Amazon Cloud Mobile Development is Set to Have a Major Comeback
The Mobile Development of Amazon Cloud
Mobile app development has come a long way. What used to be something too cumbersome and tedious has now become more simplified than ever before. Not only that but since the technology has evolved so much, you can now implement more features now more than ever before.
The Amazon Cloud is a development platform that was introduced a few years ago, but it didn’t really get that acclaim that the company thought it would have. That is probably due to the fact that there are other suitable frameworks that developers can use that are much more robust and feature-rich than the one Amazon offers.
The company is set to reboot everything and it plans to release a more refined and feature-rich mobile development platform that makes use of cloud technology for its resources.
It is set to be released on November 27, 2018, and it will now have a new home at AWS Amplify. The company describes the new hub as “an opinionated set of libraries, a robust command line interface, and a set of UI components to help developers build an application backend and integrate it with the different mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, React Native, and Web apps”.
For those that are interested, here is what you’re going to get:
- Developer tools which include a new AWS Amplify Console that can be used for building web apps and it also has features that will help you deploy and host the app as well.
- You can also find the open source client Amplify Framework which houses all of the components, libraries, and other things that will be hosted by Amazon’s own cloud service.
- It also provides suitable development environments that allow app creators to test their mobile applications as if they’re using a real phone.
Use the New Platform
Although Amazon has released their own mobile app development platform a few years’ back, developers who have used that platform should migrate to the new one. The company will help you do so and they will streamline the process for you.
The new platform is quite enticing. For instance, by using the AWS Amplify console, you can create a development project and you can link it to a source code repository like Github or Amazon CodeCommit.
The said tool can also help you provision your backend resources first, then build your mobile application, and then have it deployed to a CDN-powered website.
As time progresses, expect the company to continually improve its cloud-based app development framework.
I think that in the next 2 years, more and more developers will see the value that Amazon is trying to offer with the reboot of the Amazon Cloud Mobile App Development platform.