Finding the right application development tool provider doesn’t have to be a difficult prospect. The lightning platform is the one-stop solution for building and managing custom applications, and it’s built upon the trusted platform of the world’s number one CRM provider. With Salesforce’s mobile application development tools, businesses can conceptualize, design, develop, and roll out specialized applications quickly and easily. Or they can browse through a comprehensive database of ready-built, customizable applications and components.
The purpose behind the platform is to provide every organization and every type of developer with everything they need in regard to application development tools.
The lightning platform provides both low-code and code-centric tools, so that all users can enjoy the level of control they are most comfortable with. Whether using visually enhanced graphical interfaces such as Salesforce App Builder or Process Builder or performing advanced coding, anyone can take advantage of Lightning Platform's web-based application development tools. And because the entire platform is housed completely off-site, these cloud application development tools require no expensive hardware installation and are capable of easily integrating with existing internal systems.
The cloud also makes it possible for applications and application development tools to sync data and services in real time. Applications that share networks and data give businesses a single, accurate view of their customers — one that is shared across the entire organization.
The lightning platform uses Force.com as the foundation for building model-driven apps, and it’s designed to sync seamlessly to the Heroku Platform for using a code-centric approach to building apps. Heroku lets developers build and scale applications easily across all programming languages. Salesforce takes advantage of the integration between the two platforms, allowing users to easily share data between Force.com and Heroku apps. Additionally, database queries and other data-centric actions use the advanced Lightning framework, which is built natively into the Force.com platform. Lightning framework’s HTML-based components are easily extensible and customizable to help businesses create modern custom experiences.
From increasing employee productivity, to creating engaging consumer experiences, to improving the client relationship through better customer data, custom applications built on the lightning platform give businesses the tools they need to get the job done.