PYMNTS MonitorEdge May 2024

AWS Launches GenAI-Powered Service for Creating Applications

Amazon Web Services, AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled a generative artificial intelligence (AI)-powered service that helps users create applications using natural language.

With the new AWS App Studio, users can describe an application they want, the things they want it to do, and the data sources they want to integrate with. The service then uses that information to build an application “in just minutes” that can be used immediately, AWS said in a Wednesday (July 10) press release.

App Studio is currently available in preview in Oregon, according to the release.

“AWS App Studio opens up application development to an entirely new set of builders, helping them create enterprise-grade applications in minutes,” Dilip Kumar, vice president of applications at AWS, said in the release. “Designed to meet the needs of the largest enterprise customers and fastest growing startups, App Studio is a force multiplier for technical employees at any company.”

Once applications have been created by App Studio, users can modify them using the service’s point-and-click interface and can get immediate guidance on how to use them by asking its generative AI-powered assistant, according to the release.

In addition, the applications are secure and fully managed by AWS, the release said.

This new service is designed for use by technical professionals who don’t have software development skills, per the release. Potential users include IT project managers, data engineers and enterprise architects.

One company already using App Studio, Deloitte, has found that the service can help its employees build applications in minutes, JB McGinnis, U.S. AWS alliance leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, said in the release.

“With App Studio, our technical employees are able to take charge and easily go from idea to application in just a few sentences, streamlining these activities for the entire team,” McGinnis said.

Amazon’s focus on AI was a key driver of growth in the first quarter, as it announced several new generative AI products and services, PYMNTS reported in May.

In April, AWS announced the general availability of its generative AI-powered assistants for software development and business decision-making, Amazon Q Developer and Amazon Q Business.