Apple is Working With Salesforce to improve how the customer relationship management platform work on iOS, including new features for the main Salesforce app and the introduction of tools for the developers to build native iOS apps that uses salesforce’s services.
Under the partnership, Salesforce will redesign its Salesforce mobile app to provide customers “rich experience on iOS” that take advantage of the operating system’s unique features, including Siri ShortCircuits, Face ID and Business Chat, with the release expected in early 2019. Salesforce will also introduce its first ever Trailhead mobile app for the company’s learning platform later next year, with other iOS apps also planned to the serve the specific customer need of various industries or small business.
To help developers, the companies are developing the First SalesForce Mobile SDK, which will be optimized for the Swift Programming Language, intended to launch by the end of 2018. The native SDK is intended to enable business to build and deploy apps for iPhone and iPad using the Salesforce lighting Platform.
Apple works with a number of major enterprise companies to enable macOS and iOS devices in the workplace, and has done so for a number of years.
In 2014, Apple and IBM embarked on the Mobile First Enterprises initiative, where Apple aids in software development while IBM handles hardware management and Mobile integration with Watson’s Technology also introduced to that services in 2016.
Apple also partnered with Deloitte in 2016, to promote apple based workflows in enterprise and rapid prototyping technologies to develop solutions.