AWS Mobile Blog

AWS Amplify simplifies development for iOS and Android developers

Today, we’re releasing an enhanced mobile client in the AWS Mobile SDKs for iOS and Android, which are part of the Amplify Framework. This client is designed to help native developers perform common authentication workflows with a simple, declarative programming model. The Amplify Framework is an open-source client project that you can use to build sophisticated cloud-powered […]

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Understanding Amazon Cognito user pool OAuth 2.0 grants

In addition to using the Amazon Cognito-specific user APIs to authenticate users, Amazon Cognito user pools also support the OAuth 2.0 authorization framework for authenticating users. After you configure a domain for the user pool, Amazon Cognito automatically provisions a hosted UI that enables you to easily add a federated, single sign-on experience to your […]

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Using Amazon Rekognition to detect celebrities in an iOS app

*This post was written by Prashant Pawan Pisipati and Dennis Hills.  Prashant is a product manager for Amazon Alexa and created the initial iOS Swift Celebrity app. Picture yourself watching a movie or TV series. You see an actor on screen that looks very familiar, but you just can’t seem to remember their name or […]

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AWS AppSync releases new guided API builder

Today, we’re launching a new guided API builder for AWS AppSync. Before today, knowing GraphQL was a prerequisite for building an AWS AppSync API because AWS AppSync is powered by GraphQL. GraphQL is a powerful API query language that allows your backend and applications to perform complex data fetching in a single round trip for […]

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Announcing the AWS Amplify CLI toolchain

Today we’re launching the AWS Amplify Command Line Interface (CLI) toolchain for developers. AWS Amplify is an open-source library that you can use to build sophisticated cloud-powered mobile and web apps. Since the launch of the JavaScript library last year, we’ve received positive feedback, encouragement, and most importantly, contributions from the open-source and JavaScript communities. […]

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Testing mobile apps with Cucumber and Appium through TestNG on AWS Device Farm

Mobile testing frameworks have matured in functionality to support the innumerable features of modern apps. In this blog post, we’re going to dive into how to set up a local development environment for Android app development, and then use Appium to perceive our sample app from a test perspective. Then, we’re going to show how […]

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AWS AppSync adds quick-start sample for Amazon Aurora

AWS AppSync has support for a wide variety of data storage options—including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElasticSearch Service, and AWS Lambda.  Today, we’re announcing the availability of a quick-start that connects to Amazon Aurora MySQL mode using AWS Lambda.  You create this connection using a Lambda function that executes a SQL statement (provided by an AWS […]

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Building ADFS Federation for your Web App using Amazon Cognito User Pools

User authentication and authorization can be challenging when you’re building web and mobile apps. The challenges include handling user data and passwords, token-based authentication, federating identities from external identity providers (IdPs), managing fine-grained permissions, scalability, and more. In this blog post walkthrough, we show you how to federate identities from Windows Server Active Directory to […]

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AWS CodePipeline adds support for AWS Device Farm as a test provider

AWS CodePipeline now supports AWS Device Farm as a test provider to deliver truly automated testing in your continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline. In a previous blog post “Build a CI/CD Pipeline for Your Android App with AWS Services,” Vinay Selvaraj walked you through building a complete CI/CD pipeline using AWS CodeCommit, AWS […]

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AWS AppSync releases an enhanced “no-code” GraphQL API builder, HTTP resolvers, new built-in scalar types, and SDK cache abstraction

This past week at the AWS Summit – New York, we announced some new features for AWS AppSync and the client SDK. We’ve been working closely with developers in the community to enhance their experience in building applications, and the features incorporate their feedback. The new features include: More sample schemas in the console. A […]

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