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IBM® MobileFirst Platform Foundation, formerly IBM platform®, helps enterprises deliver on their mobile strategy. It provides an open and comprehensive platform to not only build, but test, run and manage native, hybrid and mobile web apps. Available as an on premises or private cloud solution, IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation can help reduce both application development 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 Studio offers leading tools for mobile app development that help maximize code reuse and accelerate development.

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.


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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