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....more

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 (the MobileFirst Server adapter in this case) and the Server (the back-end server you are connecting to)....more

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 learn how to use social login support for Cordova.While it is possible to use adapters and the Social Login sample to log into social platforms, you may also seek to achieve this functionality by only using Cordova plug-ins....more

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 lifecycle as stated in the product’s version announce letter, because a new version of a supported mobile operating system is considered a new feature. In other words, we do not plan to introduce support for the next Android and iOS releases in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0 or earlier releases.For......more

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?...more

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....more

MobileFirst CLI v8.0.0-2016121916 released

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

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 an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn about using Watson Speech to Text with Mobile Foundation. This blog post is based on a new Lab (link) that uses a MobileFirst Java adapter to communicate with the Watson Developer Cloud SDK to send an......more

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

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 Text service. In this lab, we also show how to integrate with the new Weather Company Data service to get localized weather updates....more

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:...more

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 Framework with CLI and Mobile Foundation Bluemix service with Web SDK...more

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 through the process of setting up Foundation on Bluemix, instantiating Bluemix Services, and integrating it with an iOS Ionic v1 Application....more

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 data. Adapters can connect many services together, letting the developer focus on security and efficiency by simplifying the way an app accesses the cloud....more

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....more

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....more

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 called multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication ensures that even if someone else knows your password, they still can’t access your account. In addition to a password, they also need access to something you own (e.g. your mobile phone), or something like your fingerprint. In the sample below, we will show you......more

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)...more

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)...more

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)...more

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)...more

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:...more

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 115 digital experience technology decision makers, they found that 68% marked bringing personalized experiences to their customers as a top investment priority for 2016. This also indicates that personalization is really only still in its infancy, particularly in digital channels other than websites, like in mobile apps....more

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....more

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 made in the Info.plist file it will cause the application to exit. This holds good for enterprise applications as well.Apple is also rejecting submissions to the App Store for applications that make use of user’s private data but do not make the necessary or requisite declarations in Info.plist file....more

MobileFirst Foundation iFix 8.0.0.0-IF2016102017 released

A new iFix has been released for MobileFirst Foundation 8.0....more

Mobile Foundation service introduces Cloud-friendly pricing plans

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

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 Apple App Store, despite the application’s authentic identity. This post is applicable to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.0, V7.1, and V8.0....more

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 are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn how to send push notifications which provides more complex information.To that end, I’ve implemented a mobile application that integrates several Bluemix services related to IoT, Watson services and so on....more

MobileFirst CLI v8.0.0-2016101416 released

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

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 i386 and x86_64 architecture slices of dynamic frameworks are automatically removed during IPA generation....more

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 different than the version 1....more

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....more

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....more

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)...more

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)...more

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)...more

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....more

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 can build innovative Mobile, Web, or IoT applications that enable digital business. Then, once you launch your applications, you’ll likely shift focus to an equally critical challenge – optimizing the user experience for your users through continuous iteration, measurement & improvement....more





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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...

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)

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...