Connect your iOS 9 app to Bluemix today

Our mobile backend applications are compatible with iOS 9. We tested our samples after upgrading them to the iOS 9 SDK, and they worked with Bluemix without any further updates.

The following boilerplates and services support iOS 9:

    MobileFirst Services Starter boilerplate
    Push for iOS 8 (Push Notifications) service
    Advanced Mobile Access (Mobile Client Access) service
    Cloudant mobile extensions

The following boilerplates and services have toleration support for iOS 9:

    Mobile Cloud boilerplate
    Push service
    Mobile Application Security service
    Mobile Data service

For more information about what’s new in iOS 9, check out the iOS 9 release notes.

Although your app will work with Bluemix without any further updates, there are some ways that the iOS 9 update might affect the functionality of your app. Review the following information if you haven’t already:

    Transport security: Because of the new app transport security feature in iOS 9, you might see new permission and security behaviors. You can find more information regarding these changes and possible configurations for app transport security in iOS: App transport security technote.

    Facebook authentication: If you are using Facebook authentication in your app, review the information and instructions for iOS 9 on the Facebook developers site.

    Swift 2.0: Our samples were updated to use the latest updates in Swift syntax. For more information about Swift 2.0, see the Swift website.

For more information about our MobileFirst and Bluemix services, check out us out on Bluemix.

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