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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Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.
Last modified on May 01, 2016