Are Video Chat and Interactive Broadcasting on Your Roadmap? Part 1

We’re committed to helping developers and businesses create kickass real-time interactions with our API building blocks. This requires us to put ourselves in the shoes of our customers and understand what drives their decision-making at each stage of the process. That’s why over the next few months, we’ll unpack the customer journey and shed some...
Category: Agora Interactive Broadcasting SDK

How to Get Started with Agora

  Here’s how to get started with your first tutorial app: Step 1: Create an account Create a developer account at www.agora.io. Click on the sign-up button in the top-right corner. Fill in the sign-up fields to create your account. Once you’ve created an account, sign in. Step 2: Developer dashboard After signing in, you’ll...
Category: Developer

We Are the Guardians of the Hack — See You at TechCrunch Disrupt!

We’re counting down the days to the start of the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, where we will be exhibiting our technology and joining the hack with hundreds of developers in San Francisco on September 16 and 17. Hackathon participants will compete to build real-time voice and video apps using Agora’s simple APIs. At the end of...
Category: Events

Up your game with Agora’s in-game audio SDK

At Agora, we continue to push the boundaries of mobile communications. In our latest development, we’re breaking new ground by giving game developers an easier and richer way to embed live voice chat directly into mobile games, without affecting game performance. Mobile gaming in Asia, which accounted for almost two-thirds of the $41 billion worldwide mobile games...
Category: Gaming

Apple’s support of WebRTC is good for RTC, great for Agora

When Apple announced its intention to support WebRTC technology for iOS11 and Safari last month, we all in the real-time communications (RTC) space felt a collective “thwomp”. Apple’s announcement represents the latest and so far largest domino to fall, likely clearing a path towards the mainstream adoption of embedded RTC solutions. Although industry insiders had...
Category: Industry News

“Content is King, Engagement is Queen.” – What is the Most Valuable Content Today?

Agora.io @ SXSW 2017 The phrase “Content is King” was originally coined from an essay Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote in 1996. Even 20 years ago, Gates had the foresight to describe a future where the internet served as a marketplace for content. Fast forward to our modern information age where access to content is...
Category: Agora Virtual Lenses SDK

Reshape Customer Service With Video

When you want to communicate with your customers, there’s no better medium than video: a minute of video is worth 1.8 million words, according to Dr. James McQuivey of American tech and market research company Forrester Research. Companies use videos to promote their businesses, products, and services all the time, and video can also be...
Category: Agora Video SDK

Interactivity is The Key to Create Active Engagement in E-Learning

E-learning is expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 17.81 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to the Global E-learning Market 2016-2020 report. As the online education market grows, e-learning businesses will need something to set themselves apart from their competition and help their students learn more effectively. Interactivity is the key,...
Category: Online Education

Ways to Use Interactive Broadcasting for Marketers

Interactive broadcasts have become a trend in online marketing. Businesses can create live videos to interact with customers and spread their messages quickly and effectively through social media. Interactive broadcasts are gaining successes thanks to Facebook Live. However, Periscope, Instagram, and other social media sites also have their own versions of interactive broadcasting. If you’re...
Category: Agora Interactive Broadcasting SDK

My Thoughts on Technological Change in the New Media Age

I was invited to take part in a panel at 2016’s SVIEF event. This annual conference strengthens bonds between the US and China’s technological innovators, focusing on sharing ideas and exploring forthcoming changes. It was a great privilege to be involved, and I had a fantastic time discussing changing technology in the new media era...
Category: Agora Interactive Broadcasting SDK