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Worklight: A Mobile Solution from IBM

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Recently I blogged about my first pass at this technology on our Corporate blog, Technically Speaking.  I took a brief tour on my Macintosh because of my interest in Apple’s iOS and because I wanted to see how much of a hassle it would be to install. It really wasn’t difficult at all. Yes, it took more work than most end user apps but it was easy.

On a related note, the app touts its ability to create hybrid apps. I am still sorting this out. What, exactly, does this mean. Does it simply mean that there are ‘native’ components and ‘web’ components or is this something more sophisticated. In my view it is the latter.  The Worklight server provides the plumbing by which the native app, through the Worklight API, can access enterprise data.

This could mean that an organization can deploy apps that integrate corporate data into their mobile environment with relative ease and with the additional assurance that the data is managed securely.

Need to think about this some more but it looks very interesting.

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Written by David Wilkerson

June 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

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  1. You might find these to be of some use: –

    IBM WebSphere Mobile Strategy

    http://www.websphereusergroup.org.uk/wug/files/presentations/33/WorklightTechnicalIntro-v2-AJF.pdf

    IBM Mobile Offerings – Technical Deep Dive

    http://www.websphereusergroup.org.uk/wug/files/presentations/33/MWC_IBM_Mobile_Enterprise_Overview-RSS.pdf

    Matt Perrins and Andrew Ferrier do a mean double act on mobile, and both presented at the recent WebSphere User Group meeting here in the UK.

    Dave Hay

    June 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    • Thanks David.

      David Wilkerson

      June 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm


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