IBM MobileFirst Platform for Hybrid Mobile Application Development Training Course

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21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)


  • An general understanding of mobile application development
  • Experience with web application development (Javascript, HTML and CSS)


IBM MobileFirst Platform (previously known as Worklight Foundation) is a suite of tools and services for building enterprise mobile and tablet applications. Its client-side API is available for native iOS (Objective-C), native Android (Java), J2ME, C# native Windows Phone (C#), and JavaScript for cross-platform hybrid OR mobile-web applications. MobileFirst Platform is available on-premise or in the cloud.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to set up and use MobileFirst Platform to develop and manage hybrid mobile applications based on HTML5, JS, and CSS.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure MobileFirst
  • Develop, test, and deploy cross-platform hybrid mobile apps. 
  • Use MobileFirst security mechanisms to secure apps.
  • Update apps over-the-air within an organization, bypassing the need for app stores.
  • Administer and monitor mobile apps.


  • Developers

Format of the Course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice in a live-lab environment.


  • This training is based on Mobile Foundation 8.0. To request a different version or other customization to this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


Installing and Configuring MobileFirst

Overview of MobileFirst Features and Architecture

  • MobileFirst Server
  • MobileFirst API
  • MobileFirst Studio
  • MobileFirst Console
  • MobileFirst Application Center

Overview of Hybrid Mobile Apps Development Components and Lifecycle

Navigating the MobileFirst Development Environment

Configuring the MobileFirst Server

Working with the Native API (Cordova)

Creating and Registering an App

Connecting to the MobileServer

Implementing UI Components and Application Skinning

Testing the App

Securing the Mobile App

Pushing Updates to End Users Apps

Administering and Monitoring Mobile Apps through MobileFirst Console

Sharing Mobile Apps within an Organization with MobileFirst Application Center

Integration with Version Source Control Systems


Summary and Conclusion



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