AWS Mobile Blog

Category: Mobile Services

Building an Android app with AWS Amplify – Part 2

This is part 2 of a two-part series of walkthroughs on how to build an AWS cloud-enabled Android mobile app with the AWS Amplify toolchain. In this post, we continue from part 1 and add more advanced features to our Android app. We cover the following: Using optimistic updates: AWS AppSync API offline support Using […]

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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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AWS AppSync releases Pipeline Resolvers, Aurora Serverless support, Delta Sync

AWS AppSync, a Serverless GraphQL backend for providing data to mobile and web applications, has been steadily releasing features over the past year since launching at re:Invent 2017. Today, we’re happy to release several new service and client features for AWS AppSync that can greatly enhance the way you build client applications and provide data […]

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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 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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