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Serving Data to the Apple Watch & other Wearables with IBM MobileFirst

Since Apple recently announced they’ve achieved over $1B in sales with the Apple Watch and taken over 75% of the smartwatch market, I figured a friendly reminder that you can...

IBM MobileFirst Platform and iOS 8.4

iOS 8.4 is now public. All the flagship features such as JSONStore, authentication, notifications, app management capabilities, server connectivity and adapter invocation/chaining, Cordova plug-ins, common UI controls, native pages, native...

Retargeting your MobileFirst Windows Phone apps to 8.1

If you're developing Hybrid applications for Windows Phone, you might have noticed that Visual Studio allows you to retarget your apps to Windows Phone 8.1. If your using the Visual...

MobileFirst tweet notifications on Apple Watch (Swift)

In this blog we will do the following: Create an iOS app and use MobileFirst native API Use a MobileFirst HTTP adapter Implement tag-based push notifications to notify users when...

Handling binary responses in native iOS using Java adapters

Starting with MobileFirst Platform 7.0, you can send and receive arbitrary data to your client's device using Java Adapters.

An example of using Git, IBM BlueMix DevOps Services and MobileFirst Studio

I introduced some basic concepts around using Git with IBM MobileFirst Platform in the last post. This post will build on that through an example using IBM Bluemix DevOps Services as...

Source Code Management with IBM MobileFirst Platform

This is a high level overview of managing the source code of your mobile application project in the IBM MobileFirst Platform (MFP). You should come away with enough foundational knowledge...

React Native for iOS with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation

MobileFirst Platform Foundation with React Native for iOSIn the video below I go through a simple app using the MobileFirst Platform Foundation iOS SDK and a MobileFirst Platform Foundation HTTP...

Introducing Labs: Experience MobileFirst Platform with self-paced instructional videos

Today we put the spotlight on a new section in the MobileFirst Platform Developer Center, to which we call Labs.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Custom Authenticators and Login Modules Explained

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation provides a robust and extendable API for implementing custom authentication flows. This video blog explains each of the components required to create a custom server-side authentication...

OpenSSL Security Alert for existing apps in Google Play Store

If you have a Worklight Foundation or MobileFirst Platform Foundation application deployed in the Google Play Store, you may soon receive the following warning issued by Google:

Managing app and data on a device (Block, Wipe and others)

Managing the lifecycle of mobiles apps, often referred as Mobile Application Management (MAM), is one of the key features of MobileFirst Platform Foundation. It includes:

Ionic partners with IBM to bring Ionic Creator to the MobileFirst Platform

Re-post from Ionic.Also see the IBM press release.

Getting familiar with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation OAuth Security

In recent years OAuth has become a de facto industry standard for authorization. It allows client applications to securely access protected resources on behalf of the data owner without compromising...

Using Multiple Versions of the MobileFirst CLI Simultaneously

One of the things to be aware of when working with MobileFirst platform is that you can often have installed multiple versions of tools simultaneously, with a little care. This...

Xamarin SDK for IBM MobileFirst 7.0 released

Earlier this year, IBM released MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0. Among the many enhancements, this release provided standards based integration and authentication for mobile applications. MobileFirst applications can now use the...

Recent changes to Apple's app submission review process

Recently (April 2015) Apple has tweaked a bit the tests performed on .ipa files as part of the App Store app submission review process.The change now disallows unsigned .sh type...

Using HTTP Adapters to access Watson Question and Answer service at IBM Bluemix

Important:IBM Watson Question and Answer service has been disconinued. See https://developer.ibm.com/watson/blog/2015/11/11/watson-question-and-answer-service-to-be-withdrawn/

Saving and Retrieving Images using Cloudant with HTTP Adapters

OverviewCloudant is a DBaaS, Database-As-A-Service, that manages and scales fast growing data sets. Cloudant is built under Couchdb, a NoSQL database which uses dynamic schemas instead of predefined schemas seen...

Custom Network Analytics for iOS Apps

OverviewIn the 7.0 release of MobileFirst Platform Foundation, the WLAnalytics API for native iOS has been expanded to include 2 new utility methods: generateNetworkRequestMetadataWithURL: and generateNetworkResponseMetadataWithResponseData:andTrackingId:. These methods can be...





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Serving Data to the Apple Watch & other Wearables with IBM MobileFirst

Since Apple recently announced they’ve achieved over $1B in sales with the Apple Watch and taken over 75% of the...

IBM MobileFirst Platform and iOS 8.4

iOS 8.4 is now public. All the flagship features such as JSONStore, authentication, notifications, app management capabilities, server connectivity and...

Retargeting your MobileFirst Windows Phone apps to 8.1

If you're developing Hybrid applications for Windows Phone, you might have noticed that Visual Studio allows you to retarget your...

MobileFirst tweet notifications on Apple Watch (Swift)

In this blog we will do the following: Create an iOS app and use MobileFirst native API Use a MobileFirst...

Handling binary responses in native iOS using Java adapters

Starting with MobileFirst Platform 7.0, you can send and receive arbitrary data to your client's device using Java Adapters.

An example of using Git, IBM BlueMix DevOps Services and MobileFirst Studio

I introduced some basic concepts around using Git with IBM MobileFirst Platform in the last post. This post will build on...

Source Code Management with IBM MobileFirst Platform

This is a high level overview of managing the source code of your mobile application project in the IBM MobileFirst...

React Native for iOS with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation

MobileFirst Platform Foundation with React Native for iOSIn the video below I go through a simple app using the MobileFirst...

Introducing Labs: Experience MobileFirst Platform with self-paced instructional videos

Today we put the spotlight on a new section in the MobileFirst Platform Developer Center, to which we call Labs....

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Custom Authenticators and Login Modules Explained

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation provides a robust and extendable API for implementing custom authentication flows. This video blog explains each...

OpenSSL Security Alert for existing apps in Google Play Store

If you have a Worklight Foundation or MobileFirst Platform Foundation application deployed in the Google Play Store, you may soon...

Managing app and data on a device (Block, Wipe and others)

Managing the lifecycle of mobiles apps, often referred as Mobile Application Management (MAM), is one of the key features of...

Ionic partners with IBM to bring Ionic Creator to the MobileFirst Platform

Re-post from Ionic.Also see the IBM press release.

Getting familiar with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation OAuth Security

In recent years OAuth has become a de facto industry standard for authorization. It allows client applications to securely access...

Using Multiple Versions of the MobileFirst CLI Simultaneously

One of the things to be aware of when working with MobileFirst platform is that you can often have installed...

Xamarin SDK for IBM MobileFirst 7.0 released

Earlier this year, IBM released MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0. Among the many enhancements, this release provided standards based integration and...

Recent changes to Apple's app submission review process

Recently (April 2015) Apple has tweaked a bit the tests performed on .ipa files as part of the App Store...

Using HTTP Adapters to access Watson Question and Answer service at IBM Bluemix

Important:IBM Watson Question and Answer service has been disconinued. See https://developer.ibm.com/watson/blog/2015/11/11/watson-question-and-answer-service-to-be-withdrawn/

Saving and Retrieving Images using Cloudant with HTTP Adapters

OverviewCloudant is a DBaaS, Database-As-A-Service, that manages and scales fast growing data sets. Cloudant is built under Couchdb, a NoSQL...

Custom Network Analytics for iOS Apps

OverviewIn the 7.0 release of MobileFirst Platform Foundation, the WLAnalytics API for native iOS has been expanded to include 2...


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