Build, enhance and continuously deliver mobile apps



IBM® MobileFirst Platform Foundation, formerly IBM Worklight®, 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 Foundation can help reduce both application development and maintenance costs, improve time-to-market and enhance mobile application governance and security.

Introduction to IBM Worklight


With IBM MobileFirst Platform you can:

Build apps for any mobile operating environment and device with your preferred development approach – native, hybrid or mobile web.

1 Build, enhance and continuously deploy to multiple platforms, and create mobile and omni-channel applications quickly.
2 Use standards-based technologies to take advantage of third-party libraries and frameworks—and avoid code translation, proprietary interpreters and unpopular scripting languages.
3 Accelerate development with support for the latest iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry, Java ME, mobile and desktop environments.
4 Reduce time-consuming manual test processes with an integrated mobile application testing capability.

Connect and synchronize mobile apps with enterprise data, applications and cloud services, including IBM BlueMix™.

1 Connect to back-end data, applications and cloud services more easily.
2 Transform enterprise data into the mobile-friendly, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format that can be synchronized, encrypted and stored locally on mobile devices.

3 Employ advanced mobile middleware for caching, data synchronization and encryption.
4 Use wizards to explore available SOAP and SAP Netweaver Gateway back-end services and automatically generate integration code.
5 Collect geo-location data without exhausting mobile resources by setting policies for acquiring and using data in batch and sending it in only when needed.

Safeguard mobile security at the device, application, data and network layer.

1 Help ensure timely adoption of critical security updates—enforce multi-factor authentication, single sign-on (SSO) and device SSO while integrating with existing authentication and security approaches.
2 Manage approved and rejected devices for controlled mobile application installation and remote application disablement.



3 Support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies, containerization and app security through MaaS 360 integration.
4 Provide context-driven risk assessment, malware and jailbreak detection through Trusteer integration.



5 Deliver secure and syncable on-device storage with FIPS 140-2 compliance for data on device and in transit also for native apps.
1 Provides an integrated management console with role-based access and security audit logs based on standard Java EE-security integration.
2 Offers operational analytics, including response time analysis, on-device and on-wire data size reports, notification analysis, server workload analysis and crash analysis.
3 Govern app distribution and version management, make direct updates for enforced version upgrades and manage push notifications.
4 Helps create a security-rich, hardened shell to enforce common branding, security and data access standards.

1 Scalable, fault tolerant JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data store to handle peak usage and continuous data availability and durability.
2 Faster development and improved access to data with advanced indexing and querying capabilities.


3 Choice of IBM MobileFirst Studio or your preferred development environment.
4 Complimentary with native integrated development environments (IDE) with tools to perform specific MobileFirst tasks.

5 Support for adapter development and testing for native apps, and support for local and remote MobileFirst Server deployments.


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