Developing Offline Mobile Apps With Salesforce Mobile SDK SmartStore

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At some point, all mobile app users lose their data signal. Join us to learn best-practices for coding for offline requirements with the Mobile SDK. We'll develop a simple app using SmartStore offline storage, highlighting the new SmartSQL and SmartSync features. With these tools, you can take your mobile apps to the next level, developing native and hybrid applications on iOS and Android that have offline access to your data.

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  • 1. Developing Offline Mobile Apps Salesforce Mobile SDK SmartStore Tom Gersic, Director, Mobile Services Delivery @tomgersic

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Why Offline? 6. Why offline? 7. Data based decisions, in the field, and by the field 8. What well build today 9. Mobile SDKCustomer Data 10. Three Options: Which One Is Right For You? Advanced UI interactions Fastest performance App store distributionWeb developer skills Access to native platform App store distributionWeb developer skills Instant updates Unrestricted distribution 11. I swear this makes sense! 12. Terminology 13. Soups Hold Indexed JSON Documents JSON Responses can encompass data from multiple tablesIdSoupCreatedlastModifiedIndex 1Index 2Index N1{JSON}13710698997961371070436125a00E0000009Xj2mIACSalesforce. com2{JSON}13710698998021371070436126a00E0000009Xj36IACFacebook3{JSON}13710698998031371129103154a00E0000004h2MnIAIGoogle 14. REST API Returns a JSON Response /services/data/v28.0/query/?q=SELECT Id, Name FROM Opportunity 15. Stores 16. Some things you can do with your soup Register a Soup with an IndexSpec Query a Soup using a QuerySpec Upsert Data to a Soup Delete Data from a Soup Remove a Soup 17. IndexSpec JSON Object Fields to index string or integer [ {"path":"Id","type":"string"}, {"path":"Name","type":"string"} ] 18. QuerySpec buildAllQuerySpec(path,order,pageSize) Query all records from the object in the given sort order (or null order) buildExactQuerySpec(path,matchKey,pageSize) Search for records with index path values matching the key. buildRangeQuerySpec(path,beginKey,endKey,pageSize) Return all records with an index path value between the two range values buildLikeQuerySpec(path,likeKey,order,pageSize) Basically select * from [table] LIKE %[likeKey]% buildSmartQuerySpec(smartSql,pageSize) Basically select * from [table] LIKE %[likeKey]% 19. SmartSQL SELECT {departments:name}, {employees:lastName} FROM {employees}, {departments} WHERE {departments:deptCode} = {employees:deptCode} ORDER by {departments:name}, {employees:lastName} 20. SmartSync 21. SmartSync Extends Backbone.js Can be used with or without a SmartStore Cache Queries returned as Backbone Model Collections 22. Backbone MV* Framework Models: Individual records Collections: Collections of Model records View: Javascript backing for the stuff that you see Router: routes everything after the # in a URL to application functions 23. Force.SObject sobjectType: Account, Opportunity, etc. fieldlist: ["Id", "Name", "Amount", "StageName"] cacheMode: client, server write order mergeMode: how to handle conflicts cache: if using SmartStore cacheForOriginals: for conflict detection 24. Force.StoreCache new Force.StoreCache(soupName [, additionalIndexSpecs, keyField]) __locally_created____locally_updated____locally_deleted____local__ (set to true if any of the previous three are true) 25. Patterns for Offline Success 26. Offline Queueing 27. Tom Gersic Director, Mobile Services Delivery @tomgersic 28. @tomgersic