AWS announced a new Figma-connected low-code service which is meant to help developers rapidly build cloud-connected apps, called Amplify Studio. The new tool is actually some kind of extension of the already existing AWS Amplify service which is concentrated on building web and mobile apps.
Amplify Studio is an environment that has low code. There, developers start with a data model, add content and authentication, so they can build a user experience using Figma. Figma is a tool that replaces Amplify Admin UI – a product that was released a year ago.
According to Rene Brandel, who is a senior product manager at AWS Amplify, Amplify Admin UI’s existing capabilities will be part of Amplify Studio going forward, which are providing a unified interface to enable developers to build full-stack apps faster.
In a blog post, Ali Spittel, a Senior Developer Advocate, Amazon Web Services, says that one of the big advantages of Amplify Studio is that developers can concentrate on the core business logic that makes their apps different. The brand new Amplify UI library includes components such as newsfeeds, contact forms, e-commerce cards, and so on. Furthermore, Spittel said in a tweet:
“Here’s the thing that’s different about @AWSAmplify studio: the “low code” is developer-first. It creates real, human-readable React components that you can extend yourself.”
AWS also released a second platform which requires almost no code for mobile and web applications next to Amazon Honeycode, released in beta last year. In 2015 Microsoft introduced PowerApps, which is a part of the later branded Power Platform. In January 2020, Google acquired AppSheet.
Each of them and several vendors like Salesforce, Mendix, and Outsystems with their low-code and no-code offerings are in a market that Forrester predicts will grow by 50% a year to more than $21 billion by 2024.