SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora.io, a leader in internet-based global real-time communications, today announced that the company's real-time audio and video communication solution - Agora Video and Agora Voice - has been selected and integrated into Momo's mobile application to power new voice and video call features. Momo launched its location-based instant messaging app in August 2011, with a mission to help users discover and engage socially with people and communities nearby. This feature is available for all Momo users with a version of 6.8 or later on Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
"By adopting Agora Video and Voice capabilities Momo is able to deliver an unprecedented level of interactivity to our almost 80 million monthly active users around the world," said Momo's co-founder & CEO Yan Tang. "Real-Time Voice and Video has helped us boost growth and user engagement. We see this as a critical breakthrough. We are excited to take this first step with Agora.io in revolutionizing social experiences."
"It's an honor to work with Momo Inc., a company that created a new way to get people connected," said Tony Zhao, founder & CEO of Agora.io. "We have been laser-focused on growing our business footprint while continuing to innovate and cementing strong relationships with partners like Momo - we look forward to exploring new ways for people to socialize online using real-time communications technology."
The application of interactive broadcasting is growing dramatically. Credit Suisse projects the personal livestreaming market will be $5 billion by the end of 2017.
Agora.io continues to grow its internal team to address various new market opportunities. The startup officially welcomed communications industry veteran Todd Anderson as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Anderson held senior business development roles at Tymphany as well as TokBox, a real-time video communications provider, where he grew the company's presence in education, telemedicine, financial services and more. Mr. Anderson has extensive experience assisting mobile and wireless technology providers in developing go-to-market strategies, identifying potential in-market partnerships, and developing new sales channels and potential growth opportunities.
Momo is a leading mobile social networking platform started from China. Momo connects people in a personal and lively way through a revolutionary mobile-based social networking platform. With powerful and precise location-based features, Momo enables users to connect with each other and expand relationships from online to offline. Momo's platform includes the Momo mobile application and a variety of related features, functionalities, tools and services that it provides to users, customers and platform partners. Momo users can maintain and strengthen their relationships through private and group communication tools, content creation and sharing functions, as well as the offline social activities promoted on Momo's platform.
For more information, please visit http://www.immomo.com
Privately held and founded in 2014, Agora.io is a Communications as a Service (CaaS) provider delivering video and voice communications across devices and networks globally with an ensured quality-of-experience. Agora.io enables software applications to support as many as 20,000 users in a single conference call, and provides HD real-time video and voice communication services to organizations across industries, including: telemedicine, education, financial services, customer service, social media applications, and mobile gaming. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Agora.io is backed by venture capital firms Morningside, SIG, GGV Capital, ShunWei, and IDG.
For more information, please visit: www.agora.io
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