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Introducing Bluemix Mobile Code Starters

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Experienced mobile developers can use Code Starters to integrate common mobile services and key Bluemix services like Watson, Weather, IoT, and Cloudant, with a production-ready starting point. These Code Starters massively reduce the time it takes to get your mobile app running with Bluemix.

To create a Bluemix Mobile Code Starter, navigate to the Mobile area of Bluemix and click Create Project.

Create a Bluemix Mobile Code Starter

There are a few basic steps to create a Code Starter project. We will use Object Storage in this walkthrough.

Step 1: Choose a Code Starter

Choose from a catalog of Bluemix Mobile Code Starters, each focusing on a different service.

Use the Preview button and read the description of each starter to understand what it does. Select a starter and click Create Project to begin adding capabilities to your project.

Step 2: Add capabilities

For example, you can add Mobile Analytics or Push Notifications to your project.

Bluemix Mobile will dynamically inject the selected mobile SDKs into your project when you download your code.

Step 3: Get code

Download the code for iOS or Android and follow the instructions in the included README.md.

Step 4: Configure the starter

Complete any additional steps in the README.md, which will be specific to the platform and starter that you chose. You may use any markdown viewer to see the README.

These steps are primarily dependency installation and key management instructions for non-mobile Bluemix services.

Step 5: Run your project

Run your project from Xcode or Android Studio. Your running code is shown in a device emulator.

Conclusion

Bluemix Mobile Code Starters drastically reduce the number steps to create a production-ready mobile application. In addition, Code Starters rapidly expedite your Bluemix service knowledge and provide a starting point for real-world enterprise solutions.

Create a new project today!

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Software Engineer, Bluemix Developer Experience

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