Mobile development

Start with a foundation. Start with the cloud. Start with standards.



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Build on an enterprise foundation

MobileFirst Platform Foundation lets you use your IDE or ours to develop, test, secure, and manage Android and iOS native and hybrid applications.



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Extend with services on the cloud

Cloud services on Bluemix let you enhance any mobile app with a huge number of services for push, data, quality, security, analytics, IoT, and more.



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Use open technologies and standards

Apply the latest technologies and standards:




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IBM MobileFirst Platform

Create an iOS 8 game with React Native and Advanced Mobile Access

Create a React Native game that takes advantage of Advanced Mobile Access and the Cloudant NoSQL DB, both available as services on Bluemix.

Bluemix

Build an iOS 8 App with Bluemix and the MobileFirst Platform for iOS

Create and connect a mobile back-end app on Bluemix to a sample iOS mobile app, and then send a push notification from the Bluemix console.

Ionic

Use Ionic to rapidly develop hybrid applications

IBM is combining the MobileFirst Platform with Ionic's powerful drag-and-drop app design capabilities. See what the buzz is about.

Mobile DevOps

Enterprise-scale iOS continuous deployment with UrbanCode Deploy

See how IBM developers are enforcing quality with continuous builds and deployments to test.

Apple Watch

6 design principles for great Apple Watch apps

Design your app for easy scanning, context-awareness, and long battery life.

Internet of Things

Rapidly develop Internet of Things apps with Docker Containers

Get started with containers, especially if you're transitioning from web or app development.





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