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Alternatives to Sinch

Twilio, OpenTok, Plivo, Nexmo, and Agora are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Sinch.
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What is Sinch and what are its top alternatives?

Sinch makes it easy for developers to add voice, messaging and SMS to their apps with just a few lines of code. Enrich your apps with communications that your users will love.
Sinch is a tool in the Communications SDK category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Sinch

  • 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. ...

  • OpenTok
    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. ...

  • Plivo
    Plivo

    Plivo provides basic building block APIs in the form of Plivo XML and HTTP API, to create telephony apps, so developers can completely do away with learning the nitty-gritty of the telephony plumbing. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Agora
    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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • LINE
    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. ...

  • Twilio API for WhatsApp
    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. ...

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Twilio

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PROS OF 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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    Extremely simple to integrate with rails
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    Simple
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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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    Text me the app pages
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    New Features constantly rolling out
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    Easy integration
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    Two factor authentication
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    Many deployment options, from build from scratch to buy
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CONS OF TWILIO
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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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OpenTok

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Build live interactive video, voice and messaging into your web and mobile apps
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PROS OF OPENTOK
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    Video Archiving to s3
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    Easy setup
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    Plivo

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    API platform to build Voice & SMS Applications
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    PROS OF PLIVO
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      SMS gateway
    • 5
      Pricing
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      Voice API service
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      24/7 Support
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      Trial account with positive balance
    CONS OF PLIVO
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      Senior Software Engineer · | 2 upvotes · 70.8K views
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      I use Plivo because Tropo discontinued their services. It provides clean event logs, categorized and filterable. Super easy to troubleshoot problems. Tropo was a fine service but event logging was horrendous.

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      Nexmo

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      API for SMS, Voice and Phone Verification
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      PROS OF NEXMO
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        For outbound and inbound SMS
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        Cheap
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        Simple REST API
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        Broad coverage
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        Most reliable global communication vendor w/simple APIs
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        Super fast and easy to use
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        Excellent support team
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        Implement inbound SMS
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        Cheap short-code SMS
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        Julien DeFrance
        Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 3 upvotes · 509.5K views

        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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        Agora logo

        Agora

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        The Real-Time Engagement platform for devs to integrate voice & video chat, interactive live streaming, and messaging
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        PROS OF AGORA
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          RESTful API
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          Easy setup
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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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          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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          SendBird

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          A Complete Chat Platform, Messaging and Chat SDK and API
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          PROS OF SENDBIRD
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            Active support is impressive. (Support for private deve
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            Easy to use
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            Pre-built UI for major platforms
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            Migration API for customers using other chat services
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            First chat SDK officially supports Xamarin
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            Scalability is awesome
          • 5
            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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            Intuitive and feature-packed
          CONS OF SENDBIRD
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            Policy on concurrent users leads to overages and overch
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            Prices ramp up exponentially

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          LINE

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          Get engaged in interactive conversations with LINE users
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              Twilio API for WhatsApp

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