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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!


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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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Configuring Mobile Analytics and Mobile Foundation Bluemix services


Note: Updated for changes after Mobile Analytics service went GA. Note: Updated May 15, 2018 for changes to the IBM Cloud and Mobile Analytics service user interfaces.

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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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Support plan for Apple's iOS 10 release


iOS 10 may be announced in Apple’s upcoming World Wide Developer Conference next week (June 13th - 17th).Update: announced!IBM plans to provide service updates to IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation to support the new iOS 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...

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MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance 7.0 is now available!


IBM MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance 7.0 is now available on IBM Passport Advantage and Fix Central! The new version includes a new look and an improved user interface, as well as new features to help you better manage your testers and bug reports.New interface The refreshed interface includes a more...

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Mobile Foundation Bluemix beta service winding down - formal release coming


Dear Mobile Foundation Beta participants,We’re delighted to share that we’ve had a successful Beta run for the Mobile Foundation Bluemix service, thanks to all your valuable feedback which helped us refine our next generation mobile app development platform redesigned for cloud agility, speed, and productivity.

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Mobile App Builder – new service now available


As originally posted in the Bluemix Developer Center.

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Announcing IBM Mobile Analytics for Bluemix experimental service


As originally posted in the Bluemix Developer Center.

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Responds to Google Play Store Announcement of Blocking Apps Using Vulnerable OpenSSL Version


[UPDATE Sept. 29, 2016] Update to iFix level 6.3.0.00.20160526-2153 or later to avoid OpenSSL issues on MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.

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Automatic testing of Adapters in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta (Part 1)


IntroductionSoftware testing is an important aspect in software development. It is so critical, that most organizations won’t even publish a new release without properly testing it.

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Spring framework integration with Adapters in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta


IntroductionOften when developing more advanced Java adapters (and JAX-RS services in general)The need for writing more modular, testable and decoupled code is raising.

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Working with LDAP and LTPA in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta


IntroductionThe ability to connect an application to a user registry is an important ability. You might want your users to be able to connect to your back-end systems with the same credentials that they use to connect to other resources in the enterprise, or you just need to connect the...

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MobileFirst Applications and enterprise backend service integration using Open API


OverviewThe MobileFirst Java Adapter is a simple and secure extension point on the MobileFirst Platform using which you can quickly and seamlessly integrate your Mobile Applications with enterprise backend data / functions. To accelerate this integration the MobileFirst platform provides an approach and an adapter extension to support the approach....

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation support for iOS 9.3.1


Apple’s iOS 9.3.1 released earlier this March packs in new features to its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad. The features include a new Night Shift mode, Touch ID security for Notes, greater personalization for News, app discovery in Health, Apple Music and Nearby for CarPlay, and a new...

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Steps to configure Mobile Foundation Service to connect to on-premises Analytics server


Note: This blog post refers to MobileFirst server running on IBM Containers. For instructions for MobileFirst server running on Liberty buildpacks and Mobile Foundation Bluemix service (which also runs on Liberty buildpack), pl refer to this blog post

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Leverage Social Login In IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0


IntroductionThis blog continues from my previous blog about Social Login, it is recommended to read that previous blog first.

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Getting Started with Ionic and MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta


This video shows you how to quickly get started with Ionic and MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0.See how the new version of MobileFirst Platform Foundation tools and Apache Cordova plugins are simplified to enhanced your Ionic applications with enterprise capabilities.

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Implementing Social Login Authentication with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0


IntroductionSocial Login has become a common authentication method in many mobile apps. App owners and users understand the big value it gives them. Users can now sign in to apps from their favorite social platform, such as Facebook or Google. This method makes life easier for the users, and also...

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation compatibility for Android N


Update: The JSONStore issues on Android N are addressed in the following iFixes MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF201609272209 MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.0.0.0-MFPF-IF201609291531 MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1.0.0-MFPF-IF201610060540

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Guidelines for developing IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.1 artifacts


OverviewAs the world evolves towards standard development practices, so is IBM® and its MobileFirst™ Platform Foundation (“the product”). This document provides you with guidelines to consider when developing IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.1 artifacts. As this product moves towards more standard development practices, if you follow these guidelines, the migration...

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Android Studio and Gradle Support for IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1


Starting with iFix build IF20160224-2343 and later builds, hybrid Android applications created with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 of Studio, CLI, or Cordova can be converted to an Android Studio-based project and be built with Gradle. Using Android Studio with Gradle gives developers useful tools that are not available in...

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Sample implementation for the SimpleCaptcha Security Check


OverviewIn this blog post I will demonstrate an Objective-C implementation for the “SimpleCaptcha” security check.The security check can be downloaded from the MobileFirst Platform 8.0 Beta Operations Console → Get Starter Code screen.

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Using Security in OpenSource JSONStore


OverviewJSONStore is a lightweight, document-oriented storage system that enables persistent storage of JSON documents for Android applications. Recently, the JSONStore framework has been released as an open source framework.

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Apple watchOS 2.0 support in MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta


To follow through this blog post, make sure to first join the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta Program.

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Welcome to the New MobileFirst Platform Developer Center


Hello everyone!

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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...

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,...

Configuring Mobile Analytics and Mobile Foundation Bluemix services

Note: Updated for changes after Mobile Analytics service went GA. Note: Updated May 15, 2018 for changes to the IBM...

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...

Support plan for Apple's iOS 10 release

iOS 10 may be announced in Apple’s upcoming World Wide Developer Conference next week (June 13th - 17th).Update: announced!IBM plans...

MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance 7.0 is now available!

IBM MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance 7.0 is now available on IBM Passport Advantage and Fix Central! The new version includes...

Mobile Foundation Bluemix beta service winding down - formal release coming

Dear Mobile Foundation Beta participants,We’re delighted to share that we’ve had a successful Beta run for the Mobile Foundation Bluemix...

Mobile App Builder – new service now available

As originally posted in the Bluemix Developer Center.

Announcing IBM Mobile Analytics for Bluemix experimental service

As originally posted in the Bluemix Developer Center.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Responds to Google Play Store Announcement of Blocking Apps Using Vulnerable OpenSSL Version

[UPDATE Sept. 29, 2016] Update to iFix level 6.3.0.00.20160526-2153 or later to avoid OpenSSL issues on MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3....

Automatic testing of Adapters in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta (Part 1)

IntroductionSoftware testing is an important aspect in software development. It is so critical, that most organizations won’t even publish a...

Spring framework integration with Adapters in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta

IntroductionOften when developing more advanced Java adapters (and JAX-RS services in general)The need for writing more modular, testable and decoupled...

Working with LDAP and LTPA in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta

IntroductionThe ability to connect an application to a user registry is an important ability. You might want your users to...

MobileFirst Applications and enterprise backend service integration using Open API

OverviewThe MobileFirst Java Adapter is a simple and secure extension point on the MobileFirst Platform using which you can quickly...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation support for iOS 9.3.1

Apple’s iOS 9.3.1 released earlier this March packs in new features to its mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad....

Steps to configure Mobile Foundation Service to connect to on-premises Analytics server

Note: This blog post refers to MobileFirst server running on IBM Containers. For instructions for MobileFirst server running on Liberty...

Leverage Social Login In IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0

IntroductionThis blog continues from my previous blog about Social Login, it is recommended to read that previous blog first.

Getting Started with Ionic and MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta

This video shows you how to quickly get started with Ionic and MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0.See how the new version...

Implementing Social Login Authentication with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0

IntroductionSocial Login has become a common authentication method in many mobile apps. App owners and users understand the big value...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation compatibility for Android N

Update: The JSONStore issues on Android N are addressed in the following iFixes MobileFirst Platform Foundation 6.3.0.0-MFPF-IF201609272209 MobileFirst Platform Foundation...

Guidelines for developing IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation V7.1 artifacts

OverviewAs the world evolves towards standard development practices, so is IBM® and its MobileFirst™ Platform Foundation (“the product”). This document...

Android Studio and Gradle Support for IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1

Starting with iFix build IF20160224-2343 and later builds, hybrid Android applications created with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 of Studio,...

Sample implementation for the SimpleCaptcha Security Check

OverviewIn this blog post I will demonstrate an Objective-C implementation for the “SimpleCaptcha” security check.The security check can be downloaded...

Using Security in OpenSource JSONStore

OverviewJSONStore is a lightweight, document-oriented storage system that enables persistent storage of JSON documents for Android applications. Recently, the JSONStore...

Apple watchOS 2.0 support in MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta

To follow through this blog post, make sure to first join the MobileFirst Platform Foundation 8.0 Beta Program.