Build, enhance and continuously deliver mobile apps

IBM® MobileFirst Platform Foundation, formerly IBM Worklight®, helps enterprises deliver on their mobile strategy. Available as an on premises or private cloud solution, IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation can help reduce both application development integration and maintenance costs, improve time-to-market and enhance mobile application governance and security.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation is composed of the following components:

IBM MobileFirst Server is mobile-optimized middleware that serves as a gateway between applications, back-end systems and cloud-based services.

IBM MobileFirst Device Runtime Components offer runtime client application program interfaces (API) designed to enhance security, governance and usability.

IBM MobileFirst Platform Cloudant® Data Layer Local is a database management system designed to support scaling demands and form an optimized data backend for your mobile applications.

IBM MobileFirst Application Center enables you to set up an enterprise app store that manages the distribution of production-ready mobile apps.

IBM MobileFirst Console is an administrative GUI designed to provide real-time operational analytics for the server, adapters, and applications and push services to help you manage, monitor and instrument mobile apps.

With IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation you can:

Build apps for any mobile operating environment and device

Connect and synchronize mobile apps

Safeguard mobile security

Manage your mobile app portfolio from a single central interface

Scalable data services and use of your own development tools.


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This document provides system requirements information on the supported releases of IBM Worklight, IBM Mobile Foundation and IBM Mobile Application Platform Pattern from which you can select system requirements in different levels and organization of detail.

  • Solution/Product Guide: Mobile Application Platform Requirements

    Solution/Product Guide: Mobile Application Platform Requirements

    Identify key mobile platform capabilities and compare IBM MobileFirst Platform against other options.

     
  • White Paper: Building the mobile enterprise: integrated, secure and productive

    White Paper: Building the mobile enterprise: integrated, secure and productive

    Mobility is now a business fact of life. Will your organization be one with mobile capabilities or a truly mobile enterprise? Learn the difference and key areas of focus in this white paper.

     
  • White Paper: The new workplace: are you ready?

    White Paper: The new workplace: are you ready?

    Create greater enterprise value with a workforce that is more agile - able to perform activities anywhere, anytime.

     
  • Analyst Research: IBM ranked as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

    Analyst Research: IBM ranked as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

    This 2014 report assesses the major vendors that enable enterprise IT developers to create mobile applications for customers, partners and employees.

     
  • Analyst Research: IBM ranked as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms

    White Paper: Ten Answers Regarding Mobile Application Testing

    This white paper can help you gain an understanding of the factors affecting mobile application testing and quality management.

     
  • White Paper: Mobile Marketing: The Time is Now

    White Paper: Mobile Marketing: The Time is Now

    Consumers are leveraging innovative and richly functional mobile devices to become connected and empowered like never before, reshaping the consumer marketer relationship and raising the stakes for marketers to utilize the mobile channel to engage shoppers and drive revenue.

     
  • Download: Experience the IBM MobileFirst Platform Developer Edition

    Develop, test, manage, and secure your mobile applications with IBM MobileFirst Platform Developer Edition.

     
  • Video: IBM API Management and IBM IBM MobileFirst Platform

    Video: IBM API Management and IBM IBM MobileFirst Platform

    Explore this short video to understand how IBM API Management and IBM IBM MobileFirst Platform can help you enable mobile initiatives in the API economy.

     

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Case Studies

  • Case Study: ABK-Systeme GmbH – Brings mobile applications to the financial services industry

    See how ABK-Systeme GmbH is developing mobile productivity apps to tap into a growth opportunity and maintain its competitive position.
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    Case Study: Raymond James Financial reduces code needed for mobile apps by 30 percent

    Learn how Raymond James Financial provides a meaningful customer experience on a mobile platform.
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  • Case Study: BNP Paribas Wealth Management

    BNP Paribas Wealth Management uses IBM MobileFirst software to create its mobile app, Structured Products Selector, for multiple platforms.
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  • Case Study: PLM gains 50 percent share in medical mobile app use

    Learn how IBM MobileFirst helped Publisher PLM offer medical reference data in mobile apps for doctors.
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  • Case Study: China Academy of Railway Sciences

    China Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS) partnered with IBM to create a mobile app called Railways 12306 for travelers to buy train tickets.
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  • Case Study: Banca Carige

    To thrive, Banca Carige developed a customer-centric approach to service delivery.
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  • Case Study: HH Gregg extends mobile e-commerce capabilities

    h.h. Gregg partnered used IBM WebSphere Commerce software with Worklight 5 software to enable mobile customers to make purchases.
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