Front-End Web & Mobile

Category: AWS Amplify

MLH Fellows Spring 2021

This article was written by Matt Auerbach. Last Spring, we welcomed our third cohort of students from the MLH Fellowship powered by Major League Hacking. We were a part of the inaugural cohort last Summer, 2020 — you can read about the experience here. In this cohort, we welcomed four students to our CLI team […]

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Getting Started with AWS Amplify DataStore Multi-Auth for iOS

Managing which users have access to specific content is a problem that most modern apps face. With the recent release, AWS Amplify DataStore allows you to define multiple authorization (multi-auth) types for your GraphQL data schemas. Multi-auth types make it easier to manage user access and enable personalized content for users once they sign in. […]

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AWS Amplify allows you to mix and match authorization modes in DataStore

With today’s release, Amplify DataStore gains the ability to configure multiple authorization modes for a single app data backend. DataStore provides frontend app developers the ability to build real-time apps with offline capabilities by storing data on-device (web browser or mobile device), and automatically synchronizing data to the cloud and across devices on an internet […]

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Configure environment variables and secrets for your Lambda functions with Amplify CLI

With the recent release, Amplify CLI allows you to set environment variables and secrets for your Lambda functions. This feature is available as an advanced setting in Amplify’s “Function” category and allows you to configure environment variables and secrets interactively. The secrets configuration uses AWS Parameter Store backed by a “SecureString” parameter. In addition, this […]

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Import existing Amazon Cognito resources with Amplify Admin UI

This blog post was written by Anna Pfoertsch, Senior Product Manager at AWS Amplify. In this guide you will learn how to integrate your existing Amazon Cognito user pool and federated identities (identity pool) into an Amplify project via the Amplify Admin UI. This will enable your GraphQL API (AppSync), Storage (S3) and other resources […]

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The employee mobile application connects to Amazon Location’s Tracker via the Amazon Location SDK, once the latitude and longitude provided by the tracker crosses a geofence, an event is sent to EventBridge and a Lambda Function is triggered. This Lambda function updates DynamoDB via AppSync with the user’s information, marking them as safe or not. Another app, targeting the patrol officers, track the users and their safety status. Both mobile applications rely on Cognito for authentication and authorization. AWS Amplify is used by the mobile app to connect to Cognito, via Amplify Auth, and AppSync, via Amplify API and Amplify DataStore.

Create an iOS tracker application with Amazon Location Service and AWS Amplify

This article was written by Fernando Rocha Silva and Panna Shetty Emergency management teams are constantly tackling one crisis after another, whether it is managing the COVID pandemic or battling raging wild fires across California. These frontline workers venture into dangerous situations to rescue those in need, potentially risking their own lives. Firefighters go above […]

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Complete guide to full-stack CI/CD workflows with AWS Amplify

Today AWS Amplify launched new enhancements to it’s CI/CD workflow for full-stack deployments that include conditional backend deployments, automatic build-time generation of the Amplify cloud configuration (aws-exports.js file), and easy re-use of backends across Amplify apps. These features make it even simpler to set up a full-stack, production-ready web app on AWS. AWS Amplify offers […]

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Changes coming to AWS Amplify’s SMS-based authentication workflows

Starting June 1, 2021, US telecom carriers require that you register an origination phone number before you can send SMS messages to US phone numbers. As a consequence of this new requirement, when you use AWS Amplify to enable SMS-based authentication workflows for your U.S. based app users after June 1st, you must now register […]

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Restoring AWS Amplify project after deleting it from the cloud

This article was written by Olajide Enigbokan, Startup Solutions Architect, Startups In the process of using AWS Amplify, you may make mistakes. One of the mistakes you want to avoid involves mistakenly deleting your Amplify project. It would be a relief to have procedures in place to easily restore your Amplify project instead of having […]

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Host a Next.js SSR app with real-time data on AWS Amplify

This article was written by Nikhil Swaminathan, Principal Product Manager Technical, AWS. Today, AWS Amplify Hosting announced support for continuously deploying server-side rendering (SSR) apps built with Next.js. With this launch, AWS Amplify CI/CD and Hosting allows you to deploy hybrid Next.js apps that support both static and dynamic rendering of web pages. Amplify’ Hosting […]

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