IBM MobileFirst

Build Develop, test and deploy mobile applications

Mobile development tools to enable continuous delivery and enhance testing

Where you and your customer meet

Mobile apps are where you greet and serve your customers. Building powerful
and scalable apps that run on a wide variety of devices is a crucial first step.

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3 of the top 4 challenges companies face when developing or acquiring mobile apps are: quality and functionality, usability, and platform development.Download study

CIOs / IT Managers rely on IBM MobileFirst

“Mobile banking is changing not only how people bank, but also what they expect from their banks and, ultimately, whom they choose to bank with.” Charaka Kithulegoda, CIO, Tangerine

Tangerine wanted to quickly and efficiently adapt to consumer preferences. We helped them develop a mobile architecture that could support multiple mobile devices, fast-track the delivery of new features, and do it all securely.

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Don't have an in-house development team? We can help.

IBM MobileFirst Application Platform Management Services will develop, deploy,
and manage your end-user mobile apps.

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84%+ of developers target Android, 62% target iOS, and 52% target Windows Phone

Source: Evans Data 2013

Developers rely on IBM MobileFirst

“Worklight let us build an application that was not optimized for just one device, but rather worked on different devices, while allowing us to achieve high mobile quality, as well.” Matteo Acchini, Web Manager at Elmec

Elmec believes in simplicity and reliability. They chose IBM Worklight to create a cross-platform portal of services with simple features, designed for specific needs, and easier access.

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Four million developers, IT professionals, and students in 195 countries use developerWorks each month to learn about advances in IT and open standards, develop skills, solve problems, and work collaboratively with experts and peers.

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More on how to build and deploy multi-platform mobile applications:



A Requirements Checklist for Creating 5-Star Mobile Apps

Learn the essential business, technical and vendor capabilities required to support 5-star mobile application development.

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The Top Signs Your Apps Were Built for Today – Not Tomorrow

Learn how to evaluate whether your current mobile application development practices are sustainable – whether you’ve built and are already running B2C or B2E apps, or just starting down that path.

View on-demand webinar (32 min.)


Mobile Testing: Proven techniques to use when your app just has to work!

Our panel of experts discuss their experiences in mobile application testing, including the importance of a multi-dimensional testing approach, the value of the mobile device cloud, and the role of in-the-wild testing.

View on-demand webinar (46 min.)


Intro to Worklight Foundation 6.2

Learn how Worklight v6.2 can simplify the development and management of your mobile Web, hybrid, and native applications across multiple mobile platforms, in B2C, B2B and B2E environments.

View on-demand webinar (65 min.)

White paper

How comprehensive is your mobile application testing?

This IBM point-of-view discusses the application testing scenarios and execution engines that are necessary for complete mobile application testing.

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Forward Thinker

Miku Jha

Product Manager For IBM Mobile