouTube channel, and our Lead Mobile Technical Architect Todd is a regular speaker at the London DUG events.

Each month, the Salesforce developer community in London gets together to network, share great development practices, get to grips with new features, and give feedback on APIs and the development experience.

We’ll be bringing the highlights of these events to you to ensure members of the community who can’t attend in person can keep up to speed. For example, last month’s London Salesforce DUG featured great talks from Todd and BrightGen CTO Keir Bowden.

thirdrepublicThis month’s DUG event took place on Thursday 26 April and was sponsored by Third Republic. It featured two great talks from London DUG members:

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A must read for mobile app owners who need to comply with upcoming GDPR

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With the impending enforcement of the GDPR, it’s critical for organisations to consider not just whether their on-premise systems are compliant, but their mobile applications too. This article will help you understand what data might be stored on your Salesforce enterprise mobile apps and mobile devices, how it can be retrieved, added, and removed, and how to easily audit the data on each individual user’s device.

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How to Keep Your Mobile Apps Running Properly Amid New iPhone X Requirement

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With the release of the iPhone X, which has brought with it a new, larger screen size, Apple has also recently updated its App Store policy. This policy now requires all new submissions to the App Store to support the iPhone X’s display resolution. In this article we’ll detail the new requirements, explain how to comply with them, and also cover what impact this will have on MobileCaddy customers specifically.

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Salesforce London’s Calling 2018: Todd Talks Einstein and Offline Mobile Apps

rsz_28423962_2013726415548367_5500423501217783306_oLast month, the third annual edition of Europe’s largest community-led event for Salesforce professionals took place in London. London’s Calling is an event designed to bring together anyone working with Salesforce to network, share ideas, solve problems, and learn new things.

We were particularly excited about the event, as our Lead Mobile Technical Architect Todd Halfpenny was not only part of the team in charge, but was also presenting for the third year running.

The rest of the great organising and volunteering team was diverse, including Simon Goodyear, Kerry Townsend, Amanda Beard-Neilson, Francis Pindar, Jodi Wagner, and Lauren Touyet. We’re very proud of our contribution to these Salesforce community events, which also extends to our sponsorship of the London Developer User Group.

2018 was the best year yet

The event seems to be getting bigger and better every year, and 2018 promised plenty of interesting attractions and engaging sessions for attendees to get involved in.

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How Salesforce Partners Can Work Closer Together to Ensure Customer Success

AppExchangeTowards the end of last year it was revealed that 87% of Salesforce customers and 89% of Fortune 100 companies are now using applications from the Salesforce AppExchange.

This is great news, because it means that large enterprises are beginning to see the value in leveraging Salesforce’s multi-cloud and platform offerings as part of their digital transformation strategies.

These forward-thinking customers are now becoming more astute and, as a result, more demanding in their uses of this technology. But that’s putting huge pressure on Salesforce partners to deliver challenging projects at speed and without risk.

Business leaders also know they need a wide variety of supporting technology solutions too if they want to get the most value out of their multi-cloud infrastructures. That means Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) like us here at MobileCaddy, and Systems Integrators (SIs), are having to work together closely to ensure their Salesforce customers’ needs are being met.

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Mobile is Set to Make a Splash at Salesforce London’s Calling 2018

If you know MobileCaddy, you know how much we love being a part of the vibrant Salesforce community. Not only are we proud sponsors of the London Salesforce Developer User Group, but our Lead Mobile Technical Architect Todd Halfpenny is also part of the team behind Europe’s largest community-led event for Salesforce professionals. That event is London’s Calling 2018 and it’s taking place on Friday 16 February in London’s Moorgate.

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London’s Calling is a full-day event which is organised, delivered, presented, and attended by like-minded people, all looking to help each other get the most value possible out of Salesforce (and have a laugh, a few beers and some good food while doing it, of course!).

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September 2017: MobileCaddy Updates for Your Salesforce Mobile Apps

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In our latest monthly product update for customers and partners, we’ve concentrated on some of the ways in which the MobileCaddy Application Delivery Framework has improved to enhance the experience of building, operating, and supporting mobile apps on the Salesforce platform.

Once again, this discussion includes Paul, our CTO, Todd, our Chief Mobile Technical Architect, and Frank, our Lead Product Engineer. As always we cover the most exciting new additions to the MobileCaddy framework in the past few weeks

So what’s new with MobileCaddy this month?

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August 2017: MobileCaddy Updates for Your Salesforce Mobile Apps

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The MobileCaddy Application Delivery Framework (ADF) continues to grow as we strive to give our partners and clients new opportunities to innovate with their Salesforce mobile applications. Catch up with the recent additions and releases to the ADF in our latest monthly update.

As always, I’m joined in this month’s discussion by Paul, our CTO, Todd, our Chief Mobile Technical Architect, and Frank, our Lead Product Engineer. Once again we talk through what exciting new features have been added to the MobileCaddy ADF over the past month.

So what’s new with MobileCaddy this month?

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How MobileCaddy Keeps Your Custom Mobile Apps Running Through Every Salesforce Release

This article will detail the monitoring and testing processes MobileCaddy has in place to ensure mobile applications continue to perform through any environment changes, including the Salesforce releases which occur three times each year.

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An overview of Salesforce releases

Three times per year, a major Salesforce release occurs which introduces updates to its software. These releases happen automatically and affect everyone within the ecosystem, including regular customers and ISV partners with related solutions such as MobileCaddy.

These spring, summer, and winter releases are planned months in advance and are kept on a very precise schedule to allow for as much preparation as possible. The release cycle is made available to everyone, and Salesforce administrators are alerted via Salesforce’s own email alerts for admins.

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