AWS Mobile Blog

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 Amplify adds support for push notifications in React Native and provides new features for user authentication

AWS Amplify is a declarative JavaScript library for working with cloud services. It has built-in support for creating React Native applications. For push notifications in React Native, AWS Amplify introduces an easy-to-use client API and backend configuration over AWS Mobile Hub. The latest version of  the AWS Amplify JavaScript library has been enhanced to support […]

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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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What’s the best time to engage your mobile app users?

In talking to customers about mobile analytics, many customers have the same questions about best practices for customer engagement. Specifically, a question that’s often asked is, “What’s the best time to engage with users of my app?” The simple answer is that there’s no simple answer. The “best time” varies depending on your customer base, […]

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New AWS AppSync features and whitelist removal

At AWS re:Invent 2017, we announced AWS AppSync, which is a managed GraphQL service with offline and real-time data capabilities. Based on customer feedback, we’ve added the following new features for building applications with AWS AppSync. Ability to autogenerate a GraphQL schema and resolvers from an existing Amazon DynamoDB table Android support for offline queries […]

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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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Build a notes app with React Native, AWS AppSync, and AWS Amplify

At the recent AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, we launched AWS AppSync, a fully managed GraphQL service with real-time and offline capabilities, and AWS Amplify, a JavaScript library that simplifies connecting to AWS resources with specific framework support for React and React Native. Together, these provide you the basis for building cloud-connected native mobile applications […]

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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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