What is Pusher?

Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
Pusher is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.

Who uses Pusher?

124 companies use Pusher in their tech stacks, including Groupon.com, Buffer, and CloudApp.

42 developers use Pusher.

Pusher Integrations

Slack, Datadog, Stamplay, Librato, and bip.io are some of the popular tools that integrate with Pusher. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Pusher.

Why developers like Pusher?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Pusher
Pusher Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Pusher in their tech stack.

Kirill Shirinkin
Kirill Shirinkin
Cloud and DevOps Consultant at mkdev · | 2 upvotes · 8.4K views

Recently we finished long research on chat tool for our students and mentors. In the end we picked Mattermost Team Edition as the cheapest and most feature complete option. We did consider building everything from scratch and use something like Pusher or Twilio on a backend, but then we would have to implement all the desktop and mobile clients and all the features oursevles. Mattermost gave us flexible API, lots of built in or easy to install integrations and future-proof feature set. We are still integrating it with our main platform but so far the team, existing mentors and students are very happy.

See more
Nathan Heffley
Nathan Heffley
Product Developer · | 1 upvotes · 3.3K views

In the original prototype all the communication was handled by a backend server. Each client connected directly to the server using the socket.io library. This quickly proved to be messy and unreliable, especially on the cheap server being used to host it.

Websockets proved to be a little more reliable, but still just as messy and not all browsers support them. That's when the project was switched over to use Pusher. Using Pusher has allowed all but the initial connection code to be off-loaded onto the client. Now instead of communicating through a self-hosted server, clients can communicate pretty much peer-to-peer over Pusher. Pusher

See more
Jewel Mahanta
Jewel Mahanta

Pusher is used to send update notification whenever Lapzbot joins a server. Pusher

See more
Gianfranco Palumbo
Gianfranco Palumbo
Software developer and cofounder at Onova · | 0 upvotes · 3.3K views
React Native

For the mobile app we decided to use React Native and Pusher for the chat messaging

See more

Pusher's features

  • Easily build scalable in-app notifications, chat, realtime graphs, geotracking and more in your web & mobile apps with our hosted pub/sub messaging API.
  • Send programmable push notifications to iOS and Android devices with delivery and open rate tracking built in.
  • Easily add 1-1 and group Chat to your web & mobile apps. Presence, message storage, rich media, notifications, typing indicators and more.
  • Embed a realtime collaborative editor in your app in seconds to empower your users to do more, together.

Pusher Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Pusher?
PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server.
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.
Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Cloud Pub/Sub is a fully-managed real-time messaging service that allows you to send and receive messages between independent applications. You can leverage Cloud Pub/Sub’s flexibility to decouple systems and components hosted on Google Cloud Platform or elsewhere on the Internet.
SignalR allows bi-directional communication between server and client. Servers can now push content to connected clients instantly as it becomes available. SignalR supports Web Sockets, and falls back to other compatible techniques for older browsers. SignalR includes APIs for connection management (for instance, connect and disconnect events), grouping connections, and authorization.
See all alternatives

Pusher's Stats

- No public GitHub repository available -