Announcing Mobile Cloud Service v2.0




I am proud to announce the availability of Oracle Mobile Cloud Service, Version 2.0. Our goal to simplify mobile development has led us to develop important new features such as  Mobile Application Accelerator (MAX), a new location-based service, and security enhancements to our Mobile Backend as a Service platform. We are confident that these features will help your customers build amazing apps that help personalize each interaction with their brand while streamlining their development process.

Build Better Apps Faster with MAX

As innovation in mobile solutions grows at a healthy pace, traditional IT is finding it challenging to keep up with user demands for more apps.  With MAX, our new Rapid Mobile App Development (RMAD) tool, “citizen developers” with no programming background can develop their own apps for iOS and Android platforms, without writing a single line of code. MAX lets employees connect with their data by building simple, elegant mobile apps independently, thus freeing up IT for more complex pursuits.

Click here to see MAX in action


Increase Engagement with Location-Aware Apps

Marketers today increasingly use mobile apps to provide context-rich information, making apps more relevant and useful than ever before. To extend the value of those apps, Oracle Mobile Cloud Service is now adding location-awareness to the mix.  Our declarative framework, complete with an intuitive admin UI, helps define places, devices (such as beacons), and assets, and boasts a Locations API to help query these entities and the relationship between them.  Now mobile app developers can obtain location-based contextual information on places and assets, and target mobile app users using geo-fences and beacon proximity.

Click here for a blog on how Location Based Services are being used at Manchester Airport

Click here for a blog on Location Based Services in MCS v2.0

Click here for documentation on Locations in MCS

Security Remains our Top Priority

Security has always been a first class citizen as far as Oracle Mobile Cloud Service is concerned. With our focus on user roles, policies, and credentials, we strive for an airtight yet worry-free development experience. To facilitate PaaS-SaaS integration projects, today we announce support for JWT token and OAuth policies for REST connectors to streamline building mobile apps to Sales and Field Cloud Services.  In addition, now mobile users can log on to their apps with external identity providers such as Microsoft Azure Active Directory, joining our enormously popular Facebook social login feature.

Click here for information on MCS security

What’s New for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

What’s New in Mobile Cloud Service?

As soon as new and changed features become available, cloud tools for managing Oracle Mobile Cloud instances are upgraded in the data centers where Oracle Cloud services are hosted. You don’t need to request an upgrade to be able to use the new features—they come to you automatically.

16.2.3 (V2.0) Service Update

Empower your business users to build their own mobile apps with Mobile Application Accelerator (MAX). As long as the underlying APIs are created according to a set of pre-defined patterns, folks in HR, Finance, and other non-technical roles can build mobile apps without ever having to write a line of code. Start here.

Need some mobile apps to manage timecard entries and other HR tasks? No need to build them yourself. MCS provides some pre-built, self-service apps that bring key E-Business Suite data to all your mobile devices. If you want them, just download them from the MCS user interface.

Here’s what V2.0 brings mobile app developers:

· Want to make your apps location-aware? Now you can define points of interest and query those points using the Location Platform API. With the Location API, you’ll know where your users are so you can send them vital information right when they need it, to keep your customers firmly engaged. The Location chapter tells you how to use Location in your mobile apps.

· Let your mobile users log on to your apps using their Microsoft Azure Active Directory credentials. You’ll find what you need to know here.

If you’re a service developer, check out these new features:

· Version 1.1 brought you the ability to export and import artifacts across MCS instances through a set of APIs. 16.2.3 makes working with these artifacts (called “packages”) a whole lot easier, thanks to a brand new user interface. See the chapter on Packages for more information.

· To facilitate your PaaS and SaaS integration projects, we’ve added OAuth and JWT token policies for REST connectors, to help make identify propagation easier. Security Policies for REST Connectors contains the reference information you’ll need. Read the complete article here.

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