Front-End Web & Mobile

Category: Technical How-to

Case Study: Knowt builds online education app on AWS to help students and teachers

Fast-growing educational technology startup Knowt developed an app in to change the way students and teachers study and create assessments. Using a powerful algorithm and artificial intelligence, the app quickly and automatically converts notes from students and teachers into quizzes and flash cards. However, the startup eventually noticed an area in need of improvement. It […]

Case Study: State Auto cuts production time to a day using AWS AppSync and AWS Amplify

State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company (State Auto), a property and casualty insurer operating in 33 US states, provides insurance products covering personal, commercial, farm and ranch, and workers’ compensation risks. In 2019, State Auto decided to create a cloud-native version of its traditional technology stack using Amazon Web Services (AWS). State Auto sells insurance products […]

Creating serverless GraphQL APIs from RDS databases with AWS AppSync and PostGraphile

GraphQL is a query language for APIs that provides an understandable description of the data in your API, and that allows clients to ask for data in the shape that they need it. GraphQL helps developers implement applications faster, by giving developers the ability to query multiple databases, microservices, and APIs with a single GraphQL […]

How FINRA Built Xpand Reality, an Augmented Reality Simulation App for Investor Education

This is a guest blog by Sumalatha Bachu [Director, Technology] and Kumar Siddhartha [Lead Developer], Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). FINRA is dedicated to protecting investors and safeguarding market integrity in a manner that facilitates vibrant capital markets. 2021 marked FINRA’s sixth annual internal hackathon, entitled the Createathon. The three-day event is an important part […]

8 New features in the Amplify Authenticator for web you should try

8 New features in the Amplify Authenticator for web you should try

This post is written by Erik Hanchett who works at AWS Amplify. Last year, we launched a new redesigned version of our Amplify Authenticator for React, Vue, and Angular (read our launch blog post here). The new Authenticator allows you to add a login experience to your app with a single line of code. It addresses […]

Useful AWS AppSync GraphQL Utility Helpers you might not know about

AWS AppSync is a managed serverless GraphQL service that simplifies application development by letting you create a flexible API to securely access, manipulate, and combine data from one or more data sources with a single network call. With GraphQL, special functions called Resolvers are used to implement business logic linking or “resolving” types, fields, or […]

Enhancing Live Sports with the new AWS AppSync filtering capabilities

This article was written by Stefano Sandrini, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS With AWS AppSync you can create serverless GraphQL APIs that simplify application development by providing a single endpoint to securely access data from multiple data sources, and leverage GraphQL subscriptions to implement engaging real-time application experiences by automatically publishing data updates to subscribed API […]

Implement Multi-Region Serverless (and Functionless) WebSocket Pub/Sub APIs with AWS AppSync and Amazon EventBridge

AWS AppSync allows developers to easily implement engaging real-time application experiences by automatically publishing data updates to subscribed API clients via serverless WebSockets connections. With built-in support for WebSockets, AppSync can seamlessly push data to clients that choose to listen to specific events from the backend. This means that you can easily and effortlessly make […]

Android Maps with Amplify Geo

Add Maps to your Android app with AWS Amplify Geo, powered by Amazon Location Service

This blog post was written by Erica Eaton – Software Development Engineer at AWS Amplify. Today’s release of AWS Amplify Geo for Android allows developers to quickly and easily add customizable maps with markers and location search to their Android applications. The location APIs are powered by Amazon Location Service and map rendering is from […]

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Add Interactive Maps in React using Amplify Geo, powered by Amazon Location Service

This blog post was written by Michael Liendo – Senior Developer Advocate at AWS Amplify. Recently, AWS Amplify announced an easier way for React developers to add map and search functionality to their applications via the Amplify CLI as well as new AWS-aware Geo components. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to […]