The open communications Layer for the Internet

Build messaging, voice and video into your app in minutes.

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Layer Loves YC. Four of the companies in the Winter 2014 Y Combinator class, launching at YC Demo Day today, are also in Layer’s beta program. They've chosen Layer to help power rich communications in their apps and

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Everything forCommunications

Messaging, voice and video that just work. Layer handles all the hard bits, including sync, message states, push notifications and more. Easily add communications features to your app.

Simple API, powerfulInfrastructure

Layer is all about making communications simple. Yet Layer is powered by a highly-distributed, secure global infrastructure that scales to meet your needs, no matter how large.

Made by DevelopersFor Developers

Our mission is to build the open communications Layer for the Internet, and enable the power of communications in any mobile or web product experience.

Developers love Layer

"By solving the hard technical bits, Layer lets you focus on what matters. Shaping the communication experience."

Dom Leca, Founder - Sparrow

"Layer will enable an entire set of new, creative communication products."

Chad Fowler, CTO - Wunderlist

"Layer elegantly packages the solution to a problem many developers are constantly taking on in isolation."

Alex Davis, Android Engineer - Airbnb

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Increase engagement and retention by adding a communications layer to your app in just a few minutes.

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