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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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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 retrieve data to be displayed in the application.

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...

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...





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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...


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