Build an iOS Application
Create a simple iOS application using AWS Amplify
Introduction: Build an iOS Application
Follow step-by-step instructions to build your first iOS application
In this tutorial, you will create a simple iOS application using AWS Amplify, a set of tools and serverless services in the cloud. In the first module, you will build a simple iOS application. Through the remaining modules, you will initialize a local app using the Amplify Command Line Interface (Amplify CLI), add user authentication, add a GraphQL API and a database to store your data, and update your app to store images.
What you will accomplish
- Manage a serverless cloud backend from the command line
- Add auth to your app to enable sign-in and sign-out
- Add a GraphQL API, database, and storage solution
- Share your backend between multiple projects
Time to complete
Cost to complete
Free Tier eligible
- An AWS account* with at least these permissions (an Administrator role or root account will also work, but we recommend a least-privileges approach).
- Node.js 10 or more recent.
- Xcode 11.x or more recent, available on the Mac App Store.
- CocoaPods 1.9.x or more recent.
- AWS Command Line Interface AWS CLI 2.0.x or more recent.
[*]Accounts created within the past 24 hours might not yet have access to the services required for this tutorial.
Jan 23, 2022
This tutorial is divided into five short modules. You must complete each module in order before moving on to the next one.
- Create an iOS App (10 minutes): Create an iOS app and test it in the iPhone simulator.
- Initialize Amplify (10 minutes): Initialize a local app using AWS Amplify.
- Add Authentication (10 minutes): Add auth to your application.
- Add a GraphQL API and Database (20 minutes): Create a GraphQL API.
- Add the Ability to Store Images (10 minutes): Add storage to your app.
You will be building this iOS application using the Terminal and Apple's Xcode IDE.