Last year, Amazon introduced AppStream as a way to help developers deliver applications to consumers through the cloud. The proposed benefit was that developers could deliver applications to consumers regardless of their hardware thanks to the application running on cloud servers. It’s been in beta since it was announced, but now it’s finally ready.
Amazon announced this morning that AppStream is finally out of beta and available to all developers. Going forward, developers will be able to utilize Amazon Web Services to host applications on the cloud that are then streamed to consumer devices. AppStream can be used for just about anything as Amazon can stream applications off of a desktop PC or a mobile device running FireOS, Android or iOS.
With the public release, Amazon has also added some new features to AppStream:
If you want to see how AppStream can help improve an app’s performance, check out this video detailing how CCP uses it to power EVE Online. Your application will likely not have the millions of users that EVE Online handles everyday, but it does show the power and scale that AppStream can provide if needed:
If you’re interested in AppStream, you can start reading up on it here.
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