2016 Salesforce World Tour: A MobileCaddy Recap

rsz_11482a0017Yesterday brought around London’s edition of the Salesforce World Tour for 2016. MobileCaddy joined this year as an official Gold Sponsor, and those who attended will be aware of what a great experience the event was.

Attracting almost 10,000 members of the wider ecosystem, the World Tour was a unique opportunity for us to gain a better understanding of how, if at all, businesses are using the Salesforce platform to mobilise their workflows and employees.

Throughout the day, it was exciting to learn about some of the ways in which mobile applications are facilitating, as well as driving, digital transformation for the companies that are currently leveraging them.

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Designing for Success: Countdown to the Salesforce World Tour, Part 4

Designing-for-successAs our series of exclusive insights from members of the MobileCaddy team continues, I sat down with our Senior Mobile Technical Architect, Todd Halfpenny, to discuss what he feels is the most important thing for business leaders to get right to successfully build a mobile app which delivers value for their employees.

Todd explained: “Essentially, the design of an application – not just in terms of its graphical representation, but how it’s actually built, and the UX flows which are thought about – is the key thing in mobile at the moment.

Because users are working across so many different devices now, especially with BYOD becoming more and more popular, you have to be able to cater for all sorts of different screen sizes and different hardware with your design decisions.

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Strategic Mobile Decisions: Countdown to the Salesforce World Tour, Part 3

rsz_dieselplaceitupgradeAs we continue to answer some of the market’s burning questions regarding enterprise applications and digital transformation, ahead of the Salesforce World Tour event this week, our attention has turned internally to find out how MobileCaddy is best suited to help businesses progress on their mobile journeys.

Following his recent prediction of what major trend will have the biggest impact on the mobile app market in the coming year or so, we asked our Senior Product Manager Alan Faubel what MobileCaddy clients and partners feel are the most valuable aspects of working with us.

There are a number of unique reasons why MobileCaddy is capable of helping businesses take that leap to achieving true transformational mobility, but Alan singled out a particular strategic driver, beyond some of the more obvious features.

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Mobile Expert Predictions: Countdown to the Salesforce World Tour, Part 2

Mobile-Expert-PredictionsFollowing our CTO’s insightful exploration of why data restriction and control are so important to any mobile app development process in the enterprise, we’re continuing our series of conversations with our in-house team of mobile experts, this time looking to the future.

With the Salesforce World Tour just around the corner, there are a number of prominent questions which businesses of all shapes and sizes will be interested in answering right now, regarding their planned investments in mobile technology.

To explore these trends, I recently caught up with Alan Faubel, MobileCaddy’s Senior Product Manager. I asked Alan: What’s the one thing you expect to see having the biggest impact on the enterprise mobile app market in the coming year or so?

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Ask the Mobile Experts: Countdown to the Salesforce World Tour, Part 1

Salesforce-World-TourThe London edition of this year’s Salesforce World Tour is less than a week away, and excitement is building for us here at MobileCaddy.

We’re looking forward to connecting with businesses and Salesforce partners alike, to discuss the vast opportunities mobile technology is presenting to the current professional landscape.

With that in mind, we’re counting down the remaining days with some top tips for transforming businesses with mobile applications. To do this, we’re drawing on the expertise of our in-house experts, starting with MobileCaddy CTO and Co-Founder, Paul Tarpey.

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Join MobileCaddy at the Salesforce World Tour 2016 in London

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The Salesforce World Tour

Thursday, 19 May, 2016

ExCel Centre, London

 

Join MobileCaddy at the upcoming London-based Salesforce event, to learn how the disruptive impact of enterprise mobility is driving businesses to extend the Salesforce platform, maximising the value gained from mobile technology.

The MobileCaddy team will be demonstrating this philosophy by showcasing mobile apps with fully customisable user interfaces, that are completely functional even when offline, guaranteed to accelerate any business along the path to true mobile transformation.

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Using Ionic, MobileCaddy and Salesforce.com for Offline Mobile Apps

Here at MobileCaddy, we were recently fortunate enough to have one of our own present to the second-largest meeting of Salesforce developers globally, at February’s London-based Developer User Group event.

As proud video sponsors of the London Salesforce DUG, we were given the opportunity to demonstrate the business value of rapidly building mobile apps which are fully robust, offline-first, and highly cost-effective.

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Why Offline First is as much about User Experience as Robustness

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More often than not the ability to work offline is the reason using a solution like MobileCaddy is considered.

This is really because no matter how good your app is as we can see from this previous post - if the app stops, so does the business that it supports. And of course this is not acceptable.

This alone should be enough to convince us all that our enterprise apps should always follow the MORE(s) Design specification with Offline First being a fundamental requirement.

However for many Salesforce.com customers that do not have experience of deploying and managing these apps there is another often ignored upside to Offline First. A reason that will have just as much impact on delivering the organisation aspirations.

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MobileCaddy – An Architectural Overview

Because it provides an end-to-end lifecycle solution for mobilising mission critical mobile apps, MobileCaddy has a number of areas of functionality. To help understand where MobileCaddy fits in with your current Salesforce.com setup, and how apps are configured, developed, and deployed to our users, below is a short video giving a high level architectural overview.

 

You’ll see that MobileCaddy is a fully native package that is installed from the AppExchange. Once this is installed it is a matter of point and click to begin to create your first application. This is all in the native Salesforce UI and then lets us select and mobilise our current standard or custom sObjects and fields.

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