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LiveKit

The open source platform for real-time communication
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What is LiveKit?

It is a free, open source infrastructure for building and scaling real-time audio and video experiences in your applications. Use our APIs to easily build audio-only spaces, live classrooms, in-game video chat, collaborative screen sharing, and more.
LiveKit is a tool in the Communications SDK category of a tech stack.
LiveKit is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to LiveKit's open source repository on GitHub

LiveKit Integrations

JavaScript, React, Kubernetes, Go, and Swift are some of the popular tools that integrate with LiveKit. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with LiveKit.

LiveKit's Features

  • SDKs on all major platforms:JS,React,Swift,Kotlin andGo. React Native, Flutter and Unity/C# coming soon
  • Built-in JWT-based authorization and RBAC within rooms. Moderation APIs for fine-grained control over a room‘s participants
  • Robust connectivity across various network conditions. Smooth switching between cellular and WiFi networks
  • Easily deploy instances and run on any cloud provider. Helm chart included for those usingKubernetes
  • No WebRTC protocol-level knowledge required. Skip having to mess with peer connections or ICE, STUN and TURN
  • Apache-licensed, open source software. Customize or extend LiveKit‘s server, client SDKs or drop-in components

LiveKit Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to LiveKit?
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.
Agora
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.
OpenTok
It adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product.
Twilio API for WhatsApp
The Twilio API for WhatsApp provides developers all over the world with a simple, reliable, and officially supported way to use the WhatsApp Business API. They can now easily build messaging experiences that combine the ease of use of the Programmable SMS API with the global reach of WhatsApp.
LINE
Use the Messaging API to build bots that provide personalized experiences for your users on LINE. You associate your bot with a channel on the LINE Platform. The bot works behind the LINE Official Account that is generated when you create the channel if you operate the account in bot mode.
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