What is Ably?
Ably's APIs solve the most complex and demanding aspects of realtime engineering, making it easy for developers to power and scale realtime apps like chat, multiplayer games, real time GPS location updates, IoT device control, and more.
Ably is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.
Ably is an open source tool with 72 GitHub stars and 20 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Ably's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Ably?
6 companies reportedly use Ably in their tech stacks, including lido, Gantt.io, and Relola.
16 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Ably.
Why developers like Ably?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Ably
- Pub/Sub Channels API: built-in user presence, message history, token auth, guaranteed message ordering, stream continuity
- Protocol Adapters API: stream data over open protocols like WebSockets, MQTT, SSE, and more
- Reactor API: link your other systems to Ably so you can use your existing compute to queue and consume high volumes of realtime messages in bulk, transform or filter messages by executing functions on them, or pass messages on to other systems for onward processing
- A unified API to provide native push notifications using APNS and GCM
- Data Stream Network: Ably's cloud network of 16+ datacenters and 175+ PoPs
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