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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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How to enable App Transport Security for iOS 9 in IBM MobileFirst Platform Server


App Transport Security is one of the new features enforced by Apple to improve secure communications between App and Web Services. This feature is available from iOS 9 or later. This post talks about how to enable transport security on IBM MobileFirst Platform Servers.App Transport Security, in simple words, mandates...

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Integrating StrongLoop with MobileFirst Platform


OverviewMost mobile applications need to access data stored in the enterprise's back-end system of records and other back-end systems. The traditional way for accessing those back-end systems in MobileFirst Platform (MFP) is using adapters. Adapters are pieces of code written in JavaScript that are called fom the mobile application using...

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Integrating MQA into Xamarin.Android app


It all started when I received an email seeking help on using MQA or to be more precise integrating MQA into Xamarin based android app. Before jumping into addressing the problem, let's define MQA.

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MobileFirst Platform support for Android Marshmallow


This blog post will be continuously updated with the latest updates from testing IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation with Android Marshmallow</p>

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Connecting Securely to On-Premise Backends from MobileFirst on IBM Bluemix containers


Note: This procedure is no longer applicable. Use the VPN service for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 on 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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Filling in the blanks with 7.1 Analytics


Sometimes you may want to take your analytics data beyond the console.

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First lab series for MFP 7.1 has been released


We just published first hands-on labs series based on MobileFirst Platform 7.1.

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Integrating IBM MobileFirst on Bluemix Containers with Bluemix Services


IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 is enabled to run on IBM Bluemix using the IBM Containers.

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Importing Visual studio Cordova project with Ionic and AngularJS into MobileFirst Platform


Let me start this post with a disclaimer that "Don't panic by reading the post title". It might look bit lengthy, but still summarises what we are trying to achieve here.Let me explain you in four steps,

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Handling binary responses in native Android using Java adapters


This is a follow up to Handling binary responses in native iOS using Java adapters.

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Try on Bluemix and migrate to on-prem MobileFirst Platform


Contributed By : Chethan Kumar SN (chethankumar.sn@in.ibm.com) and Vittal Pai (vittalpai@in.ibm.com)

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Xamarin SDK for IBM MobileFirst 7.1 is live


Last week, we announced the general availability of IBM MobileFirst Platform v7.1. Today, we are announcing the availability of the Xamarin SDK for IBM MobileFirst Platform v7.1. Xamarin developers can exploit the new APIs in v7.1. You can download the SDK from the Xamarin Component Store.

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Debugging a MobileFirst Sliverlight and Windows 8.1 Universal Apps


In this blog I will share a few ways of debugging or troubleshooting an MobileFirst Windows Silverlight and Windows 8.1 Universal apps (Desktops, tables and phones). I will be debugging JavaScript code, managed code (C#), native code (C/C++) and combination of these.Basically we will cover

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Windows Universal apps and more: Part 2 - full support in MobileFirst 7.1


IBM MobileFirst 7.1 has started the support for the Windows Universal app development paradigm. In a previous post I had explained a manual procedure of developing a C# Windows universal app using MobileFirst 7.0 DLLs. That post also explained in detail the Windows 8.1 Universal App development paradigm. Starting with...

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Certificate Pinning in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1


New in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 are several Hardened security features.One of these features is Certificate Pinning.

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IBM MobileFirst Platform Server on Bluemix.net in under 5 minutes


You may have already heard about IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation and its capabilities. Some of the industry-grade features like security framework that it provides may have appealed to you and you now want to try it! You can do this in under 5 minutes, without downloading any software and without...

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Converting a MobileFirst Hybrid application to a Cordova application


IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 introduces support for creating Cordova applications using the MobileFirst Command Line Interface (CLI).In this type of application, the MobileFirst SDK is packaged into a Cordova plug-in and is served as such along-side other core Cordova plug-ins and 3rd party Cordova plug-ins.

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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...

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.

How to enable App Transport Security for iOS 9 in IBM MobileFirst Platform Server

App Transport Security is one of the new features enforced by Apple to improve secure communications between App and Web...

Integrating StrongLoop with MobileFirst Platform

OverviewMost mobile applications need to access data stored in the enterprise's back-end system of records and other back-end systems. The...

Integrating MQA into Xamarin.Android app

It all started when I received an email seeking help on using MQA or to be more precise integrating MQA into...

MobileFirst Platform support for Android Marshmallow

This blog post will be continuously updated with the latest updates from testing IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation with Android Marshmallow</p>...

Connecting Securely to On-Premise Backends from MobileFirst on IBM Bluemix containers

Note: This procedure is no longer applicable. Use the VPN service for MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 on Containers. For instructions...

Filling in the blanks with 7.1 Analytics

Sometimes you may want to take your analytics data beyond the console.

First lab series for MFP 7.1 has been released

We just published first hands-on labs series based on MobileFirst Platform 7.1.

Integrating IBM MobileFirst on Bluemix Containers with Bluemix Services

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 is enabled to run on IBM Bluemix using the IBM Containers.

Importing Visual studio Cordova project with Ionic and AngularJS into MobileFirst Platform

Let me start this post with a disclaimer that "Don't panic by reading the post title". It might look bit...

Handling binary responses in native Android using Java adapters

This is a follow up to Handling binary responses in native iOS using Java adapters.

Try on Bluemix and migrate to on-prem MobileFirst Platform

Contributed By : Chethan Kumar SN (chethankumar.sn@in.ibm.com) and Vittal Pai (vittalpai@in.ibm.com)

Xamarin SDK for IBM MobileFirst 7.1 is live

Last week, we announced the general availability of IBM MobileFirst Platform v7.1. Today, we are announcing the availability of the...

Debugging a MobileFirst Sliverlight and Windows 8.1 Universal Apps

In this blog I will share a few ways of debugging or troubleshooting an MobileFirst Windows Silverlight and Windows 8.1...

Windows Universal apps and more: Part 2 - full support in MobileFirst 7.1

IBM MobileFirst 7.1 has started the support for the Windows Universal app development paradigm. In a previous post I had...

Certificate Pinning in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1

New in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation 7.1 are several Hardened security features.One of these features is Certificate Pinning.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Server on Bluemix.net in under 5 minutes

You may have already heard about IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation and its capabilities. Some of the industry-grade features like security...

Converting a MobileFirst Hybrid application to a Cordova application

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation v7.1 introduces support for creating Cordova applications using the MobileFirst Command Line Interface (CLI).In this type...