As you develop the next generation of apps utilizing voice, video, and live interactive broadcasting capabilities, you will likely have some questions. We created a list of the most common questions we are asked to make it easier for you.


When you want to communicate with your customers, there’s no better medium than video. Companies use videos to promote their businesses, products, and services all the time, and video can also be a powerful customer service tool.

Add Video Chat Services for Face-to-Face Customer Interactions

Face-to-face customer service is used less and less in the modern world. Consumers are often too busy to visit a company’s brick-and-mortar store, so for many people, a customer service representative has become just a voice on a phone or text on a screen. Video chat combines the convenience of a call center or traditional…


Agora.io secures new capital to boost its global live video API platform and further expand global operations to disrupt the voice, video and live broadcasting space

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Agora.io, the leading voice, video and live broadcasting platform, today announced that it has closed $70 million in a Series C round of funding led by Coatue Management, a leading technology investor known for its investments in Uber, SnapChat, Box.com, Lime, DoorDash, and others. …


By Tsahi Levent-Levi

Gaming has an interactive aspect to it. The best games offer interactions with other gamers, which is why real time communications has its place in gaming.

Until the age of 18, which was more than half a life ago for me, I have been an avid player of games. At the time, neither mobile nor real time communications were available. And yet, communicating while playing was something I did all the time. I’ve spent hours with one of my friends playing Golden Axe together, munching on homemade cookies and shouting at each other throughout the game.

Times…


Live video is a popular trend in many apps, especially social. While the craze has long been popular in Asia, it was only recently that U.S.-based apps began taking notice of the potential for increased user engagement and monetization live video could bring. As a result, many platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, are actively experimenting with live video.

But MeetMe isn’t your average social networking app. Part dating app and part social discovery, the mission of MeetMe is to meet the universal need for human connection among people all over the world. …


SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Agora.io (www.agora.io), a global leader in real-time communication solutions, today announced its partnership with Bunch (www.bunch.live), a groundbreaking new app that lets users play their favorite mobile games with friends over video chat. Under the newly formalized deal, Agora will be the exclusive provider of real-time voice and video solutions used to power group video chat within the Bunch app and for games that offer direct support for the Bunch gaming platform.

Bunch offers an interactive mobile gaming platform built around its live video features. Drawing inspiration from “LAN parties” where multiple…


Grand Price of $1000 and a free trip to Beijing

As you’ve probably seen, we announced our Agora RTC App Challenge at AngelHack back in April, with a grand prize of $1000 and a trip to Beijing to compete for our Agora Developer of the Year award. We’re super excited about it — and we hope you are too! We’ll be hosting hackathons in Tokyo, Bangalore, Los Angeles, London, Seattle and San Francisco.

So if you can make it to one of these cities, we’d love to see you at the hackathon! …


As more people ditch traditional television in favor of mobile apps, smart TVs, and more, the way we stream live sports and other events is changing. What was once a strictly one-sided viewing experience now has the opportunity to be something entirely new. That’s why the Agora team is excited to announce our newest feature which allows companies to insert external video streams into live broadcasts.

This service will allow companies to create interactive experiences with their audiences. For example, a show’s host could invite the audience to share their thoughts and opinions during a live sports streaming. Think of…


The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other…

The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. Beyond digital forms of communications like email and instant messaging, much of our daily communications are powered by the internet. Internet-enabled voice calling through apps like WhatsApp and Skype connect us to friends, family, and colleagues all around the world, and enabled calling features on smartphones help boost call quality and reliability.

Despite its prevalence in our everyday lives, voice chat functionality is surprisingly underutilized in mobile gaming, especially in a major market like the United States where…


Interview with Reggie Yativ, CRO & COO of Agora.io

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Reggie Yativ, CRO & COO at Agora.io shares how cloud communications are shaping up and how critical CaaS is becoming for businesses. He explains why it is important to build and nurture a strong developer community, become a trusted source of information, and invest in digital transformation.

we’ve created our own proprietary virtual network with distribution centers around the world. Between those centers we have our own transmission routing path which helps us reduce the packet loss. That way, our customers get excellent quality calls no matter where they are.”

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