Many of you must have used the Bluemix Mobile Dashboard to create mobile projects using starters and then adding various services to get a running application. The Bluemix Mobile Dashboard is evolving into a broader developer console to enable not just mobile but cloud native applications. The Bluemix Developer Console will follow a pattern based approach to building cloud native applications. The patterns will include but not limited to Mobile, Web, BFF( Backend for Frontend ) and Microservices. Each pattern will have a set of starters that a developer can use to get started. In this blog we will take a look at the Mobile Pattern.
If you are a developer wanting to build a mobile application and consume cloud-native services ( Push, Authentication, Analytics, etc ) then get started with the Mobile Pattern. This Pattern will let you choose from a wide set of starters that you can use to build your app on. Once a starter is selected, you can include core services and generate code that can be imported into an IDE and run within a simulator.
For the Mobile Pattern the following languages will be initially supported.
Depending on the starter chosen one will be given the option of what language to choose.
Consuming Bluemix Services
The Mobile Pattern has a wide variety of starters that can be used to consume an array of differentiating services on Bluemix.
Cloudant – Use a NoSQL Database to access and sync data
Weather – Access Weather data in your mobile app
Watson – Explore services like Tone Analyzer, Visual Recognition, Conversation and Language Translator
Object Storage – Store and retrieve binary data using a cloud based object storage service