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

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

CUSTOMERS BUILDING ON ABLY

  1. Sends over 2bn monthly messages over Ably to power realtime turn-based games for 1m monthly gamers.

  2. Powers a live booking, management, and remote game launch platform for 100s of VR arcades across 40 countries.

  3. Delivered a HQ Trivia app to market in just three weeks, reaching one million concurrent users soon after.

  4. Develops interactive games for global brands like Disney, Konami, and Capcom.

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

  • Presence. Know who is online/offline to build truly immersive gaming experiences.

  • Chat. Create embedded chat so gamers can talk tactics, trade, or simply have a chat.

  • Push Notifications. Keep your audience engaged with immediate updates and mobile notifications.

  • Device Control. Monitor and control physical gaming devices like VR headsets.

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I haven't even had time to think of Ably since we got set up. That's exactly what I want from my realtime service: to just know it will work.

Matthew HallCTO

The complete realtime data synchronization 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 connection state and attempt reconnection 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

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).

Push Notifications

Deliver cross-platform push notifications with a simple unified API.

Create dependable realtime experiences at scale

Ably was built from the ground-up to be the trusted infrastructure that supports complex, business-critical, realtime experiences in fast-growing scenarios. Our mathematically modelled approach to system design ensures critical functionality at scale and provides unmatched quality of service guarantees, enabling you to create dependable digital experiences that will delight your end-users.

Ably’s Four Pillars of Dependability

Performance

We focus on predictability of latencies, and we guarantee <65 ms round trip latency for 99th percentile. We also provide unlimited channel throughput.

Integrity

Message ordering, guaranteed delivery, and exactly-once semantics are built-in, from the moment a message is published to Ably, all the way to its delivery to consumers.

Reliability

Fault tolerance at regional and global levels to guarantee continuity of service even in the case of multiple infrastructure failures. 99.999999% message survivability.

Availability

Ably is meticulously designed for high availability and extreme scale. We ensure 50% capacity margin for instant surges, and provide a 99.999% uptime SLA.

Learn more about our:
Four Pillars of Dependability
Design Breaker Element
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We are extremely happy with our switch to Ably. We were able to change from our previous vendor with no interruption in service thanks to Ably’s protocol adapters, which is impressive given the fact that it required all of our users to make the switch to the new realtime platform, at exactly the same time."

Leon CampiseCo-Founder & Technical Leader