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Dev Center Goes Online
 
By Kellie White, MSFC-CIMA
Have you ever thought it would be a good idea for the NASA coding gurus among us to have a place to collaborate regardless of where they are located within the Agency? Well, you are not alone, and the Center for Internal Mobile Applications (CIMA) has provided just that—a place for the coding inclined to share ideas and knowledge related to the development of mobile applications. CIMA released Dev Center for use by the Agency only a couple of months ago, and it has been well received by the community since the initial release. If you are currently developing a mobile application or planning to develop a mobile application, you will want to gain access to this online community.

Dev Center was implemented to help enable the Agency to share ideas, resources, and innovation across multiple directorates, projects, and programs. Dev Center has been approved for use by NASA and endorsed by our Agency Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Simply put, Dev Center is an online community for those wanting to learn more about mobile development. IT provides developers access to framework modules, mobile libraries, and fully developed code to assist in jumpstarting new projects.

Dev Center is a provisioned application, and access can be requested by submitting an online NASA Access Management System (NAMS) request. Simply search using the phrase "CIMA NASA Developer."

How do I access Dev Center once I have been notified my account has been provisioned?
  1. Open your browser and type in the following url: https://apps.nasa.gov
  2. Once the Web site is displayed, select the “Sign In” link next to the search field in the upper right corner of the page.
  3. Once you have authenticated into the Web site, you can select the tab labeled “Dev Center.”
For additional information on our mobile services, please visit https://cima.nasa.gov.