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Building charts for Adapter analytics using IBM Cloud Mobile Analytics service and IBM Mobile Foundation Service


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Extended application authenticity feature does not work in MobileFirst Platform for iOS v7.x and v8.0


This blog is an update to the issue described in the blog Note About Application Authenticity Failures in Applications Downloaded from the Apple App Store

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation documentation updates for lower versions


Documentation updates for the lower versions of MobileFirst Platform Foundation are compiled in this post. The updates here augment and in some cases replace or correct the information for the respective version documentation in the knowledge center.

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IBM MobileFirst Platform and iOS 10.3


Apple has released a new beta version for 10.3. If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn about this new version of iOS 10.3. Of all the new changes and additional features, iOS 10.3 uses new Apple File System (APFS) for...

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Compatibility issues with cordova-windows and MobileFirst JSONStore Plugin


If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation Service customer, then read further to know about compatibility issues between cordova-plugin-mfp and the other third-party plugins here.

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Fix for FILEURIEXPOSEDEXCEPTION with cordova-plugin-camera on Android N


Starting in Android Nougat, file URIs are restricted to the scope of the same app. This access restriction causes a FileUriExposedException when you use the Cordova camera plugin with the Android platform. When the device’s camera app passes the file URI of a photo to the Cordova camera plugin, the...

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IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 Support for Swift 3.0


Starting with iFix 8.0.0.0-IF20170125-0919 for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, we now support Swift 3.0 for iOS application development.If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn how to update the SDK and move to Swift 3.0.

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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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Extended application authenticity feature does not work in MobileFirst Platform for iOS v7.x and v8.0

This blog is an update to the issue described in the blog Note About Application Authenticity Failures in Applications Downloaded...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF20170413-0843 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0, dated April 13th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-IF20170327-1055 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated March 27th, 2017.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201703300917 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated March 30th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF20170330-1123 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3, dated March 30th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation documentation updates for lower versions

Documentation updates for the lower versions of MobileFirst Platform Foundation are compiled in this post. The updates here augment and...

IBM MobileFirst Platform and iOS 10.3

Apple has released a new beta version for 10.3. If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201703150904 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated March 15th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF20170313-0454 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0, dated March 13th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF20170309-1438 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3, , dated March 9th, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to...

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-IF20170220-1900 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, dated February 20th, 2017.

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201703011645 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1, dated March 1st, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to IBM...

Compatibility issues with cordova-windows and MobileFirst JSONStore Plugin

If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation Service customer, then read further to know about compatibility issues...

Fix for FILEURIEXPOSEDEXCEPTION with cordova-plugin-camera on Android N

Starting in Android Nougat, file URIs are restricted to the scope of the same app. This access restriction causes a...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF20170206-1104 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3, , dated February 6ht, 2017.Download iFix (requires login to...

IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 Support for Swift 3.0

Starting with iFix 8.0.0.0-IF20170125-0919 for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, we now support Swift 3.0 for iOS application development.If you are an...

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...