Comments
Salesforce.com: Let's Build Apps For Wearables
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Muthu LeesaJ889
50%
50%
Muthu LeesaJ889,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/19/2014 | 8:37:56 AM
Before it is too late..
We are indeed about to witness the glory of wearable technology in the coming days. And apps will play an integral role. Clearly Salesforce.com is leading the league of platforms allowing access to develop mobile apps for wearable tech. This send a clear message to the developer community to gear up for the next BIG thing in app development. So, is it too early to discuss the challenges? I dont think so! One of my colleagues has written about the challenges of wearable tech apps: http://mlabs.boston-technology.com/blog/salesforce.com-just-fast-tracked-the-growth-of-wearables
anon3225716781
50%
50%
anon3225716781,
User Rank: Apprentice
6/17/2014 | 3:14:08 AM
Let's Build Apps For Wearables
Very interesting information shared on this post about wearables technology. Before developing an apps for wearables, I just thought you might want to check out this http://www.openxcell.com/everything-need-know-wearable-tech that's also very importatnt for people.
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
6/11/2014 | 1:12:58 PM
How many wearables does it take to justify the investment
I'm just thinking out load here, but is the company going to be buying every salesperson a wearable to justify the investment in a wearables app? It's not exactly like iOS and Android where a company can count on employees having or wanting at least one of these choices. I guess it's good to look over the horizon. Maybe if Apple finally chimes in and solidifies the category, Salesforce may be on to something here.
soozyg
50%
50%
soozyg,
User Rank: Ninja
6/10/2014 | 1:11:41 PM
Re: Dev reach
I'm wondering if wearables are really going to be that big a market. Companies would have to go into mass production to drastically bring down prices, thus making them more palatable for the general public. Unless we're talking about industrial use for some wearables, I just don't see the market being that big for decades, if at all.
soozyg
50%
50%
soozyg,
User Rank: Ninja
6/10/2014 | 1:09:28 PM
Re: Dev reach
The IT world is just starting to standardize some things and now a whole new market of wearables is coming in to disturb it again. Interesting.
ChrisMurphy
50%
50%
ChrisMurphy,
User Rank: Author
6/10/2014 | 1:08:46 PM
Re: Dev reach
I wonder if developers will be wary of tying too closely to a Salesforce ecosystem. Or maybe the reverse will be true -- in trying to be open, Salesforce won't cater enough to the specific needs of its its inherently mobile clientele of sales pros. Anyone have a sense of where this effort is likely to land on the spectrum? 
Shane M. O'Neill
50%
50%
Shane M. O'Neill,
User Rank: Author
6/10/2014 | 11:02:39 AM
Re: Dev reach
It's still early days for wearables, but developers can't put them off for long. Salesforce told me they plan to go on the road and evangelize the heck out of Salesforce Wear. So it will be right in developers' faces. 
Laurianne
50%
50%
Laurianne,
User Rank: Author
6/10/2014 | 10:53:44 AM
Dev reach
It will be interesting to see what the large Salesforce dev community does with this. Does the "today" type app mentioned here appeal to you on a smartwatch?


Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014
Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.