Nine years after the first iPhone began a revolution in app development, the demand for mobile apps has never been higher. As businesses race to connect with customers conditioned to expect a social, mobile and intelligent app experience, IT teams need a platform that’s agile yet powerful enough to meet those expectations.
That’s why we’re excited to introduce Salesforce App Cloud Mobile. It brings together the platform services that our community of Salesforce Trailblazers love—the no-code rapid app development capabilities of Lightning; the powerful clicks and code development services of Force and Heroku; the ability to bring the best of Salesforce, like Wave Analytics and Lightning Snap-ins, into any mobile app—with new mobile back-end services for security, data integration and scalability that accelerate the development of any kind of business app.
Unilever, a multinational consumer goods company, recently built six apps in six months to streamline approvals, team workflow, workplace logistics, employee feedback, market intelligence, and company news. “App Cloud Mobile is a key part of our vision for a digital employee,” says Tom Madden, Apps Lead at Unilever. “It is our strategic platform for delivering mobile apps to a staff of 100,000+ globally.”
Barclays, the global financial services company, uses App Cloud Mobile to enable 1,000+ Relationship Directors to productively run their business from their phone with a native iOS app. “App Cloud Mobile gives us the power to deliver custom mobile apps in just a couple of months, so we can make the entire business more productive.” Carl Carter, Vice President CRM, Barclays.
So how does App Cloud Mobile help businesses build and deploy apps twice as fast? By taking care of the complex backend functionality—like security, data integration, and scalability—that often derails and delays the entire app building process.
- Security: Built-in identity and security features include user identity, two-factor authentication, encrypted offline database, and transaction security policies to ensure safe usage without impacting user experience.
- Data Integration: Easily bring rich, contextual data to any mobile app from any data source like Oracle databases, SQL Server, SAP, etc. – whether it’s using reference-based point and click integration patterns to your existing enterprise systems or streaming event data from connected devices at scale – all with the trust of Salesforce and unified, consistent REST APIs.
- Scalability: App Cloud Mobile offers massive scalability based on elastic and multi-tenant infrastructure. With just a few clicks, IT teams can now deploy mobile apps to thousands of employees and millions of consumers across the globe.
Gartner just named Salesforce a Leader in the 2016 Mobile App Development Platform Magic Quadrant based on its completeness of vision and strong ability to execute.Get the full report here.
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