Get Real-time in the Pusher API Challenge

Phil Leggetter, October 11th, 2011

PusherPusher has just announced a new competition that challenges developers with the task of adding cool engaging realtime features to an application using the Pusher API. Winning apps will get prizes that include an 11 inch Macbook Air and a ticket to the Keeping it Realtime Conference.

Spend Less Time Building Real-time Apps With Pusher

Garrett Wilkin, July 21st, 2011

PusherPusher seeks to make the task of developing real time applications simpler.  By focusing on the core functionality of real time coordination, Pusher lets developers forego dealing with timers and polling for server side changes.  The Pusher API allows developers to skip ahead to the good stuff:  Implementing their unique idea.

The Evolution and Future of Real-time Browser Push

Phil Leggetter, February 25th, 2011

Real-timeIn the past months we have covered real-time client push services and seen the introduction of real-time client push technology and APIs to a number of services such as Superfeedr and DataSift. This focus on real-time push to client applications, and in particular web browser applications, is very exciting. The initial assumption would be that this movement has been triggered by an advancement in technology, and to some degree that is the case, but it might surprise you to know that the ability to push real-time updates into a web browser isn’t new and has in fact been around for a number of years.

Real-time Data Delivery: HTTP Streaming Versus PubSubHubbub

Phil Leggetter, January 6th, 2011
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Real-timeThere are a number of ways of delivering data in real-time but until recently it has looked like PubSubHubbub, with the backing of Google, was going to be the preferred method. However, the past couple of weeks have seen a couple of interesting developments which could indicate that the developer community may actually prefer HTTP Streaming.

11 New APIs: Travel, FCC and Real-time Push

Adam DuVander, September 19th, 2010

This week we had 11 new APIs added to our API directory including a gps data sharing service, fitness tracking service, social television service and two real-time push services. Below is more details on each of these new APIs.

29 APIs Used in 7 Days: Flickr, Google App Engine and Bing

Adam DuVander, September 18th, 2010

This past week 26 new mashups were added to our mashup directory and 29 different APIs were used to build them. Some of the newer or less frequently seen APIs include AlternativeTo, Amazon Marketplace Web Service, Google Health, Gowalla, Pusher, Thounds and Tribe HR. The most often used APIs this week are, [...]

Client Push Services Open Up Real-Time to Everyone

Phil Leggetter, September 14th, 2010
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Real-timeThe number of services offering real-time APIs is slowly but surely expanding and it looks like we’re going to have to add quite a few more. Since the start of the year a new type of service has started to appear–client push services, which help developers include real-time updates in their web apps.

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