|Describe the AppExchange.||AppExchange Website|
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|The AppExchange is a marketplace to buy, build, sell, and install applications for Salesforce.com.|
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does unsupported means the online help?
It means that if you contact Salesforce for support on the package, they will not provide it (or at least won’t guarantee support).
Force.com Labs releases AppExchange packages for free that provide new functionality, although the packages are not supported.
what does the following sentence means although the packages are not supported.
“Force.com Labs AppExchange Apps” and “AppExchange Website” links connect me with the website. Is this the intent, or it should be an article/video, etc.?
That’s the intent – there is a listing of free packages from the Force.com labs
“Native or Non-Native? Evaluating Salesforce Apps” link is not working
This link appears to work
Hi John! Looks like the Financial Force link is outdated and needs to be changed to http://www.financialforce.com/resources/whitepapers-and-ebooks/salesforce-platform/salesforce-appexchange/
Thanks Allyson, updated.
Native vs. non-native: the link you give includes “look and feel” as a criterion. Could you confirm this? An app that is developed entirely in Force.com and doesn’t rely on external systems but has a custom UI that looks nothing like normal SF — is that still native? Is native vs. non-native more of a judgment call than a hard rule?
Native = app logic and data hosted within Salesforce. A native app will not rely on anything (e.g. another server or web app) other than Salesforce.
Non-native = app logic and data not hosted or partially hosted within Salesforce; relies on other web applications or servers to function.
UI doesn’t have to play into the picture, but commonly does. You can have a custom UI with a native app. You can have a non-native app that uses VisualForce (and therefore looks native).