Posted On: Oct 2, 2019
Starting today, the Amplify CLI makes it easy to get started from existing Amplify projects hosted on a git repo. With a single command, the CLI clones the git repo, deploys the backend, and configures the frontend—whether a web, iOS, or Android application—to use the backend. For web applications, the command also launches the application in your default browser. This helps speed up the process of set up, development, and testing existing Amplify projects.
In addition, the Amplify CLI now simplifies the process of adding custom capabilities via plugins. With the new ‘amplify plugin init’ command, you can generate templates for custom capabilities based on simple questions you answer. You can then extend these generated templates to add commands, events, and configuration for your plugin.