IBM Mobile Foundation V5.0 is a family of products which includes IBM Worklight V5.0 and delivers an open, comprehensive, and advanced mobile application platform for smartphones and tabletsIBM United States Software Announcement 212-157
April 24, 2012
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|At a glance|
IBM® Mobile Foundation V5.0 provides the essential elements needed for mobile development, deployment, and management within a business. IBM Mobile Foundation consists of capabilities that enable:
As part of the IBM Mobile Foundation V5.0 family of products, IBM Worklight V5.0 enables organizations to develop rich, cross-platform applications that can access the full capabilities of a wide range of mobile devices. IBM Worklight V5.0 can help reduce time-to-market, cost, and complexity of development while enabling an optimized customer and employee user experience across multiple environments. As part of IBM's comprehensive mobile solution, IBM Worklight V5.0 can be integrated with application lifecycle, security, management, and analytics capabilities to help you address the unique mobile needs of your business.
IBM Worklight V5.0 helps you:
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IBM Mobile Foundation V5.0 is a family of products which includes IBM Worklight V5.0 and delivers an open, comprehensive, and advanced mobile application platform for smartphones and tablets. It is designed to enable organizations of all sizes to efficiently develop, run, and manage HTML5, hybrid, and native applications while helping to reduce time-to-market, development costs, and ongoing maintenance efforts. As part of IBM's mobile platform, Worklight can be integrated with application lifecycle, security, management, and analytics capabilities to help you address the unique mobile needs of your business.
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|Planned availability date|
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IBM Mobile Foundation V5.0 consists of the following components:
IBM Worklight, Enterprise edition V5.0
IBM Worklight, Enterprise edition V5.0 has pricing metrics aligned with Business-to-Enterprise (B2E) purchasing patterns.
IBM Worklight, Consumer edition V5.0
IBM Worklight, Consumer edition V5.0 has pricing metrics aligned with Business-to-Consumer (B2C) purchasing patterns.
IBM Worklight, Developer edition V5.0
IBM Worklight, Developer edition V5.0 is licensed for development use only. It helps developers reduce testing effort, develop with confidence, and deliver innovative applications faster. This configuration is available at no charge, in order to lower the barrier for developers building applications for IBM Worklight V5.0. The no-cost Developer edition will be supported on a best-can-do basis by forum only. IBM support will be available for IBM Worklight Consumer edition or the IBM Worklight Enterprise edition purchases.
IBM Mobile Foundation, Enterprise edition V5.0
IBM Mobile Foundation, Enterprise edition V5.0 provides the essential elements needed for mobile development, deployment, and management in Business-to-Consumer (B2C), Business-to-Business (B2B), and Business-to- Enterprise (B2E) environments. The Mobile Foundation, Enterprise edition V5.0 consists of:
IBM Mobile Foundation, Consumer edition V5.0
IBM Mobile Foundation, Consumer edition V5.0 provides the essential elements needed for mobile development, deployment, and management in primarily a Business-to-Consumer (B2C) deployment model. It consists of:
IBM Worklight V5.0 provides four main capabilities:
IBM Worklight V5.0 simplifies the development of mobile web, hybrid, and native applications across multiple mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. It provides visual development capabilities and source code enhancements to help developers accelerate development, test, and delivery of mobile applications. IBM Worklight V5.0 includes an optimization framework to enable the delivery of a rich user experience that adheres to the unique capabilities and styling requirements of multiple mobile target environments. In the development process, IBM Worklight V5.0 maximizes the sharing of the codebase among environments, helping to reduce costs of development, time-to-market, and ongoing management efforts.
The Server is a mobile-optimized middleware component that facilitates connectivity between the mobile applications and the enterprise back-end. The Server can deliver back-end data in a mobile-friendly format (from both communication and developer perspectives), reducing requests over the mobile network, and allowing the implementation of more complex logic on the server. Another capability of the Server as mobile middleware is the uniform architecture of push notifications that allows the enterprise to initiate engagement with the application users, regardless of whether the application is running or not.
Device Runtime components are a set of developer libraries that are compiled into the mobile applications and are designed to complement server-side function. Device Runtime components also provide on-device encrypted storage facilities for storing sensitive data on the device and to collect diagnostics and usage data for reporting and analytics.
With the Console, administrators can remotely disable applications based on predetermined rules of application version and mobile device, directing users to a new version of the application, if necessary. They can also deploy new versions of an application's web code and automatically push them to users (depending on the terms and conditions provided by the mobile device vendor). Administrators can also monitor the push notification framework and enable or disable notifications to specific applications. Furthermore, administrators can access reports describing application adoption and usage, or integrate with the enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) system to perform custom analytics on mobile usage data.
Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act
IBM Mobile Foundation and IBM Worklight are capable as of June 15, 2012, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
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IBM Worklight V5.0 is a core product within the overall IBM mobile strategy and part of the IBM Mobile Foundation family of products. Worklight offers organizations a wide set of services aimed at helping them develop and deploy rich, cross-platform mobile applications that connect mobile employees and customers to enterprise back-end systems and cloud-based services.
Since IBM Worklight V5.0 is based on open standards rather than proprietary scripting languages, automatic compilers, and code translators, it allows businesses to protect their mobile investment and avoid lock-in. The product helps reduce development costs and time-to-market by leveraging the organization's existing web skills and maximizing the reusability of the codebase across different environments.
IBM Worklight, together with the additional products from IBM's portfolio described below, enables companies to address the entire lifecycle of their mobile initiative.
Together with other IBM integration offerings, such as WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition and WebSphere DataPower® Appliance, WebSphere Message Broker, and WebSphere MQ, IBM Worklight V5.0 provides comprehensive integration to back-end systems and cloud-based services. For additional information on WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-327, dated August 23, 2011.
IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, along with IBM Worklight V5.0, allows enterprises to deliver a solution that covers both mobile application development and Mobile Device Management (MDM). For additional information on IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, refer to Software Announcement 212-065, dated March 06, 2012.
In addition, IBM Lifecycle Management offerings such as Rational Team Concert, Rational® Quality Manager, and Rational Requirements Composer help deliver improved team collaboration and reduced development time through automated builds of multiple mobile device operating systems, test plan optimization, project planning, and development intelligence.
IBM WebSphere Application Server Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit (previously known as the WebSphere Application Server Web 2.0 and Mobile Feature Pack) enables WebSphere customers to develop mobile web applications, while IBM Worklight V5.0 allows for the development of web, hybrid, and native applications. Applications built with WebSphere Application Server Web 2.0 and Mobile Toolkit can easily move up to IBM Worklight V5.0 for application store presence, full mobile device access, and off-line capabilities.
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|Statement of direction|
As part of the IBM Mobile Foundation product offering, IBM intends to provide additional platform support for the IBM Worklight product offerings according to customer feedback and market demand. Based on the current expectation of the needs of our enterprise customers, we anticipate extending support to IBM System z® hardware and the IBM z/OS® operating system by 2013.
IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.
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For additional information on WebSphere Cast Iron Hypervisor Edition V6.1, refer to Software Announcement 211-327, dated August 23, 2011.
For additional information on IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, refer to Software Announcement 212-065, dated March 06, 2012.
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Program Program number VRM name 5725-G92 5.0.0 IBM Mobile Foundation
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Whether your goal is to successfully build, run, and manage mobile applications across mobile platforms, or to integrate WebSphere middleware into your IT infrastructure, WebSphere Education delivers a range of training options to help you achieve maximum business benefit from your investment.
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The WebSphere curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge. The WebSphere Education team works closely with IBM product developers and services organizations to ensure that our courses provide the most up to date technical and product information. WebSphere Education training places an emphasis on the advanced knowledge and insight that only these knowledgeable sources can provide.
IBM draws from a deep pool of IBM technical experience in the development of educational programs and courses, and passes that knowledge on to you. With over 200 courses across eight curriculum areas, WebSphere Education provides training that spans the spectrum of skills needs from introductory product overviews to advanced programming and administration.
Newly added to the WebSphere Education portfolio are training offerings for IBM Mobile Foundation V5.0 and IBM Worklight V5.0. This new curriculum will include topics such as developing mobile applications for consumer and enterprise environments, and managing applications and services across various mobile platforms.
Flexible training options
WebSphere Education offers several training options to meet your budget and time goals. Many offerings are delivered in a traditional classroom setting, at either your location or an IBM training center. Online delivery options are also available. Instructor-led online classes are taught real-time by an IBM instructor in a virtual classroom setting. Or, for a more independent training experience, you can select from a wide-variety of self-paced online courses that you complete on your schedule.
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You can find links to information on administrating and getting started with the IBM Mobile Application Platform Server in the readme file (readme.html) located on the root of the installation image.
Product documentation will be supplied only in the English language.
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Program name PID number Charge metric IBM Mobile Foundation 5725-G92 Client Device Install Application
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