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Realtime retail experiences and e-commerce

Deliver realtime retail experiences to customers in-store, improve conversions with timely content to connected devices.


Some examples built on Ably

  • OfferUp

    OfferUp offers a better way to buy and sell through the largest mobile marketplace in the U.S.

    Visit OfferUp
    Visit OfferUp
  • Twist Bioscience

    Twist Bioscience serves Life Science researchers who are changing the world for the better.

    Visit Twist Bioscience
    Visit Twist Bioscience
  • Homestay

    Homestay allows individuals to book accommodation in a local person's home when you want an authentic travel experience.

    Visit Homestay
    Visit Homestay
  • Storyous

    Storyous is a modern and intuitive cloud POS system for gastro customers.

    Visit Storyous
    Visit Storyous
  • CurveTips

    In partnership with RobotLAB, CurveTips have built a fashion recommendation system on a Pepper Robot. Ably was used to keep all components responsive to feedback in real time.

    Visit CurveTips
    Visit CurveTips
  • Car Next Door

    Car Next Door lets people who own cars rent them out by the hour or day to trusted borrowers.

    Visit Car Next Door
    Visit Car Next Door
  • Bindo

    Bindo is an O2O cloud-based iPad POS solution for retailers large and small.

    Visit Bindo
    Visit Bindo
  • Seats.io

    Seats.io is a tool for ticket selling websites. We make it easy for you, as a ticket seller, to draw seating charts, include them on your site and let your clients select the seats they want.

    Visit Seats.io
    Visit Seats.io

Ably delivers Realtime retail experiences and e-commerce using:

  • Group and one-to-one channels

    We provide an unlimited number of channels for dedicated one-to-one or group chats.

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  • Presence and device awareness

    Subscribe to events when customers are online or present in-store and respond in real time.

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  • Token based access control

    You maintain complete control of who can chat to who or access realtime data.

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  • Smart mobile and browser push notifications

    Use our smart browser and push notifications to get customer attention at the right time.

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  • Connection state recovery

    With Ably, loss of connectivity does not need to result in data loss. We provide message continuity across disconnects.

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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 customer's will receive all updates in order.

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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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  • Processing data reliably

    Realtime data can be pushed into our message queues for processing by your servers. Queues help alleviate back pressure and simplifying data ingestion by your servers.

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  • WebHook notifications

    Use WebHooks to be notified via HTTP when channels are created, users become present or even messages are published.

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  • Trigger server-less functions

    Messages published by devices can immediately invoke server-less functions from the most popular clouds such as AWS and Google, which in turn can process messages and trigger other events in real time.

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