Monday, September 25, 2017

[Salesforce / Chrome Extension] Happy birthday to the ORGanizer: 1 year on the store!

Checking my diary agenda I could not believe: ORGanizer's first go live was exactly 365 days ago!

I wanted to share my love and expertise for Salesforce in one single Chrome Extension to be free for all, and after 1 year I receive cheers from my Salesforce pals because ORGanizer helps them successing in their daily tasks!

Here are some quick numbers:

  • 20 releases
  • users from 127 countries
  • 4000 active users ca.
  • 28 new features (7 suggested by you)
  • 47 enhancements (17 suggested by you)
  • 32 bug fix (9 suggested by you)
  • 81500 login actions in the last month
  • 222 daily logins in the last month

The analytics (recently introduced) say that the numbers are rapidly increasing and the adoption rate is getting higher and higher.

The most important number is the active users:

And indicates the number of users that day after day keep getting the ORGanizer on their Google Chrome browsers...and it is incresing day by day, and I cannot be happier!

The ORGanizer is more than the extension itself.

Trying to make it the most amazing Chrome Extension ever, there an ecosystem of side projects and systems to help me achieving this aim.

ORGanizer site

This is the central information repository for the extension.

FAQ page

A complete extension guide updated at every release.

Video guides


Active support site where you can report a bug or suggest a new feature.

This is linked to my Salesforce CRM org where I store all the stuff.
It also uses an Heroku app to send the email used to confirm your identity.

Next Release page

This page contains all features and bugfix in development or developed, that will be release in the next release.
Also this feature is related to my personal ORGanizer CRM org.

Change Log

A list of all features delivered in all releases.

Donations and Swag Store

Donations link and a link to the Swag Store to get some cool ORGanizer swag to allow me keeping the extension free for all.

Live Messages

Live messages to get live data to users about the extension, like unexpected bugs or general info.
I use ORGanizer like you do, so I wanted to put in place a feature to communicate with my ORGanusers.

Online reviews
I received amazing reviews from Salesforce community leaders:

Who made it?
I'm the only person behind the ORGanizer but my dear friend Davide D'Annibale is helping me with all the graphics (I litteraly have not taste in graphics :) ) to get it the most professional appearance it can have!

Amazing feedbacks
What's the best way to thank all supporters? Let's show some of the best tweets I got from the web!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

[Salesforce / Lightning] Trigger automatic Lightning Quick Action popup close

Few days ago my #AwesomeAdmin buddy Tom Blamire asked me:

"Do you know if I can automatically close a Quick Action popup window after triggering an action that does not require a UI (like downloading something from a Visualforce page)?"

The flow was simple as he asked me: click on a quick action on a standard layout page (with Lightning Experience enabled), trigger something (that can be a call to a Visualforce page or simply a backend elaboration from Apex) and close automatically the popup.

This is the solution: in this case the setTimeout() call was necessary because you need to get a bit "asynchronous", but if you make an Apex controller callback, you don't need it.

Thanks to Salesforce Lightning framework it is easy as it seem:

Friday, September 8, 2017

[Salesforce] Mason Frank Salesforce Salary Survey: you play the game!

It’s that time of year again. The annual Salesforce Salary Survey is now open!

Mason Frank, global Salesforce recruiters, have begun collecting responses for the their annual Salesforce salary survey!

The survey is formed through collecting insights from people working with Salesforce all over the world and forms to create a crucial resource for the Salesforce industry.

How much should you be earning in your job?

How do your benefits and perks compare?

Which factors can advance your earning potential?

What is your Salesforce working culture really like?

If you work with Salesforce, helps make the survey as accurate and representative as possible by contributing your answers.

Take the survey and you'll also be entered for a chance to win either a Nintendo Switch or Apple Watch 2!

The survey should take you no longer than 15 minutes and will close on the 29th September 2017.

Mason Frank will be launching the results at Dreamforce 2017 and your own copy of the report will be sent directly to you.

Thank you for your input and good luck!