Socket.IO vs. Pushpin vs. Radar

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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 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.

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

Why do developers choose Pushpin?
Why do you like Pushpin?

Why do developers choose Radar?
Why do you like Radar?

What are the cons of using Socket.IO?
Downsides of Socket.IO?

What are the cons of using Pushpin?
No Cons submitted yet for Pushpin
Downsides of Pushpin?

What are the cons of using Radar?
No Cons submitted yet for Radar
Downsides of Radar?

What companies use Socket.IO?
679 companies on StackShare use Socket.IO
What companies use Pushpin?
1 companies on StackShare use Pushpin
What companies use Radar?
2 companies on StackShare use Radar
What tools integrate with Socket.IO?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Socket.IO
No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet

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

  • Firebase - The Realtime App Platform
  • Pusher - Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code
  • 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.

See all alternatives to Socket.IO



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