Installing an integrated development environment

You can create an integrated development environment (IDE) by installing the Eclipse IDE. As a developer, you can use the IDE to develop, test, and configure mobile apps before you deploy them to mobile devices.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that Maximo Anywhere is installed on the computer where you are installing the IDE.
  • It is recommended that you install the IDE on a computer that is independent of the server.
  • Depending on the mobile platform that you plan to develop apps for, ensure that you installed the Android, iOS, or Windows development tools.
  • Oracle JDK is required to run Eclipse and to build apps for Android, iOS, and Windows devices. For the current supported version, see the Maximo® Anywhere system requirements.
  • To allow Eclipse to install the required plugins, ensure that your firewall is temporarily disabled.

About this task

If you cannot test the mobile apps on mobile devices, you can use the Android Emulator, the iOS Simulator, or the Windows Mobile Emulator, to view and test the mobile apps.

You can customize the mobile apps when they are deployed. For more information, see Customizing Maximo Anywhere mobile apps.


  1. Install Eclipse IDE:
    1. Go to Eclipse IDE for Java™ Enterprise Developers and download Eclipse IDE for Java Enterprise Developers.
    2. Extract the compressed folder and run the Eclipse application.
  2. Set up your Eclipse development environment:
    1. Check whether the Eclipse JSDT plug-in is installed.
      The JavaScript Development Tool (JSDT) plug-in helps you navigate through the Java Script code in Eclipse.
      1. Select Help > About Eclipse > Installation Details and click the WTP icon (Eclipse Web Tools Platform).
      2. In the About Eclipse Features window, browse the Feature Name list for Eclipse JavaScript Development Tools.
    2. If the JavaScript Development Tools plug-in is not already installed, complete the following steps:
      1. Select Help > Install New Software > Add.
      2. In the Add Repository window, specify the following URL in the Location field:
      3. In the Name field, specify Eclipse WTP.
      4. Select Web Tools Platform (WTP) 3.5.1 (or later) > JavaScript Development Tools and install the plug-in.
  3. Review the Maximo Anywhere 7.6.4 system requirements, and install the third-party tools.