Agora earns “the Internet’s highest honor” for its work with HTC’s virtual reality service
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – April 20, 2023 – Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API), a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, today announced that it has been recognized as a Webby Award honoree under the category Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual – Best Realtime Experience. Agora was recognized specifically for how its real-time engagement (RTE) technology is used for HTC’s VIVE Sync VR app. HTC’s VIVE Sync uses Agora’s RTE solution and video SDK to power real-time collaboration within the virtual environment, enabling seamless remote collaboration between HTC VIVE users.
“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by the Webbys,” said Tony Zhao, founder and CEO of Agora. “We take pride in all of the ways our technology has helped many different companies, and to see it pay off on such a grand stage validates all of our work.”
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Questlove, DJ and Producer; Tan France, Fashion Designer, Television Personality & Author; Natalie Guzman, Co-President & CMO, Savage X Fenty; Werner Vogels CTO, Amazon; Roxanne Gay, Host, The Roxanne Gay Agenda; Quinta Brunson, Writer, Director and Actor; Ziwe Fumudoh, Comedian and Writer; Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code; LeVar Burton, Actor, Podcaster and TV Host; Andy Slavit, Host, In The Bubble; Takashi Murakami, Artist; Samantha Bee, Comedian; and Tracy Chou, Founder & CEO, Block Party.
“Honorees like Agora are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 14,000 entries we received this year.”
About Agora, Inc.
Agora, Inc. (NASDAQ: API) is a pioneer and leading platform for real-time engagement APIs, enabling developers to deliver rich, interactive experiences across various industries, including education, gaming, social media, and enterprise collaboration. Agora’s mission is to make real-time engagement ubiquitous, allowing everyone to interact with anyone, in any application, anytime, and anywhere. To learn more, visit www.agora.io.