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Amazon Releases Beta SDKs Making Cloud Services Easier for Developers

December 13, 2010 - Written By Scott Beard

SDKs (software development kits) have been a hot topic in the last week. Not to miss out on all the action, Amazon has announced the release of 2 new beta SDKs to make a developer’s life much easier. From Amazon Web Services(AWS), the new SDKs allow developers to now integrate mobile apps for Android devices with its cloud services. The goal of Amazon is to make it easier for developers, who before had to do plenty of their own programming. Now with the AWS SDKs, the process has become automated and easier to use, allowing developers to integrate applications with Amazon’s Simple Storage Service(S3), SimpleDB database, and send messages using Simple Notification Service(SNS) and Simple Queue Service(SQS).

From Amazon, example applications developers can build with the AWS SDK for Android include:

  • A media application that uploads photos, videos, and more to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for world-wide distribution through Amazon CloudFront.
  • A social game that shares moves, high scores, and other data between devices using Amazon SimpleDB.
  • A messaging client that broadcasts messages between devices using Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) and Amazon Simple Notifications Service (Amazon SNS), without requiring any additional server infrastructure.

To learn more about the benefits and features, or to download the new SDKs for Android, head over to the Amazon AWS SDK page to get started.