AWS Console Mobile App Adds Support for S3 Object Download

Posted on: May 27, 2015

The AWS Console mobile app now supports S3 object download. In addition, now EC2 volumes, EC2 security groups, and VPCs are on the app’s dashboard for easier access. Download the app from Amazon Appstore, Google Play, and iTunes to view and manage your resources on the go.

Amazon S3 customers can now use the app to generate and open a pre-signed URL for an S3 object. When viewing an object, tap “View in browser” to open a time-limited pre-signed URL. Your device’s browser will determine supported actions for the object based on the object’s content type and your device configuration.

EC2 volumes, EC2 security groups, and VPCs are now on the dashboard for easier access. Previously, these resource types were only accessible from an attached EC2 instance’s detail page. The app lets you create a snapshot of an EBS volume and modify EC2 security group rules.

The app features support for EC2, S3, Route 53, ELB, RDS, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, CloudFormation, DynamoDB, Auto Scaling, AWS OpsWorks, CloudWatch, and the Service Health Dashboard. The app lets you authenticate several identities, so you can easily switch between multiple accounts.

Let us know how you use the AWS Console app and tell us what features you’d like to see by using the feedback link in the app’s menu.