This blog gives information and announcements for mobile developers. It provides links to how-to content, technology primers, related blogs, events, and anything else that seems useful for building mobile applications.
IBM has just introduced support for Apple WatchKit in MobileFirst Platform, which means you can now add MobileFirst Platform Foundation capabilities for security, analysis, and management to Watch apps. And what's really great, especially if you've already set up MobileFirst Platform for iOS, is that setting it up for WatchKit is essentially the same straightforward process.
If you want to see how it's done, check out Andy Trice's blog:
Learn how Xamarin and IBM can help you achieve enterprise mobile success. This presentation from InterConnect 2015 will introduce you to the Xamarin and IBM partnership. Announced in October 2014, the partnership allows enterprises to build high quality, native apps that look and feel like your users' expect with enterprise grade back end capabilities, including the power, security and reliability, that your enterprise demands.
More technical topics can be found at xamarin.com/ibm or in the developerWorks... [More]
We recently announced the IBM-Xamarin partnership , allowing businesses to build fully native iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications with shared code - while also leveraging IBM Mobile First Worklight’s robust integration, security and connectivity. With this partnership, enterprises are able to deliver both the UI quality consumers demand and the enterprise-grade backend and reliability that corporations require.
Join IBM and Xamarin technical executives on Thursday, December 11 at 8 am PST/ 11 am EST/ 5 pm... [More]
We’re excited to announce IBM as a Diamond sponsor of Xamarin Evolve 2014 , the largest multi-platform mobile development event of the year, in Atlanta, October 6-10. Greg Truty, Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect SWG Mobile Build & Connect at IBM, will lead two sessions at the conference focused on how to easily build cross-platform native apps on the client-side with Xamarin, powered by the Worklight Server on the backend. Xamarin has grown to 730,000 developers in only three years and is now a major... [More]
If you're wondering how to get started with enterprise mobile development, or you're a fan of 8-bit pixel art, or both, here is an infographic that shows 5 things you should be thinking about.
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If you’re anything like me, you can’t imagine going anywhere without your mobile phone; today’s devices are more than telephones, they are our cameras, our wallets, our libraries and even our fitness partners. There’s no shortage of types of devices and global mobile device growth rates are estimated around 6.9% this year. Today’s leading enterprises are taking note: employees want mobile to work for them. As a mobile software engineer I can tell you making sure applications run on the right device at the... [More]
Between releases the Worklight development team spends a lot of time playing with betas and final releases of the latest OSes to make sure Worklight and Worklight apps run without hiccups.
They've started reporting some of their findings in a new blog, where they've demonstrated Worklight Studio running smoothly on OS X Mavericks, and apps running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Beyond testing compatibility, the team will also be posting tips for getting around roadblocks and other information they find interesting, useful, or just... [More]
IBM mobile developers Raj Balasubramanian and Carlos Andreu will be delivering a free webcast via O'Reilly on Wednesday, October 30, at 10 am Pacific time called Introducing a mobile-first approach to building your next app .
From the O'Reilly site:
The webcast is based on an upcoming 'Mobile First' book that Raj Balasubramanian and Carlos Andreu are working on with O'Reilly Media. This hands-on webcast will cater to two class of developers - enterprise... [More]
Rapid Prototyping has been around for over 30 years. It has been used in the manufacturing industry to quickly develop parts and products. In the software development industry, rapid prototyping is linked to rapid application development and refers to the practice of iteratively creating screens or visuals of increasingly better resolution that project how an application will function in the future (or end state). This is particularly useful for mobile applications where we try to include the minimal set of features that are used most of the... [More]
Watch the IBM MobileFirst Tech Talk session on AT&T API adapters for IBM Worklight hosted by Naveed Ahmed from IBM MobileFirst and presented by Giri Bhaskara, Principal Technical Architect and Raj Sesetti, Solution Architect from the AT&T Developer Program. Read more at the AT&T Developer Program blog
AT&T spent last week in Portland, Oregon, at O'Reilly OSCON 2013, where we pitched the AT&T Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) tool and promoted our work in open source.
From Tuesday to Thursday we spent the day showcasing ARO to the many participants at the conference. This show marked a slightly different vibe than many of the shows I have previously attended. The main focus was on open source and collaboration. The show had over 300 speakers focusing on the different segments of the open source... [More]
IBM MobileFirst hosts a set of virtual tech talks for developers, ISVs and anyone who is interested to learn more about mobile solutions. On August 6 the AT&T Developer Program kicks off their second series with a session on API adapters for Worklight. Our adapters enable developers to quickly and easily integrate APIs like Speech, SMS, Payment and more from within the Worklight platform.
Register and tune in to hear Giri Bhaskara, Principal Technical Architect and Raj Sesetti, Solution Architect from the... [More]
The Intel App Game Interface gives hybrid HTML5 applications the ability to accelerate canvas tag commands using native device level technologies. Learn the best known methods for writing rich graphical hybrid apps. Read more at the AT&T Developer Program blog
IBM and AT&T have broken new ground with a collaboration marrying IBM MobileFirst and the ever-growing portfolio of AT&T APIs and cloud offerings. The combination of the two technical powerhouses has attracted attention from developers, academics and business leaders alike, all hoping to make native app creation easier and less expensive and to deliver a better-quality product.
The partnership came about because IBM and AT&T leadership shared the goal to grow their company’s mobility market share, according to... [More]
Space is at a premium on mobile apps. You can’t simply shrink the full functionality of your web or desktop apps to fit into a mobile screen and expect to provide a compelling user experience. You need to rethink how you obtain and disseminate information. Most complex tasks should be reimagined to be simpler and streamlined; consequently Speech recognition support in apps can be a critical component in bringing sophisticated data entry to mobile devices. Using speech judiciously and in a well-planned out manner can result in greater... [More]
Peter Rembiszewski, AT&T Developer Realization Dev Tools Lead, attended the IBM Innovate Conference down in Orlando last week and shared highlights from the event. Read more at the AT&T Developer Program blog
In this interview at IBM Innovate, Leigh Williamson, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Software Group talks about IBM’s latest announcements, including the capability for mobile developers to record and playback functional tests. Leigh goes on to explain that DevOps is important for any development organization, but it's especially important for mobile development where release cycles are so fast (e.g. every few weeks) and organizations need to automate and orchestrate deployments. UrbanCode which IBM just acquired has enhanced its support for... [More]
In this interview, Jim Zhang, Worklight Developer Experience Architect talks about the emergence of build your own stack (BYOS) and the advantages of coding with Dojo. More on IBM Worklight Follow Jim Zhang @jimthematrix