Salesforce.com and Apple are introducing a new app development tool called Salesforce Mobile SDK, which is integrated with the Salesforce Lightning Platform. Photo: Richard B. Levine/Zuma Press
Apple Inc. AAPL 1.44% and Salesforce.com Inc. CRM 2.10% said Monday they have formed a partnership intended on improving apps for businesses.
The software-as-a-service company Salesforce.com said in a release that it would redesign its mobile app to incorporate Apple’s native capabilities, such as Siri Shortcuts, Face ID and Business Chat.
The tech firms are also introducing a new app development tool called Salesforce Mobile SDK, which is integrated with the Salesforce Lightning Platform. The tool will make it easier for business and developers to build and deploy their apps on iPhone and iPad.
Additionally, the San Francisco-based cloud computing company said it would debut an app for its Trailhead platform, which trains people to build their own native apps on Salesforce.
The news comes a day ahead of Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference. The companies said attendees of the conference can preview how the partnership will work at the event.
Shares of Salesforce rose 1.2% on Monday morning to $157.40. The stock is up about 54% so far this year. Shares of Apple were up 0.5% on Monday, trading at $218.65. Apple’s stock is up nearly 29% so far this year.
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