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Development guidelines for using native API

 

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To develop a native app, create an Worklight application of type Native API.

Content depends on the selected mobile environment, and your native application requires it to use the corresponding IBM Worklight native API:

IBM Worklight Objective-C client-side API iOS
IBM Worklight Java client-side API Android
IBM Worklight Java client-side API Java ME

If you already have a Worklight project, you can create and add your Native API application in it:

  1. Click...

      New | Worklight Native API | existing_project

  2. Set the application name.

  3. Specify the environment required:

    • Android
    • iOS
    • Java ME

  4. Click Finish.

To create a Worklight project of type Native API, and request to create a Native API application as its first application...

  1. Click...

      New | Worklight Project | Native API template

  2. Set the application name.

  3. Specify the environment required: Android, iOS, or Java ME.

  4. Click Finish.

This application contains:

As a difference from a hybrid app, which you can develop entirely within Worklight Studio, you also generally need another project to develop your native app. For example:

After the Native API application is created, depending on type, perform the following...

You build and deploy Native API applications by following the same procedure as for hybrid applications...

  1. Create the .wlapp file
  2. Upload it to the Worklight Console


See also

  1. Application Descriptor of Native API applications for iOS
  2. Client property file for iOS
  3. Copy files of Native API applications for iOS
  4. Application Descriptor of Native API application for Android
  5. Client property file for Android
  6. Copy files of Native API applications for Android
  7. Application Descriptor of Native API application for Java ME
  8. Client property file for Java ME
  9. Copy files of Native API applications for Java ME


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