Posted On: Dec 9, 2010

Amazon Web Services is pleased to launch two mobile SDKs:

The mobile SDKs make it easier for software developers to call an AWS web service API directly from a mobile application. Previously, developers either wrote their own libraries to handle the HTTP connection, request retries, and error handling, or built additional infrastructure to proxy the API requests through a server fleet. With the mobile SDKs, developers can write software that uses AWS infrastructure in their mobile applications, including:

  • Storage—Store and retrieve data using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
  • Database—Add a highly available, scalable, and flexible non-relational data store using Amazon SimpleDB with little or no administrative burden.
  • Messaging—Integrate reliable, highly scalable mobile-to-mobile communication into applications using Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), and Amazon Simple Notifications Service (Amazon SNS).

Example applications developers can build with the mobile SDKs include:

  • A media application that uploads photos, videos, and more to Amazon S3 for world-wide distribution through Amazon CloudFront.
  • A social game that shares moves, high scores, and other data between devices using Amazon SimpleDB.
  • A messaging client that broadcasts messages between devices using Amazon SQS and Amazon SNS, without requiring any additional server infrastructure.

Learn more about the AWS SDK for Android at

Learn more about the AWS SDK for iOS at

See all resources for mobile development at