Dee  Jacobi

Dee Jacobi


Swift-est Way to Build Native Mobile Apps That Connect with Salesforce

Swiftly Salesforce

“The Swift-est way to build native mobile apps that connect to Salesforce.”  

  • Written entirely in Swift.
  • Very easy to install and update with Swift Package Manager.
  • Built with Apple's new Swift concurrency model to simplify complex, asynchronous calls to the Salesforce REST API.
  • Designed for SwiftUI, the modern, declarative way to build iOS apps.
  • Manages the Salesforce user authorization flows automatically.
  • Pair with Core Data for a complete offline mobile solution.
  • Simpler and lighter alternative to the Salesforce Mobile SDK for iOS.
  • See what's new in this release.

Minimum Requirements

  • iOS 15.0
  • Swift 5.5
  • Xcode 13

Quick Start

Get up and running in less than 5 minutes!

Get a free Salesforce Developer Edition: You can sign up for a free developer environment (also called an "organization" or "org") here. It will never expire as long as you log in at least once every 6 months.

Create a Salesforce Connected App: Create a new Connected App in your developer environment. This screenshot shows an example; you can copy the settings that I've entered. Be sure that "Require Secret for Refresh Token Flow" is not checked.

Add Swiftly Salesforce to your project: Add the Swiftly Salesforce package to your Xcode project (instructions) with the URL

Create a configuration file: In your Xcode project, create an empty file named Salesforce.json and add the following JSON text, replacing the placeholder text with the actual values for your Connected App's consumer key and callback URL:

 "consumerKey" : "<Replace with the consumer key from your Connected App definition>",
 "callbackURL" : "<Replace with the callback URL from your Connected App definition>"

Connect to Salesforce: Call Salesforce.connect() and you're ready to go! If you're using SwiftUI, you could call the following from your main application file and store the Salesforce connection in the environment. Swiftly Salesforce will automatically handle all the OAuth flows, authenticating users on their first use of your app and then silently refreshing their access tokens when required.

// MyApp.swift
import SwiftUI
import SwiftlySalesforce

struct MyApp: App {
    var body: some Scene {
        WindowGroup {
            ContentView().environmentObject(try! Salesforce.connect())

I expect that you'll find most of the methods you'll need in the file Connection+API.swift but if you require more, you could create your own implementation of DataService and override just the relevant methods. See the source files in the Sources/SwiftlySalesforce/Services folder for examples of DataService implementations that I created.

Here are some examples of using the Connection class' convenience methods:

// ContentView.swift
import SwiftUI
import SwiftlySalesforce

@EnvironmentObject var salesforce: Connection

// Query the current user's accounts
let queryResults: QueryResult<Record> = try await salesforce.myRecords(type: "Account")

// Search for a string in Salesforce records
let searchResults: [Record] = try await "FIND {Joe Smith}")

// Get info about the current user
let userInfo: Identity = try await salesforce.identity()

// Retrieve all fields of an Account record
let account: Record = try await "Account", id: "0011Y00003HVMu4QAH")

// Retrieve all fields of an Account record and decode them into your own, custom Decodable instance
let account2: CustomAccount = try await "Account", id: "0011Y00003HVMu4QAH") 

// Insert a new record
let recordID: String = try await salesforce.create(type: "Account", fields: ["Name": "Acme Corp."]

// Update a record
try await salesforce.update(type: "Account", id: "0011Y00003HVMu4QAH", fields: ["BillingCity": "Austin"])

// Get metadata about any Salesforce object, including custom fields, labels, validation rules, etc.
let accountMetadata = try await salesforce.describe("Account")

User Authorization

Swiftly Salesforce will automatically manage all required Salesforce authorization flows. If Swiftly Salesforce already has a valid access token in its secure store, it will include that token in the header of every API request. If the token has expired and Salesforce rejects the request, then Swiftly Salesforce will attempt to refresh the access token without bothering the user to re-enter the username and password. If Swiftly Salesforce doesn't have a valid access token, or is unable to refresh it, then Swiftly Salesforce will direct the user to the Salesforce-hosted login form.

Sample App

Check out MySalesforceAccounts for a complete, working app that uses SwiftUI, Swift concurrency and Swiftly Salesforce to display the user's Salesforce account records. Though it's a relatively-trival app, it illustrates how to configure an app and quickly connect it to Salesforce.

Before you run the sample app, edit Salesforce.json and replace the temporary values for the consumer key and callback URL with those of your own Connected App.

Questions, Suggestions & Bug Reports

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Author: mike4aday
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License: MIT license

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How native is React Native? | React Native vs Native App Development

If you are undertaking a mobile app development for your start-up or enterprise, you are likely wondering whether to use React Native. As a popular development framework, React Native helps you to develop near-native mobile apps. However, you are probably also wondering how close you can get to a native app by using React Native. How native is React Native?

In the article, we discuss the similarities between native mobile development and development using React Native. We also touch upon where they differ and how to bridge the gaps. Read on.

A brief introduction to React Native

Let’s briefly set the context first. We will briefly touch upon what React Native is and how it differs from earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is a popular JavaScript framework that Facebook has created. You can use this open-source framework to code natively rendering Android and iOS mobile apps. You can use it to develop web apps too.

Facebook has developed React Native based on React, its JavaScript library. The first release of React Native came in March 2015. At the time of writing this article, the latest stable release of React Native is 0.62.0, and it was released in March 2020.

Although relatively new, React Native has acquired a high degree of popularity. The “Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2019” report identifies it as the 8th most loved framework. Facebook, Walmart, and Bloomberg are some of the top companies that use React Native.

The popularity of React Native comes from its advantages. Some of its advantages are as follows:

  • Performance: It delivers optimal performance.
  • Cross-platform development: You can develop both Android and iOS apps with it. The reuse of code expedites development and reduces costs.
  • UI design: React Native enables you to design simple and responsive UI for your mobile app.
  • 3rd party plugins: This framework supports 3rd party plugins.
  • Developer community: A vibrant community of developers support React Native.

Why React Native is fundamentally different from earlier hybrid frameworks

Are you wondering whether React Native is just another of those hybrid frameworks like Ionic or Cordova? It’s not! React Native is fundamentally different from these earlier hybrid frameworks.

React Native is very close to native. Consider the following aspects as described on the React Native website:

  • Access to many native platforms features: The primitives of React Native render to native platform UI. This means that your React Native app will use many native platform APIs as native apps would do.
  • Near-native user experience: React Native provides several native components, and these are platform agnostic.
  • The ease of accessing native APIs: React Native uses a declarative UI paradigm. This enables React Native to interact easily with native platform APIs since React Native wraps existing native code.

Due to these factors, React Native offers many more advantages compared to those earlier hybrid frameworks. We now review them.

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Autumn  Blick

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How To Succeed In Mobile App Wireframe Design?

In the world of overrated terms “web development”, a mobile app wireframe design is one of the most underrated terms. The design of wireframes is considered when people look for the bigger picture.

While designing the UI-UX, people forget the simple norm of general to specific shifting. As the complexity increases and so does the approach become more difficult, this is where the designing of the wireframes comes in handy.

Before diving into the “How to”, let’s first see why we need them in the first place.

What are mobile app wireframes?

Wireframes are the skeletal layouts of an application or a website that is being designed. The specificity comes into play, the elements and the features have to be placed at specific locations. Take a building, in the process of making it, first the foundation is laid and then pieces are fitted together from the skeleton structure on a piece of paper, wireframes do the same for the website or application structure such as a smart home application.

The designing of wireframes is commonly known as wireframing. For the construction of a building, the framework or the skeletal structure is important while designing a web application or mobile application, wireframing is important to make it user-friendly. This entirely and solely works to make the journey smooth and destination easy to reach.

As for the building, the layers of cementing and painting is done later to increase the visual appeal, the visual contents and appealing stuff are added after wireframing. The simpler it sounds after the definition, the complex it gets when it is being done.

It is a very goal-oriented procedure, one has to keep in mind is the goal of the product or the destination of the service. The main focus should be on UX. The arrangement of the elements and their interaction with each other and with the user is the utmost important task in mobile app wireframing.

What not to do while designing the mobile app wireframe?

  • Do not even think of skipping the process.
  • Do not beautify (visually appealing designs added first) and then get into the wireframing business).
  • Do not do it just for the sake of doing it.

One has to keep in mind that skipping this entirely can lead to the failure of the entire process of web and mobile app development at the end.

Again taking the example of the construction of a building, the foundation must be laid first based on the skeletal framework that has been prepared, then only you can jump to beautify your building, as a designer one has to understand and follow the steps where designing the mobile app wireframe comes first and then the visually appealing content is added next not the other way round.

For the most part, people do not understand the importance and come up with some trashy design of wireframes and the main foundation becomes faulty, hence the entire designing at later stages becomes faulty. If one wants to skip the reworking part, mobile app wireframing must never be ignored.

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Jones Brianna


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Let’s look at the list of top list of the top Pittsburgh mobile app development companies which are known for providing top-notch services globally. They are great developers who provide quality services for all your needs.

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Jones Brianna


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