What you need to know
- Apple and Salesforce has announced two productivity and learning apps.
- Both apps will be available for iPhone and iPad.
- A new Salesforce Mobile SDK was also announced.
Apple and Salesforce have today announced a pair of apps that will "ignite productivity and learning on the best devices for business," according to a press release. The existing Salesforce Mobile app has been completely redesigned, while a new Trailhead GO app is "the firs-ever" mobile app for Trailhead."
Both apps have both iPhone and iPad versions with Trailhead GO being exclusive to Apple's devices. Apple's Vice President of Product Marketing for Apps, Markets, and Services Susan Prescott believes powerful multitasking and security make iPhone and iPad the best place for Salesforce apps.
The apps will officially be shown off during Salesforce's Dreamforce 2019 event, with Apple CEO Tim Cook joining his Salesforce counterpart – Mark Benioff – for a fireside chat on Tuesday.
The apps themselves are where it's at, though, and this is how Salesforce describes them.
Alongisde its apps Salesforce also confirmed that a mobile SDK is coming soon, with support for iOS 13, iPadOS, and Swift all included.
Salesforce also says that attendees of its Dreamforce 2019 event can get a closer look at the new products, too.
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