Back at re:invent 2018, Amazon had unveiled a range of products and services for mobile, web, Internet of Things, security, networking, robotics, databases, and more.
Amazon offers over 90 services and products with innovative and external features, helping the community of developers create web and mobile applications in a relaxed, fast, and secure way.
The growth of AWS has doubled recently, with competition from giants such as Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure in the cloud computing space. The Amazon Web and Cloud Services team has now come up with a very robust, secure, and scalable solution that facilitates web and mobile app development.
AWS has an in-depth portfolio to meet small and big enterprise business use cases. However, it has plenty of services to make life easier for even builders (aka developers). One such service is AWS Amplify.
So what is AWS Amplify?
AWS Amplify is a Serverless Framework platform for building secure, scalable mobile, and web applications. It makes it easy to authenticate users, securely store data and user metadata, authenticate selective access to data, integrate machine learning, analyze usage metrics, and implement server-side code. It includes a full range of mobile app development workflows ranging from version control and code testing to product deployment, and it can quickly scale from thousands of users to tens of millions. Amplify Libraries and CLI, part of the Multiplication Framework, are open source and provide a plugin interface to help customize and build plugins.
What does it offer?
Amazon Amplify Framework is a library, command-line interface, UI component that allows the creation of backend and its integration with applications such as iOS, Android, React Native or web framework React, Angular, and iOS. Ultimately, it provides full layer development without having to worry about iterations and backend configurations.
It aims to provide an end-to-end platform for creating and maintaining cloud-enabled applications that provide native-like experiences. When the backend is serviceable, developers can focus on backend configuration, maintenance, and performance in code and its performance. For those who don’t know what a cloud-enabled mobile app is, here is the explanation.
The cloud-enabled application relies on services from the cloud service provider, which handles all backend functionality, allowing developers to focus on the core area of the application. It reduces time and cost, and provides scalability when needed.
With AWS Amplify, you can easily integrate with existing data sources such as different relational and non-relational databases. Multiplier allows you to use the graphic to simplify how you manage data when there are no other sites. With GraphQL, you can create fast and interactive mobile applications because you can query and retrieve multiple information from different sources on the same network request. This saves both the CPU and battery life consumed by the app.
Amplify provides an on-device data store with built-in synchronization to your backend data store. All other platforms only provide temporary storage on the device. When a device is offline, you can query and write data locally using your application multiplier. When the device is reconnected online, the Amplify automatically syncs your local data store with the backend data store and resolves any conflicts. With Amplify, you can create reliable mobile applications that can overcome network disruptions, as well as real-time collaborative applications that expand devices.
The cloud-enabled application relies on services from the cloud service provider, which handles all backend functionality, allowing developers to focus on core area of the application. It reduces time and cost and provides scalability when needed.
Amplify gives you far greater security controls for your application than other platforms. With Amplify, you have the power to set granular access controls for each user of your app. You can easily set up federal authorization from Amazon, Facebook, and Google, and you can control the precise part of the authorized data for each user.
Is AWS Amplify Free?
When you use the Amplify framework (libraries, CLI, UI components), you only pay for the primary AWS services you use. There are no additional charges for using the Amplify Framework.
Standard web hosting
The AWS Amplify Console is priced for two features – build & deploy and hosting. Price per build minute for build & deploy feature is $0.01. For the hosting feature, the price of the provided per GB is $0.15 and the price of the stored per GB is $0.023.
With the AWS free usage tier, you can get started for free. Upon registration, new AWS clients receive 1,000 build minutes per month for the build & deploy feature, and 1 ** 5GB per month ** and ** 5GB per month of data storage ** for the hosting feature.
The cloud will be Amplified in the future. If you are planning to build your application from scratch or are looking to improve an existing one, AWS Amplify is a great framework to consider.
It reduces the burden of developers by providing ready-to-use functions and enables them to create serverless full-tier applications. After all, it can be used for React Native app development, which is an additional perk.
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