Mobile Foundation released

We are pleased to announce the continuous delivery (CD) update 6 for Mobile Foundation v8.0. This update includes the addition of several new features across various components of Mobile Foundation.

To learn more about the continuous delivery support model, refer to the Mobile Foundation v8.0 CD support announcement.

What is included in this CD update

This CD update is cumulative and includes fixes and features included in all previous CD Updates and iFixes released since the last CD update ( See the list of iFixes.

Features included in this CD update

Below is the list of major features included in this CD update.

Features introduced with this CD update


Performance Improvements

Optimized Mobile Foundation database operations and introduced automated purging of records database.

Application Center now available inside DevKit

Application Center is now available as a package with DevKit. This enables developers to build apps and publish them to the private store, which is now available as part of the DevKit.

Stack support for vendor software

Mobile Foundation now supports Windows Server 2016 SE and Oracle 18c.

Support for application development frameworks

Mobile Foundation supports the latest frameworks released by Apple and Google with support for iOS 13, iPadOS and Android 10. The platform also provides an SDK for Swift 5.

Connect securely to backend apps using an API Proxy

When connecting to the enterprise backend, it is possible to leverage the security and analytics of Mobile Foundation platform using the API Proxy. API Proxy proxies the requests to the actual backend. Learn more.


In-App Feedback

The in-app feedback feature was earlier available in the Mobile Foundation service on IBM Cloud and has now been ported to the on-prem and container distribution of Mobile Foundation. Using this feature users can share feedback from the app in the form of screen shots, annotations and text. An administrator can login to the analytics console to view the feedback received and take necessary action.

OpenShift package

Mobile Foundation is part of IBM Cloud Pak for Applications v3

Mobile Foundation is now available as part of IBM Cloud Pak for Apps and supports Red Hat Open Shift 3.11 and Red Hat Open Shift 4.2. The services currently available are mobile core, analytics, push notifications and app center. Using this capability developers can build cloud native applications using backend microservices and mobile services.

How to upgrade

To upgrade, download & install the Developer Kit for evaluators, Developer Kit for customers / CD update package for on-prem production environment (requires login to IBM Fix Central), or refresh your Mobile Foundation service from your service Dashboard.

Client SDKs
To upgrade, run the upgrade commands for your platform.

Individual artifact build numbers in this CD update
cordova-plugin-mfp 8.0.2019110212
cordova-plugin-mfp-encrypt-utils 8.0.2019070909
cordova-plugin-mfp-fips 8.0.2019070909
cordova-plugin-mfp-jsonstore 8.0.2019110212
cordova-plugin-mfp-push 8.0.2019090606
cordova-template-mfp 8.0.2017060206
cordova-plugin-mfp-analytics 8.0.2019090714
ibm-mfp-web-sdk 8.0.2019070909
passport-mfp-token-validation 8.0.2017010917
mfpdev-cli 8.0.2018121711
mfpmigrate-cli 8.0.20180813050750
IBMMobileFirstPlatformFoundation 8.0.2019103114
IBMMobileFirstPlatformFoundationOpenSSLUtils 8.0.2019103114
IBMMobileFirstPlatformFoundationPush 8.0.2019082914
IBMMobileFirstPlatformFoundationJSONStore 8.0.2018071512
IBMMobileFirstPlatformFoundationAnalytics 8.0.2019060711
ibmmobilefirstplatformfoundation 8.0.2019100905
ibmmobilefirstplatformfoundationpush 8.0.2019031906
ibmmobilefirstplatformfoundationjsonstore 8.0.2019082807
IBMMobileFirstPlatformFoundationAnalytics 8.0.2019061806
adapter-maven-plugin 8.0.2019101201
adapter-maven-archetype-sql 8.0.2019101201
adapter-maven-archetype-java 8.0.2019101201
adapter-maven-archetype-http 8.0.2019101201
adapter-maven-api 8.0.2019101201
mfp-security-checks-base 8.0.2018030404
mfp-java-token-validator 8.0.2017020112
IBMMobileFirstPlatform Foundation 8.0.2019020516
IBM MobileFirstPlatform Push SDK 8.0.2018090415
IBMMobileFirstPlatform SDK 8.0.2017051208
react-native-ibm-mobilefirst 8.0.2019102104
react-native-ibm-mobilefirst-jsonstore 8.0.2019102104
react-native-ibm-mobilefirst-push 8.0.2019102104
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 November 15, 2019