Ably

London, UK
2016
May 17, 2022   |  By Jennifer Chaney
When it comes to the apps we rely on everyday for chatting with family, checking how close our delivery is, and collaborating with colleagues in a shared whiteboard, we expect seamless realtime experiences without delays or downtime. Ably surveyed over 500 engineering leaders about the challenges of building realtime edge messaging infrastructure in-house to power these shared live experiences.
May 16, 2022   |  By Jo Stichbury
Computing advances have taken us full circle. From terminals and a mainframe to individual personal computers, to cloud-based centralization again. Today, the devices we carry with us exceed the power of those original mainframes. They connect and inform us with a range of responsive, live experiences. Where would we be without live sports scores, online chat, order-delivery tracking, or synchronized document collaboration?
May 11, 2022   |  By Kieran Kilbride-Singh
A recent GartnerⓇ report recognizes Ably as playing a critical role in powering meaningful online experiences by extending event-driven architectures to the edge. Within the spectrum of event-driven architecture use cases, Ably reaches end-user devices with last-mile connectivity: it’s at the heart of what we do. Ably is edge messaging!
May 5, 2022   |  By Marc Duiker
We're excited to announce the Ably VS Code extension! With this extension you can manage your Ably applications directly from VS Code.
Apr 25, 2022   |  By Faye McClenahan
The Ably Kafka Connector has a raft of new enhancements, and is now available in a full general availability (GA) release. Developers now have the option to use pattern-based mapping rules to enable streaming of data from many Kafka topics to many Ably channels - ideal for chat solutions, live sports updates, live streaming, broadcasting notifications and alerts.
Apr 20, 2022   |  By Jo Stichbury
At its most simple, user presence represents a user’s online or offline status and is typically used to show whether a user is available, for example, on a chat system. Here are some other examples of where it’s used: Presence is a key feature of live apps and services and a primary element of the user experience in audience engagement. It is a great way to build a sense of immediacy between participants; knowing who else is online builds a sense of inclusion and interaction.
Apr 14, 2022   |  By Jo Stichbury
Ably is a distributed pub/sub edge messaging platform that acts as the broker in realtime data streaming pipelines. Publishers send messages to Ably, and we deliver those messages to subscribers. We guarantee: In this article, we describe how Ably can make such guarantees in the face of network outages. We cover the redundancy built into our server clusters and the design we have used to ensure message ordering and exactly-once delivery.
Apr 11, 2022   |  By Faye McClenahan
Here at Ably, we're excited to announce our participation and Silver sponsorship of the Kafka Summit 2022, taking place between 25-26 April. The Kafka Summit is the only dedicated technical conference for the Apache Kafka® Community, and it's a great opportunity for anyone building large-scale event-driven systems to learn and share ideas. It's also the perfect event for us to launch the general availability of the Ably Kafka Connector.
Apr 7, 2022   |  By Ravgeet Dhillon
You use realtime communication every day. It is the simultaneous exchange of information between a sender and a receiver with almost zero latency. Internet, landlines, mobile/cell phones, instant messaging (IM), internet relay chat, videoconferencing, teleconferencing, and robotic telepresence are all examples of realtime communication systems.
Apr 6, 2022   |  By Jo Stichbury
Ably provides an edge messaging service to deliver data at low latency and power live and collaborative applications on millions of simultaneously connected devices. Our platform runs tens of millions of concurrent, long-running WebSocket and HTTP streaming connections and reaches more than 300 million devices across 80 countries each month. Ably is on track to power realtime digital experiences for one billion devices per month by 2024.
May 20, 2022   |  By Ably
Sprintcrowd: World’s first live running platform Start wherever – run together. Side by side with friends and other runners, virtually, no matter location. Run for fun or challenge your friends Create your private race and invite your friends or join some of the many public races. About Ably Ably is an enterprise-grade pub/sub messaging platform. We make it easy to efficiently design, quickly ship, and seamlessly scale critical realtime functionality delivered directly to end-users. Every day, we deliver billions of realtime messages to millions of users for thousands of companies.
May 12, 2022   |  By Ably
We're excited to announce the Ably VS Code extension. This extension allows you to manage your Ably apps directly from VS Code. We'd love your feedback on this extension. About Ably Ably is an enterprise-grade pub/sub messaging platform. We make it easy to efficiently design, quickly ship, and seamlessly scale critical realtime functionality delivered directly to end-users. Every day, we deliver billions of realtime messages to millions of users for thousands of companies.
Apr 4, 2022   |  By Ably
We're excited to introduce the Ably Control API GitHub Action! With this Action you can create Ably apps and API keys straight from your GitHub workflow, ensuring a reliable and repeatable process of creating your cloud infrastructure.
Jan 18, 2022   |  By Ably
Ably and Kafka are complementary solutions Both Ably and Kafka are event-driven solutions, sharing similar guarantees, messaging semantics, and characteristics. With Ably as a broker in the middle, you can seamlessly and scalably distribute Kafka data to web, mobile, and IoT clients at the edge.
Jan 12, 2022   |  By Ably
Ably and Kafka are complementary solutions Both Ably and Kafka are event-driven solutions, sharing similar guarantees, messaging semantics, and characteristics. With Ably as a broker in the middle, you can seamlessly and scalably distribute Kafka data to web, mobile, and IoT clients at the edge.
Jan 5, 2022   |  By Ably
Make an internet connected t-shirt with LEDs that respond to realtime data In summary: We will make a wearable, flexible LED array which will change colour in realtime as users draw on an app. It uses the Ably MQTT broker and the Ably Javascript SDK along with addressible RGB LEDs and an Adafruit wifi enabled microprocessor. We change the colour of individual LEDs sewn on the t-shirt, by sending realtime updates data with Ably's messaging platform to an Arduino via MQTT.
Dec 8, 2020   |  By Ably
The Ably Flutter plugin brings awesome realtime magic to the much loved Flutter ecosystem. This is a demo of a Flutter chat app using the Ably Flutter plugin for realtime.
Aug 12, 2020   |  By Ably
It makes it easy to deploy, manage, and distribute data streams to third party developers as realtime APIs - so they can consume and integrate those data streams into their own apps. As realtime API adoption increases so does complexity, cost, and friction of integration for developers wanting to consume realtime data. But with API Streamer, out-of-the-box realtime API management tools and a proven cloud distribution network mean creating self-service realtime API programs has fixed initial (near-zero) and ongoing engineering cost.
Jul 27, 2020   |  By Ably
Flappy bird multiplayer gameplay
Jul 22, 2020   |  By Ably
Hi there! In this video Ably's Dev Advocate, Srushtika Neelakantam, shows you how to build a multiplayer game of Flappy bird that you can play online with anyone. Along the way, you'll learn about the various networking strategies and realtime messaging concepts to build scalable multiplayer games over WebSockets using Ably.
May 7, 2021   |  By Ably
Take a view into the universe of realtime transport APIs in 2019. How do they stack up against realtime expectations? The report looks at ten cities across the globe, scoring and ranking them on ten indicators of maturity. Learn what the pioneers are doing, what those just starting on their Realtime API journeys can do better, and find actionable recommendations for your own Realtime API program.
May 7, 2021   |  By Ably
Online gamers have the most demanding realtime expectations. Mobile gaming now the largest sector of app store purchases, accounting for 42% of a $109 billion marketplace. It's vital that game developers offer a level of mobile performance that delivers an optimum realtime experience for every user. This white paper highlights some of the UX issues that can undermine your company's ability to do this effectively.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By Ably
I watch sports for a living. I couldn't tell you the last time I watched a baseball game from beginning to end. Data is one of the most valuable resources around. But data is no longer something that languishes in a database to be looked at later. Like sports events, data is now live. The sports industry can reap and build on innovations in the realtime data space. But this is no long a nice-to-have. Driven by changing fan behaviour this is now a commercial imperative.
Apr 1, 2021   |  By Ably
Sports and gaming app users demand an uninterrupted, true realtime experience. Almost 90% of US adults now use a mobile device while watching sports. In competitive arenas with similar offerings, like betting or sports, then you absolutely cannot afford to deliver poor mobile experiences. Customer experience is the new competitive battleground and realtime mobile experiences are an essential part of that.

Ably is a pub/sub messaging platform with a suite of integrated services to deliver complete realtime functionality directly to end-users. Every day we guarantee low latency delivery of billions of messages to more than 50 million devices over a secure, reliable, and highly available global edge network.

Build, deliver and scale any realtime application without managing global infrastructure.

  • Build your realtime applications with our simple yet powerful SDKs and APIs for cross-platform, multi-protocol pub/sub messaging with device presence and stream history.
  • Deliver to your end-users no matter where they are with ordering and delivery guarantees over our global edge network.
  • Scale with confidence from day one with our fault tolerant, high-elastic infrastructure and 99.999% uptime SLAs.
  • Extend your realtime capabilities beyond simple pub/sub with our additional features and rich library of third-party integrations for services like AWS Kinesis.

Build realtime features you can trust to deliver at scale.