AWS Adds Cognito & Mobile Analytics for DevOps

Cognito is now being included in AWS. Developers can use Cognito to help build out their apps easier inside the AWS cloud. Cognito provides identity services coupled with the ability to utilize Mobile Analytics. AWS’s Mobile Software Developers Kit now includes integration options for Cognito and Mobile Analytics. This brings the version number on the SDK up to 2.0.  GitHub is reported to have code samples available for these services in which you can use for the iOS or Android development environment.

Cognito allows your mobile devices to become in sync with the data you treasure the most. Cognito integrates management services and data syncing capabilities. For example, if you signed into your Android Tablet and your iPhone with your Facebook account, you could use your Facebook account as a means to authenticate and sync your data across all the devices that you choose.

Cognito does not require the device to be on the internet for it work; Cognito can be setup to function in a manner in which it syncs once a week therefore allowing the devices to stay at rest and while not using data, CPU power and battery life to constantly sync in the background. For developers, it removes the burden off to find a storage solution and identification mechanism for their apps while allowing the end user to take their data with them across multiple devices. This dramatically reduces the amount infrastructure needed to launch your next cloud based app.

Amazon mentions, “With Amazon Cognito, you can save any kind of data in the AWS Cloud, such as app preferences or game state, without writing any backend code or managing any infrastructure. This means you can focus on creating great app experiences instead of having to worry about building and managing a backend solution to handle identity management, network state, storage, and sync.”