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AWS SDK for Android Transfer Manager to Transfer Utility Migration Guide

by Weston Edwards | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

With the announcement of the S3 Transfer Utility, we deprecated the S3 Transfer Manager. This post is a guide to help developers currently using the Transfer Manager migrate to the new Transfer Utility. The guide is split into sections based on functionality, and shows how Transfer Manager code will change to work with the Transfer […]

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Introducing the Transfer Utility for the AWS SDK for Android

by Weston Edwards | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Last year, as part of the Version 2 release of the AWS Mobile SDK for Android, we introduced the ability to pause and resume transfers. Since then, we have received helpful feedback from the community, and learned more about the needs of mobile developers like you. Today we are pleased to announce the introduction of […]

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AWS Mobile SDK for iOS 2.2.0

by Yosuke Matsuda | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

We have made a few significant changes in this version of the SDK. In this post, I am going to highlight those changes and show how you can update your code to incorporate them. No More Third-Party Frameworks The AWS Mobile SDK for iOS 2.2.0 no longer includes third-party frameworks. This change simplifies the SDK […]

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Using Amazon Machine Learning and Amazon Mobile Analytics to build predictive applications for your mobile app

by Sandeep Atluri | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Using data to make informed decisions is critical to maximizing your mobile app business. Many large app and game developers have used analytics and machine learning to enormous benefit. For example, using a strategy as simple as predicting users who have a high risk of attrition in a mobile app or game and re-engaging them […]

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Using Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda to Detect Cheating

by Scott Willeke | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

This blog post was contributed by Steve Johnson, Senior Solutions Architect Today we’re going to talk about cheating in mobile games. Specifically, we’ll talk about how to prevent an exploit using Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda. An exploit is an unplanned use case – something the player does that is unexpected or that has an […]

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Understanding Amazon Cognito Authentication Part 4: Enhanced Flow

by Bob Kinney | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Amazon Cognito helps you create unique identifiers for your end users that are kept consistent across devices and platforms. Amazon Cognito also delivers temporary, limited-privilege credentials to your application to access AWS resources. In previous posts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I covered several aspects of Amazon Cognito authentication flow. In this post, […]

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Lifesum is using Amazon Mobile Analytics for user engagement and growth

by Waqas Makhdum | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Lifesum is a digital health startup, helping users adopt healthy lifestyles by tracking their diet and exercise. Over 8 million users (and growing) use Lifesum’s iOS and Android apps. When it came to selecting a mobile analytics service to further accelerate their growth and improve overall app experiences, Lifesum looked at several options such as […]

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Improvements in the AWS Mobile SDK for Unity

by Mudeem Siddiqui | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS Mobile SDK for Unity has been in Developer Preview since December (see my blog post, Announcing AWS Mobile SDK for Unity Developer Preview to learn more). In February, we added support for Amazon Mobile Analytics (see Announcing Amazon Mobile Analytics in the AWS Mobile SDK for Unity). We have been actively working on incorporating […]

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Announcing Twitter and Digits Support for Amazon Cognito

by Bob Kinney | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

When Amazon Cognito was first launched, we included support for Facebook, Google, Login with Amazon, as well as unauthenticated identities. In response to customer requests, we added OpenID Connect support as well as developer authenticated identities to enable developers to extend Amazon Cognito to support any aribitrary provider. Even though it was possible to add […]

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DEX method count reduced by another 40% in the AWS Mobile SDK for Android

by Mudeem Siddiqui | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In February, we announced a 40% reduction in the DEX method count for the AWS Mobile SDK for AndroidTM. Since then, we have continued to optimize the SDK further so you can avoid hitting the maximum limit of 65K DEX methods imposed by Android. On 4/9/2015, we released version 2.2.0 that achieves another 40% reduction (a ~70% […]

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