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What Is IBM MobileFirst?

Steve Pitcher

Demystifying IBM’s mobile application development offering.

Written by Steve Pitcher

IBM MobileFirst (formerly IBM WorkLight) is an enterprise-grade suite of tools which help you build mobile applications. I want to give you a little insight of how MobileFirst is structured, in terms of a high level technical infrastructure overview and your pricing options.

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AppGyver Composer: The Rise of the "Citizen Developer"

John Ghrist

AppGyver Inc.'s AppGyver Composer is graphical enough that even non-programmers can use it to build mobile-device applications.

Written by John Ghrist

It's probably no surprise that there's an application development platform named after MacGyver, the endlessly inventive TV character who concocts ingenious devices from random materials always conveniently at hand. AppGyver, Inc.'s AppGyver Composer is a rapid mobile application development (RMAD) tool, also always conveniently at hand, which lets developers visually build enterprise apps for iOS and Android (including web deployment via HTML5) via a browser-based toolset.

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Appcelerator Titanium Shows Its MADP Mettle

John Ghrist

Appcelerator's mobile app development platform provides a wealth of tools and services for creating multiple mobile apps from a single code base.

Written by John Ghrist

While it's tempting to think of developing applications for mobile devices in traditional terms, carrying out that function for an enterprise is actually lending itself to a different mindset. Specifically, it's the idea that the first step isn't the classic, long-drawn-out process of asking for user requirements, but instead simply starting with a prototype user interface and working forward from there.

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The Sencha Platform Offers MADP with Life Cycle Coverage

John Ghrist

The Eclipse-compatible Sencha Platform helps developers build web and mobile apps using Java and JavaScript frameworks that employ HTML5.

Written by John Ghrist

If your programming expertise is in Java or JavaScript frameworks that use HTML5, a natural fit for a web or mobile application development platform (MADP) at your enterprise may be the Sencha Web Application Lifecycle Management Platform, which lets users build, test, and deploy web applications for desktops, smartphones, and tablets.

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Mobile App Development: Getting Your Standalone App to Interface with Your IBM i

Need to interface a mobile app with your IBM i? A number of IBM i integration patterns can be leveraged to keep mobile apps in sync with enterprise systems.

glenn johnsonWritten by Glenn Johnson

Your IBM i system holds a lot of very useful data that can be leveraged for mobile apps. However, you need the right tools and methods to extract the data in the most effective way. This is where an integration platform comes in.

The purpose of system integration is to ensure smooth-running business processes across multiple systems. To do this, an IT department needs to be armed with integration and business process management tools that can recognize all of the needed integration patterns for your environment.

Therefore, IBM i users should look for mobile app development solutions that support nine familiar IBM i integration touchpoints.

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Kony Offers Robust Tool Set for Creating Mobile Apps

Enterprises with numerous or complex apps to translate to mobile devices, or those seeking to create versatile native mobile device apps, can benefit from Kony Mobility Platform's extensive feature set.

john gristWritten by John Ghrist

If your enterprise is considering a mobile application development platform (MADP) capable of generating large, complex applications, one option to explore is the Kony Mobility Platform. Offering a visual interactive development environment (IDE) that uses a zero-code approach and a single app codebase, strong security options, and a middleware component that simplifies data-transformation and mobile back-end services, Kony's suite helps developers produce apps for smartphones, tablets, desktops, and wearables.

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IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.2

IBM Security Access Manager V9.0.2 adds mobile, multi-factor authentication for stronger and more usable authentication.

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The Progressive App “Party”

The native vs. hybrid vs. web application war has been raging for years, with millions of apps having become zombies, trapped in app stores across the planet. Progressive web apps promise an end to those wars, but what are they and how can they change the mobile landscape?

pete helgrenWritten by Pete Helgren

Garr! Just about as soon as you put your feet up and rest after delivering your sweet web application to your boss, the next challenge does come! Your salespeople like the app, but they want it to look more app-ey.Sigh! Salespeople can be such a pain, and the boss isn't helping things any by saying, IT developers can do anything.Yep. Anything to make everyone 'appy (I say in my best Cockney accent...).

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