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MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF201609272209 released


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

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Full Product Documentation for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 now in the Developer Center


Hi all!We’d like to let you all know of recent changes we’ve made to the Developer Center.If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer Developer Center has the detailed and latest documentation on MobileFirst Foundation.

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The Combined Power of IBM API Connect and IBM MobileFirst Foundation for Mobile Security


A key contributor to Digital Transformation success is creating customized and personalized digital experiences that delight users, and engage them with your brand. To fuel digital transformation, you’ll likely start with exposing your business services & data through APIs to developers – internal, partner, or third party, so that they...

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Building a React Native Application With IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


IntroductionMobile native development can be challenging for many organizations. You need developers with special, and often ‘expensive’ skills. And it’s likely harder to find developers with these skills, since according to Github and stackOverflow, JavaScript is by far the most popular programming language today.

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Obfuscating Android code using Proguard in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


Obfuscation helps protecting your application against reverse engineering by others.

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Support for iOS 10


The MobileFirst Platform Foundation v6.3 to v8.0 are supported on iOS 10. Read more on our support plan here.

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Gradually Rollout New Features in your Mobile App with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


IntroductionLet’s say you are a marketing director of a global retailer, and you have an amazing idea about how to get more customers into your stores. Your kids have been enthusiastically playing the new Pokemon Go game, running around your neighborhood to collect augmented reality Pokemon, and you are impressed...

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Labs: Advanced Messenger Part 2 for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 now available


A new Advanced Messenger lab for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is now available!In this Part 2 of the Advanced Messenger lab, developers will go through 8 hands-on lab sessions and become familiar with the latest release of MobileFirst Foundation by implementing an Ionic 2 Beta application.

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Using Appium to automate UI testing


IntroductionOne of the most widely used Web and Mobile UI Automation framework is Appium/Selenium-Webdriver, in this blog I will touch upon on how we can use this for MFP AppCenter application. Appium/Selenium-Webdriver  provides a single, free and open protocol for testing without having to recompile or modify the app. I...

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Build and Deploy MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 adapters using Bluemix DevOps services


IntroductionToday’s enterprises are using DevOps techniques as a way to speed up software delivery and improve time to market. IBM Bluemix provides a large set of DevOps services such as Active Deploy, Delivery Pipeline, Auto-Scaling, etc. Companies can use these services to rapidly build a cloud based DevOps infrastructure.

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Running MobileFirst Foundation 8.0’s Application Center on Bluemix


Follow the steps detailed below to setup MobileFirst Foundation 8.0’s Application Center on Bluemix using Liberty and dashDB. It consist from three sections that will guide you though the whole setup process. All instructions were recorded on macOS, but you can use also almost any Linux or Windows environment.

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Connecting Securely from MobileFirst Foundation on Bluemix to on-premises systems using the Secure Gateway service


IntroductionYou can setup MobileFirst Foundation on Bluemix in two ways:

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 And Ionic 2 - Going forward at your own pace


IntroductionAs human beings, many of us spend a great deal of time thinking about the future. We can’t wait to get our hands on the newest technology, latest software versions, or latest mobile phones. Some of us embrace change more slowly, adopting new technologies when we feel it’s right to...

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Using the Auto-Scaling Service with the MobileFirst Foundation tile on Bluemix


OverviewMobileFirst Foundation can be setup on Bluemix in two ways:

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Best Practices for building AngularJS apps with MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


OverviewIn this blog post we cover best practices for building AngularJS apps with MobileFirst. Starting with MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 support for Cordova apps was introduced and in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 the classic Hybrid application was replaced with the Cordova application model.f you are an on-premise 7.1 or 8.0 customer...

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Performance Testing for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


OverviewThe purpose of this blog post is to describe how to run performance tests on the different features of MobileFirst Server in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0. An Apache JMeter performance test is used and Java classes are compiled especially for JMeter.

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IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 integration with Weather Service offered on Bluemix in combination with Facebook's ReactJS


OverviewThis is a sample app that was created to show off how versatile MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is with UI Frameworks. If you are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn how to integrate your app on Mobile Foundation with Weather service on Bluemix.In...

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Mobile Foundation rollout to all Bluemix regions complete


In Q1 2016 we announced the beta of the Mobile Foundation Bluemix service . After a successful conclusion of the beta that saw several customers try the service, we rolled in the feedback and released the GA version of the service in the public Bluemix US-SOUTH and UNITED KINGDOM regions....

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Limit the Number of Devices per Authenticated User with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


Introduction

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Configuring MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 on Bluemix with on-prem custom registry for application authentication


IntroductionThis article walks you through on how a Bluemix liberty app (in particular Mobile foundation) connects to a on premise filebased user repository that is published as a WebDAV resource for authentication.

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MobileFirst Foundation Compatibility for Windows Anniversary


The Windows 10 Anniversary Update was officially rolled out by Microsoft on August 2, 2016. The update provides a whole bunch of exciting feature for consumers and enterprises. Take a sneak peek into the features provided by the update here.

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Labs: Advanced Wallet for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 now available


A new Advanced Wallet lab for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is now available! During these three hands-on lab sessions developers will become familiar with the general steps needed to migrate from MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 to MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

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Integrate your Xamarin apps with MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 on Bluemix


The MobileFirst SDK for Xamarin is now available for MobileFirst Foundation v8! You can download the component from the Xamarin Component Store.

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Add a Trusted Device with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


IntroductionMany of the apps you use every day, like your favorite chat and email apps, are available to you in multiple channels - like web and mobile. And you probably appreciate it if you can transition seamlessly between the two, even when it comes to authentication. Entering your credentials over...

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IBM MobileFirst Foundation v8.0 Developer Kit Installers available for download!


Hello all!

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Different ways of exporting and importing Mobile Foundation server artifacts


OverviewIn this article we explain how to replicate an existing Mobile Foundation server to a new Mobile Foundation Server. Traditional approach is to run some scripts (.sh/.bat) that will migrate the artifacts from source to destination (db/application). In Mobile Foundation Service and in IBM Mobile Foundation 8.0 On-prem admins/operators can...

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Implementing License Agreement Signature using MobileFirst Foundation V8


IntroductionMany mobile applications require users to sign a license agreement before they can use the application. They have to first accept the terms & conditions, and then they can proceed. In case the license agreement changes, they are required to sign it again.

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Integrating MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 in Ionic-based apps


Ionic SDK is a framework built on AngularJS and Apache Cordova that helps you rapidly build hybrid mobile apps using web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

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Changing your app on the fly with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 Live Update


IntroductionIf you have developed an Enterprise app before, you’ll know that it’s really hard to satisfy everyone. You’ll want to make your app dynamic & responsive for your users, so they enjoy engaging with your brand. You’ll want your app to provide the right experience to different types of users....

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Implementing SMS One-Time-Password Authentication with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


IntroductionSMS One-Time-Password(OTP) is essential authentication method in every modern mobile application. SMS authentication and/or number verification gives your app good balance between security and user experience. More and more retails and banking apps use this method as their main authentication method.

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Connecting to LDAP servers with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


IntroductionLDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is an essential protocol in the enterprise world. It provide a central place to store usernames and passwords and allowing many different applications and services to connect to the LDAP server to validate users.

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Support plan for Google's Android 7.0 "Nougat" release


IBM plans to provide service updates to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation to support the new Android release 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 lifecycle as stated in the product’s version announce letter because a new version of...

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Labs: Advanced Messenger for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 now available


A new Advanced Messenger lab for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is now available!In this Part 1 of the Advanced Messenger lab, developers will go through 5 hands-on lab sessions and become familiar with the latest release of MobileFirst Foundation by implementing an Ionic 2 Beta application.

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Compatibility tests for iOS 10 with supported MobileFirst Platform Foundation releases


Apple announced iOS 10 mid-June during their annual WWDC conference. This release of iOS includes many new user and developer oriented features. You can read more about all the new features in iOS 10 in this news bulletin.

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Quick Review of Challenge Handlers in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


Challenge handlers have changed between 8.0 beta and 8.0 GA. If you have used challenge handlers in previous versions of MobileFirst Foundation (previously Worklight/MobileFirst Platform Foundation), it is worth going over this quick review of challenge handlers, to understand the new APIs and the different types of challenge handlers.If you...

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Migrating apps and adapters to MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


With the release of MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 (in beta form, and now generally available) on-premise 8.0 or Mobile Foundation service, we also introduced some radical changes:

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IBM Releases Next Generation of MobileFirst Foundation Built for Hybrid Cloud


We are pleased to announce the next generation of IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 to simplify and accelerate enterprise mobile application development. Built on hybrid cloud technology and designed for speed, IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 provides the essential back-end services that enable enterprises to focus on creating rich, powerful mobile experiences...

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IBM MobileFirst Studio 8.0 Plug-in for Eclipse Now Available


The IBM MobileFirst Studio 8.0 Plug-in for Eclipse is now available in the Eclipse Marketplace!Use this plug-in to manage your Cordova projects in the Eclipse development environment.

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Protecting IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 application traffic using IBM DataPower


Note: This article was written for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0. For a similar topic on 7.1 see Protecting IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation application traffic using IBM DataPower

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Fixing the incompatibility between Cordova Statusbar Plug-in and MobileFirst Foundation 8.0


When integrating the cordova-plugin-statusbar to an iOS Cordova application that uses the MobileFirst Cordova SDK for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, you may notice that the status bar is not displayed properly in your application.As MFP sample screenshot with cordova-plugin-statusbar and the status bar style set to blacktranslucent the output should look...

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation iFix 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF201609272209 released

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

Full Product Documentation for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 now in the Developer Center

Hi all!We’d like to let you all know of recent changes we’ve made to the Developer Center.If you are an...

The Combined Power of IBM API Connect and IBM MobileFirst Foundation for Mobile Security

A key contributor to Digital Transformation success is creating customized and personalized digital experiences that delight users, and engage them...

Building a React Native Application With IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

IntroductionMobile native development can be challenging for many organizations. You need developers with special, and often ‘expensive’ skills. And it’s...

Obfuscating Android code using Proguard in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

Obfuscation helps protecting your application against reverse engineering by others.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Support for iOS 10

The MobileFirst Platform Foundation v6.3 to v8.0 are supported on iOS 10. Read more on our support plan here.

Gradually Rollout New Features in your Mobile App with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

IntroductionLet’s say you are a marketing director of a global retailer, and you have an amazing idea about how to...

Labs: Advanced Messenger Part 2 for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 now available

A new Advanced Messenger lab for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is now available!In this Part 2 of the Advanced Messenger lab,...

Using Appium to automate UI testing

IntroductionOne of the most widely used Web and Mobile UI Automation framework is Appium/Selenium-Webdriver, in this blog I will touch...

Build and Deploy MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 adapters using Bluemix DevOps services

IntroductionToday’s enterprises are using DevOps techniques as a way to speed up software delivery and improve time to market. IBM...

Running MobileFirst Foundation 8.0’s Application Center on Bluemix

Follow the steps detailed below to setup MobileFirst Foundation 8.0’s Application Center on Bluemix using Liberty and dashDB. It consist...

Connecting Securely from MobileFirst Foundation on Bluemix to on-premises systems using the Secure Gateway service

IntroductionYou can setup MobileFirst Foundation on Bluemix in two ways:

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 And Ionic 2 - Going forward at your own pace

IntroductionAs human beings, many of us spend a great deal of time thinking about the future. We can’t wait to...

Using the Auto-Scaling Service with the MobileFirst Foundation tile on Bluemix

OverviewMobileFirst Foundation can be setup on Bluemix in two ways:

Best Practices for building AngularJS apps with MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

OverviewIn this blog post we cover best practices for building AngularJS apps with MobileFirst. Starting with MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1...

Performance Testing for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

OverviewThe purpose of this blog post is to describe how to run performance tests on the different features of MobileFirst...

IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 integration with Weather Service offered on Bluemix in combination with Facebook's ReactJS

OverviewThis is a sample app that was created to show off how versatile MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is with UI Frameworks....

Mobile Foundation rollout to all Bluemix regions complete

In Q1 2016 we announced the beta of the Mobile Foundation Bluemix service . After a successful conclusion of the...

Configuring MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 on Bluemix with on-prem custom registry for application authentication

IntroductionThis article walks you through on how a Bluemix liberty app (in particular Mobile foundation) connects to a on premise...

MobileFirst Foundation Compatibility for Windows Anniversary

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update was officially rolled out by Microsoft on August 2, 2016. The update provides a whole...

Labs: Advanced Wallet for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 now available

A new Advanced Wallet lab for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is now available! During these three hands-on lab sessions developers will...

Integrate your Xamarin apps with MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 on Bluemix

The MobileFirst SDK for Xamarin is now available for MobileFirst Foundation v8! You can download the component from the Xamarin...

Add a Trusted Device with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

IntroductionMany of the apps you use every day, like your favorite chat and email apps, are available to you in...

Different ways of exporting and importing Mobile Foundation server artifacts

OverviewIn this article we explain how to replicate an existing Mobile Foundation server to a new Mobile Foundation Server. Traditional...

Implementing License Agreement Signature using MobileFirst Foundation V8

IntroductionMany mobile applications require users to sign a license agreement before they can use the application. They have to first...

Integrating MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 in Ionic-based apps

Ionic SDK is a framework built on AngularJS and Apache Cordova that helps you rapidly build hybrid mobile apps using...

Changing your app on the fly with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 Live Update

IntroductionIf you have developed an Enterprise app before, you’ll know that it’s really hard to satisfy everyone. You’ll want to...

Implementing SMS One-Time-Password Authentication with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

IntroductionSMS One-Time-Password(OTP) is essential authentication method in every modern mobile application. SMS authentication and/or number verification gives your app good...

Connecting to LDAP servers with IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

IntroductionLDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) is an essential protocol in the enterprise world. It provide a central place to store...

Support plan for Google's Android 7.0 "Nougat" release

IBM plans to provide service updates to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation to support the new Android release based on the...

Labs: Advanced Messenger for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 now available

A new Advanced Messenger lab for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 is now available!In this Part 1 of the Advanced Messenger lab,...

Compatibility tests for iOS 10 with supported MobileFirst Platform Foundation releases

Apple announced iOS 10 mid-June during their annual WWDC conference. This release of iOS includes many new user and developer...

Quick Review of Challenge Handlers in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

Challenge handlers have changed between 8.0 beta and 8.0 GA. If you have used challenge handlers in previous versions of...

Migrating apps and adapters to MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

With the release of MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 (in beta form, and now generally available) on-premise 8.0 or Mobile Foundation service,...

IBM Releases Next Generation of MobileFirst Foundation Built for Hybrid Cloud

We are pleased to announce the next generation of IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 to simplify and accelerate enterprise mobile application...

IBM MobileFirst Studio 8.0 Plug-in for Eclipse Now Available

The IBM MobileFirst Studio 8.0 Plug-in for Eclipse is now available in the Eclipse Marketplace!Use this plug-in to manage your...

Protecting IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 application traffic using IBM DataPower

Note: This article was written for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0. For a similar topic on 7.1 see Protecting IBM MobileFirst Platform...

Fixing the incompatibility between Cordova Statusbar Plug-in and MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

When integrating the cordova-plugin-statusbar to an iOS Cordova application that uses the MobileFirst Cordova SDK for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0, you...