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AWS Amplify

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AWS Amplify is a JavaScript library for frontend and mobile developers building cloud-enabled applications

AWS Amplify provides a declarative and easy-to-use interface across different categories of cloud operations. AWS Amplify goes well with any JavaScript based frontend workflow and React Native for mobile developers.

Our default implementation works with Amazon Web Services (AWS), but AWS Amplify is designed to be open and pluggable for any custom backend or service.

Visit our Documentation site to learn more about AWS Amplify. Please see our Amplify JavaScript page within our Documentation site for information around the full list of features we support.


| Category | AWS Provider | Description | | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | ----------------------------------------------------------- | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- | | Authentication | Amazon Cognito | APIs and Building blocks to create Authentication experiences. | | Analytics | Amazon Pinpoint | Collect Analytics data for your application including tracking user sessions. | | REST API | Amazon API Gateway | Sigv4 signing and AWS auth for API Gateway and other REST endpoints. | | GraphQL API | AWS AppSync | Interact with your GraphQL or AWS AppSync endpoint(s). | | DataStore | AWS AppSync | Programming model for shared and distributed data, with simple online/offline synchronization. | | Storage | Amazon S3 | Manages content in public, protected, private storage buckets. | | Geo (Developer preview) | Amazon Location Service | Provides APIs and UI components for maps and location search for JavaScript-based web apps. | | Push Notifications | Amazon Pinpoint | Allows you to integrate push notifications in your app with Amazon Pinpoint targeting and campaign management support. | | Interactions | Amazon Lex | Create conversational bots powered by deep learning technologies. | | PubSub | AWS IoT | Provides connectivity with cloud-based message-oriented middleware. | | Internationalization | --- | A lightweight internationalization solution. | | Cache | --- | Provides a generic LRU cache for JavaScript developers to store data with priority and expiration settings. | | Predictions | Various* | Connect your app with machine learning services like NLP, computer vision, TTS, and more. |

  • Predictions utilizes a range of Amazon's Machine Learning services, including: Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Polly, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Textract, and Amazon Translate.

Getting Started

AWS Amplify is available as

package on npm.


If you are developing a JavaScript app, please visit our documentation site on JavaScript.


If you are developing a React app, please visit our documentation site on React.


If you are developing an Angular app, please visit our documentation site on Angular.


If you are developing a Vue app, please visit our documentation site on Vue.

React Native

For React Native development, install

$ npm install aws-amplify --save

If you are developing a React Native app, you can install an additional package

containing Higher Order Components:
$ npm install aws-amplify-react-native --save

Visit our Installation Guide for React Native to start building your web app.


Amplify 4.x.x has breaking changes for React Native. Please see the breaking changes below:

  • If you are using React Native or Expo, you will need to add
    as a dependency to your application, in addition to the other React Native dependencies:
// React Native
yarn add aws-amplify amazon-cognito-identity-js @react-native-community/netinfo @react-native-async-storage/async-storage
npx pod-install

// Expo yarn add aws-amplify @react-native-community/netinfo @react-native-async-storage/async-storage

Amplify 3.x.x has breaking changes. Please see the breaking changes below:

If you can't migrate to aws-sdk-js-v3 or rely on [email protected], you will need to import it separately.

  • If you are using exported paths within your Amplify JS application, (e.g.
    import from "@aws-amplify/analytics/lib/Analytics"
    ) this will now break and no longer will be supported. You will need to change to named imports:
  import { Analytics } from 'aws-amplify';
  • If you are using categories as
    , this will no longer work and we recommend to import the category you are needing to use:
  import { Auth } from 'aws-amplify';

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