What is Pushpin and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Pushpin
It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed. ...
It is built as a module for the Nginx web server. It can be configured as a standalone server, or as a shim between your application and hundreds, thousands, or millions of live subscribers. It can buffer messages in memory, on-disk, or via Redis. ...
Fanout makes it easy to build realtime APIs and apps. The product is a cross between a reverse proxy and a message broker. Receivers subscribe to channels, and published data is delivered in realtime. ...
It does this by taking the core of Django and adding a fully asynchronous layer underneath, running Django itself in a synchronous mode but handling connections and sockets asynchronously, and giving you the choice to write in either style. ...
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. ...
Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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- Event-based communication143
- Open source102
- Binary streaming26
- No internet dependency22
- Fallback to polling if WebSockets not supported9
- Large community8
- Ease of access and setup5
- Push notification4
- Bad documentation11
- Githubs that complement it are mostly deprecated4
- Doesn't work on React Native3
- Websocket Errors2
- Small community2
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I use Socket.IO because the application has 2 frontend clients, which need to communicate in real-time. The backend-server handles the communication between these two clients via websockets. Socket.io is very easy to set up in Node.js and ExpressJS.
In the research project, the 1st client shows panoramic videos in a so called cave system (it is the VR setup of our research lab, which consists of three big screens, which are specially arranged, so the user experience the videos more immersive), the 2nd client controls the videos/locations of the 1st client.
We are starting to work on a web-based platform aiming to connect artists (clients) and professional freelancers (service providers). In-app, timeline-based, real-time communication between users (& storing it), file transfers, and push notifications are essential core features. We are considering using Node.js, ExpressJS, React, MongoDB stack with Socket.IO & Apollo, or maybe using Real-Time Database and functionalities of Firebase.
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I am planning to start a personal project that would be yet another social media project with real-time communication facilities like one-to-one chat, group chat, and later voice and video chat using WebRTC.
The thing I am concerned about is Django being able to handle all the real-time stuff using websockets. I can use Django Channels, but I don't think that would be a very scalable solution. Moreover,
django_channels require alto of configurations, and
deployment is also a pain. My plan is to use a separate Node.js server to handle all the socket connections and have it talk to the main
django server through Redis.
My question is whether the above-mentioned solution is a good choice? If yes, how this can be achieved, keeping in mind all the
authentication other related problems. It might be simple, but I have never done this before, which might be the main reason I am concerned. But any suggestion will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance 😊
- Realtime backend made easy363
- Fast and responsive266
- Easy setup236
- Backed by google123
- Angular adaptor82
- Great customer support36
- Great documentation28
- Real-time synchronization23
- Mobile friendly21
- Rapid prototyping18
- Great security13
- Automatic scaling12
- Freakingly awesome11
- Angularfire is an amazing addition!8
- Super fast development8
- Ios adaptor6
- Awesome next-gen backend6
- Built in user auth/oauth5
- Firebase hosting5
- Speed of light4
- Very easy to use4
- It's made development super fast3
- Brilliant for startups3
- Low battery consumption2
- JS Offline and Sync suport2
- The concurrent updates create a great experience2
- I can quickly create static web apps with no backend2
- Great all-round functionality2
- Push notification2
- Free authentication solution2
- Free SSL1
- Faster workflow1
- Easy to use1
- Free hosting1
- Good Free Limits1
- CDN & cache out of the box1
- Cloud functions1
- Easy Reactjs integration1
- Can become expensive29
- Scalability is not infinite15
- No open source, you depend on external company15
- Not Flexible Enough9
- Cant filter queries5
- Very unstable server3
- Too many errors2
- No offline sync2
- No Relational Data2
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- An easy way to give customers realtime features54
- Easy to get started with27
- Free plan25
- Heroku Add-on12
- Easy and fast to configure and to understand11
- Azure Add-on6
- Push notification4
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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.
- Supports .NET server25
- Fallback to SSE, forever frame, long polling13
- Open source6
- Ease of use4
- Requires jQuery2
- Expertise hard to get2
- Weak iOS and Android support1
- Big differences between ASP.NET and Core versions1
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SignalR or gRPC are always sending and receiving data on the client-side (from browser to .exe and back to browser). And web application is used for graphical visualization of data to the user. There is no need for local .exe to send or interact with remote web API. Which architecture or framework do you suggest to use in this case?
- Easy to set-up and start with7
- FYI it has a github repo. please add it1
- A great choice for microservice architecture1
- Efficient and practical for complex systems1
- Need integration with stackdriver for monitoring2