Firebase vs. Socket.IO vs. Fanout

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Description

What is 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.

What is Socket.IO?

Socket.IO enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.

What is Fanout?

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.

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    Companies

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    620 companies on StackShare use Firebase
    What companies use Socket.IO?
    487 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
    What companies use Fanout?
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    Integrations

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    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Firebase
    What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
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    What are some alternatives to Firebase, Socket.IO, and Fanout?

    • Pusher - Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code
    • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data
    • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.
    • PubNub - Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally.

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