IBM MobileFirst Quality Platform Assurance helps gain actionable insight for continuous delivery

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-495
November 11, 2014

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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
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IBM® MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance V6.3

  • Supports continuous delivery with build and deploy integration APIs.
  • Gets the details behind app sentiment score at a glance.
  • Turns app store reviews into actions with rich contextual analysis.
  • Helps discover what is trending with top review clusters.
  • Compares your app against your competitors.
  • Provides additional country support for sentiment analysis.

With this release, Worklight® Quality Assurance is renamed to MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance. It is also marketed as MobileFirst Quality Assurance, a component of MobileFirst Platform.



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MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance is a component of MobileFirst Platform. It streamlines quality feedback from pre-production, production, and app stores. It delivers to both app owners and mobile app development teams contextual and actionable insight for continuous delivery of high-quality mobile apps. The following features in MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance enable you to validate mobile applications with testers and beta users, track production usage, and monitor user feedback and sentiment:

  • Over-the-air build distribution
  • In-application bug reporting
  • Automated crash reporting
  • User feedback
  • Sentiment analysis

These features deliver a cohesive and robust solution that enables business and IT to quickly address quality feedback.

MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance provides you with insightful and streamlined quality feedback and metrics. It helps to dramatically improve decisions on mobile app priorities and investments. It equips mobile app development teams with everything needed to help deliver the highest quality mobile applications through rapid inclusion of quality feedback throughout the development cycle.



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Key prerequisites
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Supports Linux™ and Mobile operating systems.

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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  • December 5, 2014: Electronic availability
  • January 16, 2015: Media availability


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Description
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MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance V6.3 supports continuous delivery of high-quality mobile apps by equipping app owners and developers with actionable insight.

Support continuous delivery with build/deploy integration API

You can automatically distribute mobile apps produced by your build/deploy pipeline using build/deploy integration API directly to your test teams.

Get the details behind app sentiment score at a glance

You can view at a glance the user perceived app quality, and how it gets quantified based on quality attribute scores.

Turn app store reviews into actions with rich contextual analysis

You can analyze in a single context positive and negative reviews over time, and the signals they send that directly influence quality attribute.

Discover what is trending with top review clusters

  • Reviews are grouped into clusters based on patterns and commonalities between them to help identify underlying, core issues that are affecting an app's users.
  • You can see what bothers or delights your users most from top review clusters.

Compare your app against your competitors

You can compare quality attributes across multiple apps.

Additional country support for sentiment analysis

Sentiment analysis is now supported from the UK, Canada and Australia public app stores.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5725-R25 6.3 MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi
Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website
http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage



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Publications
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The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.



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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Disk space: 100 GB

Memory: 8 GB of RAM Network: adapters, drivers, protocols 100 Mbps

Processor: 2 x 86-64 cores

Storage hardware: 100 GB

Software requirements

Hosted environments: VMware ESXi 5.1 and future versions, releases, modification levels, and fix packs

Installation: Capilano Components (IBM Installation Manager and IBM Packaging Utility) V1.7.2 and future fix packs, modification levels, and their fix packs

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Packaging

MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance



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Product: IBM MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance

PID: 5725-R25

Passport Advantage
Program description Part number
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment per Application License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months E0KPFLL
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment per Application SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1BZPLL
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment per Application Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months D1BZQLL
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment per Application Initial Fixed Term License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1BZVLL
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment per Application Subsequent Fixed Term License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months E0KPILL

Cross-platform products for use on System z®

MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment for System Z per Application Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal 12 Months E0KPGLL
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment for System Z per Application License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1BZRLL
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment for System Z per Application SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1BZSLL
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment for System Z per Application Initial Fixed Term License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1BZWLL
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance Additional Brand Deployment for System Z per Application Subsequent Fixed Term License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months E0KPJLL
Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

Media packs description Part number
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance V6.3 Multiplatform English Media Pack BT0MYEN

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge metric
MobileFirst Platform Quality Assurance 5725-R25 Per Application


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Terms and conditions
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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use. Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

L-AMED-9NVJMQ

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available for a minimum of five years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to updates (modifications or fixes), releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook
Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Prices
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The prices are unchanged by this announcement.

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