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Some fun examples of Bluemix applications

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The true power of cloud computing is the ability to use a powerful infrastructure while letting me focus on what matters to me: my unique application offering. Bluemix offers you that powerful infrastructure, with a host of mature functional services – all based on cutting edge open source technologies – such as Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Docker.

This article will show you how, leveraging Bluemix services, you can build powerful and fun apps. So let’s put on our developer’s hat and get working! So let’s check out some apps we’ve written on Bluemix.

#1: Gaming

For example, let’s see how easily we can build a game – we can:

And the result:

Curious why we called this demonstration application “Mangara”? It’s the anagram of “Anagram” 😉

#2: Social

What about an app where you can type in what is on your mind? We can:

  • use Node.js as runtime, so let’s use the SDK for Node.js
  • use a non-relational DB for unstructured text data, so let’s use Cloudant NoSQL DB
  • use the “Mobile Cloud Services Android SDK for IBM Bluemix” to make it a mobile app
  • use the Watson Text to Speech and Speech to Text services to allow consuming the mobile application without keeping your hands busy
  • use some DevOps services like Delivery Pipeline and Active Deploy to streamline the build and keep the application working while we update its code

And the result:

#3: More social

Let’s build an app to help meet friends. We can:

  • use node.js as runtime, so let’s use the “SDK for Node.js” service
  • use SQL Database service to store information about friends and their status
  • use the Object storage service to store videos or pictures for each friend
  • use the Single Sign On service to authenticate users
  • use some DevOps services like Delivery Pipeline and Active Deploy to streamline the build and keep the application
    working while we update its code

And the result:

#4: Internet of Things

Let’s build an app to move drones. We can:

And the result:

What did we learn?

Four apps, one cloud platform, easy to use services, and all rapidly accomplished? What can you build?

Learn more about Bluemix in the docs and sign up! Have fun!

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