AWS Mobile Blog

Score big with Amazon Mobile Analytics and Amazon Redshift

by Nicholas Beets | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In today’s blog post I will show you some tools that make it easy for you to analyze your app user engagement, retention, user behavior, top item purchases, and other useful metrics. I will provide step-by-step instructions as well as sample SQL queries to get you started.  The tools that I’ll describe are Amazon Mobile […]

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Sync store access and simplified credentials provider

by Stefano Buliani | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Today we released a new feature for Amazon Cognito that gives developers, utilizing their credentials, full API access to the sync store to read and write user profile data. This feature helps you access and modify user profiles from your backend infrastructure. For example, game developers can use this feature to distribute prizes to players […]

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Concrete Software uses Amazon Cognito for NHL Hockey Target Smash

by Stefano Buliani | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

"Using Amazon Cognito, we can build cross-platform games faster without managing backend infrastructure. Amazon Cognito sync helps us save game data to the cloud and synchronize it across devices."    – Keith Pichelman, CEO, Concrete Software About Concrete Software Concrete Software has designed and published games for mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Microsoft […]

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Using Amazon Cognito to sync data in Unity games

by Albert Vaca Cintora | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

With the release of the Developer Preview for the AWS SDK for Unity you can now start using Amazon Cognito in your Unity games to synchronize player profiles and game state with the cloud. To demonstrate how to use this new SDK, we have created a simple Unity Scene that uses the Cognito Sync Service […]

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Announcing AWS Mobile SDK for Unity Developer Preview

by Mudeem Siddiqui | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

We are happy to announce the availability of the AWS Mobile SDK for Unity in Developer Preview. Now you can build cross-platform games in Unity that use AWS services for identity and user data management (Amazon Cognito), cloud storage (Amazon S3), and a fully-managed NoSQL database (Amazon DynamoDB).  The AWS Mobile SDK for Unity is […]

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Learn more about AWS Mobile Services – Slides and Videos from AWS re:Invent 2014

by Jinesh Varia | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

We had an incredible time at AWS re:Invent 2014 in Las Vegas. This year the conference was bigger and better than ever. More than 10,000+ people attended 250+ sessions across 21 tracks. There were a number of sub-events throughtout the conference and multiple opportunities for attendees to interact, engage and learn not only from AWS but […]

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Understanding Amazon Cognito Authentication Part 3: Roles and Policies

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. Cognito also delivers temporary, limited-privilege credentials to your application to access AWS resources. In previous posts (Part 1, Part 2), I covered the basics of Cognito’s authentication flow. In this post, I want to focus on […]

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Push synchronization, JavaScript sync and eu-west-1 for Amazon Cognito

by Stefano Buliani | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of push synchronization, a new feature in Amazon Cognito that enables your app to receive a silent push notification whenever its data stored in the cloud changes, a new SDK for JavaScript in developer preview that helps you save data in the cloud, cache it on the […]

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Mobile token management with Amazon SNS

by Nikita Synytskyy | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Introduction Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a fast, flexible, fully managed push messaging service in the cloud. SNS is capable of publishing mobile push notifications to a variety of mobile platforms, including Apple Push Notification service (APNs), Google Cloud Messaging (GCM), Amazon Device Messaging (ADM), Windows Notification Service (WNS), Microsoft Push Notification Service […]

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Understanding Amazon Cognito Authentication Part 2: Developer Authenticated Identities

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. Cognito also delivers temporary, limited-privilege credentials to your application to access AWS resources. In a previous post, I covered the basics of Cognito’s authentication flow. In this post, I will show the differences in that flow […]

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