In this article we will see how to use Camera and Audio recorder of mobile device in Visualforce and upload as chatter file. It may look that it is very tricky to access device camera and audio control in Visualforce however you may be right if there were no HTML5. Thanks to HTML5 for magic.
Before starting you have to decide which salesforce Instance will act as Identity Provider and which one will act as Service Provider. To Avoid confusions, we can create app with different Logo to distinguish Identity Provider and Service Provider like I did.
Display Visualforce page only in Salesforce1 mobile application and not in desktop version
What you will do if you need to display a visualforce tab only in Salesforce1 app and not in desktop version of Salesforce, not even after clicking on “+” link of tab ?
We all are well aware about PageLayout and Visualforce Pages. From API 29 (Winter 14 release), Salesforce has introduced new functionality in platform named “FlexiPage”. Like Pagelayout, We can add Custom components in Flexipage however Flexipage will be visible only in Salesforce1 application in sidebar.
We can use Flexipage to make custom Homepage for some product which will be accessed directly from Salesforce1. One important thing to note here is that, till date (at the time of writing this tutorial) Flexipage can be defined in XML file and then deploying it using Eclipse, Ant Migration tool, workbench or any other migration tool. There is no way to define Flexipage directly in Salesforce using point and click functionality.
Flexi page can contain List View, Recent Items, Report chart, Visualforce page and Global actions.
Few Years back, When Chatter was introduced in Salesforce there were many critics on this product. Many Experienced analyst suggested that why do we need Social application inside enterprise application ?
Today, I can’t even imagine Salesforce without Chatter. Its more than just Social, Its all about Communication in Team, Visibility, Collaboration. Success of any product or team depends on how well they are connected ?
Chatter has gone beyond expectation of anyone and thanks to Marc Benioff and Team for such marvelous product. Today we have Publisher Actions, Field Tracking, Chatting, Notifications, Salesforce 1, Chatter REST API etc for Chatter.
How to Start with Chatter ?
There are many sources available on developer force website.