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Alternatives to Agora

Twilio, Zoom, WebRTC, Jitsi, and Alexa are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Agora.
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What is Agora and what are its top alternatives?

Agora.io provides building blocks for you to add real-time voice and video communications through a simple and powerful SDK. You can integrate the Agora SDK to enable real-time communications in your own application quickly.
Agora is a tool in the Voice and SMS category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Agora

  • Twilio

    Twilio

    Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs. ...

  • Zoom

    Zoom

    Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems. ...

  • WebRTC

    WebRTC

    It is a free, open project that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple JavaScript APIs. The WebRTC components have been optimized to best serve this purpose. ...

  • Jitsi

    Jitsi

    Jitsi (acquired by 8x8) is a set of open-source projects that allows you to easily build and deploy secure videoconferencing solutions. At the heart of Jitsi are Jitsi Videobridge and Jitsi Meet, which let you have conferences on the internet, while other projects in the community enable other features such as audio, dial-in, recording, and simulcasting. ...

  • Alexa

    Alexa

    It is a cloud-based voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices including the Echo family of devices, FireTV, Fire Tablet, and third-party devices. You can build voice experiences, or skills, that make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for customers. ...

  • Nexmo

    Nexmo

    Nexmo connects your apps directly to carriers around the world. Integrate SMS and Voice messages using one simple API. Use Nexmo Verity to register users, verify transactions, and implement two factor authentication. ...

  • SendBird

    SendBird

    SendBird is a Messaging SDK, Chat API, and fully managed chat infrastructure for your mobile apps and websites. Embeddable chat for iOS, Android, JavaScript, Unity, .NET. ...

  • Braze

    Braze

    Braze is a comprehensive customer engagement platform that powers relevant and memorable experiences between consumers and the brands they love. ...

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Twilio

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    Powerful, simple, and well documented api
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    RESTful API
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    Clear pricing
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    Great sms services
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    Low cost of entry
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    Global SMS Gateway
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    Good value
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    Cloud IVR
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    Simple
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    Extremely simple to integrate with rails
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    Great for startups
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    SMS
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    Great developer program
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    Hassle free
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    New Features constantly rolling out
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    Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
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    Text me the app pages
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    Easy integration
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    Two factor authentication
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    Predictable pricing
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    Expensive

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Hi, Stackshare community, I plan to build an app where people can go live, and users can watch him, 1 to many, follow each other, and text.

I am expecting a huge number of users to use the app in the first month (100k+)

I made the UX/UI design, and my designer asked me to find a developer.

I want your advice. What server is the best for video quality and fast text messages (like uplive, bigo)?

Ex. Agora, Twilio, Amazon Chime, Aws, or fiberbass

I need for both operating systems, (ios, android). Do you recommend Flutter?

  • I have AWS server in my country (Bahrain), and 80% of the audience are from the same area. Does it help in the video quality between the audience?

Thank you for this helpful website.

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Hello,

My app will be a live streaming app (like tango, BigoLive) An app developer asked me to choose a tech stack and a team. expected auditions from (Bahrain-KSA-UAE-Kuwait-Oman)

200 (broadcaster) at a time (minimum) (for 12 hours a day);10K watching the 200 (like 50 to 500) each live.

What servers are the best to use and give smooth high quality like Bigolive? For live streaming, and texting, and everything.

Which one is the best combination for my app? (Firebase, AWS, Twilio. Agora)

Thanks

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Zoom

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PROS OF ZOOM
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    Web conferencing made easy
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    Remote control option
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    Draw on screen
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    Very reliable
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    In-meeting chat is pretty good
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    Free
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    Pair programming sessions with shared controls
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    Easy to share meeting links/invites
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    Good Sound Quality
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    Cloud recordings for meetings
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    Great mobile app
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    Recording Feature
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    Virtual backgrounds
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    Other people use it
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    User Friendly actions
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    Different options for blocking chat
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    Auto reconnecting
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    Chrome extension is great to easily create meetings
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    While sharing screen, you can still see your video
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    Mute all participants at once
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    When ending the videocall, everybody gets kicked
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    Reactions (emoticons)
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    Easily share video with audio
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    /zoom on Slack
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    Registration form
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    Meant for business and education
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CONS OF ZOOM
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    Limited time if you are a basic member
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    Limited Storage
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    Hate how sharing your screen defaults to Full Screen
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    Quality isn't great (Free)
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    No cursor highlight on screenshare.
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    Potential security flaws
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    Onboarding process for new users is not intuitive
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    Virtual background quality isn't good
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    Security
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    Editing can be improved
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    Doesn't handle switching audio sources well
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    The native calendar is buggy
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    Dashboard can be improved
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    Pornographic material displayed
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    Any body can get in it
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    Not many emojis
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    Past chat history is not saved
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    Recording Feature
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    En In reality,the chat in the meet not is excelent,noo
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    Zoom lags a lot

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Uploadcare is mostly remote team and we're using video conferencing all the time both for internal team meetings and for external sales, support, interview, etc. calls. I think we've tried every solution there is on the market before we've decided to stop with Zoom.

Tools just plainly don't work (Skype), are painful to install for external participants (Webex and other "enterprise" solutions) can't properly handle 10+ participants calls (Google Hangouts Chat).

Zoom just works. It has all required features and even handles bad connections very graciously. One of the best tool decisions we've ever made :)

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I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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WebRTC

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A free, open project that provides browsers and mobile applications with Real-Time Communications
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    Hello. So, I wanted to make a decision on whether to use WebRTC or Amazon Chime for a conference call (meeting). My plan is to build an app with features like video broadcasting, and the ability for all the participants to talk and chat. I have used Agora's web SDK for video broadcasting, and Socket.IO for chat features. As I read the comparison between Amazon Chime and WebRTC, it further intrigues me on what I should use given my scenario? Is there any way that so many related technologies could be a hindrance to the other? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks. Ritwik Neema

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    joseph zeiad

    I am trying to implement video calling in a React Native app through Amazon Kinesis. But I was unlucky to find anything related to this on the web. Do you have any example code I can use? or any tutorial? If not, how easy is it to bridge the native library to RN? And what should I use WebRTC or Amazon Chime?? Thanks

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      Open Source
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      Entirely free conferencing
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      Unlimited time
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      Accessible from browser
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      WebRTC standard
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      Desktop, app and browser tab sharing
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      Live stream to youtube
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      Great API to develop with
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      Secure & encrypted video conference
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      Dial-In and Dial-Out via SIP
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      FSB Approved
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      Full HD
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      Share youtube videos in conference
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      Easy installation and good support
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    CONS OF JITSI
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      UnLimited time
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      No multiplatform
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      Good support
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      Live conference statistics
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      Great features
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    Many Thanks, Garry

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          Simple REST API
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          Excellent support team
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          Implement inbound SMS
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          Super fast and easy to use
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          Nexmo vs Twilio ?

          Back in the early days at SmartZip Analytics, that evaluation had - for whatever reason - been made by Product Management. Some developers might have been consulted, but we hadn't made the final call and some key engineering aspects of it were omitted.

          When revamping the platform, I made sure to flip the decision process how it should be. Business provided an input but Engineering lead the way and has the final say on all implementation matters. My engineers and I decided on re-evaluating the criteria and vendor selection. Not only did we need SMS support, but were we not thinking about #VoiceAndSms support as the use cases evolved.

          Also, on an engineering standpoint, SDK mattered. Nexmo didn't have any. Twilio did. No-one would ever want to re-build from scratch integration layers vendors should naturally come up with and provide their customers with.

          Twilio won on all fronts. Including costs and implementation timelines. No-one even noticed the vendor switch.

          Many years later, Twilio demonstrated its position as a leader by holding conferences in the Bay Area, announcing features like Twilio Functions. Even acquired Authy which we also used for 2FA. Twilio's growth has been amazing. Its recent acquisition of SendGrid continues to show it.

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            First chat SDK officially supports Xamarin
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            Scalability is awesome
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            Cool product
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            Because my product guy told me to
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            Unlimited number of users in public chat
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            Flexible message format ex) json, xml
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            Out of the box api and features
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