AWS Mobile Blog

Using Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda to Detect Cheating

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

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

Update: April 30, 2018: We’ve discontinued Amazon Mobile Analytics. Amazon Pinpoint now provides the analytics features that Amazon Mobile Analytics previously offered. If you’re new to Mobile Analytics, you can integrate the mobile analytics features of Amazon Pinpoint into your app. If you currently use Amazon Mobile Analytics, you can migrate to Amazon Pinpoint. Lifesum […]

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Improvements in the AWS Mobile SDK for Unity

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

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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Invoking AWS Lambda functions via Amazon SNS

We released a new feature today for Amazon SNS that enables developers to perform custom message handling or publish messages to other AWS services by subscribing AWS Lambda functions to SNS topics. When a message is published to an SNS topic that has a Lambda function subscribed to it, the Lambda function is invoked with the payload of the […]

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Building a Mobile Backend Using AWS Lambda

AWS Mobile SDKs for iOS and Android now supports AWS Lambda that make it easy to invoke Lambda functions. AWS Lambda is a compute service that allows you to run code in response to events. Starting today, you can now create AWS Lambda functions that respond to events from your application synchronously (in real time) […]

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Introducing Amazon Cognito Events: Sync Triggers

In 2014 we launched Amazon Cognito, a service that makes it easy to save user data, such as app preferences or game state, in the AWS Cloud without writing any backend code or managing any infrastructure. User data is available while the device is offline and is synchronized across a user’s devices so that their […]

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The AWS Mobile SDK for iOS 2.1.x – Split Frameworks

The previous version of the SDK included only two frameworks, AWSiOSSDKv2.framework and AWSCognitoSync.framework. For Amazon Cognito Sync, you import AWSCognitoSync.framework, and for all other AWS services, you import AWSiOSSDKv2.framework. These frameworks do not require the -ObjC linker flag, and we recommended not using that flag. If your app depends on third-party libraries that require the […]

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