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IBM MobileFirst and Android Pie


Android Pie is here and IBM MobileFirst is ready for it.

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Db2 Q-replication for MobileFirst 8.0 in an Active-Active Configuration


Deploying a mobile application is more than just building a mobile application and deploying it to the public app store. A mobile application talks to a back-end system. If the application can be used in many places around the world by a large community, it is likely that the backend...

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Automated synchronization of JSONStore collections with CouchDB databases in iOS and Cordova


MobileFirst JSONStore already allows you to write code to be able to pull and push data from/to an external data source, see here.

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Power your React Native apps with IBM Mobile Foundation


Dear React Native developers, a warm welcome to you to IBM Mobile Foundation. Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of the IBM Mobile Foundation SDK for React Native apps.

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Mobile Foundation 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201807180449-CDUpdate-02 released


We are pleased to announce the continuous delivery (CD) update 2 for Mobile Foundation v8.0.

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Support for iOS 12


If you are an on-premise 7.1 or 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation Service customer, then read further to learn about Mobile Foundation support for iOS 12 .

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation compatibility for Android P Beta Version


Google announced the next version of Android, which is Android P in March 2018. The developer preview of Android P was launched in March 2018 and has been available for a while now for testing, development, and feedback. Android P introduces a variety of new features and capabilities for end...

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End of Support for Windows Phone 8.1 in Mobile Foundation


Microsoft announced the End of Support for Windows Phone 8.1 on July 11th, 2017. Customers need to upgrade to Windows 10 and build apps for UWP (Universal Windows Platform), which provides the common app platform for any device that runs Windows 10. Microsoft provides documentation for porting apps from Windows...

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Integrating MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 in Angular 6 web apps


Angular is a TypeScript based open source front-end web application platform that helps you rapidly build a web application. The latest release of Angular is 6. More details about the new features of Angular 6 can be found in this blog post.

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Integrating MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 in Ionic v3 based apps


Ionic SDK is a framework built on AngularJS and Apache Cordova that helps you rapidly build hybrid mobile apps using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

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Distributing & Updating CoreML models at scale with IBM Mobile Foundation


If you are a follower of what is happening in the Machine learning world, you already know Watson and Core ML. Watson is IBM’s AI platform on the Cloud and CoreML is the framework provided by Apple for running trained machine learning models on iOS devices.

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Configuring Mobile Analytics and Mobile Foundation Bluemix services


Note: Updated for changes after Mobile Analytics service went GA. Note: Updated May 15, 2018 for changes to the IBM Cloud and Mobile Analytics service user interfaces.

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Migrate your client Apps on Android to FCM


Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) has been deprecated and is integrated with Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM). Google will turn off most GCM services by April 2019.The Push Notifications on IBM Mobile Foundation has been updated to use the FCM endpoints. For now, the existing applications using GCM services will continue to...

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Availability of the Mobile Foundation SDK for Xamarin on NuGet


The Xamarin Component Store has been the home of several libraries and components published for Xamarin projects. The MobileFirst SDK for Xamarin has been made available through the Xamarin Component Store ever since it was launched in 2014. If you are a MobileFirst on-premise v7.1 or v8.0 customer or Mobile...

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MobileFirst Platform Cordova plugin compatibility with third-party Cordova plugins


Often the MobileFirst Platform (MFP) Cordova plugin (cordova-plugin-mfp) is used in combination with other native Cordova plugins (like cordova-plugin-camera, cordova-plugin-splashscreen etc.) or with other third-party Cordova plugins. The MFP Cordova plugin works seamlessly with native Cordova plugins as the MFP plugin is built to ensure that there are no compatibility...

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Security and data sanitization in MobileFirst Server for loguploader endpoint


Endpoint /mfp/api/loguploader accepts unauthenticated requests and payload. The endpoint accepts the entire request at once. However, the payload is processed at multiple levels to ensure that it meets the data format and sanity checks required by the analytics server. Failing the sanity checks results in the request not being sent...

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Automated synchronization of JSONStore collections with CouchDB databases


MobileFirst JSONStore already allows you to write code to be able to pull and push data from/to an external data source, see here.

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How to install and configure Mobile Foundation on IBM Cloud Private


Mobile Foundation is now available for IBM Cloud Private (ICP) deployment. The Passport Advantage Archive (PPA Archive) of Mobile Foundation for IBM Cloud Private (ICP) contains the Docker images and Helm Charts of the Mobile Foundation Server, Mobile Analytics Server and the Application Center.

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Mobile Foundation v8.0 is now available on IBM Cloud Private


We are excited to announce that IBM Mobile Foundation v8.0 is now available for deployment on IBM Cloud Private. This empowers clients to leverage Mobile Foundation enterprise capabilities to build next-generation cognitive and engaging apps, and rapidly innovate by standardizing on a modern and scalable Cloud platform. Read more about...

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IBM Mobile Foundation Product Advisory - Possible impact on extended app authenticity due to Android changes


In Dec 2017, Google announced that starting 2018 they will start adding a small amount of security metadata on top of each APK to verify that it was officially distributed by Google Play. This metadata is intended to provide a badge of authenticity for apps distributed via the Google Play...

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation documentation updates for lower versions


Documentation updates for the lower versions of MobileFirst Platform Foundation are compiled in this post. The updates here augment and in some cases replace or correct the information for the respective version documentation in the knowledge center.

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IBM MobileFirst and Android Pie

Android Pie is here and IBM MobileFirst is ready for it.

Db2 Q-replication for MobileFirst 8.0 in an Active-Active Configuration

Deploying a mobile application is more than just building a mobile application and deploying it to the public app store....

Automated synchronization of JSONStore collections with CouchDB databases in iOS and Cordova

MobileFirst JSONStore already allows you to write code to be able to pull and push data from/to an external data...

Power your React Native apps with IBM Mobile Foundation

Dear React Native developers, a warm welcome to you to IBM Mobile Foundation. Today, we are pleased to announce the...

Mobile Foundation 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201807180449-CDUpdate-02 released

We are pleased to announce the continuous delivery (CD) update 2 for Mobile Foundation v8.0.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Support for iOS 12

If you are an on-premise 7.1 or 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation Service customer, then read further to learn about...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation compatibility for Android P Beta Version

Google announced the next version of Android, which is Android P in March 2018. The developer preview of Android P...

End of Support for Windows Phone 8.1 in Mobile Foundation

Microsoft announced the End of Support for Windows Phone 8.1 on July 11th, 2017. Customers need to upgrade to Windows...

Integrating MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 in Angular 6 web apps

Angular is a TypeScript based open source front-end web application platform that helps you rapidly build a web application. The...

Integrating MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 in Ionic v3 based apps

Ionic SDK is a framework built on AngularJS and Apache Cordova that helps you rapidly build hybrid mobile apps using...

Distributing & Updating CoreML models at scale with IBM Mobile Foundation

If you are a follower of what is happening in the Machine learning world, you already know Watson and Core...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix release information for 8.0

A new iFix 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201808131120 released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated August 13th, 2018.

MobileFirst Foundation iFix release information for 7.1

A new iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201807271401 has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 7.1, dated July 27th, 2018. iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201807271401 latest iFix for...

Configuring Mobile Analytics and Mobile Foundation Bluemix services

Note: Updated for changes after Mobile Analytics service went GA. Note: Updated May 15, 2018 for changes to the IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201805091206 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated May 9th, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201805071746 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated May 7th, 2018.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201804271137 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated April 27th, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201804251124 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated April 25th, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

Migrate your client Apps on Android to FCM

Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) has been deprecated and is integrated with Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM). Google will turn off most...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201804170743 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated April 17th, 2018.

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201804111321 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated April 11th, 2018.

Availability of the Mobile Foundation SDK for Xamarin on NuGet

The Xamarin Component Store has been the home of several libraries and components published for Xamarin projects. The MobileFirst SDK...

MobileFirst Platform Cordova plugin compatibility with third-party Cordova plugins

Often the MobileFirst Platform (MFP) Cordova plugin (cordova-plugin-mfp) is used in combination with other native Cordova plugins (like cordova-plugin-camera, cordova-plugin-splashscreen...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201804051553 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated April 5th, 2018.

Security and data sanitization in MobileFirst Server for loguploader endpoint

Endpoint /mfp/api/loguploader accepts unauthenticated requests and payload. The endpoint accepts the entire request at once. However, the payload is processed...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201803160641 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated March 16th, 2018.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201803020530 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated March 2nd, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201802230922 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0, dated February 23rd, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF201802230851 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3, dated February 23rd, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

Automated synchronization of JSONStore collections with CouchDB databases

MobileFirst JSONStore already allows you to write code to be able to pull and push data from/to an external data...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201802201451 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated February 20th, 2018.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201802160539 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated February 16th, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201802080700 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated February 8th, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201801300804 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0, dated January 30th, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201801301424 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated January 30th, 2018.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201801291248 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated January 29th, 2018.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

How to install and configure Mobile Foundation on IBM Cloud Private

Mobile Foundation is now available for IBM Cloud Private (ICP) deployment. The Passport Advantage Archive (PPA Archive) of Mobile Foundation...

Mobile Foundation v8.0 is now available on IBM Cloud Private

We are excited to announce that IBM Mobile Foundation v8.0 is now available for deployment on IBM Cloud Private. This...

IBM Mobile Foundation Product Advisory - Possible impact on extended app authenticity due to Android changes

In Dec 2017, Google announced that starting 2018 they will start adding a small amount of security metadata on top...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation documentation updates for lower versions

Documentation updates for the lower versions of MobileFirst Platform Foundation are compiled in this post. The updates here augment and...