AWS Mobile Blog

Adrian Hall

Author: Adrian Hall

An Introduction to the Sync Framework for Android

This is the first part in a six-part series on synchronizing data within an Android mobile app to the AWS Cloud.  Check out the full series: An Introduction to the Sync Framework for Android (this article) Building a ContentProvider for Android Using a ContentProvider in Android Mobile Apps Integrating Amazon Cognito with the Android AccountManager API […]

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Announcing: Direct Device Access in AWS Device Farm

The defining characteristics of a useful mobile testing service in the cloud are: instant access to a large number of real devices, ability to run parallel tests, excellent reporting, ability to configure the device state, and little to no modifications to your existing test setup. Working with our most successful mobile customers, we noticed that […]

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Automatically build your Android app with AWS CodeBuild

“It worked on my machine.”  If you have been a developer for a while, you probably have heard this.  It is a lament for a bug that is hard to diagnose and points to some peculiar setup of the developer’s machine. You can fix this by including continuous integration in your tool arsenal.  When you […]

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Announcing AWS Mobile SDK v2.6 for Android and iOS

Recently, we released the AWS Mobile SDK v2.6.0 for Android and iOS. The release has new features that make it easier for iOS and Android developers to integrate AWS backend services into their apps.  The new features include: A configuration pattern that makes it easier for developers to get started, and to target production vs. […]

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Announcing: React Native Starter Project with One-Click AWS Deployment and Serverless Infrastructure

React Native as a mobile development platform continues to grow in popularity. AWS has invested more in this area over the past year, and has been participating in React Native community events. Many developers want to enrich applications that they built using React Native with features like database access and content storage (images, videos, etc.), […]

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Custom Artifacts on AWS Device Farm

A good test report is essential to proper analysis of mobile app testing. It is not only the summary of test results, but also artifacts like screenshots, videos, crash reports, logs, and app-generated files. A well formed test report provides useful insights, leads to faster resolution of issues, and helps teams focus on the right […]

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Migrating Users to Amazon Cognito User Pools

Many customers ask about the best way to migrate their existing users in to Amazon Cognito User Pools. In this blog post, we describe the options and provide step-by-step instructions on how to do it. Amazon Cognito User Pools offer a fully managed user directory so you can easily add sign-up and sign-in to your […]

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Easy Sign-in and Sign-up UI with the AWS Mobile SDK for Android

Recently, we released v2.6.0 of the AWS Mobile SDK for Android and AWS Mobile SDK for iOS. It includes many improvements. This post focuses on two of these. First, you can integrate a JSON file with the configuration details of your mobile backend. The easiest way to generate this file is with AWS Mobile Hub. […]

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User Sign-in and Sign-up for Ionic Mobile Apps with Amazon Cognito

This post was written by Brice Pelle, AWS Technical Account Manager. In our previous blog post, we described how to secure and deploy RESTful interfaces for the Ionic Framework using the AWS SDK for JavaScript and AWS Mobile Hub, with support for authenticated and unauthenticated users. This allows guest users to use your app, with […]

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Deploy and Secure REST-based Mobile Apps with AWS Mobile Hub

This post was written by Brice Pelle, AWS Technical Account Manager. RESTful APIs are used today to power many mobile apps. Using RESTful interfaces allows developers to decouple the frontend application from the backend systems and provides standard interoperability between the two components. Controlling access to resources can be hard to set up. This usually […]

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