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Alternatives to Azure Notification Hubs

Azure Service Bus, Firebase, Amazon SNS, OneSignal, and OneSignal are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Azure Notification Hubs.
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What is Azure Notification Hubs and what are its top alternatives?

Tutorials, API references, and other documentation show you how to set up and send push notifications from any backend to any mobile device
Azure Notification Hubs is a tool in the Web Push Notifications category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Azure Notification Hubs

  • Azure Service Bus

    Azure Service Bus

    It is a cloud messaging system for connecting apps and devices across public and private clouds. You can depend on it when you need highly-reliable cloud messaging service between applications and services, even when one or more is offline. ...

  • Firebase

    Firebase

    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds. ...

  • Amazon SNS

    Amazon SNS

    Amazon Simple Notification Service makes it simple and cost-effective to push to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and internet connected smart devices, as well as pushing to other distributed services. Besides pushing cloud notifications directly to mobile devices, SNS can also deliver notifications by SMS text message or email, to Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues, or to any HTTP endpoint. ...

  • OneSignal

    OneSignal

    OneSignal is a high volume push notification service for websites and mobile applications. OneSignal supports all major native and mobile platforms by providing dedicated SDKs for each platform, a RESTful server API, and a dashboard. ...

  • OneSignal

    OneSignal

    OneSignal is a high volume push notification service for websites and mobile applications. OneSignal supports all major native and mobile platforms by providing dedicated SDKs for each platform, a RESTful server API, and a dashboard. ...

  • Firebase Cloud Messaging

    Firebase Cloud Messaging

    It is a cross-platform messaging solution that lets you reliably deliver messages at no cost. You can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync. You can send notification messages to drive user re-engagement and retention. For use cases such as instant messaging, a message can transfer a payload of up to 4KB to a client app. ...

  • Google Cloud Messaging

    Google Cloud Messaging

    Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client apps. This includes downstream messages from servers to client apps, and upstream messages from client apps to servers. ...

  • Apple Push Notification Service

    Apple Push Notification Service

    It is the centerpiece of the remote notifications feature. It is a robust, secure, and highly efficient service for app developers to propagate information to iOS (and, indirectly, watchOS), tvOS, and macOS devices. ...

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    My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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    Amazon SNS logo

    Amazon SNS

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      Manish Mishra
      Lead Consultant at Knoldus Software LLp · | 6 upvotes · 55.8K views
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        Yasmine de Aranda
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