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.

Labs are video-based materials with step-by-step instructions, allowing you to experience first-hand the great many possibilities available to you using the MobileFirst Platform suite of products.
The labs currently highlights areas such as: MFP CLI tool, Bluemix services, Mobile Test Workbench, working with the Ionic framework, tools for creating app sketches and Microsoft Visual Studio Code/GitHub's Atom as IDEs.

Throughout the currently available labs you will follow through and create 4 distinct applications, and more materials will be added in the future.

Available applications:

  • CNN RSS - A simple RSS reader utilizing the Ionic Framework, MobileFirst Platform Adapters, and MobileFirst Platform Analytics
  • Hello Paris - An app utilizing the Ionic Framework, speech APIs (including Google translation API to perform speech-to-text and text-to-speech translation), Watson Service on Bluemix to perform English text-to-French text translation, Cloudant to store user queries, and the MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance & MobileFirst Platform Application Scanning Services on Bluemix
  • Electricity Consumption Checker - An app utilizing the Ionic Framework, native features (like camera, Google Maps), Bluemix mobile services and Cloudant to perform user authorization
  • Technical Maintenance Assistant - An app utilizing the Ionic Framework, AngularJS bindings and filters, Mobile Test Workbench to perform mobile application functional testing, Bluemix mobile services and Cloudant to perform user authorization

Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the comments below.

A special thank you goes to IBMer Andrii Vasylchenko who single-handedly created all of these materials!

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Last modified on May 01, 2016