Coming from IBM Smarter Solutions conference, they were promoting Mobility Computing and one of the highlighted product was IBM Worklight.
IBM have recently acquired a mobile application platform, Worklight. It provides an open, comprehensive and advanced mobile application platform for smartphones and tablets, helping organizations of all sizes to efficiently develop, connect, run and manage HTML5, hybrid and native applications.
It consist of 4 main components
- IBM Worklight Studio – An Eclipse-based IDE, allowing developers to perform all the coding and integration tasks that are required to develop a fully operational application.
- IBM Worklight Server – The Java-based Server is a scalable gateway between applications, external services, and the enterprise backend infrastructure. The Server contains security features to enable connectivity, multi-source data extraction and manipulation, authentication, direct update of web and hybrid apps, analytics and operational management functions.
- IBM Worklight Device Runtime Components – Client-side runtime code that embeds server functionality within the target-environment of deployed apps.
- IBM Worklight Console – A web-based UI dedicated for the ongoing monitoring and administration of the Worklight Server and its deployed apps, adapters and push notifications.
I’ve been working with a lot of web application running on Lotus & Websphere products. It will be interesting how Worklight will integrates or work alongside with those especially with WebSphere Portal.