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.
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]
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]
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]
The latest version of IBM Worklight is now available . This new release brings a number of key features to help you develop apps and then distribute and manage those apps in a secure environment.
Key new features:
Support for new devices and environments : develop apps for iOS 6, Android 4.1, Windows 8 and Java Plaform/ME
API support for SMS notifications : create apps that send and manage SMS notifications
If you happen to live in the Bay Area of Northern California right now, it’s actually more difficult to find a weekend where there isn’t a hackathon going on. Maybe it helps keep the melanoma levels down amongst the developer segment. Maybe these folks would just be at home playing Halo 4, so why not donate a few hours away from the couch? Maybe (and I suspect this is closer to the truth) startup fever is in the air and what mobile development offers is the chance to turn ideas into reality (or at least a working prototype), making the prospect... [More]
The thought of providing mobile access to cloud services, whether for enterprise users or for consumers, is bound to give any security engineer the jitters. Users can have multiple devices, connected over multiple types of networks, where the devices themselves are much more subject to being lost or stolen than a laptop is. If you're thinking of delivering cloud for mobile, you'll want a security policy to go with it. The author, Judith Myerson, writes: "Crafting a security policy for mobile devices requires plenty of pre-planning to... [More]
If you like the content I'm pointing to in this blog, you're going to love seeing it in your inbox each week. Sign in to the developerWorks Weekly Edition subscription management page and pick "Mobile Computing" as an area of interest. When you get the newsletter, you'll see a section for Mobile development as well as mobile-focused content from other parts of developerWorks. Subscribe or update your newsletter profile > The postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent IBM's positions, strategies or... [More]
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]
Deutsche Telekom Developer Garden's Frank Fischer interviews IBM's Paul Idstein about components that let developers bring data and services to mobile devices. They discuss IBM Worklight and some of the challenges facing mobile developers around bring-your-own-device (BYOD), multi-platform development, and accessing native device functionality via a web-based interface. Finally, they cover the Worklight architecture and development environment and show how components work within it. Check out the Deutsche Telekom Developer Garden... [More]
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: