AWS Mobile Blog

Your guide to AWS mobile and web development at re:Invent 2018

AWS re:Invent 2018 is almost here, and we know you won’t want to miss any of the mobile and web app development sessions. We have a lot of great content this year—almost three times more than last year! In addition, you can hear from several customers, including Hulu, ALDO, and Ticketmaster, on how they used […]

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AWS Amplify simplifies development for iOS and Android developers

Today, we’re releasing an enhanced mobile client in the AWS Mobile SDKs for iOS and Android, which are part of the Amplify Framework. This client is designed to help native developers perform common authentication workflows with a simple, declarative programming model. The Amplify Framework is an open-source client project that you can use to build sophisticated cloud-powered […]

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Understanding Amazon Cognito user pool OAuth 2.0 grants

In addition to using the Amazon Cognito-specific user APIs to authenticate users, Amazon Cognito user pools also support the OAuth 2.0 authorization framework for authenticating users. After you configure a domain for the user pool, Amazon Cognito automatically provisions a hosted UI that enables you to easily add a federated, single sign-on experience to your […]

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Using Amazon Rekognition to detect celebrities in an iOS app

Picture yourself watching a movie or TV series. You see an actor on screen that looks very familiar, but you just can’t seem to remember their name or where you’ve seen them before. Today, if you’re watching an Amazon Prime Video, you get a neat feature called X-Ray, which identifies the actors on screen and […]

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AWS AppSync releases new guided API builder

Today, we’re launching a new guided API builder for AWS AppSync. Before today, knowing GraphQL was a prerequisite for building an AWS AppSync API because AWS AppSync is powered by GraphQL. GraphQL is a powerful API query language that allows your backend and applications to perform complex data fetching in a single round trip for […]

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Announcing the AWS Amplify CLI toolchain

Today we’re launching the AWS Amplify Command Line Interface (CLI) toolchain for developers. AWS Amplify is an open-source library that you can use to build sophisticated cloud-powered mobile and web apps. Since the launch of the JavaScript library last year, we’ve received positive feedback, encouragement, and most importantly, contributions from the open-source and JavaScript communities. […]

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Testing mobile apps with Cucumber and Appium through TestNG on AWS Device Farm

Mobile testing frameworks have matured in functionality to support the innumerable features of modern apps. In this blog post, we’re going to dive into how to set up a local development environment for Android app development, and then use Appium to perceive our sample app from a test perspective. Then, we’re going to show how […]

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AWS AppSync adds quick-start sample for Amazon Aurora

AWS AppSync has support for a wide variety of data storage options—including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElasticSearch Service, and AWS Lambda.  Today, we’re announcing the availability of a quick-start that connects to Amazon Aurora MySQL mode using AWS Lambda.  You create this connection using a Lambda function that executes a SQL statement (provided by an AWS […]

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