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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Custom Applications

There are many ways to develop custom mobile applications that leverage the Force.com platform. Salesforce has assembled tools and techniques for each of the three distinct approaches to mobile development, listed here:

Image Native applications—Native applications have unrestricted access to all of the features of the mobile device. This power can be used to deliver the best possible user experience, but typically comes with a high development cost, especially if an application must be supported on multiple mobile vendors’ devices.

Mobile Web applications—On the opposite end of the spectrum, mobile Web applications run inside the ...

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