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IBM Mobile Quality Assurance has a new look!


A new year is a great time for a fresh start and improvement. IBM® Mobile Quality Assurance for Bluemix® has made some changes, including a new look and an improved user interface. The update for February 2016 includes the following changes:

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on IBM Containers – development, production workloads


What’s new in MobileFirst platform v7.1?The MobileFirst platform v7.1 can now be deployed and run on IBM Bluemix.

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Migrating Applications from Parse to IBM Bluemix


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An IoT Cloud, Bluemix and MobileFirst Sample - What makes you happy?


IntroductionQuestion: What makes you happy, in the current and future world? IoT, PaaS or Mobile?

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HowTo: Custom In-App Behavior Analytics


Overview

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Ibm Mobilefirst Platform Foundation Containers Continuous Delivery With Ibm Bluemix Devops Services 2


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Continuous Delivery with IBM Bluemix DevOps Services


IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (rel. 7.1 – hereafter referred to as MFPF), is now available on Bluemix. The main components of the platform – the server and the analytics can be run as containers on the IBM Bluemix Container Service. This blog discusses a step-by-step approach for building and deploying...

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DefinitelyTyped project for IBM MobileFirst and Hybrid Mobile Apps


I’ve blogged before about the client-side API for hybrid mobile apps built on IBM MobileFirst. One of the things I’ve discovered recently is the library of DefinitlyTyped definition files for TypeScript developers. These files provide intellisense for a huge set of various frameworks and client-side code written in TypeScript. Turns...

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Ionic Hybrid Mobile app using MobileFirst Platform 7.1 CLI


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Foundation 7.1 Accessibility and Application Crash Analytics Support is now available


This month IBM MobileFirst™ Platform Foundation released two new features in an iFix for Operational Analytics, accessibility, and application crash analytics.

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MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Performance Testing for Session Independent Mode (OAuth model)


##OverviewThe purpose of this page is to describe how to run performance tests on the different features of the MFP Server. In this post, an Apache JMeter performance test is used and Java classes are compiled especially for JMeter.

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CVE-2015-5257/CVE-2015-8320: Weak Randomization of BridgeSecret for Apache Cordova Android


As of November 25, 2015, this blog post acknowledges that IBM is aware that Cordova announced two CVEs for vulnerabilities on the Android platform. This post will focus on CVE-2015-5257. The other CVE is still being worked on.

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Event Source Notifications in MFP 7.1 Cordova Applications


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Multi-line GCM notification in Android


Isn’t it frustrating that even with a big screen Android phone, you cannot read a Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) push notification send from MobileFirst server , in its entirety in the notification shade. Changing the orientation to landscape does not help as this has no effect on the notification shade...

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Please take part in our Mobile Developers' Survey


We at IBM MobileFirst Platform team spend a lot of time creating new stuff. in our daily race to make sure we are up to speed with what our users need, it seems like a good idea to ask them directly about their use of the product. We actually didn’t...

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Mobile Quality Assurance delivers export feedback


I’ve always been sort of fascinated by the speed and convenience of mail delivery services in the United States. In anticipation of the rapidly-arriving Halloween holiday, I purchased a Harley Quinn costume from Amazon. In a mere two days, my costume of epic proportions was packaged, left the carrier facility,...

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IBM Mobile Quality Assurance adds bug-tracking integration and sentiment analysis results for India


One of the nice things about new features is that they can provide you with the solution to the one or two things that prevented something from completely meeting your needs. For example, do you remember what convinced you to purchase your new phone or car?Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) for...

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Xamarin SDK for MobileFirst Foundation is 1 year old!


October 8th - the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (aka Worklight) Xamarin SDK turned 1! Agreed – this blog post is a couple of weeks overdue :). We unveiled the component at Evolve last year and have been releasing updates to keep pace with the IBM MFP releases. Initially the updates...

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Running ibm-mobilefirst-starter container locally


Disclaimer: The solution discussed herein is from my own personal experience as a developer using the MobileFirst platform and do not represent IBM's view nor IBM's interest in supporting this officially.

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Hybrid Wallet lab series for MFP 7.1 has been released!


Greetings!

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Using MFP Adapters as an endpoint for Analytics Alerts webhooks


Alerting in MFP Analytics now allows users to set alerts around their analytics data that will notify them when a threshold has been reached. Currently, these notifications are sent through the analytics console or a configurable webhook.

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JS errors in MFP Windows Universal apps when using AngularJS


Have you experienced the "add dynamic content Errors" in MFP Windows Universal apps?

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MQA plays nicely with Cordova


My brother and I never got along when we were kids. I suppose that happens with most siblings. I would want to watch a movie, while he preferred to read comic books. We quite simply didn’t mesh that well together.Similarly, IBM Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) and Apache Cordova are great...

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Best Practice - Capturing Client Logs and Analytics


Do you need to capture raw debug logs from devices in production from the field? Do you want to capture analytics events from applications deployed in production?

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Enhance MobileFirst Cordova app using Visual Studio 2015


Exploring and Coding are part of every developer's life. While exploring you may come across many technologies, tools, libraries etc. Each technology has its own recommended IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for developing applications. Like

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MobileFirst Analytics - Quick & Dirty Clusters


Since you've read the MobileFirst Analytics - Planning for Production blog post, you're ready to get some practice setting up a cluster.

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CVE-2015-5204 HTTP header injection vulnerability in Apache Cordova Android File-Transfer Plugin


As of October 6, 2015, this blog post acknowledges that IBM is aware of the recent vulnerability in the Apache Cordova Android File-Transfer Plugin and has responded accordingly.

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MobileFirst Services on Bluemix now support Android and Open Source SDKs


When IBM Bluemix started, the opportunity for mobile developers was an obvious one. It takes only a quick look at your phone to see that almost every app uses a core set of capabilities - Authentication, Push Notifications, Data and Analytics. Consider how many apps there are, and that they...

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New lab series for MFP 7.1 has been released!


Greetings!We just published new hybrid hands-on lab series for MobileFirst Platform 7.1

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Ready-to-go Bluemix Web App to speed up MobileFirst Platform Foundation deployment to IBM Bluemix Containers


Have you tried deploying the MobileFirst Platform to IBM Containers before? If yes, you would have used a bunch of command-line shell scripts which needs a list of prerequisites to set up the environment, refer the article - Run IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on IBM Containers.

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MobileFirst Analytics - Planning for Production


MobileFirst Analytics – Pre-productionPart of the value of MobileFirst Platform (MFP) Foundation is the out-of-the-box, simple, integrated analytics reporting and console you deploy so you can see a near live view of your infrastructure performance, client logs, and many other events and statistics.This article does not intend to give you...

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Updated features and a new addition to Mobile Quality Assurance


As you may know, the IBM Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) team recently released the latest MQA SDKs. If you have not yet used the old or the new version, try MQA on Bluemix.The native iOS and Android SDKs remained much the same. However, the JavaScript hybrid SDK for IBM MobileFirst...

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How to Customize Ionic Styles in MobileFirst Platform/Ionic Hybrid Application


Before getting started, I would like to give the credit to my teammate Jeff Tennenbaum, who figured out how to get this working.When building hybrid mobile applications using MobileFirst Platform (MFP), part of the process is to choose a JavaScript framework to speed up the development of mobile applications (e.g.,...

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Connect your iOS 9 app to Bluemix today


Our mobile backend applications are compatible with iOS 9. We tested our samples after upgrading them to the iOS 9 SDK, and they worked with Bluemix without any further updates.The following boilerplates and services support iOS 9: MobileFirst Services Starter boilerplate Push for iOS 8 (Push Notifications) service Advanced Mobile...

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation is ready for iOS 9. Are you?


The recent announce of the much anticipated iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro as well as iOS 9.0 release has caused quite a bit of activity in the mobile ecosystem. Consumers are quick to adopt the newest devices and operating system, and the expectation is that their existing...

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Hybrid Mobile Development and MobileFirst 7.1 - Increasing the Awesome


Working with hybrid mobile apps and MobileFirst 7.0 was a bit complex as the process was somewhat removed from what Cordova developers were used to. The good news is that MobileFirst 7.1 makes it dramatically easier to integrate hybrid mobile apps. As a hybrid mobile developer myself, this was music...

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Getting Started With IBM MobileFirst and Node.js APIs built with LoopBack


IBM recently announced the acquisition of StrongLoop, creators of the LoopBack enterprise Node.js framework and active contributors to the Node.js community.

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Configure Push notifications proxy for MobileFirst Server


There are cases where security guidelines / restrictions in the datacenter mandate that servers inside the datacenter cannot open outbound connections to the internet. The MobileFirst server needs to open outbound connections to the platform specific cloud push notification services like Apple Push Notification service (APNS), Google Cloud Messaging (GCM)...

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation support for iOS 9


Note: Apps that are built with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v6.0 to v7.1 are supported on iOS 9 GM Seed build. </p>

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ATS and Bitcode in iOS 9


Note: Starting IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 Bitcode is now supported.

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IBM Mobile Quality Assurance has a new look!

A new year is a great time for a fresh start and improvement. IBM® Mobile Quality Assurance for Bluemix® has...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation on IBM Containers – development, production workloads

What’s new in MobileFirst platform v7.1?The MobileFirst platform v7.1 can now be deployed and run on IBM Bluemix.

An IoT Cloud, Bluemix and MobileFirst Sample - What makes you happy?

IntroductionQuestion: What makes you happy, in the current and future world? IoT, PaaS or Mobile?

HowTo: Custom In-App Behavior Analytics

Overview

Continuous Delivery with IBM Bluemix DevOps Services

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (rel. 7.1 – hereafter referred to as MFPF), is now available on Bluemix. The main components...

DefinitelyTyped project for IBM MobileFirst and Hybrid Mobile Apps

I’ve blogged before about the client-side API for hybrid mobile apps built on IBM MobileFirst. One of the things I’ve...

Foundation 7.1 Accessibility and Application Crash Analytics Support is now available

This month IBM MobileFirst™ Platform Foundation released two new features in an iFix for Operational Analytics, accessibility, and application crash...

MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 Performance Testing for Session Independent Mode (OAuth model)

##OverviewThe purpose of this page is to describe how to run performance tests on the different features of the MFP...

CVE-2015-5257/CVE-2015-8320: Weak Randomization of BridgeSecret for Apache Cordova Android

As of November 25, 2015, this blog post acknowledges that IBM is aware that Cordova announced two CVEs for vulnerabilities...

Multi-line GCM notification in Android

Isn’t it frustrating that even with a big screen Android phone, you cannot read a Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) push...

Please take part in our Mobile Developers' Survey

We at IBM MobileFirst Platform team spend a lot of time creating new stuff. in our daily race to make...

Mobile Quality Assurance delivers export feedback

I’ve always been sort of fascinated by the speed and convenience of mail delivery services in the United States. In...

IBM Mobile Quality Assurance adds bug-tracking integration and sentiment analysis results for India

One of the nice things about new features is that they can provide you with the solution to the one...

Xamarin SDK for MobileFirst Foundation is 1 year old!

October 8th - the IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation (aka Worklight) Xamarin SDK turned 1! Agreed – this blog post is...

Running ibm-mobilefirst-starter container locally

Disclaimer: The solution discussed herein is from my own personal experience as a developer using the MobileFirst platform and do...

Using MFP Adapters as an endpoint for Analytics Alerts webhooks

Alerting in MFP Analytics now allows users to set alerts around their analytics data that will notify them when a...

JS errors in MFP Windows Universal apps when using AngularJS

Have you experienced the "add dynamic content Errors" in MFP Windows Universal apps?

MQA plays nicely with Cordova

My brother and I never got along when we were kids. I suppose that happens with most siblings. I would...

Best Practice - Capturing Client Logs and Analytics

Do you need to capture raw debug logs from devices in production from the field? Do you want to capture...

Enhance MobileFirst Cordova app using Visual Studio 2015

Exploring and Coding are part of every developer's life. While exploring you may come across many technologies, tools, libraries etc....

MobileFirst Analytics - Quick & Dirty Clusters

Since you've read the MobileFirst Analytics - Planning for Production blog post, you're ready to get some practice setting up...

CVE-2015-5204 HTTP header injection vulnerability in Apache Cordova Android File-Transfer Plugin

As of October 6, 2015, this blog post acknowledges that IBM is aware of the recent vulnerability in the Apache...

MobileFirst Services on Bluemix now support Android and Open Source SDKs

When IBM Bluemix started, the opportunity for mobile developers was an obvious one. It takes only a quick look at...

New lab series for MFP 7.1 has been released!

Greetings!We just published new hybrid hands-on lab series for MobileFirst Platform 7.1

Ready-to-go Bluemix Web App to speed up MobileFirst Platform Foundation deployment to IBM Bluemix Containers

Have you tried deploying the MobileFirst Platform to IBM Containers before? If yes, you would have used a bunch of...

MobileFirst Analytics - Planning for Production

MobileFirst Analytics – Pre-productionPart of the value of MobileFirst Platform (MFP) Foundation is the out-of-the-box, simple, integrated analytics reporting and...

Updated features and a new addition to Mobile Quality Assurance

As you may know, the IBM Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) team recently released the latest MQA SDKs. If you have...

How to Customize Ionic Styles in MobileFirst Platform/Ionic Hybrid Application

Before getting started, I would like to give the credit to my teammate Jeff Tennenbaum, who figured out how to...

Connect your iOS 9 app to Bluemix today

Our mobile backend applications are compatible with iOS 9. We tested our samples after upgrading them to the iOS 9...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation is ready for iOS 9. Are you?

The recent announce of the much anticipated iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro as well as iOS 9.0...

Hybrid Mobile Development and MobileFirst 7.1 - Increasing the Awesome

Working with hybrid mobile apps and MobileFirst 7.0 was a bit complex as the process was somewhat removed from what...

Getting Started With IBM MobileFirst and Node.js APIs built with LoopBack

IBM recently announced the acquisition of StrongLoop, creators of the LoopBack enterprise Node.js framework and active contributors to the Node.js community.

Configure Push notifications proxy for MobileFirst Server

There are cases where security guidelines / restrictions in the datacenter mandate that servers inside the datacenter cannot open outbound...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation support for iOS 9

Note: Apps that are built with IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v6.0 to v7.1 are supported on iOS 9 GM Seed...

ATS and Bitcode in iOS 9

Note: Starting IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0 Bitcode is now supported.