Salesforce1 Actions with Visualforce

by Patrick Connelly posted on January 03, 2016

Salesforce1 Actions can be very powerful. Most of the examples I have seen regarding Salesforce1 Actions have been around Global Actions that show up on the home page. I recently had the chance to play around with object specific actions and found that combined with Visualforce pages they can be very powerful.


The goal of this post is to create two quick actions for the Lead object. One that will reject a lead and one that will accept a lead.

Salesforce1 Goal

We will be doing this via a Visualforce page that has an onload action. This will be useful so that we can re-use this both for a standard page layout button as well as for our Salesforce1 Action

Mobile SDK 3.1 released

by Patrick Connelly posted on February 13, 2015

At the end of last year, Salesforce released the Mobile SDK 3.0 which added quite a few new features. Now, they’ve released the Mobile SDK 3.1 with some really nice new features. I have not had a chance to dive into the Mobile SDK prior to this release, but I think it’s made some great progress and should be something to give a try of.

Background on the Mobile SDK

Mobile SDK Unified Cross Platform Architecture

The mobile SDK is a great way to write native apps for iOS, Android or hybrid apps using a number of web frameworks.

What’s new?

The updated SDK includes:

  • A more consistent implementation for native and hybrid apps for iOS and Android
  • Full CRUD operations for both online and offline usage
  • CocoaPods for iOS
  • Library updates

What can I do with this?

The updated mobile SDK makes it even easier now to get started with Android Studio and Gradle now being fully supported for native apps. To get started, checkout the Mobile SDK wiki page for the learning path you want to take. You can also take a look at the Android, iOS or Hybrid sample apps to get started.

Read the full announcement