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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Deployment

Because mobile Web applications are just Web pages, deployment ultimately requires that the user simply visit your application’s URL. If you’ve built your application to use OAuth for authentication, you can host its Web pages anywhere. If you’re using session sharing, you need to host it in an application, referred to here as a container that the user has already used to authenticate to Salesforce.

The advantage of a container is that users don’t need to authenticate to Salesforce again just to use your application. Additionally, they have all of the other features included in the container application. But don’t be fooled. At the end of the day, the container is purely a Visualforce page viewer and bookmarker. To be successful, your ...

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