The Salesforce Platform is a unified ecosystem of development tools, bringing together the complete catalogue of services that have helped cement Salesforce as the world’s number-one enterprise cloud. With the Salesforce Platform, you can build, manage, buy, and and optimize applications for every business need, all from a single central location. Build apps for any connected device, in any coding language. Or, take advantage of low- and no-code solutions, so that citizen developers of all skill levels can create powerful apps with drag-and-drop tools.
And because any apps made on the Salesforce Platform are entirely cloud based, security, analytics, and reporting are all handled automatically. Likewise, thanks to Salesforce’s shared-data model, all authorized users have access to the same information, updated in real time. Employees can also better coordinate their efforts, thanks to built-in social collaboration in the form of Salesforce Chatter, where they can securely share files, communicate, and build vendor and client communities.
The Salesforce Platform is a proven commodity. Users experience an average ROI of 478%, and enjoy development cycles that are 50% faster. However, all of the features and tools in the world aren’t worth much if you don’t know how to properly leverage them to actually build apps.
How Do You Make an App?
The truth is that mobile devices have become an integral part of our society. It is predicted that there will be over 10 billion mobile smart devices in use by 2018, and 4.4 billion mobile app users worldwide by 2017. These apps are all designed to solve user problems, whether that means assisting with tasks, communicating over distance, or even providing entertainment. Business applications are very similar, in that they function as problem solving tools.