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Rahul SharmaRahul Sharma 

Getting started with Salesforce Mobile Development

Hello All,

 

I want to start mobile development in salesforce and have good hold on apex and visualforce. But I don't have any knowledge of C or Java or .net.

So it would be great if you could share some pointers on how I can start learning mobile development.

 

Thanks for your time.

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Gaurav KheterpalGaurav Kheterpal

Hi Rahul,

 

I'm providing some links for your reference.

 

http://wiki.developerforce.com/page/Mobile_SDK

https://github.com/forcedotcom/SalesforceMobileSDK-Samples/raw/master/Mobile_SDK_Workbook.pdf

 

As for skills,

 

1) You don't need .Net skills for sure for Salesforce Mobile development as it's not related.

2) If you are building mobile force.com sites, you don't need to know Java or Objective C either. In this case, you use Visuaforce + any HTML5 framework such as jQuery Mobile, Twitter Bootstrap, Sencha Touch etc. You'll find links on developer.force.com for each of these.

3) If you are building hybrid apps on Android and iOS, you can live with some basic knowledge of Java and Objective-C respectively.  You need to be familiar with XCode for iOS part though.

4) Lastly, if you are building native Android and iOS apps, you should know Java and Objective-C throughly respectively.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Cheers!
Gaurav