SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora.io, a global leader in real-time communication solutions, today announced the release of the Agora React Native SDK, an open source developer toolset for adding voice, video, and live broadcasting functionality to mobile apps using the React Native framework. The new SDK enables cross-platform building across iOS and Android platforms, making it easier and quicker to deploy and maintain embedded voice and video communication features within native mobile apps.
"React Native is becoming a popular framework in the developer community because it offers a number of advantages like efficiency and consistency. Developers no longer have to create two versions of the same app from the ground up," said Tony Zhao, founder and CEO at Agora.io. "With our React Native SDK, we wanted to give developers future-proof solutions with the same level of simplicity and reliability that they'd get from our platform-specific SDKs."
As more developers adopt the React Native framework to build cross-platform apps, Agora's React Native SDK enables them to integrate real-time voice chat, video conferencing, and interactive broadcasting into iOS and Android apps without recreating the code from scratch for each platform. The React Native SDK will also help developers shorten implementation time and minimize inconsistencies between platforms as they roll out new updates.
"Native mobile apps have become a core component of digital strategy for modern businesses, so it's no longer enough to be on just one platform," said Reggie Yativ, Chief Operating & Revenue Officer at Agora.io. "At the same time, we're seeing more and more apps across a wide range of industries experiment with live video. Our React Native SDK was designed to give developers more options as they deploy these new interactive features that are proven to boost user engagement and monetization."
The React Native SDK is the latest addition to Agora's growing lineup of developer tools aimed at providing robust voice and video functionality that delivers truly native user experiences. Available on GitHub, the React Native SDK delivers the same benefits as Agora's flagship Voice & Video SDK, which ensures extreme low latency, high quality video backed by a global network of 200 distributed data centers and a priority dynamic routing algorithm.
Founded in 2014 by Tony Zhao with headquarters in Santa Clara, CA, Agora.io is rapidly evolving and offers a suite of APIs and other building blocks that allow developers to embed real-time voice, video, and interactive broadcasting functionality to any web or mobile app. With the Agora platform, developers can leverage embedded communications to draw large audiences and increase user engagement and stickiness with real-time, low latency video.
Agora's expansive global network currently utilizes 200 distributed data centers around the world and includes a developer community of over 50,000 and growing. The company has a patented dynamic routing algorithm that ensures low latency for high-definition voice and video quality for users in over 100 countries.
The Agora real-time communication platform includes features like voice and video calling, group conferencing, live and low latency interactive broadcasting with the ability to support thousands on a single channel globally, 3D and spatial audio for gaming, and much more. Agora is providing communications services to organizations across industries, including social discovery, social media, gaming, e-commerce, telemedicine, education, financial services, customer service, and more.