AWS AppSync now offers real-time updates and supports the pure WebSockets protocol. It offers real-time updates for applications such as gaming leaderboards, social media apps, sports scores, live streaming, ineractive chatrooms, IoT dashboards and etc. It does this by enabling a new protocol option with support to metrics and larger payloads. The pure WebSockets protocol option allows users to communicate in real-time with connected clients, supports a higher maximum payload size, provides an updated connection, broadcast rates, CloudWatch metrics, and selection set filtering for GraphQL subscriptions. AWS AppSync is a GraphQL service that makes it easy for using application development, by allowing users to create a flexible API to securely access, manipulate, and combine data from one or more data sources.
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