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Apple and Salesforce Announce Partnership in New Business Apps for iOS

Apple's enterprise endeavors continue to bear very heavy fruit. Ma is announcing today a partnership with Salesforce, an enterprise software giant that develops on-demand solutions for companies of all types and sizes.

The focus of the partnership is iOSwhich, as we recently commented, is already one of the dominant platforms in the business market and has yet to gain even more from the news.

iOS + Salesforce = Powerful tools and consumer experiences right on the iPhone and iPad. Changing the way business is done!

What changes now is that Salesforce will pay even more attention to Apple's mobile operating system in a number of initiatives. The first one is a full app update Salesforce Mobile for iOS that bring the ?rich experiences? of the system and integrate the app with various technologies offered by Apple such as Siri (and its new Shortcuts), Face ID and Business Chat. The update should arrive in early 2019.

In addition, the company has launched a mobile version of the learning platform. Trailhead It is unique to iOS, allowing small and medium businesses to gain experience with the Salesforce ecosystem right from their iPhones and iPads.

The two companies are also developing a software development package (software development kit, or SDK) optimized for Apple's Swift programming language, which will allow developers around the world to build iOS applications based on the Salesforce Lightning platform, leading business administration and management to Apple's mobile devices as well. new, Apple is launching today at Trailhead a course called Get Started with iOS App Development (First Steps for iOS App Development).

The announcement of the ?strategic partnership? has a timing Interestingly, since tomorrow Salesforce opens its huge annual customer conference, known as Dreamforce there, attendees will be able to see the first practical applications of joining those forces.