Amazon Silk – the next frontier

I love my Kindle. I probably won’t get a Fire for a while. But I can’t wait to get my hands on Silk! (And I’m not talking about the Skype codec or the Soy milk…)

Another browser?! Nope- it’s Amazon Silk. The buzz is buzzing and the hype is hyping. And while we haven’t tried it yet- it’s gotta be cool! Oh yeah- it’s backed by Amazon’s $2B cash war-chest. So it’s likely to be around for a while.

So what should you do?

Create something!

From the Amazon App Store Developer Blog:

What types of connected features can you implement with the AWS Mobile SDK for Android?

° Build a camera-to-cloud media application that uploads photos or videos to Amazon S3 for world-wide distribution through Amazon CloudFront. Amazon S3 provides the storage and Amazon CloudFront provides low-latency delivery of static or streaming content.
° Make your mobile game “social” by adding the ability to share moves, high scores, or player stats between devices using Amazon SimpleDB. Use the SDK to store and query data items via a simple interface, and Amazon SimpleDB does the rest.
° Add the ability to broadcast messages (“It’s your turn, Dave”) between devices with Amazon Simple Notification Service and Amazon Simple Queue Service―without writing any server code.
° And remember that camera-to-cloud application? Well, when your users ask you to update the application so they can email those photos and videos to friends, it’s going to be a snap, because you can use Amazon Simple Email Service to send emails from your application.

° Get started by visiting the AWS SDK for Android page where you can download the SDK and read the Getting Started Guide.

If you submit your app to the Amazon Appstore for Android by November 15, you’ll receive a $50 credit. Learn more about this promotion at: http://aws.amazon.com/Android-development-with-AWS

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