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Category: Mobile Services

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 AppSync region expansion and new features for API keys

AWS AppSync, a managed GraphQL service with offline and real-time data capabilities, recently launched a set of new features. Following up on these new features, AWS AppSync has expanded its regional footprint. It’s also now available in the following AWS Regions: EU-West-1 (Ireland) AP-Northeast-1 (Tokyo) AP-Southeast-2 (Sydney) These new regions are in addition to the […]

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Mobile Analytics is Moving to Amazon Pinpoint

Today we’re announcing a timeline for the unification of Mobile Analytics with Amazon Pinpoint. Amazon Pinpoint is a service that includes Mobile Analytics features—and builds upon them by providing real-time app analytics, user segmentation, real-time data export, and user engagement tools. To learn more, see the Amazon Pinpoint page. After April 30, 2018, Mobile Analytics […]

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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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The re:Invent recap: All the AWS Mobile sessions

AWS re:Invent 2017 was an amazing experience and it was great to connect with a lot of you!  The AWS AppSync announcement was one of the awesome developer announcements of re:Invent, and we loved spreading the word about the AWS Amplify library.  However, not everyone could be there – and those of you who were there […]

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