An app and development process designed for collaboration

The Salesforce Chatter app, developed in advance of Dreamforce for a keynote demonstration, streamlines and simplifies enterprise collaboration. With the app, colleagues can share documents, engage in discussions, get real-time project updates, and remain connected in or out of the office.

Challenge

No Salesforce mobile app developers were available internally, but the company needed an iPad application to feature in their Dreamforce conference keynote in three months. ArcTouch had to jumpstart the project with no delay, immersing its team for rapid engagement and delivering quick results.

Solution

ArcTouch engineers worked on-site at Salesforce, collaborating closely with their visual designers. This staff augmentation model, one we apply often, proved remarkably effective. Our team subdivided to focus part on main app features and part on promising feature prototypes and user-interface options. This allowed for separate demos, faster feedback, and an on-schedule launch. This was the first of a series of engagements with Salesforce and with other clients requiring mobile apps with Salesforce integration.