MavensMate overview video

Posted by in mavensmate, salesforce

Here’s a video overview of the Sublime Text plugin for, MavensMate.


Android app: “Voice Notes” (part 1)

Posted by in android, flex, iphone, salesforce

Recently, we’ve been working on some mobile apps internally at Mavens, mostly on iOS, but the subject of Android development was intriguing to me, especially given my background in Java. So, last week I started doing some research on the subject and found that there were a few different approaches to writing Android apps that could connect to Adobe Air 2.5 – Run Flash apps on Android (WARNING: this is very much ALPHA software) salesforceandroid – Leverages ksoap2 (great work) sfdc-wsc (thanks Peter @pmorelli) Android + GAE + OAuth…read more


StaticResourcer Air app

Posted by in flex, salesforce

UPDATE: .zip uploads do not seem to be working properly on Windows 7. The Static Resource is being saved, but the file format is invalid. I’ll do some additional testing and attempt to patch. I’d like to introduce a Air app that I cooked up that allows developers to easily create and update Static Resources in orgs. On a recent project, I found myself working with complex Static Resource zip files containing hundreds of files in a multi-tiered file structure. When I needed to update the archive, I…read more


Live Twitter Gadget For Accounts

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Wow, it’s been quite a while, but I’m finally back to let you know about a new app from Mavens on the AppExchange. “Live Twitter Gadget For Accounts” is a nifty Salesforce/Twitter mashup that does not require a Twitter account. In a nutshell, it allows you to set keywords on your Salesforce accounts that will drive related Tweets to your Account’s detail page, in real time. This application was inspired by the functionality delivered by Google’s live results feature. Installation screencast:


lookup –> picklist

Posted by in apex, salesforce, visualforce

I’ve had several clients “voice concerns” about’s lookup functionality relative to user acceptance. Well, if you’re dealing with a relatively simple lookup table, you can override an object’s new/edit page with a Visualforce page and display the lookup field to the user as a picklist.