AWS Mobile Blog

Adrian Hall

Author: Adrian Hall

AWS Mobile gets Amplified: A new home for modern app development

In November 2017, we launched AWS Amplify, initially an open-source JavaScript library that makes it easier to develop cloud-connected mobile and web apps—and AWS AppSync, for creating a real-time and offline-capable data-layer API for your mobile and web apps. In the last 12 months, we’ve introduced significant additional capabilities for both AWS Amplify and AWS […]

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Your guide to AWS mobile and web development at re:Invent 2018

AWS re:Invent 2018 is almost here, and we know you won’t want to miss any of the mobile and web app development sessions. We have a lot of great content this year—almost three times more than last year! In addition, you can hear from several customers, including Hulu, ALDO, and Ticketmaster, on how they used […]

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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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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 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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User settings sync for Android with AWS AppSync

Amazon Cognito Sync is a service that you can use for syncing application-related user profile data across devices. The client library caches the data locally so that the app can read and write data, regardless of the device connectivity state. The data stored is generally shown as a key-value pair, where the keys and values […]

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User settings sync for iOS with AWS AppSync

Amazon Cognito Sync is a service that you can use for syncing application-related user profile data across devices. The client library caches the data locally so that the app can read and write data, regardless of the device connectivity state. The data stored is generally shown as a key-value pair, where the keys and values […]

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