Posted On: Sep 7, 2011

Amazon Web Services is pleased to announce two mobile SDKs exiting beta:

AWS mobile SDKs make it easier for software developers to call an AWS web service API directly from a mobile application. This release provides support for the following AWS web service APIs: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Auto Scaling, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), and Amazon CloudWatch.

Additionally, this release provides examples that show how to more securely access Amazon Web Services using a token vending machine which distributes temporary security credentials to the mobile application.

Examples of applications that 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

Learn more about using the token vending machine at

See all resources for mobile development at