August 17, 2016

Auto geocoding & geofenced mobile notifications for Salesforce Accounts

Auto geocoding (no code) of addresses in CRM objects like Accounts, Leads and Contacts came recently in summer'16 release. This was great as one just needs to setup clean rules, and you will get latitude and longitude populated for free. We will let you learn more about the well documented piece from Salesforce Summer'16 release notes.

In this post we are going to see a video demo of a mobile app built on top of this clean rules feature. Here is quick brief of the app:

  1. Targeted for Sales people on the go/road.
  2. Idea is to generate mobile notifications/alerts when they are approaching close to an Account. 
  3. This alert will come when they are near a configurable perimeter around that Account, say 1 KM. This could be easily done in the app. 
  4. This app is built using Cordova, Ionic, Angular JS and HTML/CSS.
  5. Salesforce data is integrated via REST APIs.
  6. OAuth for getting Salesforce access tokens.

August 12, 2016

Running our own website & business on Salesforce 1 Platform

We got Salesforce enterprise license few months back, primarily with the goal to move our business on Salesforce platform.  It was quite an exciting experience to get your own Salesforce Enterprise edition org. A feeling that you are no more logging to just your any other dev org, but its your own Salesforce org for your very own business. It was very special when we created our very first custom object, field and sandbox :) Its like having our own baby, after being a nanny for many years.