- Curtis Bray, Manager of Solutions Architecture – US Education
- Heather Matheson, Account Manager for UCLA
- Amie Carobrese, Account Manager for UC & CSU
We’re deep into the public sector! 2,300+ govt agencies, 7,000+ educational institutions, etc.
When starting out, you pick a region, which is a location where your stuff (apps, data, whatever) will live. For example US-West-2 is a region. Within each region is a number of availability zones (AZs), separated by tens of miles.
How Do You Build a Mobile App Today?
- Store & Deliver Media
- Analyze User Behavior
- Send Push Notifications (bus arrival, quiz/test results, etc.)
- Send Real Time Events
- Store Shared Data (i.e. leaderboards)
Some of the products that’ll be covered:
- Cognito: authentication
- Kinesis Recorder: create live dashboards to track user events in real time
- DynamoDB Mapper: store & query fast NoSQL data across users & devices
- SNS Mobile Push: for push notifications
- Lambda: “serverless” service that runs your functions
Authenticate Users: Amazon Cognito
What it does:
- Synchronize user’s data across devices / platforms
- Manage users as unique identities across identity providers
- Securely access all AWS services from Mobile device
It can provide temporary credentials to securely access your resources. It provides comprehensive support for identity use cases.
Synchronize data across devices: Amazon Cognito (Sync)
- Store app data, preferences and staet
- Cross-device Cross-OS Sync
- Work Offline
Post processing can be done: push sync, events, streams
Store & Deliver Media Assets: S3 & CloudFront
- S3 Connector transfer utility: multipart upload, fault tolerant download, no backend required, automatic retries, pause, resume, cancel functions.
Collect, visualize and understand app usage data. Data stored can be put into a data warehouse if you want to.
Send Push Notifications: Amazon SNS Mobile Push
A single API can push messaging across multiple platforms.
Amazon DynamoDB Connector: Object Mapper
A NoSQL database that’s mobile aware
Which services should I use?
How do I connect them all together? We created the “AWS Mobile Hub” which ties into your AWS account. You create a project and add features you need to get up-and-running. The AWS Mobile Hub needs an IAM role so it can create resources on your behalf.
Working Mobile App project includes:
- Xcode/Android Studio project
- AWS resources
- App Code
- Helper “glue” code
- Detailed developer instructions
We then ran through an hour-long demonstration of the tools mentioned above…pretty powerful and easy-to-use stuff. The automated testing with AWS device farm was cool. You test against actual physical devices.