At Red Hat Mobile we understand the need for a flexible product that enables our customers to integrate with the tools they need to build their current and future applications. Our position as a leading contributor to the Kubernetes project ensures that the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform offers this tremendous flexibility to customers and end users.
Red Hat Mobile also supports highly flexible integrations to a range of 3rd party services and products. In this article, we’ll demonstrate how Red Hat Mobile v4 and OpenShift v3 enable customers to rapidly deploy and secure their mobile applications by integrating with a third party product provided by Intercede. We’ll be using Intercede’s RapID product to enable two-way TLS (often referred to as Client Certificate Authentication or CCA) for our mobile application.
Continue reading “Integrating Intercede RapID with Red Hat Mobile and OpenShift”
One of the biggest challenges for developers to build mobile applications is data synchronization. It’s the foundation for many different types of mobile applications, but it’s very complicated and very hard to implement.
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Mobile App development does not stop when you build your app and have a binary ready to be installed on the device. Regardless of how good your code is or how much unit and regression testing you performed, there are elements that need to be tested under different circumstances, for example, data traffic, the number of users, location, and high latency in the mobile network.
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Red Hat Mobile Application Platform (RHMAP) supports an agile approach to developing, integrating, and deploying enterprise mobile applications. Most likely, your mobile apps will include one or more cloud apps which will require persistence support such as a Mongo Database. But managing databases is not always easy, as command line support for this databases is complex and not always available.
To ease this pain, Mongo Express can be used as an database GUI. For the mongo databases in your cloud apps, it is a powerful and intuitive tool which can be used in conjunction or as substitute for the default database browser. The main benefits from using “Mongo Express” instead of “Data Browser” are:
- Can run complex queries
- In-depth stats for every view
- Supports BSON types as TimeStamp() or DBRef()
IMPORTANT: there are some implications when using Mongo Express as a database manager:
- Mongo Express can only manage the databases in one Cloud App and environment at a time
- There is no authentication by default when using Mongo Express as explained in this article so take into account all the security issues that this may arise 
- Users running the platform on the RHMAP should upgrade their databases if it was not upgraded before
 Check the Annex ‘how to add authentication’ to overcome this issue
Continue reading “Manage your Mongo Databases in RHMAP with Mongo Express”
I was recently introduced to a published draft by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from the U.S. Department of Commerce which talks about assessing the threats to mobile devices & infrastructure. The document discusses the Mobile Threat Catalogue which describes, identifies and structures the threats posed to mobile information systems. This blog summarizes the 50-page document with added context and commentary based on my experience in the mobile industry helping organizations building mobile apps.
Continue reading What is mobile security? What is the mobile security ecosystem?
This post was originally published on redhat.com.
Part 1: Adding Unit Tests to Native iOS Red Hat Mobile Application Platform Application
A robust and agile mobile application development environment requires continuous integration and delivery. It also requires an integrated and automated unit testing process that helps bring applications to market successfully. This two-part series details my work done at the Red Hat Open Innovation Labs and as a Mobile Technical Account Manager to capture these mobile innovations in a useful, repeatable way. In part one of this two-part series, I break down the steps to create and unit test a native iOS application using Red Hat Mobile Application Platform. In part two, I’ll show how Jenkins can be used to automate continuous integration and unit testing of that Mobile app. If you would like to try out our Red Hat Mobile Application Platform product please visit our Red Hat Mobile Application Platform site.
Continue reading “A step-by-step tutorial for continuous integration with Jenkins for a Red Hat Mobile Native iOS application”
For your end users, one of the most important aspects of your API is the perceived response time — if your mobile application takes an excessive amount of time to load data, users will get frustrated.
In this series of blog posts, we’ll cover three ways to approach building a RESTful API that leads to better user experience by minimizing perceived response time. These strategies include: processing requests quickly, reducing payload sizes, and eliminating requests entirely, or only downloading data that has changed. And, we’ll show you how to do each by providing sample node.js code that can be deployed ‘as is’ on Red Hat Mobile Application Platform to build a better mobile API.
But, before getting into each strategy, why are these important? The user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) are extremely important to the success of mobile applications.
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We have just begun the deployment of the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform v3.14 to all our actively updated grids. This will be complete by Oct 21st.
Please pay particular attention to the notes below on Node.js 0.10.x, Cordova Light and CocoaPods 1.x.
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We have just completed the deployment of the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform v3.13 to all our actively updated grids. This is mainly a bug-fix and enhancement release with no major new features.
Please pay particular attention to the extra notes below on Node.js 0.10.x, Cordova Light and CocoaPods 1.x.
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Red Hat Mobile Application Platform lets teams extend their development capabilities to mobile by developing collaboratively, centralizing control of security and using back-end integration with a range of cloud deployments.
We have just completed the deployment of the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform v3.12 and v4.1 to all our actively updated grids. The main features of this release are:
v4.1 of our MBaaS, which runs on the OpenShift Container Platform 3, includes the following:
- Support for OpenShift Container Platform 3.2
- Support for Node.js 4.4.2 LTS from Red Hat Software Collections (RHSCL)
- Support for MongoDB 3.2 from RHSCL
We recommend that all existing MBaaS 4.0 installation upgrade to 4.1 and also upgrade from OpenShift 3.1 to 3.2
Instructions on how to upgrade from 4.0 to 4.1 MBaaS are here.
A new summary document with a step-by-step guide on how to install 4.1 MBaaS is here.
Important Note: Whilst MongoDB 3.2 is available on MBaaS 4.1, we have not yet moved to it on RHMAP Hosted (3.12), due to the complex nature of MongoDB upgrades. This will be available in a later release, TBA.
Continue reading “Release of v3.12 and v4.1 of the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform”