Salesforce Spending $100 Million A Year To Host On Amazon’s Cloud (AWS)

Salesforce announced that it has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. “We are excited to expand our strategic relationship with Amazon as our preferred public cloud infrastructure provider,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce. “There is no public cloud infrastructure provider that is more sophisticated or has more robust enterprise capabilities… Continue reading Salesforce Spending $100 Million A Year To Host On Amazon’s Cloud (AWS)

Amazon Reaches Out To iOS Developers

A new opportunity may be on the way for iOS developers whose apps aren’t exactly on the cutting edge with respect to graphics.  Reports indicate that Amazon is trying to convince some developers to port their apps to the Kindle. Daniel Eran Dilger wrote yesterday afternoon, “Henri Hansen, the developer of Atomium, a periodic table… Continue reading Amazon Reaches Out To iOS Developers

Amazon Launches Elastic Beanstalk Developer Tool

“Elastic Beanstalk” is a goofy-sounding term; something that, at best, belongs in a silly CG remake of the traditional Jack/beanstalk tale.  But nonetheless, that’s the name Amazon’s stuck to a new service, and the service does hold a lot of promise when it comes to developers, apps, and the Amazon Web Services cloud. Amazon explained… Continue reading Amazon Launches Elastic Beanstalk Developer Tool

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Amazon Launches SDKs For Android And iOS

Amazon has launched SDKs for Android and iOS, aimed at making it easier for software developers to call an AWS web service API directly from a mobile application. With the mobile SDKs, developers can write software that uses AWS infrastructure in their mobile applications, including: Store and retrieve data using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon… Continue reading Amazon Launches SDKs For Android And iOS

Rumors On AMZN Android App Store

Android developers may soon have another place to sell their apps.  Rumor has it that Amazon is preparing an app store, and while nothing’s been confirmed just yet, enough details have leaked to create a fairly complete picture of how the store should function. Earlier today, Sarah Perez brought together all the semi-facts in a… Continue reading Rumors On AMZN Android App Store

Amazon Launches Contest For Devs

Amazon Web Services is accepting entries from developers for its fourth annual AWS Start-P Challenge, a contest to recognize start-ups that are built on the AWS cloud computing platform. For the first time, AWS will choose regional award winners in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Regional semi-finalists will receive $2,500US in AWS service credits.… Continue reading Amazon Launches Contest For Devs

Amazon Offers Notification Service For Developers

Amazon Web Services said today it is introducing the beta release of Amazon Simple Notification Service, a new service that allows users to send notifications from the cloud. Amazon SNS provides developers with a scalable, flexible, cost effective capability to publish messages from an application and deliver them to subscribers or other applications. Amazon SNS… Continue reading Amazon Offers Notification Service For Developers

Kindle Development Kit Announced

Amazon wants the Kindle to be more or less omnipresent; it’s supposed to replace books, after all.  The Kindle appears to be a great target for developers, then, and starting soon, a new Kindle Development Kit will let the tinkering commence. Look for a limited beta to begin next month (register here if you want… Continue reading Kindle Development Kit Announced