Try IBM Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) at IBM InterConnect 2016!

OverviewThe technical conference is a great place to network, learn, and hopefully have some fun....more

IBM MobileFirst supports Windows 10 Mobile

Late last year, Microsoft released two mobiles - the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones that came pre-loaded with Windows 10 Mobile. These mobiles came with Windows 10 Build 10.0.10586....more

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Responds to Google Play Store Announcement of Blocking Apps Using Vulnerable Cordova...

[UPDATE Sept. 28, 2016] Update to a later iFix to avoid both OpenSSL and Cordova vulnerabilities...more

HowTo: Send Custom Data to the MobileFirst Analytics Server from adapters or any java application

OverviewSending custom data from your MobileFirst 7.1 apps to the Operational Analytics Server can be accomplished by using the log methods from the WLAnalytics and WL.Analytics objects in hybrid and native Android and iOS environments. However, sending custom data from MobileFirst Adapters, JavaScript or Java, is not supported. Hence, I decided to write some code to send custom data from any java application....more

Tips & Tricks for troubleshooting IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Containers on IBM Bluemix

MobileFirst Platform Foundation for IBM Bluemix Container - Starter...more

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:...more

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....more

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?...more

HowTo: Custom In-App Behavior Analytics

Overview...more

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 the server and analytics containers using the IBM Bluemix DevOps Services....more

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 out though that you can also use them in regular old JavaScript files too. My editor of choice (Visual Studio Code) has [great support](https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/languages/javascript for this. You can simply get the file, drop it into your project, and go to town....more

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....more

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....more

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....more

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 in your Android phone. You quickly want to copy a coupon code or OTP (One time password) but cannot, since you do not see the complete text....more

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 come up with this approach by ourselves- this is becoming a common practice in our industry....more

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, traveled several hundred miles, and delivered to my doorstep. Meanwhile, all I had to do was click a few buttons and walk to my door....more

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 Bluemix updated its code to include the ability to connect with additional issue-tracking systems, as well as sentiment analysis support for India. Bug-tracking system supportMQA had issue-tracking integration with IBM Rational Team Concert for quite a while, but you had some roadblocks to overcome if you did not use Rational......more

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 were a bit slow to keep pace as we were getting the skids greased, but now we are at a 1st day support cycle since our 7.1 release. And we refreshed it 7 times in between as well. 9 updates in the last 12 months – not too shabby! This......more

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....more

Hybrid Wallet lab series for MFP 7.1 has been released!

Greetings!...more

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....more

JS errors in MFP Windows Universal apps when using AngularJS

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

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 products by themselves, but they could never interact with each other. Until now. In this tutorial, I will show you just how easy it is to make them work together (much easier than for a parent of siblings)....more

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?...more

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...more

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....more

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....more

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 are all using this functionality. Should every developer be standing up a server and rewriting this rudimentary software? No, they should be using a service or services. Heck, they probably shouldn’t be writing any server side code at all, right? So true to lean, we stood up a set of......more

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...more

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....more

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 the talking points or espouse the benefits of analytics. I hope the value of analytics and in-production client log collection is well understood! The goal here is to give you the proper knowledge to confidently go into production with a robust, ready, and scalable analytics cluster capable of handling the......more

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 Platform Foundation saw some major changes, and a new Apache Cordova hybrid SDK was born! For all of you eager developers wanting to learn the latest and greatest changes to this family, continue reading.Apache Cordova SDKYou can use the new Apache Cordova SDK to instrument MQA to work with pure......more

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., Ionic, jQuery Mobile, Dojo, etc.). In this blog, we will use Ionic for our hybrid application. One of the common things developers do is to add their custom styles. The recommended way of working with custom styles in Ionic is by using Sass, a powerful CSS language extension.Before being able......more

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 Access (Mobile Client Access) service Cloudant mobile extensions</ul>The following boilerplates and services have toleration support for iOS 9: Mobile Cloud boilerplate Push service Mobile Application Security service Mobile Data serviceFor more information about what’s new in iOS 9, check out the iOS 9 release notes.Although your app will work with......more

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 apps continue to work seamlessly after the upgrade. This means organizations delivering mobile apps for iOS must move quickly to test, build, and deliver their apps for the new platform and devices. Considering the heightened expectations and tight timeline, this can be a daunting task for organizations. That said, organizations......more





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Try IBM Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) at IBM InterConnect 2016!

OverviewThe technical conference is a great place to network, learn, and hopefully have some fun.

IBM MobileFirst supports Windows 10 Mobile

Late last year, Microsoft released two mobiles - the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL phones that came pre-loaded with...

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Responds to Google Play Store Announcement of Blocking Apps Using Vulnerable Cordova Versions

[UPDATE Sept. 28, 2016] Update to a later iFix to avoid both OpenSSL and Cordova vulnerabilities

HowTo: Send Custom Data to the MobileFirst Analytics Server from adapters or any java application

OverviewSending custom data from your MobileFirst 7.1 apps to the Operational Analytics Server can be accomplished by using the log...

Tips & Tricks for troubleshooting IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation Containers on IBM Bluemix

MobileFirst Platform Foundation for IBM Bluemix Container - Starter

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...