Salesforce Mobile App at Lightning Speed
Salesforce.com, the number 1 Most Innovative Company in the World according to Forbes, launched last Dreamforce 2013 Salesforce1 Lightning. Lightning is a mobile development platform that allows both business users and developers to create new apps quickly and easily.
The Lightning Component framework is a UI framework that allows developers to build custom components that is optimized across different devices including desktops, laptops, tablets, phablets, smartphones and even wearables. Components can be custom-built or pre-built by Salesforce or third-party vendors via AppExchange. Components include navigation controls, search fields, action bars, key pad, maps, and dials. These components can be reused and shared by developers by drag-and-drop to create apps. The lightning framework is available immediately.
Lightning App Builder
The Lightning App Builder provides a simple drag-and-drop interface for the app creation process. This is still in Pilot mode but should be available soon.
Lightning Process Builder
The Lightning Process Builder sports the same drag-and-drop interface and allows the users to build workflow and business processes with just a few clicks and no coding.
Lightning is introducing a new way of developing an app. Development is quicker and releases will be faster. Once all components are put in together, the app is ready to go!