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While Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 can interoperate with Smartphone and Mobile devices there are occasions when mobile data capture requirements need to be more sophisticated and requires a mobile app to integrate with Dynamics CRM. Rather than look to design and build an application using a device’s native UI framework (e.g. iOS), which could prove costly to achieve across multiple devices and operating systems, we would recommend that a framework based on PhoneGap – recently acquired by Adobe – is considered.
For example, the PhoneGap framework allows us to design and develop a series of multipart forms, with conditional logic, data selection lists, free text fields and enables pictures and dictation to also be taken & captured. The solution can be designed for online & offline use and to import & export with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.
The Phonegap API also allows access to device features such as the accelerometer, compass, contacts, file system, geolocation etc. so essentially it can do anything that a native app can do.