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Create A jQuery Mobile Picture Uploader To Amazon S3

Ever wanted to take a picture with a a web app, then upload it directly to your Amazon S3 bucket? Now you can, and this tutorial will teach you how. In this tutorial we are going to use jQuery Mobile, PHP and Amazon S3 to create a mobile picture uploader that will allow us to either take a new picture or upload an existing picture from our device. This now works with new version of iOS 6+ and uses the HTML5 file upload API to accomplish the goal. If you are not familiar with Amazon S3 this screencast might be a good starting point.

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8 thoughts on “Create A jQuery Mobile Picture Uploader To Amazon S3

  1. Hi, Thanks so much for the article! Quick question… what permissions need to be on the PHP server for the initial file upload to work? I have the S3 all setup but I don’t see the temp file being created on the server. Thanks!

  2. Hello everyone, I am developing a mobile application using IBM worklight mobile platform…but specifically using JQuery mobile and HTML5. I want to save user data in a database. Anyone who can suggest me any approach I can use? Either cloud saving or local. And how I can proceed please!!?

    Thank you

    1. It depends on the role. Local storage is temporary if you need to store data permanently then you need to use a remote server based database.

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