Salesforce provides the perfect prototyping software, which is why apps4autism will use Salesforce's App Cloud to deliver solutions.
The App Cloud is onwed by Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor Salesforce.com which is a social and mobile app development platform. It consists of Force.com and Heroku. apps4autism will be developed using one of these platforms.
Autism CRC is prioritising development on the Salesforce App Cloud to create an integrated, consistent, commercial grade, and scalable eco-system of applications that transform the lives of people living with autism.
Force.com is a Platform as a Service product designed to simplify the development of cloud-based applications and websites. Developers can create apps, portals, and websites through the cloud integrated development environment and deploy them quickly to Force.com's multi-tenant servers.
Heroku is a cloud based platform based on a managed container system, with integrated data services and a powerful eco-system for deploying and running modern apps. The Heroku developer experience is an app-centric approach for software delivery, integrated with today's most popular developer tools and workflows.
Heroku runs your apps inside dynos - smart containers on a reliable, fully managed runtime environment. Developers deploy their written code in Node, Ruby, Java, PHP, Python, Go, Scala or Clojure to a build system which produces an app that's ready for execution. The system and language stacks are monitored, patched and upgraded, so its always ready and up-to-date. The runtime keeps apps running without any manual intervention.