Intro to the Salesforce Mobile SDK: Building Android Apps

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Salesforce Platform Mobile Services provides developers with tools to easily create mobile applications while leveraging existing skill sets like Visualforce, JavaScript and HTML 5. The open-source Salesforce Platform Mobile SDKs give you the flexibility to build native, web and hybrid apps for iOS and Android. This webinar is the third in a series focusing on the new Mobile SDK 2.0 features, and will demonstrate how to create your own native Android mobile applications that interface with the Salesforce Platform. The webinar walks you through the development of a simple native Android application. Key Takeaways: Learn how to build Android apps quickly with the Mobile SDK 2.0 Understand native Android packages Use SmartSynch to Access Salesforce Objects Storing data offline with SmartStore Intended Audience: Developers experienced with Salesforce Platform and have a working understanding of building Android applications. It would be helpful if developers have some understanding of developing Android applications with Salesforce Mobile SDK but it’s not mandatory. Developers looking to build Android applications integrating with Salesforce.com or developers exploring mobile use cases with Salesforce.com. Developers looking to understand Salesforce’s mobile data synchronization and offline data storage solutions in more depth.

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  • 1. Intro to the Salesforce Mobile SDK: Building Android Apps October 23rd, 2013

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Follow Developer Force for the Latest News @forcedotcom / #forcewebinar Developer Force Force.com Community +Developer Force Force.com Community Developer Force Developer Force Group #forcewebinar 5. Agenda Getting Started with Android Native Apps Building your first Android App for Salesforce Resources and Next Steps Q & A#forcewebinar 6. Salesforce Has The Answer For Every Mobile NeedSuite of downloadable apps for accessing Salesforce data from a mobile device#forcewebinarCustom mobile apps designed and built by you or an ISV partnerMobile AppExchange for discovering purpose-built apps or vertical solutions by industry 7. Salesforce Platform Mobile Serviceshttp://developer.force.com/mobile #forcewebinar 8. Salesforce Mobile SDK 2.0 Accessible To Developers of All Levels Power and Flexibility for Advanced Coders Apps for Employees, Partners, and Customers Native or Hybrid Android and iOS #forcewebinar OAuth2 Offline Datastore SmartSync Framework Hybrid Container API Wrappers 9. Getting Started Node.js + NPM: http://nodejs.org and http://npmjs.org Download the forcedroid application npm install forcedroid Define your connected app Setup / Apps / Connected Apps Create the sample application forcedroid create #forcewebinar 10. Connected Apps Define your application public and private keys Define OAuth permission scope Define features like Canvas access and PIN locking#forcewebinar 11. Connected AppsChapter 1:#forcewebinar 12. Building out the App Review generated code Customize the list screen Create the detail screen Test your app#forcewebinar 13. Customize the List Screen Remove buttons to fetch accounts and contacts Change SOQL and run query on load Try out the app#forcewebinar 14. Create the Detail Screen Create the detail activity and layout Add support for update Link main activity and detail activity Try out the app#forcewebinar 15. Recap Getting started with the Mobile SDK and native Android Connected Apps npm install forcedroid forcedroid create Building your first application Application Overview ClientManager.java and RestClient.java Adding and enabling the Detail View#forcewebinar 16. Resources Salesforce Platform Mobile Services http://developer.force.com/mobile Mobile SDK npm install forcedroid https://github.com/forcedotcom/ Android Tutorial http://bit.ly/18fafoY#forcewebinar 17. Next Steps Get a Developer Edition Account http://developer.force.com/join Work through the tutorial http://bit.ly/18fafoY Install forcedroid npm install forcedroid Build your app#forcewebinar 18. Q&A Wolfgang Mathurin Software Engineering Architect#forcewebinarRyan Upton Developer Evangelist @ryanjupton