App developers take note! As you may know, using the IBM® Bluemix® Mobile Dashboard you can associate cloud native services (like security, push notifications, and analytics) with your mobile app, and then generate a downloadable package which contains client code along with microservice SDKs. As a developer, this alone can save you a ton of time. But now, you can reduce development time further and radically simplify your mobile app code. All by adding custom backend apps to your Bluemix mobile project, and then automatically generating SDKs for them.
As an app developer you might say to yourself, "I see third party services in the Bluemix catalog. But I can call into those services directly from my app. Why should I bother connecting to them through Bluemix?" In this post, I'll explain three key reasons: manageability, security, and portability.
Mobile Analytics for Bluemix is now generally available (GA) as a production-ready service on Bluemix. This service is for mobile app developers, business stakeholders, and data analysts who need to understand how their app is performing.
The Mobile Analytics beta service offers user, session, and crash metrics and alerts that can easily be integrated into new or existing apps. It is one of a growing family of core mobile IBM services for Bluemix that includes Push Notifications, Mobile Client Access for security, and Mobile Quality Assurance for quality tracking.
IBM Mobile Analytics for Bluemix is now available as an experimental service. By using this service, developers, app owners, product managers, or anyone else in your organization can gain valuable insight into how your app is performing and how it is being used. This kind of information is the key to building better apps that are hyper-relevant to users and that stand out in the veritable sea of mobile apps that are available in the marketplace or within your organization.