Monday, January 12, 2015

Bluemix Updates -- IBM MobileFirst & More!

Bluemix Updates: IBM MobileFirst for iOS

We’re following up some cool Bluemix updates near the end of 2014 with more exciting updates to kick off 2015. The latest refresh includes:

  • Integration of the IBM MobileFirst Platform for iOS (beta) making it easier than ever to create high-powered iOS apps with Bluemix
  • Enhancements to the iOS Solutions page including getting started references and the ability to create samples
  • Ability to enable an existing Node.js app to serve as the backend for mobile clients
  • Addition of a brand new, simplified path for creating both web and mobile apps
Bluemix Updates: IBM MobileFirst Services Starter

Sunday, January 11, 2015

IBM Bluemix TV Ad: How to Build a Smarter App

It's definitely pretty cool to be watching an NFL playoff game between your home state Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos (not to mention Peyton Manning), then see a 30-second commercial for your product come on the screen. That was the case a little before 4:00 pm CST this afternoon when the new IBM Bluemix ad aired. And, more than just Bluemix as a whole being featured on TV — the Bluemix UI was also shown prominently!
Bluemix TV Ad CaptureThat's especially exciting for me because I'm the lead dev architect for the Bluemix UI and have been involved with it since we started the first prototypes two years ago. During that time, we've released the open beta last February, reached general availability at the end of June, and added a lot of awesome functionality over the rest of 2014. Along the way, there's been lots and lots of IBMers (from both development and IBM Design) who have shed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to make it all happen. Now, as we prepare for the upcoming IBM InterConnect 2015, it's really gratifying to see these ads!

So, with that intro, I mainly wanted to share some of my favorite captures from the YouTube version of the video:
Bluemix YouTube: How to Build a Smarter App
How to Build a Smarter App (0:02)
Bluemix YouTube: Bluemix UI Banner and Catalog
Bluemix UI Banner and Catalog (0:11)
Bluemix YouTube: Bluemix UI Catalog for Business Analytics
Bluemix UI Catalog for Business Analytics (0:13)
Bluemix YouTube: Bluemix UI Catalog for Watson
Bluemix UI Catalog for Watson (0:16)
Bluemix YouTube: Bluemix UI Dashboard
Bluemix UI Dashboard (0:20)
Bluemix YouTube: With IBM Bluemix Developers Can Work Better, Faster, Smarter
With IBM Bluemix Developers Can Work Better, Faster, Smarter (0:27)
And, finally, I wanted to share a link to the video itself: