Case studies

ALDO

More than 50,000 footwear shoppers walk into ALDO stores across North America and the UK every day. AWS AppSync allowed Aldo to focus on implementing features in their application instead of managing their system and its infrastructure, adding development velocity and accelerating time to market, which is what they need to deliver high-quality code and new features. With AppSync Aldo creates new applications in less than three months instead of the 6–12 months it would have taken previously using multiple APIs. 

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Repp Health

Repp Health developed a cloud-based tracking solution that uses Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to locate medical assets, staff, and patients in real time with 10-centimeter accuracy using ultra-wideband technology. The key to the user experience was AWS AppSync real-time subscriptions which enabled them to provide situational awareness to healthcare providers in real time and at limitless scale. 

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Public Good

Public Good Software is a leading cause-marketing platform with a goal of making news actionable by matching journalistic articles to relevant charitable causes. AWS AppSync allowed them to go from concept to production in less than a month with a single engineer working on the API backend. Because fewer calls were required from the client to the backend, the use of AWS AppSync lowered the latency in delivering actionable content. The combination of AWS AppSync and GraphQL meant data could be fetched and aggregated across multiple microservices in a single network request. 

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Testimonials

American Commercial Barge Line

American Commercial Barge Lines (ACBL)

American Commercial Barge Lines (ACBL) operates equipment for transporting cargoes along 7,200 miles of U.S. inland waterways. ACBL uses AWS AppSync in their infrastructure for service-to-service communication and in their proprietary internal frontend applications.

“AWS AppSync has allowed us to realize the power of GraphQL without the burden of supporting any server related GraphQL instances. We are using AWS AppSync as the main backbone interface for our services to other services and frontend applications. Utilizing schemas and custom resolvers has allowed us to easily hide the complexities of getting data from Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Aurora, Amazon S3, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service from all applications. AWS AppSync also allows for fine grain access control which reduces the operational burden of managing the security for end points.”

Bradley Harrison, Application Development Manager - American Commercial Barge Lines

PureSec

PureSec

PureSec delivers end-to-end security solutions for serverless applications. PureSec uses AWS AppSync to provide their customers with real-time updates on the security of their serverless applications.

“We use AWS AppSync to provide our customers with real-time updates on their AWS Lambda security posture, all the way through collecting alerts issued by our serverless application firewall and serverless behavioral protection, to displaying those alerts in our serverless dashboard. AWS AppSync allowed us to create a fully managed GraphQL layer for collecting and displaying security events in real-time. It also enables us to protect enterprise serverless environments by automatically scaling to support the workloads of our customers.”

Avi Shulman, VP Technical Evangelism - PureSec

IDT Telecom

IDT Telecom

IDT Telecom provides communications and payment services to help people stay in touch and share resources around the world. IDT uses AWS AppSync in their Cryptocurrency, Peer-to-peer wallets, and Money Transfer services such as their BOSS Revolution App.

“AWS AppSync is an integral part of our architecture that consists of AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Step Functions, Amazon Cognito, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service, among others. AWS AppSync has helped us simplify the data flow in our applications, increase the maintainability of our platform, and streamline our release cycle. We can now easily develop and deploy end-to-end services with very little continuous maintenance. This lets us focus on building awesome products for our customers rather than managing complex infrastructure.”

Zev Green, Principal Product Manager - IDT Corporation

Arizona State University

Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University (ASU) is a top-ranked research university, located in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. ASU uses AWS AppSync in their real-time mobile chat app, which caters to a student population of over 100K.

“Our entire app from the ground-up revolves around AWS AppSync and we can seamlessly release new services without needing to stand up new APIs. AWS AppSync takes care of all the heavy lifting, such as offline data access, data synchronization, and caching for us. We are excited about the future as we continue to expand more and more services monthly for our students knowing that AWS AppSync will be able to support and scale with us throughout our development journey.”

Zohair Zaidi, Manager of Mobile & IoT Development - Arizona State University

Public Good

Public Good is a platform for driving civic engagement such as donations, advocacy, and volunteering through digital media on news outlets and socially conscious brands. Public Good uses AWS AppSync in their platform to connect news events with engagement activities and display relevant actions to news readers, so they can act on issues at the moment they are inspired.

“Using AWS AppSync as a GraphQL gateway has helped us reduce the number of server-side API calls made by our client code from a dozen to one or two. We were able to do this without having to maintain another API sever, and we got this up and running with a week’s-worth of engineering effort. AWS AppSync enables our platform to scale with our variable traffic, and it comes in at a much lower cost than implementing our own provider in our application stack.”

Michael S. Manley, Chief Technology Officer - Public Good Software, Inc.

Cookpad

Cookpad

Cookpad delivers a community platform for people to share recipe ideas and cooking tips. Cookpad uses AWS AppSync in their cooking Live app, which allows people to watch live cooking shows delivered by chefs, professional cooks and celebrities, and is available for Android, iOS, and FireTV.

“We use AWS AppSync for real-time interactions, such as questions, comments, likes, stamps, and viewer count during our live show broadcasts. AWS AppSync is able to automatically scale to support an audience of thousands of viewers who simultaneously connect at the beginning of the live cooking show and send a high-volume of messages throughout the program.”

Shinya Watanabe, CTO - CookpadTV Inc.

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