Audience engagement

Keep fans engaged with updates as-they-happen and enable your users to share with others in real time.

Some examples built on Ably

  • Manchester City FC

    This Premier League football club is engaging in real time with fans during matches, both in and outside the stadium.

    Visit MCFC
  • Team GB

    During the 2016 Olympics, Team GB created a live games-time experience powered by Ably.

    Visit Team GB
  • Sunderland FC

    Sunderland FC have a fully mobile-first approach enabling fans to get to the latest stories in real-time from any device, powered by Ably.

    Visit SAFC
  • OnePulse

    OnePulse provide quick and easy paid surveys right from mobile. OnePulse uses Ably to ensure timeliness of survey responses and to power their realtime dashboards.

    Visit OnePulse

Ably delivers audience engagement with

  • Pub/sub broadcast messaging

    Broadcast out updates to a limitless number of subscribers.

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  • Connection state recovery

    Your users won't miss messages during brief disconnections, connection state recovery ensures continuity in changing network conditions.

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  • Device and user presence status

    Know when your fans are present. Build social engagement by allowing users to see when other users are also online.

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  • Message history

    Use our message history to persist updates about live events so that users joining can replay what's happened whilst they were away

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  • Token based access control

    You maintain complete control over which devices can subscribe to your realtime data.

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  • Smart routing

    We ensure data transferred to devices is always routed using the most efficient path, which means updates are instantaneous for your users.

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  • Guaranteed delivery & ordering

    Our quality of service and reliable message ordering guarantee lets you focus on building your service knowing that your users won't miss an update.

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  • End-to-end encryption

    If you consider your data to be sensitive, then our libraries offer symmetric 256-bit AES encryption ensuring no one, including ourselves, can inspect your data payloads.

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  • Smart mobile and browser push notifications

    Use our smart browser and push notifications to get your users' attention when they're not already engaged with your app.

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  • Consistent client libraries on every platform

    Simplify development with our libraries offering a consistent API on every popular platform.

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  • WebHook notifications

    Use WebHooks to be notified via HTTP when users comes online or engage in an activity.

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  • Privacy and compliance

    We never inspect payloads and are a registered ICO data processor. We ensure your data is secure and sandboxed within your account.

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