Socket.IO vs. Pusher vs. Radar



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Description

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.

What is Radar?

Radar is built on top of engine.io, the next-generation backend for socket.io. It uses Redis for backend storage, though the assumption is that this is only for storing currently active data.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Socket.IO?
Why do you like Socket.IO?

Why do developers choose Pusher?
Why do you like Pusher?

Why do developers choose Radar?
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Cons

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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What are the cons of using Radar?
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Pricing

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

Companies

What companies use Socket.IO?
646 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use Pusher?
150 companies on StackShare use Pusher
What companies use Radar?
2 companies on StackShare use Radar

Integrations

What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
What tools integrate with Pusher?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Pusher
No integrations listed yet

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

  • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
  • Google Cloud Pub/Sub - Global service for real-time and reliable messaging and streaming data
  • PubNub - Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally.
  • SignalR - A new library for ASP.NET developers that makes developing real-time web functionality easy.

See all alternatives to Socket.IO

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