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What's New in the Developer Center


Hey all! We’d like to give you a quick update on what has changed and added to the Developer Center in the recent weeks.

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Stretching product topologies to delight customers


Maurizio Luinetti is an Executive Architect for IBM Software providing technical leadership and driving client adoption of IBM architectures, designing and proposing innovative solutions that address client business goals linking together software capabilities and strategic initiatives and coordinating several specialists from different business units.

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Connecting to a SSL back-end from a Java or Javascript MobileFirst Adapter


OverviewOften you have to use SSL (HTTPS) to connect to a back-end REST server from code running in an adapter. For this SSL handshake to happen, you need to add the Client certificate of the back-end server into the MobileFirst Server keystore. This establishes the trust relationship between the Client...

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Social login support for Cordova and Mobile Foundation 8.0


Fixing the incompatibility between Cordova Google Plus Authentication Plug-in and MobileFirst Foundation on iOSWhen developing a Cordova applications with MobileFirst Foundation, there is often a need to use third party plug-ins to achieve advanced functionalty.If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to...

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Support plan for Apple and Google's next mobile OS releases


IBM plans to provide service updates to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 and IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 (either on-perm or Mobile Foundation service to support the next Android and iOS releases based on the terms described in http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27045489. Note that this policy is not dictated by the Program Technical Support’s...

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Handling application configuration cloning for new application version deployment in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


Using the IBM MobileFirst Operations Console you can clone an application configuration into a new application version, so you can register an identical copy of the application, but with a different version (same application id, environment, descriptor, and configuration).But what if you want to achieve the same via command-line?

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cordova-plugin-mfp v8.0.2016122615 released


A new Cordova SDK build has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.This build introduces support for cordova-android@6.0, support for JSONStore in Android N devices, as well as several bug fixes.

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MobileFirst CLI v8.0.0-2016121916 released


A new MobileFirst CLI build has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

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Using Watson Speech To Text with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


OverviewBy this point you have heard of IBM’s Watson, the Cognitive Computer that can do more than just win at Jeopardy! In this blog post, we will show how you can quickly and easily get started with using Watson services in your IBM MobileFirst Foundation hybrid application. If you are...

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New Lab: Using Cloudant, The Weather Company, and Watson Speech to Text to build a Cognitive MobileFirst App


Integrating Watson Cognitive Services with Foundation LabUsing IBM’s Watson cognitive services with Bluemix makes it easier than ever to consume Watson services with your Mobile Foundation application. We have created a new lab that shows the process of creating a hybrid Mobile Foundation application that utilizes the Watson Speech to...

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Tools for DevOps flows with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


OverviewWhen we were designing IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, one of our guiding principles was to make sure you can use familiar development tools & follow familiar DevOps processes.The following are some enhancements we made that we hope you’ll appreciate:

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Web development using Ionic 2 and Mobile Foundation


Overview:We all know that IBM MobileFirst Foundation can be used to develop pure web applications. Ionic, which is one of most popular hybrid development frameworks, since version 2 also fully support web development. This blog post is targeted to show up how to setup web development environment combining Ionic 2...

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New Lab: Using Messagehub, DashDB, and SecureGateway to Build an Asynchronous and Responsive MobileFirst App


Integrating Bluemix Services with Foundation LabConnecting Bluemix services with MobileFirst Foundation on Bluemix is now easier than ever. If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn how to use Bluemix services with Mobile Foundation.We have created a lab that guides developers...

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Integrating Weather Company Data with Mobile Foundation


Integrating Weather Company Data with Mobile FoundationConnecting Bluemix services is a simple way to greatly extend the functions of an application. If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn how to use Mobile Foundation adapter to integrate and use Weather Company...

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MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-IF20161122-19 released


A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated November 22nd, 2016.

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HowTo: Download or upload large files to endpoints protected with IBM MobileFirst Foundation security


OverviewAs a mobile app developer you may be required to transfer very large files from a remote server to your app or from your app to the server.Those can be media files such as video or audio files, large documents, or other forms of binary data.

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Add Login Approvals to Your Digital Channels with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


IntroductionAccount hijacking can be a major problem. There are many ways hackers can steal passwords to users accounts, like phishing, or hacking into a central database where user credentials are stored. To protect users accounts, many companies add a second layer (or more) of security to user sign-ins & transactions...

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201611182214 released


A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated November 18, 2016.Download iFix (requires login to IBM Fix Central)

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF201611231057 released


A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3, , dated November 23, 2016.Download iFix (requires login to IBM Fix Central)

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201611131344 released


A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated November 13, 2016.Download iFix (requires login to IBM Fix Central)

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201611140235 released


A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0, dated November 14, 2016.Download iFix (requires login to IBM Fix Central)

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Using Bluemix dashDB service with Mobile Foundation


Overview:IBM MobileFirst Foundation can be setup on Bluemix in the following two ways: Using the Mobile Foundation Bluemix service Deploying Mobile Foundation on Bluemix using IBM-provided scripts that come with your on-prem License entitlement:

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Mobile App Personalization with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


IntroductionPersonalization is king. It’s no secret that when companies make us feel special, we are more engaged, satisfied, and likely to buy more from them. Just think of the last time you browsed Amazon, or your Instagram feed. Therefore it should come at no surprise that when Forrester recently surveyed...

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Integrating IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0-based iOS applications with IBM Bluemix Push Services


OverviewApplications using the MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 SDK can be integrated with the Bluemix Push Services for the app to receive notifications.

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Supporting privacy changes in iOS 10


If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn about privacy changes in iOS 10.Starting iOS 10, Apple mandated that all applications should declare any usage of user’s private data information in the project’s Info.plist file. If such a declaration is not...

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MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-IF2016102017 released


A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

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Mobile Foundation service introduces Cloud-friendly pricing plans


New pricing plans have been added to the Mobile Foundation Bluemix service.

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Note About Application Authenticity Failures in Applications Downloaded from the Apple App Store


If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn about Application Authenticity failures in applications downloaded from the Apple App Store. This blog post details a possible scenario, whereby the Application Authenticity validation rejects an iOS application that was installed from the...

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Using MobileFirst Foundation 8.0's Push Service REST API in a Node.js-based server


OverviewIt is nice and easy to send simple push notifications in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 (from the MobileFirst Operations Console or via REST API), but how do you send push notifications which provides more complex data such as when temperature is low, when you’re driving too fast and so on.If you...

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MobileFirst CLI v8.0.0-2016101416 released


A new MobileFirst CLI build has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

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Preparing iOS apps for App Store submission in IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


Update : The steps provided below are applicable only if your Xcode version is 8.2.1 / cocoapod version 1.1.0 or below and the MobileFirst iOS SDK is manually added to your project. If the MobileFirst iOS SDK is added to your project using cocoapods with version 1.1.1 or later, the...

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Integrating MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 in Ionic 2 based apps


OverviewIn my previous blog post, I walked you through how to create, build, and deploy Ionic 1 apps implemented with MobileFirst Foundation 8. If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn how to integrate with Ionic 2 apps which is quite...

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Integrating IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0-based Web applications with IBM Bluemix Push Services


OverviewApplications using the MobileFirst Foundation SDK can be integrated with Bluemix Push Services for the applications to receive notifications.Follow the instructions in this blog post in order to integrate your Android application with the Bluemix Push Notifications service.

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Integrating IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0-based Android applications with IBM Bluemix Push Services


OverviewApplications using the MobileFirst Foundation SDK can be integrated with Bluemix Push Services for the applications to receive notifications.Follow the instructions in this blog post in order to integrate your Android application with the Bluemix Push Notifications service.

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201610060540 released


A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1.Download iFix (requires login to IBM Fix Central)

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201609291531 released


A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0.Download iFix (requires login to IBM Fix Central)

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What's New in the Developer Center

Hey all! We’d like to give you a quick update on what has changed and added to the Developer Center...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-IF20170125-0919 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated January 25th, 2017.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF20170125-1125 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0, dated January 25th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

Stretching product topologies to delight customers

Maurizio Luinetti is an Executive Architect for IBM Software providing technical leadership and driving client adoption of IBM architectures, designing...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201701200103 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated January 20th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

Connecting to a SSL back-end from a Java or Javascript MobileFirst Adapter

OverviewOften you have to use SSL (HTTPS) to connect to a back-end REST server from code running in an adapter....

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF20170110-0021 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0, dated January 10th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

Social login support for Cordova and Mobile Foundation 8.0

Fixing the incompatibility between Cordova Google Plus Authentication Plug-in and MobileFirst Foundation on iOSWhen developing a Cordova applications with MobileFirst...

Support plan for Apple and Google's next mobile OS releases

IBM plans to provide service updates to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 and IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 (either on-perm or...

Handling application configuration cloning for new application version deployment in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

Using the IBM MobileFirst Operations Console you can clone an application configuration into a new application version, so you can...

cordova-plugin-mfp v8.0.2016122615 released

A new Cordova SDK build has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.This build introduces support for cordova-android@6.0, support for JSONStore...

MobileFirst CLI v8.0.0-2016121916 released

A new MobileFirst CLI build has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

Using Watson Speech To Text with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

OverviewBy this point you have heard of IBM’s Watson, the Cognitive Computer that can do more than just win at...

New Lab: Using Cloudant, The Weather Company, and Watson Speech to Text to build a Cognitive MobileFirst App

Integrating Watson Cognitive Services with Foundation LabUsing IBM’s Watson cognitive services with Bluemix makes it easier than ever to consume...

Tools for DevOps flows with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

OverviewWhen we were designing IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, one of our guiding principles was to make sure you can use...

Web development using Ionic 2 and Mobile Foundation

Overview:We all know that IBM MobileFirst Foundation can be used to develop pure web applications. Ionic, which is one of...

New Lab: Using Messagehub, DashDB, and SecureGateway to Build an Asynchronous and Responsive MobileFirst App

Integrating Bluemix Services with Foundation LabConnecting Bluemix services with MobileFirst Foundation on Bluemix is now easier than ever. If you...

Integrating Weather Company Data with Mobile Foundation

Integrating Weather Company Data with Mobile FoundationConnecting Bluemix services is a simple way to greatly extend the functions of an...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-IF20161122-19 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated November 22nd, 2016.

HowTo: Download or upload large files to endpoints protected with IBM MobileFirst Foundation security

OverviewAs a mobile app developer you may be required to transfer very large files from a remote server to your...

Add Login Approvals to Your Digital Channels with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

IntroductionAccount hijacking can be a major problem. There are many ways hackers can steal passwords to users accounts, like phishing,...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201611182214 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated November 18, 2016.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF201611231057 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3, , dated November 23, 2016.Download iFix (requires login to...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201611131344 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated November 13, 2016.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201611140235 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0, dated November 14, 2016.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

Using Bluemix dashDB service with Mobile Foundation

Overview:IBM MobileFirst Foundation can be setup on Bluemix in the following two ways: Using the Mobile Foundation Bluemix service Deploying...

Mobile App Personalization with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

IntroductionPersonalization is king. It’s no secret that when companies make us feel special, we are more engaged, satisfied, and likely...

Integrating IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0-based iOS applications with IBM Bluemix Push Services

OverviewApplications using the MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 SDK can be integrated with the Bluemix Push Services for the app to receive...

Supporting privacy changes in iOS 10

If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn about privacy changes...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-IF2016102017 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

Mobile Foundation service introduces Cloud-friendly pricing plans

New pricing plans have been added to the Mobile Foundation Bluemix service.

Note About Application Authenticity Failures in Applications Downloaded from the Apple App Store

If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn about Application Authenticity...

Using MobileFirst Foundation 8.0's Push Service REST API in a Node.js-based server

OverviewIt is nice and easy to send simple push notifications in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 (from the MobileFirst Operations Console or...

MobileFirst CLI v8.0.0-2016101416 released

A new MobileFirst CLI build has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

Preparing iOS apps for App Store submission in IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

Update : The steps provided below are applicable only if your Xcode version is 8.2.1 / cocoapod version 1.1.0 or...

Integrating MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 in Ionic 2 based apps

OverviewIn my previous blog post, I walked you through how to create, build, and deploy Ionic 1 apps implemented with...

Integrating IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0-based Web applications with IBM Bluemix Push Services

OverviewApplications using the MobileFirst Foundation SDK can be integrated with Bluemix Push Services for the applications to receive notifications.Follow the...

Integrating IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0-based Android applications with IBM Bluemix Push Services

OverviewApplications using the MobileFirst Foundation SDK can be integrated with Bluemix Push Services for the applications to receive notifications.Follow the...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201610060540 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1.Download iFix (requires login to IBM Fix Central)

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201609291531 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0.Download iFix (requires login to IBM Fix Central)