IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 is here

We are pleased to announce the Generally Availability of IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1!
This new release is packed with many fixes and new features. Review the full list in the Release Notes.

Release highlight

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on IBM Containers on Bluemix

Run your MobileFirst Platform Foundation instance in the Cloud.

Cordova apps

Create iOS and Android Cordova applications with MobileFirst SDK as a plug-in

API improvements

Push Notifications REST APIs and many other API improvements across supported environments

Streamlined application development experience

  • The MobileFirst SDK is now packaged as a .framework instead of static library for both Hybrid and Native iOS apps
  • Native iOS apps can now use CocoaPods to integrate the MobileFirst SDK
  • Native Android apps can now use Maven Central to integrate the MobileFirst SDK

Enhanced support for Windows 8 Universal and Windows Phone 8 Universal

  • Support for Windows Universal Hybrid apps
  • Basic and Extended Application Authenticity Protection
  • Support for REST calls from client apps

Enhanced support for Windows 8 Universal

  • Device authentication
  • Support for OAuth2

Hardened security features

  • iOS: 64bit and FIPS 140-2 support for JSONStore
  • Cloudant data encryption for iOS and Android (does not support FIPS 140-2 at this time)
  • Certificate Pinning to reduce risks of man-in-the-middle attacks for Hybrid (iOS, Android) and Native (iOS, Android) apps

And lots more

  • Cloudant as MobileFirst Server management database
  • Service Discovery enhanced with support of the OData open standard, to simplify integration with SAP, Microsoft Azure and others
  • Improved MobileFirst Operations Console, now translated into 10 languages
  • Easier installation of the Application Center, through ANT tasks
  • Easier upgrade process with the Server Configuration Tool
  • Asymmetric deployment in a WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment cell
  • and even more in the Release Notes

Go ahead and:

We hope you'll enjoy this release!

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