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Getting started with AWS Chime.

kevin_odongo35 profile image Kevin Odongo ・2 min read

Hey devs,

In today's tutorial, I would like to get you started with AWS Chime.

The Amazon Chime SDK provides a set of real-time communications components that developers can use to add audio, video, and screen sharing sessions to their own applications. The Amazon Chime SDK can be used to build solutions like full unified communications (UC) applications, distance learning solutions, telehealth applications, and simple one-to-one video interaction with customers.

When you log into AWS Dashboard search for AWS Chime.

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Pricing

Before digging deeper into any AWS Product it is always wise to know the pricing. Cloud platforms are great but your monthly billing can rise if you don't understand the product pricing.

  • Connection to the Amazon Chime SDK meeting session is USD 0.0017

Read more about the pricing https://aws.amazon.com/chime/chime-sdk/pricing/.

Below is an architecture of AWS Chime.

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There are a lot of benefits one gets by using AWS Chime SDK. I have assembled different articles and demos that can get you working with AWS Chime.

For your tutorial and practice use the WebRTC application and configure it with AWS Chime. https://main.d37i78548hx7uj.amplifyapp.com/

  • To get started with AWS Chime SDK in your project.
npm install amazon-chime-sdk-js --save
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The Github Repo for AWS Chime SDK https://github.com/aws/amazon-chime-sdk-js.

I have been preparing a course that will go through in-depth most of the Technologies I have been teaching.

We will discuss the following:

  • WebRTC
  • AWS WebSocket
  • AWS Cognito
  • Kinesis Video Streams
  • AWS Chime
  • Lambda
  • IAM
  • CloudWatch

We are going to use two different projects and implement them using different approaches. By the end of the tutorial, you will have a great understanding.

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Thank you and have a great weekend

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Raphael Jambalos

Hi Kevin! I'm delighted to hear that AWS Chime is more than a chat app. It's actually programmable. Thanks for this!

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Kevin Odongo Author

You are most welcome it is quite robust and you can build an application that handle large connection to a single meeting.