AWS Mobile Blog

Build Cross-Platform Mobile Games with the AWS Mobile SDK for Unity

by Johnny Hoffman | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

There are many reasons for the unprecedented success of mobile games and apps. The convenience and power of phones and tablets have improved at breakneck speed, and advances in cellular networking have dramatically increased the networking capabilities of these ubiquitous devices. With its powerful tools for graphics, physics, multiplatform support, and more, Unity does a […]

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Videos are now available for Mobile and IoT sessions!

by Waqas Makhdum | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

For those of you who were able to attend AWS re:Invent 2015 or watched our live stream, thanks for participating in the conference. We hope you enjoyed the sessions and conversions. If you missed a session in your schedule, don’t fret! We have added a large portion of re:Invent content to YouTube, and you can find videos […]

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Getting started with Android testing on AWS Device Farm using Espresso – Part 3: Uploading your Android application to AWS Device Farm

by Richard Threlkeld | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS Device Farm is a service that allows you to test your Android, Fire OS, and iOS apps on real devices (not emulators or simulators) in the AWS Cloud. You can upload your apps to the cloud and run Fuzz tests to simulate random activity or leverage the built-in app explorer, which crawls your app and captures screenshots […]

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Getting started with Android testing on AWS Device Farm using Espresso – Part 2: Setting up Espresso and taking screenshots

by Richard Threlkeld | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS Device Farm is a service that allows you to test your Android, Fire OS, and iOS apps on real devices (not emulators or simulators) in the AWS Cloud. You can upload your apps to the cloud and run Fuzz tests to simulate random activity or leverage the built-in app explorer, which crawls your app and captures screenshots […]

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Getting started with Android testing on AWS Device Farm using Espresso – Part 1: Building a sample application

by Richard Threlkeld | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

AWS Device Farm is a service that allows you to test your Android, Fire OS, and iOS apps on real devices (not emulators or simulators) in the AWS Cloud. You can upload your apps to the cloud and run Fuzz tests to simulate random activity or leverage the built-in app explorer, which crawls your app […]

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Test user flows through your Android app with AWS Device Farm’s built-in app explorer. No scripts required.

by Trent Peterson | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Starting today, you can view details about how your Android app performs on real devices in the AWS Cloud without writing your own test scripts. AWS Device Farm’s new Built-in: Explorer test deploys an app explorer that crawls your application, analyzes each view it encounters, and interacts with each view’s controls as an end user […]

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Preparing Your Apps for iOS 9

by Yosuke Matsuda | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The release of iOS 9 includes changes that could impact how your apps interact with some AWS services. If you compile your apps with Apple’s iOS 9 SDK (or Xcode 7), Apple’s new App Transport Security (ATS) feature may affect your apps’ ability to connect to certain AWS service endpoints. In order to ensure your […]

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Amazon S3 Transfer Utility for iOS

by Yosuke Matsuda | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Amazon S3 Transfer Manager for iOS was designed to simplify the data transfer between your iOS app and Amazon S3. It is one of the most used components in our SDK. Two of the most requested features from our developer are 1) the ability to continue transferring data in the background 2) an API to […]

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Get insights into your mobile app usage patterns using Amazon Mobile Analytics and R

by Sandeep Atluri | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The key to improving user engagement with your mobile app is to understand users’ behavior in the app and then to optimize experiences based on those insights. Finding meaningful patterns in the app event data can be challenging, however, and often standard KPI’s such as monthly active users (MAU) or daily active users(DAU) don’t portray […]

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How Amazon Cognito Keeps Mobile App Users’ Data Safe

by Scott Willeke | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Researchers recently revealed that mobile app developers use weak security and authentication methods in their apps. This puts user data at risk. One researcher writes: "The weakest form of authentication, meant to identify rather than to protect the data, uses a simple API token, a number embedded into the app’s code. With current tools, however, […]

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