Front-End Web & Mobile

Adrian Hall

Author: Adrian Hall

Build a user settings store 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 limited to key-value pairs where the keys and values are both […]

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New AWS Mobile Hub feature: Add an existing user pool to your Mobile Hub project

Using AWS Mobile Hub is a great way for you to get started with a mobile backend project because it abstracts away the complexity of configuring a new AWS service. It does this by defining a set of IAM policies for how your apps authenticated and unauthenticated users interact with the AWS service. Up until […]

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Use a custom domain with AWS AppSync, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon Route 53

Most of the time, AWS AppSync can use any domain name because a user doesn’t type in the name of the GraphQL endpoint—it’s embedded in an app. However, there are cases when a custom domain name is required: Your security policies require a specific Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate to be used. You need to […]

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Android GraphQL subscriptions and support for complex objects in AWS AppSync

AWS AppSync and AWS Amplify have had several releases over the past few months. With AWS AppSync, you can easily apply real-time or offline features to an existing Amazon DynamoDB table. You can also provide complete GraphQL capabilities to your mobile and web applications, including search and discovery features. These features allow you to build […]

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AWS Amplify adds support for custom attributes in Amazon Cognito user pools

An Amazon Cognito user pool is a user directory for your web, mobile, or other applications.  In addition to the normal things you’d expect to store in an Amazon Cognito user pool (like a user name, email address, or phone number), you can also configure the user pool to hold any other information that you […]

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Building a serverless real-time chat application with AWS AppSync

Today, most digital media usage originates from mobile devices. People interact with their apps using multiple devices, over a variety of connections (3G, LTE, Wi-Fi, and so on), as well as offline. It’s important to offer a consistent user experience across different connection types. At the same time, there’s been a rise in the number […]

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AWS Amplify adds support for push notifications in React Native and provides new features for user authentication

AWS Amplify is a declarative JavaScript library for working with cloud services. It has built-in support for creating React Native applications. For push notifications in React Native, AWS Amplify introduces an easy-to-use client API and backend configuration over AWS Mobile Hub. The latest version of  the AWS Amplify JavaScript library has been enhanced to support […]

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What’s the best time to engage your mobile app users?

In talking to customers about mobile analytics, many customers have the same questions about best practices for customer engagement. Specifically, a question that’s often asked is, “What’s the best time to engage with users of my app?” The simple answer is that there’s no simple answer. The “best time” varies depending on your customer base, […]

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Build a CI/CD Pipeline for your Android App with AWS Services

Continuously building, testing, and delivering updates for your app to your users helps you release new features sooner and with fewer bugs. In an earlier blog post “Automatically build your Android app with AWS CodeBuild,” Adrian Hall explains how you can use AWS CodeBuild to compile an Android app and publish the APK to Amazon […]

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