Amazon Cloud Does Mobile Development Reboot

DAVID RAMEL | November 28, 2018

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Mobile development using the Amazon cloud is undergoing a transformation, with a new site, new tools and new functionality to support iOS, Android, React Native and other apps.The reboot sees Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) resources previously available under the AWS Mobile Hub being expanded and reorganized under the AWS Amplify umbrella.AWS launched the Mobile Hub in 2015, somewhat playing catch-up in the cloud-hosted Mobile-Back-End-as-a-Service (MBaaS) arena. It provided services such as online/offline data, authentication, analytics, push notifications and so on. Yesterday (Nov. 27), the company announced its mobile development services have a new home at AWS Amplify, described as "an opinionated set of libraries, UI components, and a command line interface to build an app backend and integrate it with your iOS, Android, Web, and React Native apps.

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