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Posted: 8/19/2022

AWS Amplify UI: Build UI Fast with Amplify on React

AWS Amplify UI is a set of React components that make it easy to build beautiful and responsive user interfaces. The components are built on top of the Amplify framework, which provides a unified way to connect your app to backend services.

Amplify UI is designed to be easy to use, even for beginners. The components are well-documented and there are plenty of examples to help you get started.

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use Amplify UI to build a simple todo app.

Getting Started

The first step is to install Amplify UI. You can do this with the following command:

npm install @aws-amplify/ui

Once Amplify UI is installed, you can start using the components in your app.

Creating a Todo List

To create a todo list, we’ll use the following components:

  • AmplifyCard: This component is used to create a card that displays a todo item.
  • AmplifyInput: This component is used to create a text input field.
  • AmplifyButton: This component is used to create a button.

Here’s the code for our todo list:

import React from 'react';
import { AmplifyCard, AmplifyInput, AmplifyButton } from '@aws-amplify/ui';

const TodoList = () => {
	const [todos, setTodos] = useState([]);

	const addTodo = () => {
		const newTodo = {

		setTodos([...todos, newTodo]);

	return (
				<h2>Todo List</h2>
					{, index) => (
						<li key={index}>
							<AmplifyButton onClick={() => setTodos(todos.filter((t) => !==}>

			<AmplifyInput placeholder="Enter a new todo" onChange={(e) => addTodo()} />

export default TodoList;

This code will create a todo list with a text input field and a button. When you enter a todo item in the text input field and click the button, the item will be added to the list.

What is next?

AWS Amplify UI is a powerful tool that can help you build beautiful and responsive user interfaces. The components are easy to use and well-documented, making them a great choice for beginners and experienced developers alike.

If you’re looking for a way to build user interfaces quickly and easily, then AWS Amplify UI is a great option.