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

Building a React Native Application With IBM MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

This blog post is obsolete. You can now use the MobileFirst SDK for React Native apps to connect your React Native with IBM MobileFirst Foundation. Learn more....more

Obfuscating Android code using Proguard in MobileFirst Foundation 8.0

Obfuscation helps protecting your application against reverse engineering by others....more

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....more

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 with how addictive the game is. It occurred to you that you could build a game around coupon collection modeled after Pokemon GO, in which customers would use your app to collect AR coupons in their surroundings, that they can then redeem in store. How cool!...more

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....more

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 will not get into in-depth details of Appium and Selenium-Webdriver since there are plenty of examples and documentation around the same. For more details see the reference section....more

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....more

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....more

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:...more

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 do it. Each of us moves towards the future at our own pace - some of us as sprinters, some of us as long distance runners, and others as joggers or walkers. And yet, we all move forward eventually....more

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

OverviewMobileFirst Foundation can be setup on Bluemix in two ways:...more

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 or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn the best practices for building angular js apps with Mobile Foundation....more

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....more

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 this example I demonstrate the ease of using Facebook’s ReactJS with MobileFirst Foundation 8.0. For this purpose a Cordova app was implemented using ReactJS and the MobileFirst SDK, using the Weather Services API from Bluemix....more

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. Thank you if you participated in the beta and gave us your feedback! Now we go down under to public Bluemix SYDNEY region. Ow ya goin mate! This completes the rollout to all the public Bluemix regions that are active at the moment....more

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

Introduction...more

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....more

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....more

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....more

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....more

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 and over on each device can be frustrating. What if your browser could somehow know that you already authenticated in your mobile app?...more

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

Hello all!...more

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 export the artifacts in the form of JSON’s and zip and then import it to the fresh Mobile Foundation server. The export or import operations can be done using console or direct REST calls. The various approaches are detailed below....more

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....more

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....more

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. And of course, you’ll want to get your code out faster for testing & feedback. And you may even want to let your product manager, designer, or business leader tweak the experience of the app without your help after you launch....more

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....more

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....more

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 a supported mobile operating system is considered a new feature. In other words, we do not plan to introduce support for Android N in IBM Worklight Foundation 6.2 or earlier releases.For those customers who have Android apps developed using IBM Worklight Foundation 6.2 or earlier releases, and intend to have......more

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....more

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....more

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....more

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 are an on-premise 8.0 customer or Mobile Foundation service customer, then read further to learn about challenge handlers in Mobile Foundation....more

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:...more

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 for the cognitive era....more

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....more

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...more

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 as seen here below:By default, the status bar should display like this:But the way it is rendered is like this:This is because of following reasons: MFPAppDelegate of cordova-plugin-mfp is designed to meet the MobileFirst Foundation product requirement of a Cordova application that can contain both hybrid and native screens, where......more





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

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

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

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