IBM Worklight - Shell

Customizable Native Shell Code

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Most often, enterprises employ multiple development teams with different skills and expertise. The Shell approach allows such companies to reduce the internal barriers of mobile development, making it ubiquitous across the organization by compartmentalizing skill-sets and responsibilities.

The shell consists of a customizable container that provides JavaScript access to the native capabilities of the device. A devoted team of expert developers are responsible for its branding, security configurations, audits and authentication frameworks.

IBM Worklight's Shell approach breaks down the development of the app into two portions: an external shell and an inner application.

The team can create a variety of shells, each carrying different policies and branding, forcing inner apps running within each shell to automatically comply with its parameters. Such parameters could include restriction of access to data, use of certain APIs, different branding and more.

With corporate policies enforced by the shell, the inner apps can be easily built by departmental development teams using nothing but web languages. Such teams are only required to focus on the user interface, the business logic and, potentially, data integration. Distribution of the application or applications can be achieved by three different channels:

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