Salesforce1 is Missing the Calendar!


With the release of Salesforce1, Salesforce.com has made it easy to write and extend Salesforce Visualforce pages to any mobile device. No doubt, Salesforce users will be doing more than ever on their mobile devices. But interestingly enough, Salesforce has decided not to place a user’s appointment calendar on the Salesforce1 application. 

There is a "Today" tab on my iphone, but it doesn't seem to pull all my events correctly or give me what I really need to manage my events and calendar. To solve this problem, we at Snapptraffic Consulting produced a Visualforce page for the calendar and enabled that for Salesforce1 and extended it to all the mobile devices associated with our org (which happens automatically, you just need to have installed the Salesforce1 enabled VF page into the org and the tab appears on any mobile device).

A New Mobile Application

Now we have a new "My Day" tab on the mobile device!


Application Capabilities

This is a fairly straightforward Salesforce1 Mobile Application Calendar system that won't need a lot of explanation. Touching the "My Day" tab takes you to a mobile page showing a list view calendar with selectable options of "Today", "Next 7 Days", "This Week", etc. Here is a screenshot of that:




Notice that we included on the Calendar:
- All Events on a given day grouped together
- The Event Start Time and End Time
- The Subject, a clickable link into a drill down page showing all details of the event
- The Name field, also a clickable link to the associated lead or contact record
- The "Related To" field which can also be clicked in order to see the associated record
- The Location and Comments fields

No "New Event" Functionality

Salesforce.com also neglected to provide the Salesforce1 user with a means to create a new event. This is probably my number one need for a mobile device - to create an event while out, away from my computer. We decided to add this to the application as well. So in addition to the items noted above, using this application, Salesforce1 can also create new events from the mobile device.

For now our application styling is patterned off the standard home page look and feel that salesforce.com  uses on their home page that you'd see in a typical browser on a computer. We'll be modifying the style of this page to make it look a little more "typical" for a mobile app as we play with the app and decide on the look that we want.

Get this Application

If you would like this application, we'd be happy to make it available and install it for you. We're offering it for a a one-time fee for installation and licensing. The setup fee is a flat fee of $250 and the licensing fee is $25 per user.

Modify this Application

If you like the idea, but have some changes in mind, we'd be happy to make any changes that you'd like to the application before installing it into your org. These can be handled at our standard hourly rate which you can see on our website referenced below.

Produce Another Salesforce Mobile Application that You Need?

Do you have another requirement that you want to extend to the mobile devices of your team? Not only can we develop salesforce visualforce pages that your internal users to salesforce are using, we can also extend these visualforce pages to their mobile devices as well. In addition, we can develop applications, based on your Salesforce org, as you've customized it,  and extend those to the mobile devices of your users. Contact us if you'd like to discuss and get an estimate for your idea. 

Contact Us

If you'd like to have us install this application in your org so that your team has access to their Events on their mobile devices, just contact us through our website at www.snapptraffic.com. We'd be happy to meet with you, install the application, and help you with any other Salesforce.com issues that you may have questions about. 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is this linked to MyDay the app?

http://bracketlabs.com/myday

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