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Build a simple UGC(User Generated Content) platform using Amazon IVS and Chime SDK


This demo provides live streaming services for streamers and you can join the streamer's channel and watch it. You can chat with streamer and other viewers. Moreover, you could send a heart to streamer when you want to show your love to the streamer.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This project is intended for education purposes only and not for production usage.

Demo Architecture


Serverless Web Application

This demo is serverless web application, leveraging AWS Amplify. AWS Amplify provides set of tools and services that can be used together or on their own, to help front-end web developer build scalable full stack applications. You can configure app backends like backend API with Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda and auth feature with Amazon Cognito, DB with AWS AppSync.

Streaming & Chat Messaging

The streaming feature leverages Amazon Interactive Video Service. Amazon IVS provides streaming channel and Timed MetaAPI for interactive services like poll, Q&A, Heart button. To interact between streamer and viewers with chatting, this demo provides messaging chat feature with Amazon Chime SDK messaging.

Quick Start

IMPORTANT NOTE: Deploying this demo application in your AWS account will create and consume AWS resources, which will cost money.

To start demo quickly, follow the instructions as below.

Provision Backend Side

  • Click Launch Stack

  • Input Parameters

Check Available Region of using Amazon IVS and ChimeSDK Messaging. Default is us-east-1


  • Click Next and Create stack with acknowledgement check


  • Get outputs from CloudFormation stack


Configure Provisioned Backends to Frontend

  • clone repo to your local
  • go to root dir of repo

NOTE: If you are using Cloud9 for demo, you have to increase volume size of Cloud9 Instance. Run script resize_volume.shbefore npm install.

  • If you are using Cloud9

    • Go to Root Dir
    • chmod +x
    • ./
    • This script only works in Amazon Linux Cloud9. If you are using Ubuntu Cloud9, change script yum to apt-get -y.
  • Copy & paste API endpoints to src/config/apiConfig.js from Cloudformation ApiEndpoint outputs


  • Copy & past ChimeAppInstance ARN to src/config/chimeConfig.js from Cloudformation appInstanceArn output


Install & Set up Amplify

  • Run command npm install -g @aws-amplify/cli
  • Run command amplify configure
  • Set up Region and IAM User which you want to set.


Set Up Amplify Backend

  • Run command amplify init in root dir of repo

Enter the input value by referring to the following.


  • Run command amplify import auth
  • Select Cognito which is created in CloudFormation


NOTE: AppSync in Amplify cli slightly changed. Please follow as below to add AppSync API.

  • Run command amplify add api

  • Select GraphQL

  • Select Authorization modes. image

  • Select Amazon Cognito User Pool and type 'N' which we will not configure additional auth types. image

  • Select Continue and Blank Schema.

  • Select Y to edit schema.

  • Result as below. Open graphql schema file. file path is as below. image

  • Copy schema from src/config/schema.graphql to schema file like as below.

  • Save it. image

  • Run command amplify push

  • Type Yes to continue

  • Type Yes to create GraphQL API

  • Select javascript

  • Press ENTER Enter to select file name pattern of graphql queries to default

  • Type Yes to generate/update all possible GraphQL operations

  • Press ENTER to maximum statement depth as default


  • After updating resources is done, Check with amplify status command


Finally Done! Use Demo!

  • Go to root dir of repo
  • (For one time) Run command npm install
  • Run command npm start

Create Channel

  • Click Create Channel Button and create channel!


  • If you click My Channels, You can see your channels.

Join Others Channel

You could join the other channel and enjoy it.

Streaming your contents

You can stream your contents using OBS.

  • Click CHANNEL INFO in My Channels.


  • Input to OBS Application and stream it!
  • Start OBS > Settings > Stream and input ingest endpoint and stream key.


  • Start Streaming and enjoy Demo!

Clean Up

  • Remove CloudFormation Stack
  • Remove Amazon IVS channel which you made
  • Run Command amplify delete



This sample code is made available under a APACHE2.0 license. See the LICENSE file.