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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...

IBM MobileFirst apps on WindowsPhone 8.1 Update 1

Last year, Microsoft released Update 1 for Windows Phones 8.1, also known as GDR1. While initially, this update was available only on device that were shipped new and for those...

An overview of using the Ionic Framework with MobileFirst Hybrid Mobile Applications

For the past few weeks, I've been spending a lot of time exploring hybrid mobile applications with IBM MobileFirst. I have a lot of experience with hybrid mobile applications using...

IBM MobileFirst Platform and iOS 8.3

iOS 8.3 is out in the open and things look good for IBM MobileFirst Platform customers and developers.All the major features such as authentication, JSONStore, App management capabilities, server connectivity...

Managing PDF documents in a hybrid app for offline availability [Updated for MFP 7]

this article is a refreshed version of a previous article updated for IBM MobileFirst Platform 7.0. Indeed, the version 7.0 has introduced a new way to develop adapters using JAX-RS....

Windows Universal Apps: Part 1 - Native C# apps

In April 2014 Microsoft announced Universal Apps for Windows 8.1 . Universal app development is a paradigm in which you can use a lot of shared code between Windows Tabs...

HowTo: Create a customized "Remote Disable" for Native Android and iOS applications

OverviewOne of the features of the IBM MobileFirst Platform is to prevent certain apps from connecting to the server. This is very useful when a vulnerability is found in one of the...

Getting familiar with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Java Adapters [Part 2]

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0 introduced a new concept of Java Adapters. Java Adapters are implemented according to JAX-RS specification and allow a wide array of possibilities that were not...

Getting familiar with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Java Adapters [Part 1]

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0 introduced a new concept of Java Adapters. Java Adapters are implemented according to JAX-RS specification and allow a wide array of possibilities that were not...

IBM MobileFirst and Windows 10

Contributed by : Srihari Kulkarni and Vivin Krishnan

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 is here

Available today to download is IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0.Get the Developer EditionFor a full list of changes, visit the Release Notes section in the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation user...

Using ProGuard in Hybrid and Native Android applications

Starting MobileFirst Platform v7.0, you can use Android ProGuard to obfuscate Android code and block reverse engineering attempts of the application.The Android ProGuard tool can be used to obfuscate, shrink,...

Changing the adapter host at runtime

HTTP adapters are a great way to connect your application to a backend system. You can set the hostname and port in the XML file and get started quickly.However sometimes,...

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...

IBM MobileFirst v6.3.0 support for Xamarin released!

We released a new version of the Xamarin component that now supports IBM MobileFirst Foundation v 6.3.0.The Xamarin store now supports multiple version of a component. You can download the...

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...

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 Bluemix-based platform whose primary documentation is available here:

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...





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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...

IBM MobileFirst apps on WindowsPhone 8.1 Update 1

Last year, Microsoft released Update 1 for Windows Phones 8.1, also known as GDR1. While initially, this update was available...

An overview of using the Ionic Framework with MobileFirst Hybrid Mobile Applications

For the past few weeks, I've been spending a lot of time exploring hybrid mobile applications with IBM MobileFirst. I...

IBM MobileFirst Platform and iOS 8.3

iOS 8.3 is out in the open and things look good for IBM MobileFirst Platform customers and developers.All the major...

Managing PDF documents in a hybrid app for offline availability [Updated for MFP 7]

this article is a refreshed version of a previous article updated for IBM MobileFirst Platform 7.0. Indeed, the version 7.0...

Windows Universal Apps: Part 1 - Native C# apps

In April 2014 Microsoft announced Universal Apps for Windows 8.1 . Universal app development is a paradigm in which you...

HowTo: Create a customized "Remote Disable" for Native Android and iOS applications

OverviewOne of the features of the IBM MobileFirst Platform is to prevent certain apps from connecting to the server. This...

Getting familiar with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Java Adapters [Part 2]

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0 introduced a new concept of Java Adapters. Java Adapters are implemented according to JAX-RS specification...

Getting familiar with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Java Adapters [Part 1]

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0 introduced a new concept of Java Adapters. Java Adapters are implemented according to JAX-RS specification...

IBM MobileFirst and Windows 10

Contributed by : Srihari Kulkarni and Vivin Krishnan

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0 is here

Available today to download is IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0.Get the Developer EditionFor a full list of changes, visit the...

Using ProGuard in Hybrid and Native Android applications

Starting MobileFirst Platform v7.0, you can use Android ProGuard to obfuscate Android code and block reverse engineering attempts of the...

Changing the adapter host at runtime

HTTP adapters are a great way to connect your application to a backend system. You can set the hostname and...

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 v6.3.0 support for Xamarin released!

We released a new version of the Xamarin component that now supports IBM MobileFirst Foundation v 6.3.0.The Xamarin store now...

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...


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