AWS IoT is a new managed service that enables Internet-connected things (sensors, actuators, devices, and applications) to easily and securely interact with each other and the cloud. As an IoT developer, you would like to interact with the devices and information from these devices using applications. With AWS IoT topic-based rules and built-in integrations, you can route data from any device to AWS service like DynamoDB, Lambda etc and interact with the devices using topics. With AWS IoT Thing shadows, you can interact with the device using applications. Let's dive deep on how we can define the rules and also retrieve the last known and desired state of device using a device shadow in the cloud and leverage the true power of AWS IoT.