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AWS Mobile SDK – General Availability of Version 2

Version 2 of the AWS Mobile SDK has been available in Developer Preview since early July (See my blog post, New AWS Mobile Services to learn more). During the Developer Preview, many developers used the AWS Mobile SDK in their apps and provided us with a lot of really good feedback.

Today we are wrapping up the Developer Preview and making the AWS Mobile SDK Generally Available. You can download it here and get started with the AWS Mobile Services.

We responded to the feedback that we received during the developer preview and made a number of improvements to the SDK. You can find the details in the release notes section ( iOS, Android). Here are some of the more significant improvements:

  1. The method count in the AWS Mobile SDK for Android has been reduced by 40% to 13K. This will reduce the size of the final APK and keeps you clear of Android’s limit on the number of methods.
  2. The SDK supports offline sync using Amazon Cognito. The SDK queues requests made when the device is offline. The requests (pending sync operations) are executed when internet connectivity is available. Details can be found here.
  3. The AWS Mobile SDK for iOS now includes support for pre-signed Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) URLs. You can use these URLS to perform background transfers using the NSURLSession class.

To get started, take a look at the AWS Mobile SDK Getting Started Guide for iOS and the AWS Mobile SDK Getting Started Guide for Android. You can also take a look at the iOS Samples and the Android Samples on the AWS Labs GitHub repo.


Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.