Ably for gaming

Create multiplayer gaming experiences that deliver on the total immersion modern gamers expect


Keep gamers engaged with gameplay that’s wicked fast and utterly reliable

Presence
Presence Know who is online/offline to build truly immersive gaming experiences.
Chat
Chat Create embedded chat so gamers can talk tactics, trade, or simply have a chat
Push Notifications
Push Notifications Keep your audience engaged with immediate updates and mobile notifications.
Device Control
Device Control Monitor and control physical gaming devices like VR headsets.
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PeopleFun case study

PeopleFun enhances mobile multiplayer gaming with realtime functionality

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The complete realtime stack to build interactive games

Pub/Sub messaging

Publish messages to millions of subscribers over channels that support multiplexing.

Device & user presence

Know when devices or users are online by subscribing to presence events.

Message history

Retrieve past messages up to 72 hours in the past. Useful for chat or live feeds.

Stream resume

On disconnect we keep state and retry connection every 15 seconds for two minutes.

Message ordering

Ably guarantees all messages are delivered in the same order as originally published.

Flexible security

Authenticate clients directly using API keys or use secure Ably or JWT tokens for users.

Multiple protocols

Ably supports pub/sub over WebSockets, MQTT, and Server-Sent Events (SSE).

Integrations

Trigger business logic (e.g. AWS Lambda) or process data elsewhere (e.g. RabbitMQ).

A Pub/Sub platform engineered around Four Pillars of Dependability

Delivering seamless experiences to your customers is vital, that's why we created the four pillars. This mathematically modelled approach to system design guarantees critical functionality at scale.

SOC 2 Type I

SOC 2 Type I and HIPAA compliant for peace of mind.

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99.999% uptime SLA

A fault-tolerant, highly-available design means a legitimate uptime SLA.

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Global Edge network

Our global presence means the lowest latencies, wherever your users are.

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Documentation

Rapidly build production-ready realtime capabilities with quickstart guides, realtime concepts, and full API reference.

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Tutorials

Our step-by-step tutorials and demos will help you learn Ably and understand what our realtime platform is capable of.

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25+ Client Library SDKs

We support the environments, languages, and platforms you work with. Ably fits into your stack wherever you need us.

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