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.


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.


Use open technologies and standards

Apply the latest technologies and standards:

Contribute to innovative mobile open source projects. Discover IBM developerWorks Open.

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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.


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.


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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Developer communities


NodeConf EU

6-9 September; Waterford, Ireland


9-10 September; Oslo, Norway

Kranky Geek

11 September; San Francisco, CA, USA

Global Mobile Innovators Tournament

16 September; registration for challenges opens

GOTO London 2015 Conference

16-18 September; London, UK

Strange Loop

24-26 September, St. Louis, MO, USA


25-27 September, Berlin, Germany

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