What are IBM Cloud Starter Kits?

IBM Cloud Starter Kits help you dynamically generate cloud-native applications combining a runtime, secure frameworks, use cases, deployment files, and other cloud services such as AI, mobile and financial services — all based on industry best practices.

Starter Kit benefits

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Utilize dynamic generation of code for best-practice architectural patterns and use cases.

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Work with a simplified configuration of dependencies, credentials and certificates.

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Seamlessly integrate additional IBM Cloud Services to applications.

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Rapidly deploy to a Kubernetes cluster or Cloud Foundry via a DevOps pipeline.

What can you build with a Starter Kit?

Web app

Mobile app


Backend for Frontend


Jump-start your app production with a Starter Kit

With a wide variety of Starter Kits, there’s nothing preventing you from slamming your app production into hyperdrive.

Popular IBM Cloud Starter Kits

Custom Vision Model for Core ML with Watson

Create Apple Core ML Models using the Watson Visual Recognition service to process and tag images locally.

Watson Assistant Basic

A simple application that demonstrates the Watson Assistant service in a chat interface simulating a car dashboard.

Express.js Basic

A starter that provides a basic web-serving application in Node.js, using the Express.js framework.

Explore all Starter Kit development portals

App service portal


Apple development