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Amazon SNS vs Plivo: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon SNS as "Fully managed push messaging service". Amazon Simple Notification Service makes it simple and cost-effective to push to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and internet connected smart devices, as well as pushing to other distributed services. Besides pushing cloud notifications directly to mobile devices, SNS can also deliver notifications by SMS text message or email, to Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues, or to any HTTP endpoint. On the other hand, Plivo is detailed as "API platform to build Voice & SMS Applications". 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.

Amazon SNS can be classified as a tool in the "Mobile Push Messaging" category, while Plivo is grouped under "Voice and SMS".

Some of the features offered by Amazon SNS are:

  • In most cases, developers can get started with Amazon SNS by using just three APIs: CreateTopic, Subscribe, and Publish. Additional APIs are available, which provide more advanced functionality.
  • With SNS you can publish a message once, and deliver it one or more times. So you can choose to direct unique messages to individual Apple, Google or Amazon devices, or broadcast deliveries to many mobile devices with a single publish request.
  • SNS allows you to group multiple recipients using topics. A topic is an “access point” for allowing recipients to dynamically subscribe for identical copies of the same notification. One topic can support deliveries to multiple endpoint types -- for example, you can group together iOS, Android and SMS recipients. When you publish once to a topic, SNS delivers appropriately formatted copies of your message to each subscriber.

On the other hand, Plivo provides the following key features:

  • Phone- Global
  • Phone- Local and Tollfree Numbers
  • Phone- Call routing, call forwarding, caller ID, call waiting, 3-way calling, redial, speed dial, mute, hold, etc

According to the StackShare community, Amazon SNS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 227 company stacks & 76 developers stacks; compared to Plivo, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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What is Amazon SNS?

Amazon Simple Notification Service makes it simple and cost-effective to push to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and internet connected smart devices, as well as pushing to other distributed services. Besides pushing cloud notifications directly to mobile devices, SNS can also deliver notifications by SMS text message or email, to Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues, or to any HTTP endpoint.

What is 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.
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      What are some alternatives to Amazon SNS and Plivo?
      Amazon Pinpoint
      Amazon Pinpoint makes it easy to run targeted campaigns to drive user engagement in mobile apps. Amazon Pinpoint helps you understand user behavior, define which users to target, determine which messages to send, schedule the best time to deliver the messages, and then track the results of your campaign.
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      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.
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      Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud.
      Firebase
      Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
      Google Cloud Messaging
      Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client apps. This includes downstream messages from servers to client apps, and upstream messages from client apps to servers.
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      How developers use Amazon SNS and Plivo
      Avatar of Simple Merchant
      Simple Merchant uses Amazon SNSAmazon SNS

      Our primary transport mechanism for events. One SNS topic carries a specific event type and n-number of subscribers (usually a Lambda) may subscribe to that event.

      Avatar of Grozip
      Grozip uses Amazon SNSAmazon SNS

      Amazon SNS is used for push notification to push notifications of the occurrence of different events during operations of our computing resources on AWS cloud.

      Avatar of Told
      Told uses Amazon SNSAmazon SNS

      We use SNS for platform-agnostic mobile push message handling, essentially to avoid dealing with APNS ourselves.

      Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
      Volkan Özçelik uses Amazon SNSAmazon SNS

      I mainly use it for the infrastructure notifications and alarms of zerotoherojs.com ’s learning dashboards.

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      Andrew Fielding uses PlivoPlivo

      We use Plivo to support the text messaging function of our Helper web based application.

      Avatar of betterPT
      betterPT uses Amazon SNSAmazon SNS

      SNS is at the core of our messaging - we use the fan out pattern.

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