We are a business of realtime evangelists, making the web and the Internet a realtime experience. The demand for realtime is huge, and still growing, so we’re constantly innovating and have big plans for our realtime data delivery platform.
Ably will connect any number of devices, from anywhere on the planet, over any internet connection, efficiently and in real time.
Why we built Ably
Demanding and impatient – that’s a typical web user, us included. We want more and more instantaneous experiences and immediate feedback from all our connected devices. But the World Wide Web, with its slightly creaky legacy protocols, isn’t up to the task.
Realtime messaging is changing the world, so we’re changing realtime messaging. We created Ably to deliver a hugely scalable, super-fast and secure hosted realtime data delivery platform for internet-enabled devices.
Ably is co-founded by Paddy Byers and Matthew O’Riordan to build the first truly distributed protocol agnostic real-time data delivery platform.
Extended R&D team is brought on board to help accelerate development.
Beta platform released and first customers come on board
500 developers are now using Ably
Ashley Friedlein invests in Ably and becomes Chairman, leading marketing for launch and growth
Ably officially launches the platform into general availability with three package types, free, self-service, and Enterprise. Ably’s launch introduces a number of firsts in the realtime industry amongst its competitors: reliable ordering, connection state recovery, 100% uptime delivery SLA, message delivery guarantee, usage based pricing (as opposed to tiered pricing).
Ably’s first Enterprise customer Computer Associates comes on board