What is IBM Mobile Foundation?
Foundation delivers enterprise-grade capabilities uniquely designed to support building and deploying of the next generation of cognitive, contextual and personalized mobile apps.
IBM Mobile Foundation features
Cognitive APIs for mobile
Enrich your Mobile apps using Watson APIs including, Text to Speech, image recognition, rank and retrieve, and more. Securely connect to Watson APIs using service credentials. Delight users by offering an assisted feature using Conversational Service.
App Life-cycle management
Adopt a more streamlined and repeatable process for incremental app updates. For example, skip the app store approval by making changes to your app while it's live, with no recompile needed.
Protect data on the device, APIs, and your brand from hackers and vulnerabilities. You don't need to be a security expert to build secure apps. Employ best practices using samples and templates.
Gain analytic insights
View near real-time feedback, helping you better understand mobile users. Discover how they are using your app through built-in, flexible, interactive data reports.
Access to Microservices
Build business logic as a Microservice using Liberty, NodeJS, or Swift runtimes and access the Microservice by importing its Swagger definition. Additionally, apply access control to an individual or a group of APIs using OAuth security tests.
Feature toggle and A/B testing
Use the console and SDKs to implement feature toggling, A/B testing, feature segmentation, and more. You can change app backgrounds based on user location or rollout features to a small set of users before releasing to all app users.
Segmented Push and Offline Sync
Using the Push feature to send broadcasts, unicasts (based on deviceID and userID), tag-based notification, as well as Rich Media notifications, and interactive notifications to your apps.
Comprehensive Tooling and SDKs
Pick your development environment and access native or Cordova SDKs for iOS, Android, and Windows. Using development simulator to test your Cordova apps before publishing to app stores.
Develop more intelligent apps with Watson services
Add intelligence to your mobile apps with cognitive capabilities. Everything from image recognition to conversation, to sentiment analysis services in the IBM Cloud can be rapidly integrated to provide a more engaging experience.
Mobile Foundation service
The service follows a continuous delivery approach with updates on a regular basis. The service is the same regardless of pricing options chosen.
Other IBM products to help build mobile apps
Push Notification service provides a unified push capability to send personalized and segmented real-time notifications to mobile and web apps.
Monitor app performance and usage from a desktop or tablet without creating queries. Find trends and fix issues when metrics pass critical thresholds.
Add a natural language interface to your application to automate interactions with your end users. Common applications include virtual agents and chat bots.
Get started on IBM Mobile Foundation in minutes
Use the Mobile App Service console to quickly explore the power of IBM Mobile Foundation.