Connecting Native ios app to Salesforce1?

I would like to connect my native ios app (objective C/ Bluetooth Low Energy) in Salesforce1 platform (not as custom app). How do I do that ( publisher action or global actions or canvas apps) ?. Can you provide me pointers to documentation/ examples.

Thanks,
Vasu

Answer

This is currently NOT possible in Salesforce1. This is because

A) Canvas is for integrating external web applications and mobile-web based apps (both of which have a public URL) NOT native mobile applications which are installed and run on a user’s device
B) Both custom Chatter publisher actions and global actions work with VF pages and Canvas apps NOT with native mobile apps

Read more here

On the other hand, if you have a hybrid app which in turn invokes VF pages, you can still expose those via Salesforce1. However, it is NOT possible for 3rd party native apps. In fact, Salesforce has published guidelines on when you should opt for building native apps vs. using the Salesforce1 app.

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