Firebase vs GoInstant: What are the differences?
What is Firebase? The Realtime App Platform. 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 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.
Firebase and GoInstant belong to "Realtime Backend / API" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Firebase are:
- Add the Firebase library to your app and get access to a shared data structure. Any changes made to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
- Firebase apps can be written entirely with client-side code, update in real-time out-of-the-box, interoperate well with existing services, scale automatically, and provide strong data security.
- Data Accessibility- Data is stored as JSON in Firebase. Every piece of data has its own URL which can be used in Firebase's client libraries and as a REST endpoint. These URLs can also be entered into a browser to view the data and watch it update in real-time.
On the other hand, GoInstant provides the following key features:
- Shared data storage
- Pub/sub messaging
- REST API
"Realtime backend made easy" is the primary reason why developers consider Firebase over the competitors, whereas "Easy to integrate" was stated as the key factor in picking GoInstant.
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