Ably Client Libraries

All official client libraries developed by Ably offer a consistent yet idiomatic API across every language. So regardless of your development environment or language, Ably keeps things simple for you by being consistent and predictable.

The Ably platform also supports a number of other protocols providing interoperability with a huge array of third party client libraries supporting every imaginable platform. We have listed some of the client libraries available below.

Please note that our native Ably client libraries come in two flavors:

Realtime client libraries

Realtime libraries allow your devices, browsers or servers to maintain a persistent connection with Ably providing full-duplex publishing and near-instantaneous subscribing to messages and presence events. They also offer all the functionality available in the REST libraries providing access to REST authentication or history requests for example.

REST client libraries

REST libraries are typically used by server environments and provide a synchronous interface to Ably for publishing messages, token authentication, stats and message history for example.

Download official Ably Client Libraries

The following official client libraries developed by Ably offer a consistent yet idiomatic API across every language. Regardless of your development environment or language, Ably keeps things simple for you by providing consistency and predictability.

Platform Realtime REST Version Download
Android 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-java
Cordova / Phonegap 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-js
Elixir n/a Coming soon
Go
(beta, partial feature set)
0.8-beta github.com/ably/ably-go
iOS Objective-C 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-ios
iOS Swift 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-ios
Java 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-java
Javascript (browsers) 0.9 beta github.com/ably/ably-js
Laravel (PHP) 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-php-laravel
Mono 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-dotnet
NativeScript 0.9 beta github.com/ably/ably-js-nativescript
.NET 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-dotnet
Node.js 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-js
PHP 0.9 github.com/ably/ably-php
Titanium / Appcelerator n/a Coming soon...
Python 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-python
React Native 0.9 beta github.com/ably/ably-js-react-native
Ruby 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-ruby
Ruby REST only 0.9 github.com/ably/ably-ruby-rest
Xamarin + Xamarin.forms 0.8 github.com/ably/ably-dotnet

Not seen what you're looking for? then please get in touch and we'll do our best to help.


Download a supported protocol third party library

The Ably platform already supports a number of third party and open standard protocols, and is continuing to add more protocols over time. Whilst we recommend using an official Ably client library when available, our third party protocol support provides interoperability with a huge array of client libraries supporting every imaginable platform. Find out more about how our protocol adapters work.

MQTT

Please note that MQTT support is coming to Ably in late Q4 2016.

Mobile, Desktop and Server Platforms

Platform Download Using this protocol
Adobe Flash/Actionscript github.com/pubnub/flash PubNub - getting started guide
Appcelerator Titanium github.com/pubnub/javascript PubNub - getting started guide
Blackberry github.com/pubnub/java PubNub - getting started guide
CodenameOne github.com/pubnub/java PubNub - getting started guide
Clojure github.com/pubnub/clj-pubnub PubNub - getting started guide
Dart github.com/adaojunior/pusher Pusher - getting started guide
Erlang github.com/tsloughter/epubnub PubNub - getting started guide
Go github.com/pusher/pusher-http-go Pusher - getting started guide
Grails github.com/zenuevo/groovy-libpusher Pusher - getting started guide
Groovy github.com/zenuevo/groovy-libpusher Pusher - getting started guide
Haskell github.com/.../pusher-http-haskell Pusher - getting started guide
Parse github.com/pubnub/javascript PubNub - getting started guide
Perl github.com/.../pusher-http-perl Pusher - getting started guide
Python Tornado github.com/pubnub/python PubNub - getting started guide
Python Twisted github.com/pubnub/python PubNub - getting started guide
QML github.com/Cutehacks/qml-pusher Pusher - getting started guide
Qt github.com/pubnub/PubNubQtSync PubNub - getting started guide
Scala github.com/dtaniwaki/akka-pusher Pusher - getting started guide
Silverlight github.com/pubnub/c-sharp PubNub - getting started guide
Windows Phone 7 github.com/pubnub/c-sharp PubNub - getting started guide
Windows Phone 8 github.com/pubnub/c-sharp PubNub - getting started guide
Windows Phone 8.1 github.com/pubnub/c-sharp PubNub - getting started guide

Embedded Platforms

Platform Download Using this protocol
Arduino github.com/pubnub/arduino PubNub - getting started guide
Atmel SAM D21 github.com/pubnub/samd21 PubNub - getting started guide
Atmel SAMA5D3 github.com/pubnub/sama5d3 PubNub - getting started guide
Electric Imp github.com/electricimp/pubnub PubNub - getting started guide
Kinoma Create github.com/pubnub/kinoma PubNub - getting started guide
LinkIt ONE github.com/pubnub/LinkItONE PubNub - getting started guide
mBed (ARM) github.com/pubnub/mbed PubNub - getting started guide
Microchip PIC32 github.com/pubnub/pic32-prod PubNub - getting started guide
MPLAB Harmony PIC32 github.com/pubnub/pic32-prod PubNub - getting started guide
Posix C github.com/pubnub/c-core PubNub - getting started guide
Posix C++ github.com/pubnub/c-core PubNub - getting started guide
RaspberryPi github.com/pubnub/c-core PubNub - getting started guide
Samsung Smart TV github.com/pubnub/javascript PubNub - getting started guide
TI CC3200 LaunchPad (Energia) github.com/pubnub/cc3200 PubNub - getting started guide
TI MSP430 F5529 w/ CC3100 github.com/pubnub/msp430f5529 PubNub - getting started guide
WebOS github.com/pubnub/javascript PubNub - getting started guide

Game Engines

Platform Download Using this protocol
Construct 2 github.com/pubnub/pubnub-api PubNub - getting started guide
Corona github.com/pubnub/lua PubNub - getting started guide
Impact github.com/pubnub/pubnub-api PubNub - getting started guide
Moai github.com/pubnub/lua PubNub - getting started guide
Monkey X github.com/pubnub/pubnub-api PubNub - getting started guide
Qooxdoo github.com/pubnub/pubnub-api PubNub - getting started guide
Unity github.com/pubnub/unity PubNub - getting started guide

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