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PubNub vs Pushpin: What are the differences?

PubNub: Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally. PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server; Pushpin: Reverse proxy for realtime web services. Pushpin is a reverse proxy server that makes it easy to build realtime web services. The project is unique among realtime push solutions in that it is designed to address the needs of API creators.

PubNub and Pushpin can be categorized as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

Some of the features offered by PubNub are:

  • PubNub SDKs support over 50 of the most popular environments, including: iOS, Android, JavaScript, .NET, Java, Ruby, Python, PHP and many more.
  • Data Push - Establish and maintain persistent socket connections to any device (mobile, browser, desktop and server) and push data to global audiences in less than ¼ of a second
  • Presence - Automatically detect when users enter or leave your app and whether machines are online

On the other hand, Pushpin provides the following key features:

  • Supports HTTP streaming, HTTP long-polling, and WebSockets.
  • Clients communicate using your API contract. Pushpin is a server-side implementation detail.
  • Since Pushpin is a proxy server, the backend can be written in any language.

Pushpin is an open source tool with 2.53K GitHub stars and 96 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Pushpin's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is PubNub?

PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server.

What is Pushpin?

Pushpin is a reverse proxy server that makes it easy to build realtime web services. The project is unique among realtime push solutions in that it is designed to address the needs of API creators.

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          Avatar of gdi2290
          Co-Founder and CTO at Tipe
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          PubNub is my goto solution for when I want to use sockets at scale. They have redundant data centers in 14 regions with 99.999% SLA allowing me to build realtime apps for any platform. Also Stephen (PubNub CTO) is Awesome!

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          Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
          Volkan Özçelik uses PubNubPubNub

          Using websockets is something, scaling a message pipeline to thousands of concurrent connections is something else.

          I trust PubNub with what it does best, and use it as zerotoherojs.com ’s messaging pipeline.

          With PubNub, I have one less problem to think about.

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          Flutter Health Inc. uses PubNubPubNub

          Flutter uses PubNub for sending push notifications when the users add new posts to the Flutter Community or leave comments.

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