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Amazon IoT Device SDKs, Mobile SDKs, and Amazon IoT Device Client

This page summarizes the Amazon IoT Device SDKs, open-source libraries, developer guides, sample apps, and porting guides to help you build innovative IoT solutions with Amazon IoT and your choice of hardware platforms.

These SDKs are for use on your IoT device. If you're developing an IoT app for use on a mobile device, see the Amazon Mobile SDKs. If you're developing an IoT app or server-side program, see the Amazon SDKs.

Amazon IoT Device SDKs

The Amazon IoT Device SDKs include open-source libraries, developer guides with samples, and porting guides so that you can build innovative IoT products or solutions on your choice of hardware platforms.

These SDKs help you connect your IoT devices to Amazon IoT using the MQTT and WSS protocols.

C++

Amazon IoT C++ Device SDK

The Amazon IoT C++ Device SDK allows developers to build connected applications using Amazon and the Amazon IoT APIs. Specifically, this SDK was designed for devices that are not resource constrained and require advanced features such as message queuing, multi-threading support, and the latest language features. For more information, see the following:

Python

Amazon IoT Device SDK for Python

The Amazon IoT Device SDK for Python makes it possible for developers to write Python scripts to use their devices to access the Amazon IoT platform through MQTT or MQTT over the WebSocket protocol. By connecting their devices to Amazon IoT, users can securely work with the message broker, rules, and shadows provided by Amazon IoT and with other Amazon services like Amazon Lambda, Kinesis, and Amazon S3, and more.

JavaScript

Amazon IoT Device SDK for JavaScript

The aws-iot-device-sdk.js package makes it possible for developers to write JavaScript applications that access Amazon IoT using MQTT or MQTT over the WebSocket protocol. It can be used in Node.js environments and browser applications. For more information, see the following:

Java

Amazon IoT Device SDK for Java

The Amazon IoT Device SDK for Java makes it possible for Java developers to access the Amazon IoT platform through MQTT or MQTT over the WebSocket protocol. The SDK is built with shadow support. You can access shadows by using HTTP methods, including GET, UPDATE, and DELETE. The SDK also supports a simplified shadow access model, which allows developers to exchange data with shadows by just using getter and setter methods, without having to serialize or deserialize any JSON documents. For more information, see the following:

Amazon IoT Device SDK for Embedded C

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This SDK is intended for use by experienced embedded-software developers.

The Amazon IoT Device SDK for Embedded C (C-SDK) is a collection of C source files under the MIT open source license that can be used in embedded applications to securely connect IoT devices to Amazon IoT Core. It includes an MQTT, JSON Parser, and Amazon IoT Device Shadow library. It is distributed in source form and intended to be built into customer firmware along with application code, other libraries and, optionally, an RTOS (Real Time Operating System).

For Fleet Provisioning, use the v4_beta_deprecated version of the Amazon IoT Device SDK for Embedded C at https://github.com/aws/aws-iot-device-sdk-embedded-C/tree/v4_beta_deprecated. Please review the README in this branch for more details.

The Amazon IoT Device SDK for Embedded C is generally targeted at resource constrained devices that require an optimized C language runtime. You can use the SDK on any operating system and host it on any processor type (for example, MCUs and MPUs).

For more information, see the following:

Earlier Amazon IoT Device SDKs versions

These are earlier versions of Amazon IoT Device SDKs that have been replaced by the newer versions listed above. These SDKs are receiving only maintenance and security updates. They will not be updated to include new features and should not be used on new projects.

Amazon Mobile SDKs

The Amazon Mobile SDKs provide mobile app developers platform-specific support for the APIs of the Amazon IoT Core services, IoT device communication using MQTT, and the APIs of other Amazon services.

Android

Amazon Mobile SDK for Android

The Amazon Mobile SDK for Android contains a library, samples, and documentation for developers to build connected mobile applications using Amazon. This SDK also includes support for MQTT device communications and calling the APIs of the Amazon IoT Core services. For more information, see the following:

iOS

Amazon Mobile SDK for iOS

The Amazon Mobile SDK for iOS is an open-source software development kit, distributed under an Apache Open Source license. The Amazon Mobile SDK for iOS provides a library, code samples, and documentation to help developers build connected mobile applications using Amazon. This SDK also includes support for MQTT device communications and calling the APIs of the Amazon IoT Core services. For more information, see the following:

Amazon IoT Device Client

The Amazon IoT Device Client provides code to help your device connect to Amazon IoT, perform fleet provisioning tasks, support device security policies, connect using secure tunneling, and process jobs on your device. You can install this software on your device to handle these routine device tasks so you can focus on your specific solution.

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The Amazon IoT Device Client works with microprocessor-based IoT devices with x86_64 or ARM processors and common Linux operating systems.

C++

Amazon IoT Device Client

For more information about the Amazon IoT Device Client in C++, see the following: