Developers: Amazon adds cloud support for Windows Phone and Windows Store apps in available SDK
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company's cloud services, has added SDK support for Microsoft's Windows Phone and Windows platforms. In a blog post on the official AWS blog, a developer preview of the next version of the SDK for .NET introduces support for apps on both platforms. Developers can connect to Windows and Windows Phone apps to AWS services and develop an app that's backed by the cloud platform.
Essentially Amazon's version of Microsoft Azure (what isn't Amazon dipping its toe into these days?), this brings Windows support up to speed with iOS and Android. Amazon continues to build on its online offering to become the centralised hub for developers and to cater for all devices. It's a welcomed addition and one we're sure many developers will take advantage of. Be sure to check out the AWS post for more details.
Source: AWS, via: TechCrunch
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Unlike B&N who have ignored us.
It's Amazon's back end database server, as other people have said similar to Azure.
Their MP3 and video streaming apps are the 2 biggest missing apps to me, followed closely by HBO Go, Showtime Anytime and the East River Ferry. Everything else I miss has an at least decent third party offering.
Bring amazon prime to window phone 8 and I will start buying music. Dont really have a reaosn when I already have Xbox music and Nokia music.
Along those lines, contrary to what was stated in this post, the AWS SDK has supported Windows apps for years. I've been using it in a .NET desktop app since 2011 and I don't think it was even that new at the time. What's new here is support for Windows Store apps (the word "Store" is critical!) and Windows Phone apps.
This is *not* stuff an end user cares directly about...