Fanout vs GoInstant: What are the differences?
Fanout: Realtime APIs made simple. 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; GoInstant: The realtime app development stack. It is a service for building web and mobile realtime apps easily. Simply add its library to your application to gain access to shared data storage, pub/sub messaging and more.
Fanout and GoInstant can be primarily classified as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.
Some of the features offered by Fanout are:
- Reverse proxy -- integrate realtime with any level of your technology stack, not just your front end.
- Interoperable -- Add realtime to any API, no matter your backend or database, without changing any of your existing API contracts.
- Open -- cloud or self hosted, it’s up to you. We don’t believe in vendor lock-in.
On the other hand, GoInstant provides the following key features:
- Shared data storage
- Pub/sub messaging
- REST API