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IBM Worklight Mobile Application Development Essentials

Muhammad Saifuddin, Talha Haroon

Your move onto mobile devices is simplified when you use IBM Worklight and this user-friendly tutorial. After a guided tour through the components you’ll learn how to utilize them to optimize your mobile applications.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782177609
Paperback144 pages

About This Book

  • Develop Mobile Apps that can be deployed on multiple mobile platforms quickly and easily
  • Build Enterprise mobile apps to ease data transactions and manipulation
  • Create advanced modules for mobile Enterprise application

Who This Book Is For

If you are a developer who wants to create mobile applications quickly, this is the book for you. Some basic knowledge about of web technologies and client -side languages such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML will serve you well.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with IBM Worklight
The IBM Worklight solution
Worklight capabilities and supported platforms
Components of Worklight
Chapter 2: Installing Worklight
Installing IBM Worklight Consumer Edition
Installing Android SDK
Chapter 3: Creating a Basic Worklight Application
Creating a simple IBM Worklight application
Worklight project and application structure
Rich Page Editor
Application skins
Previewing an application in the mobile simulator
Chapter 4: Customizing the Worklight Application
A quick overview of HTML5
The IBM Worklight client-side API
Exploring Dojo Mobile
Designing your first Dojo application
Adding an environment in IBM Worklight
Exploring the Android application environment
Chapter 5: Adding an Adapter
IBM Worklight Adapter concept
Chapter 6: Authentication and Security
Worklight security principles, concepts, and terminologies
Examining generated realms, security test, and login modules
Creating adapter-based authentication
Form-based authentication
Custom authentication
Chapter 7: Advanced Features of IBM Worklight
Push notification
WL client API
Cordova plugins
Encrypted Offline Cache
Storage JSONStore

What You Will Learn

  • Explore the different components of IBM WorkLight
  • Install and set up the Worklight development environment to manage the application life cycle
  • Use adapters to integrate client applications with back-end data services.
  • Add the Android environment to a Worklight application
  • Develop your own authentication to obtain efficient security in your developed application.
  • Enhance your mobile app development skills with Worklight’s best practices

In Detail

IBM Worklight helps you extend your business to mobile devices. It is designed to provide an open, comprehensive platform to build, run, and manage HTML5, hybrid, and native mobile apps. IBM Worklight can help you reduce both app development and maintenance costs, improve time-to-market, and enhance mobile app governance and security. The best part of IBM Worklight is that it contains numerous built-in modules used for Mobile Development to extend the functionalities to facilitate users.

This book will help you understand the development of Enterprise Mobile applications by introducing you to IBM Worklight and helping you create your own mobile applications. By the time you are half-way down through the book, you will gain a clear understanding of mobile application Development development with a high level architecture. By the end of the book, you will have knowledge of the best practices for Mobile Application Development using IBM Worklight and this will help you to build an IBM Worklight mobile app from scratch.

The book covers the most efficient practices of utilization and will assist you in developing Mobile applications in a very short time. You will then learn about advanced level development, for example, WorkLight security mechanisms, customizations, and data handling. In conclusion, you will be guided through the advanced features of IBM Worklight, which will help you modernize your mobile application to its best potential.


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