Support for iPhone 6/6 Plus-compatible application resolution in MobileFirst Platform v6.3 and earlier

The below is related only to MobileFirst Platform 6.3 and below.In iOS, the application resolution is defined by the launch image provided in the application resources.MobileFirst Studio creates a default launch image when creating a hybrid application with an iOS environment but it lacks support for iPhone 6/6 Plus resolution. Starting MFP v7.0, support is provided built-in....more

IBM MobileFirst Platform 6.3 and iOS 8.2 & 8.3 beta 2

Apple opened the doors to iOS 8.2 to everyone along with the much anticipated Apple Watch companion SDK.This is another milestone iOS release and things look good for IBM Mobile First Platform customers and developers.The latest available version of IBM MobileFirst Platform, v6.3, plays well with iOS 8.2, as well as with the beta releases of iOS 8.3Major features such as server connectivity and adapter invocation/chaining, authentication, notifications, Cordova plug-ins, native pages, JSONStore, App management functionality, common UI controls, native elements in hybrid pages, Analytics and logging all work great.Advanced device security features like App Authenticity and Device Provisioning are......more

IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS (Beta) Security Overview

IntroductionThis document describes, at a high level, the security model for the IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS (beta). It covers the IBM Cloud-based platform whose primary documentation is available here:...more

OOTB support for BlackBerry WebWorks 2.2

Contributed by: Rahul RaghuvanshiBlackBerry released WebWorks SDK 2.0 beta in Q1 2014 for the BlackBerry 10.x OS. We had previoulsy published manual procedures for supporting an IBM MobileFirst hybrid applicaton with Webworks 2.0.We have now released built-in support in IBM MobileFirst Studio for generating new projects with WebWorks SDK 2.2! Based on the SDK version the WEBWORKS_HOME environment variable is pointing to, MobileFirst Studio will generate a project structure in the required structure (for WebWorks 1.x or 2.x). This support is available in the latest iFixes of:IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.2.0IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0 and future releases.Please let us......more

Working with JSONStore Collections (Join)

OverviewCurrently, JSONStore does not have a dedicated feature to join collection like most relational databases. However, you can utilize shared indexes using additional search fields to relate different collections. In this blog, I will demonstrate how this is done and at the end of the blog I will attach an app that you can use to help you. In addition, I would recommend using the latest publicly available version of MobileFirst Platform but this may apply to older versions as well....more

Developing a Xamarin.Forms app for IBM MobileFirst

A detailed walk thru of developing a Android and iOS Xamarin.forms app for IBM MobileFirst ...more

Protecting adapter procedures for backend access

OverviewMobileFirst Platform Foundation Server allows to protect adapter procedures via several types of authentication, using security tests, realms and login modules.The MobileFirst client-side SDK helps you handle challenges sent by the server when trying to access a protected resource....more

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....more

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 Platform Foundation"....more

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 any issues to report, so all is well! Do let us know if you see any issue through in the discussion forum....more

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 a way to hide some of the notifications from appearing on the watch, and conversely allow some notifications to bridge over to the watch. IBM MobileFirst v6.3.0 added support for bridging control of notifications....more





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Support for iPhone 6/6 Plus-compatible application resolution in MobileFirst Platform v6.3 and earlier

The below is related only to MobileFirst Platform 6.3 and below.In iOS, the application resolution is defined by the launch...

IBM MobileFirst Platform 6.3 and iOS 8.2 & 8.3 beta 2

Apple opened the doors to iOS 8.2 to everyone along with the much anticipated Apple Watch companion SDK.This is another...

IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS (Beta) Security Overview

IntroductionThis document describes, at a high level, the security model for the IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS (beta). It covers...

OOTB support for BlackBerry WebWorks 2.2

Contributed by: Rahul RaghuvanshiBlackBerry released WebWorks SDK 2.0 beta in Q1 2014 for the BlackBerry 10.x OS. We had previoulsy...

Working with JSONStore Collections (Join)

OverviewCurrently, JSONStore does not have a dedicated feature to join collection like most relational databases. However, you can utilize shared...

Developing a Xamarin.Forms app for IBM MobileFirst

A detailed walk thru of developing a Android and iOS Xamarin.forms app for IBM MobileFirst

Protecting adapter procedures for backend access

OverviewMobileFirst Platform Foundation Server allows to protect adapter procedures via several types of authentication, using security tests, realms and login...

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...