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Changing the Server URL during runtime


IntroductionAn often requested feature by customers for MobileFirst Platform (previously Worklight) is having the ability to change, during runtime, the MobileFirst Server URL an application will attempt connecting to.

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Active/Active topology for the MobileFirst Platform Foundation Server


If you are deploying a MobileFirst Platform Foundation (aka Worklight) application and you are wondering how you will deploy the server in several data centers for better performances and high availability, you may consider this new article on developerWorks "How to coordinate and execute an active-active topology with IBM MobileFirst...

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BlackBerry 10.3.1 certified with IBM MobileFirst


BlackBerry released their latest BB10 release recently. At the time of writing the post, the 10.3 release is available for BlackBerry Passport, BlackBerry Classic, Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry.We have verified the BB 10.3.1 release withIBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.2.0IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0In our certification we haven't found...

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Control Notification bridging on Android watch


In Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Google announced bridged notifications for wearables. Notifications and their actions (i.e what happens when you tap on a notification) are bridged over to the wearable devices by default. However all the actions cannot be achieved with a single tap on the watch. So mobile developers need...

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Customizing Direct Update


OverviewWhat is “Direct Update”? “Direct Update” is the direct delivery of updated web resources to deployed applications. Subject to the terms and conditions of the target platform, organizations are not required to upload new app versions to the app store or market. In IBM® MobileFirst Platform Foundation, this option is available...

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Managing PDF documents in a hybrid app for offline availability


It is a common requirement for a mobile app to give access to the end user to a set of documentation like PDF files, so that he can read them even when he is offline. This blog post explains how to manage documents metadata with the JSONStore, download documents from...

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Adapter Thread Pools - Removed!


OverviewIn Worklight 6.2 and earlier, the server uses designated thread pools to enforce timeouts and manage concurrency in adapter procedure invocation. This was achieved by running the backend invocation on a different thread, and controlling the run time of that thread. The number of available threads is actually the concurrency...

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Xamarin 1.0 SDK validated with IBM MobileFirst v6.3.0


Couple of weeks back we announced the availability of IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0 . We went ahead and validated the IBM MobileFirst Xamarin SDK 1.0.0 with the IBM MobileFirst 6.3.0 server. The IBM MobileFirst Xamarin SDK passed our tests! iOS and Android apps built with the current IBM MobileFirst...

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iOS 64 bit support


Update - December 17th, 2014:iOS 64 bit support is now available in IBM Worklight Foundation 6.0 to 6.2 service releases as well as MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3. For more details, please refer to the following tech-note: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21692883Original post - November 17th, 2014:Apple recently announced that starting February 1, 2015 all...

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Integrating IBM MobileFirst Platform with reverse proxies and security gateways


[This post is based on the “Integrating with reverse proxy and security gateway” section from the IBM MobileFirst Platform security technical white paper. The text has been updated and expanded to include additional details and new features related to Device Single Sign-On with security gateways that were introduced in IBM...

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Update "My Notifications" for MobileFirst Platform


If you're currently subscribed to get Worklight notifications via IBM's "My Notifications" RSS feed or email alert system and you would like to continue getting updates for the latest releases, you will need to update your subscription to include MobileFirst Platform Foundation. Or if you've never signed up, but would...

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Integrating IBM MobileFirst Command Line Tools with a Grunt Workflow


The IBM MobileFirst Platform Command Line Interface allows you to integrate MobileFirst technologies with your existing workflows and tools. In this video tutorial, I show you step-by-step how to integrate the MobileFirst CLI into a Grunt workflow that verifies, builds, and publishes MobileFirst artifacts automatically as you make code changes....

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iOS 8 Today Extension in a MobileFirst application


iOS 8 added support for App Extensions, which lets you extend custom functionality and content outside of your application.

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Using IBM MobileFirst Platform's native iOS SDK in Apple Watch applications


Below videos demonstrate how to create a simple Apple Watch application, add MobileFirst platform SDK and leverage MobileFirst adapters to retrieve data to be displayed in the application.

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0 now available


IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0, formerly known as IBM Worklight Foundation, is now available for download.Get the Developer EditionIn v6.3, attention was given in the following main themes:FocusLeveraging iOS 8 – Silent and interactive notifications, Touch ID to open JSONStore, iBeacons support, Swift compatibility, and User engagement actionsEnable development of...

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Welcome to the new Developer Center


Welcome to the new Developer Center.The Developer Center is meant to be our new home where the MobileFirst Platform team will share the following with the developer community:Getting Started tutorials and samples in a fresh and web-friendly formatAccess to our Developer Edition free downloads: the Studio plugin, Command Line Interface...

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Changing the Server URL during runtime

IntroductionAn often requested feature by customers for MobileFirst Platform (previously Worklight) is having the ability to change, during runtime, the...

Active/Active topology for the MobileFirst Platform Foundation Server

If you are deploying a MobileFirst Platform Foundation (aka Worklight) application and you are wondering how you will deploy the...

BlackBerry 10.3.1 certified with IBM MobileFirst

BlackBerry released their latest BB10 release recently. At the time of writing the post, the 10.3 release is available for...

Control Notification bridging on Android watch

In Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Google announced bridged notifications for wearables. Notifications and their actions (i.e what happens when you tap...

Customizing Direct Update

OverviewWhat is “Direct Update”? “Direct Update” is the direct delivery of updated web resources to deployed applications. Subject to the...

Managing PDF documents in a hybrid app for offline availability

It is a common requirement for a mobile app to give access to the end user to a set of...

Adapter Thread Pools - Removed!

OverviewIn Worklight 6.2 and earlier, the server uses designated thread pools to enforce timeouts and manage concurrency in adapter procedure...

Xamarin 1.0 SDK validated with IBM MobileFirst v6.3.0

Couple of weeks back we announced the availability of IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0 . We went ahead and validated...

iOS 64 bit support

Update - December 17th, 2014:iOS 64 bit support is now available in IBM Worklight Foundation 6.0 to 6.2 service releases...

Integrating IBM MobileFirst Platform with reverse proxies and security gateways

[This post is based on the “Integrating with reverse proxy and security gateway” section from the IBM MobileFirst Platform security...

Update "My Notifications" for MobileFirst Platform

If you're currently subscribed to get Worklight notifications via IBM's "My Notifications" RSS feed or email alert system and you...

Integrating IBM MobileFirst Command Line Tools with a Grunt Workflow

The IBM MobileFirst Platform Command Line Interface allows you to integrate MobileFirst technologies with your existing workflows and tools. In...

iOS 8 Today Extension in a MobileFirst application

iOS 8 added support for App Extensions, which lets you extend custom functionality and content outside of your application.

Using IBM MobileFirst Platform's native iOS SDK in Apple Watch applications

Below videos demonstrate how to create a simple Apple Watch application, add MobileFirst platform SDK and leverage MobileFirst adapters to...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0 now available

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0, formerly known as IBM Worklight Foundation, is now available for download.Get the Developer EditionIn v6.3,...

Welcome to the new Developer Center

Welcome to the new Developer Center.The Developer Center is meant to be our new home where the MobileFirst Platform team...