With the growing number of mobile phone users, ensuring the availability of enterprise apps for mobile is a no brainer. With mobile app usage increasing rapidly mobile apps are becoming an important component of our lives. The innovation happening in the area of AI, AR and chatbots, personalization within mobile apps is reaching new heights.
The question enterprises need to ask themselves is how undertake development of mobile apps or extend their platforms to mobile. Hiring and retaining Native Mobile Developers is tough. And Web developers who can develop for mobile leveraging platforms like React.js are focused on Full Stack development
To address these scenarios and complexities Salesforce came up with a New Age Low Code Development platform known as Lightning Platform Mobile
Lightning Mobile Platform enables enterprises and developers to develop mobile apps with minimal coding. By leveraging Salesforce Lightning metadata driven development process and prebuilt components enterprises can develop complex mobile apps with simple point and click process.
Salesforce Lightning Platform comprises of components that simplifies mobile application development.
- Salesforce Mobile Lightning Mobile Builder– It allows enterprises through tool and services like Schema Builder and Process Builder to build mobile apps interface and configure data. It uses a low-code development environment with hundreds of pre-built components to provide the basic building blocks for a large number of mobile applications.
One of the functions that Mobile Builders helps corporations address is a capability to transform existing applications. Such as forms and spreadsheets, into mobile applications that can be accessed anyplace anytime and are in sync with the core applications.
- Mobile Services- Within Salesforce Lightning this helps enterprises enhance an applications functionality by leveraging services like Einstein Prediction Builder and Einstein Bots. And allows enterprises design logic flow and adds AI powered predictive fields.
This component provides tools for functions like mobile push notifications from core services deployed at the backend of an application. Which can include workflows, and integration with external services.
- Salesforce Mobile Publisher allows enterprises to publish App to various App Stores. With publishing apps on appstore being an increasingly complex process and unlike various app publishers this is not the core function of an enterprise. By utilizing this corporations can manage the entire packaging and submission process. This helps enterprises address the challenge that comes at the end of any mobile application development process.
By leveraging mobile services and components Salesforce Lightning help developers easily configure apps keeping the business context in mind. The developer-centric tools help developers collaborate with functional experts and lets them configure custom components for mobile use in a seamless manner.
Enterprises need to assess the advantages and disadvantages of developing mobile applications for various scenarios. While undertaking this understanding the needs of various stakeholders is also important.
There are various kind of applications that an enterprise can build. These can range from Order Tracking, Inventory Management, Financial Management, Realty Management to mCommerce and Partner Management
Salesforce Lightning Platform has all the building blocks that a corporation needs to leverage the opportunities that are on the table by deploying enterprise apps on mobile.
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