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Amazon’s AWS Now Offers A Push Notification Service For iOS, Android And Kindle Apps, Widening Its Toolkit For Mobile Developers

on August 14, 2013

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Amazon continues to “push” further into the space of becoming a one-stop shop for mobile developers looking to make, host and distribute apps, and in the latest development, today the company’s Amazon Web Services division announced the launch of SNS Mobile Push, which lets developers set up and send notifications — those little messages that pop up on your phones and tablets with app updates, news about your contacts or possibly just annoying marketing messages — to users of its apps across iOS, Android and Kindle devices, with the first million messages sent free.

The new service puts AWS deeper into competition with other big players like Microsoft and Apple as well as a number of smaller startups all offering push notifications for apps. Among them, in December 2012, Microsoft said that it would extend its push notifications service to iOS apps. Mobile gaming services platform Playhaven also recently introduced…

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