IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation is ready for iOS 9. Are you?
The recent announce of the much anticipated iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro as well as iOS 9.0 release has caused quite a bit of activity in the mobile ecosystem. Consumers are quick to adopt the newest devices and operating system, and the expectation is that their existing apps continue to work seamlessly after the upgrade. This means organizations delivering mobile apps for iOS must move quickly to test, build, and deliver their apps for the new platform and devices. Considering the heightened expectations and tight timeline, this can be a daunting task for organizations. That said, organizations using the IBM MobileFirst Platform to build, deliver, and manage mobile apps can rest assured that IBM has you covered. We have been busy testing MobileFirst Platform Foundation-based mobile apps on the newest Apple devices and iOS platform, and we have good news!
MobileFirst Platform Foundation now supports running existing** and new apps on iOS 9.0, which is full of enhancements you’ll appreciate every day (details). Your apps become more essential. New multitasking features on iPad make you even more productive. Siri can do more than ever, and new proactive suggestions help you get things done before you ask. And improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, battery life, and security.
Testing has been performed on Worklight 6.0x, 6.1x, 6.2x, 6.3x, and MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.0x, v7.1x. In some cases, depending on the functionality being used, an interim fix may be required to address known issues. IBM provided this iFix the week of September 15th, concurrent with iOS 9.0 availability, and intends to keep it updated with all known issues.
** Please refer to the "IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation support for iOS 9" guide for existing apps.
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.