Firebase vs. Socket.IO vs. Pusher

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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 Pusher?

Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.

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Why do developers choose Firebase?
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    Why do developers choose Socket.IO?
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    Why do developers choose Pusher?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Firebase?
    Downsides of Firebase?

    What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
    No Cons submitted yet for Socket.IO
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    What are the cons of using Pusher?
    No Cons submitted yet for Pusher
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    Pricing

    How much does Firebase cost?
    Firebase Pricing
    How much does Socket.IO cost?
    How much does Pusher cost?
    Pusher Pricing

    Companies

    What companies use Firebase?
    597 companies on StackShare use Firebase
    What companies use Socket.IO?
    479 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
    What companies use Pusher?
    116 companies on StackShare use Pusher

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Firebase?
    20 tools on StackShare integrate with Firebase
    What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
    What tools integrate with Pusher?
    6 tools on StackShare integrate with Pusher

    What are some alternatives to Firebase, Socket.IO, and Pusher?

    • 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.
    • NATS - Lightweight publish-subscribe & distributed queueing messaging system

    See all alternatives to Firebase

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