Building a Feature-Rich Full-Stack Application with AWS Amplify Studio: Admin panel for Studytub

Building a Feature-Rich Full-Stack Application with AWS Amplify Studio: Admin panel for Studytub


As a full-stack developer, one of the most rewarding experiences is to build a feature-rich, scalable, and user-friendly application quickly. The AWS Amplify framework is a game-changer, providing developers with powerful tools and services that simplify the entire application development lifecycle. In this blog, I will share my experience creating my project using AWS Amplify during a hackathon.

The Power of AWS Amplify:

AWS Amplify is a comprehensive set of tools and services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that enables developers to build full-stack applications with ease. Whether you are a seasoned developer or just starting, AWS Amplify abstracts away the complexities of managing infrastructure, databases, and authentication, allowing you to focus on crafting exceptional user experiences.

  1. Getting Started with AWS Amplify

The journey started with setting up my AWS Amplify project. With just a few CLI commands, I initialized a new project and configured the essential services such as authentication, storage, and APIs. Amplify's seamless integration with popular frontend frameworks like React, Angular, and Vue.js made it effortless to start building.

  1. Creating the Notes App

For my dream project, I decided to create a Notes App where users can jot down their thoughts, ideas, and reminders. To get started, I utilized the Amplify Authentication service to handle user sign-up and login securely. With a few lines of code, I added authentication features like user registration, password reset, and session management.

  1. Note Management with Amplify API and Storage

To store and manage notes, I used the Amplify API and Storage services. I defined a GraphQL schema to model the structure of the notes, including fields like name, description, and image. Amplify automatically provisioned a fully managed GraphQL API, enabling seamless communication between the front end and back end. Storing images was a breeze with Amplify's S3 integration through the Storage service.

  1. Real-time Collaboration with AWS AppSync

To take the Notes App to the next level, I leveraged AWS AppSync, a real-time and offline-capable GraphQL service. This allowed multiple users to collaborate on the same note in real time, with instant updates reflecting across all connected devices.

  1. User-Friendly Interface with AWS Amplify UI Components

AWS Amplify UI Components provided a polished and consistent design language that accelerated the development of the front end. Buttons, forms, modals, and other UI elements were easily integrated into the app, resulting in a professional-looking and user-friendly interface.

  1. Deploying and Hosting the App

With AWS Amplify's simple deployment process, I effortlessly deployed the Notes App to the cloud. Amplify's continuous deployment ensured that updates were automatically propagated to the live environment whenever changes were pushed to the code repository.

  1. Scalability and Security

Throughout the development process, I didn't need to worry about scalability and security. AWS Amplify automatically handled the scaling of resources to meet the application's demand, while AWS's robust security practices kept user data safe and secure.

Let's build an Admin panel for StudyTub using AWS Amplify and explain each step in detail. We'll cover setting up the project, adding authentication, creating APIs, and deploying the app.


  • Node.js installed on your machine

  • AWS Amplify CLI installed (npm install -g @aws-amplify/cli)

Step 1: Setting Up the Project

First, let's create a new React project using Create React App:

npx create-react-app amplify-notes-app

cd amplify-notes-app

Step 2: Initialize Amplify

Next, we'll initialize Amplify in our project:

amplify init

Amplify will prompt you to configure your project. For simplicity, choose the default options for now.

Step 3: Add Authentication

Let's add authentication to our app using Amplify Auth:

amplify add auth

Amplify will prompt you to configure the authentication settings. Choose the default options for now.

Next, push the changes to the cloud to provision the authentication services:

amplify push

Step 4: Create the GraphQL API

Now, let's create the GraphQL API for managing notes:

amplify add api

Choose "GraphQL" as the API type, and then configure the GraphQL schema:

type Note @model { id: ID! name: String! description: String! image: String }

This schema defines a Note model with the fields name, description, and image.

Next, push the changes to the cloud to create the API:

amplify push

Step 5: Create the React Components

Now that our backend is set up, let's create the React components for the app.

In the src folder, create a new folder named components, and inside it, create two files: CreateNote.js and AllNotes.js.


jsxCopy codeimport React, { useState } from 'react';
import { API, Storage } from 'aws-amplify';

const CreateNote = () => {
  const [noteData, setNoteData] = useState({ name: '', description: '', image: '' });

  const handleChange = (event) => {
    const { name, value } =;
    setNoteData({ ...noteData, [name]: value });

  const handleFileChange = async (event) => {
    const file =[0];
    setNoteData({ ...noteData, image: });

  const handleSubmit = async (event) => {
    await API.graphql({
      query: `
        mutation createNote($input: CreateNoteInput!) {
          createNote(input: $input) {
      variables: { input: noteData },
    if (noteData.image) {
      await Storage.put(noteData.image, noteData.image);
    setNoteData({ name: '', description: '', image: '' });

  return (
    <form onSubmit={handleSubmit}>
        <label htmlFor="name">Note Name:</label>
        <input type="text" id="name" name="name" value={} onChange={handleChange} required />
        <label htmlFor="description">Note Description:</label>
        <input type="text" id="description" name="description" value={noteData.description} onChange={handleChange} required />
        <label htmlFor="image">Image:</label>
        <input type="file" id="image" name="image" onChange={handleFileChange} />
      <button type="submit">Create Note</button>

export default CreateNote;


jsxCopy codeimport React, { useState, useEffect } from 'react';
import { API, Storage } from 'aws-amplify';

const AllNotes = () => {
  const [notes, setNotes] = useState([]);

  useEffect(() => {
  }, []);

  const fetchNotes = async () => {
    const apiData = await API.graphql({ query: `query listNotes { listNotes { items { id name description image } } }` });
    const notesFromAPI =;
    await Promise.all( (note) => {
        if (note.image) {
          const url = await Storage.get(note.image);
          note.image = url;
        return note;

  return (
      <h2>All Notes</h2>
      { => (
        <div key={}>
          {note.image && <img src={note.image} alt={`visual aid for ${}`} style={{ width: '200px' }} />}

export default AllNotes;

Step 6: Integrate the Components

Finally, let's integrate the components into the App.js:

jsxCopy codeimport React from 'react';
import { withAuthenticator } from '@aws-amplify/ui-react';
import CreateNote from './components/CreateNote';
import AllNotes from './components/AllNotes';

const App = () => {
  return (
      <h1>My Notes App</h1>
      <CreateNote />
      <AllNotes />

export default withAuthenticator(App);

Step 7: Run the App

Now, run your app:

npm start

You should see your app running at http://localhost:3000. The app will allow users to create notes with names, descriptions, and optional images. All the notes will be displayed in a list below the Create Note form.


In this blog, we learned how to build a simple Notes App using AWS Amplify. We covered setting up the project, adding authentication, creating a GraphQL API, and deploying the app. AWS Amplify's ease of use and integration with React made it a breeze to create this full-stack application. With AWS Amplify, developers can quickly build feature-rich, scalable, and secure applications without getting bogged down by the complexities of managing infrastructure. Happy hacking!

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