Salesforce Mobile SDK allows me to build mobile apps using technologies such as RESET API and HTML5. It includes a complete set of its app policies which makes sure that data can be accessed by every user in a safe and secure manner.
It supports a variety of services like App Cloud, Analytics, Business Logic, Push notifications, and Geographic location which helps in making my app development even more simpler and less time consuming.
It has basically got 3 mobile app development approaches for all its users which are native, HTML and Hybrid to support versatility of mobile apps among developers.
I can also create a Cordova project using Salesforce Mobile SDK and it will automatically create the config file.
Because of its large number of functionalities and features, the first time users have to dig in deep in order to utilize the maximum potential Salesforce has for its users. It is not that easy to start the development from the scratch if you using it for the first time. Also, the user guide has lots of content in it and it has not been categorized by the experience of the developer i.e. Beginner, Intermediate or Expert.
When it comes to Security, Salesforce mobile SDK can’t be matched with any other competitor in the market as it offers an additional security for its users via PIN protection for their application. For using this PIN, developer has to decide the Screen lock pattern while creating the app itself and it will be only valid for the mobile app. Also the app administrators will have the access to enforce the PIN protection or choose the timeout duration.