Developing Offline Apps with Salesforce Mobile Services
Mobile apps and offline access go hand in hand. If a sales rep has five minutes with a doctor and an iPad in the basement of a hospital, or a service rep needs to complete a mobile inspection report in a remote location, they might not have a strong data signal when they need it most. Worldwide cell coverage improves every year, but when it comes right down to it, if you’re on the move, your signal strength and data bandwidth will vary greatly from place to place. Apps are no longer just “online” or “offline” — there’s a huge gray area in between where your device might technically be online, but the connection just isn’t usable enough for mission critical tasks.