Announcing Mobile Foundation Migration Studio

We have a great news to share with our MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 customers. Today, we are happy to announce the release of Mobile Foundation Migration Studio. Migration Studio tremendously eases the MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 hybrid applications to Mobile Foundation v8.0 migration effort. Migration Studio is an all too familiar Eclipse plugin very similar to the MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 Studio plugin.

Download Mobile Foundation Migration Studio.

Import your existing v7.1 hybrid projects into the Migration Studio to turn them into augmented new apps on Mobile Foundation v8.0. You can read more about the Migration Studio in our documentation. Currently, the Migration Studio supports the migration of apps for the Android, iPhone and iPad environments. When imported and built using the Migration Studio, existing v7.1 hybrid apps will be upgraded in-place to v8.0 SDKs while retaining the legacy hybrid structure of the project. The new apps will then be able to connect to an instance of Mobile Foundation v8.0 server.

What about the server artifacts?

That’s definitely the next obvious question. The mfpmigrate CLI has been improved to automatically migrate existing v7.1 adapters to v8.0 adapters. This includes the following.

  • Migrating Java and JavaScript adapters.
  • Converting your existing authentication & login modules to v8.0 Security Check adapters.

With the Migration Studio and improved mfpmigrate CLI, we have lowered the barrier to entry for customers wanting to migrate from v7.1 to Mobile Foundation v8.0. You no longer have to rewrite your app, which eliminates a major portion of cost & effort incurred in the migration process.

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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 April 23, 2020