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.
PubNub is a tool in the Realtime Backend / API category of a tech stack.

Who uses PubNub?

55 companies reportedly use PubNub in their tech stacks, including OpenGov, Hinge, and Bunch.

94 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PubNub.

PubNub Integrations

Contentful, MongoDB Stitch, Fabric by Twitter, ChatEngine, and Tisane API are some of the popular tools that integrate with PubNub. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with PubNub.
Public Decisions about PubNub

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PubNub in their tech stack.

Jordan Schuetz
Developer Advocate at MuleSoft · | 6 upvotes · 81.2K views
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PubNub is a great tool for developers looking for an easy to use, real-time messaging service. PubNub's Publish/Subscribe APIs are some of the easiest to use in the industry, and their speed and reliability of service are unparrell. While many companies out there offer a wide range of pubsub and message queuing services, I've personally found that PubNub is the easiest to setup and get started with. When I was an indie game developer, I used PubNub as the realtime chat component in my application, and it also powered realtime drawing between players. The cost compared to spinning up my own servers globally was much cheaper, and I was happy that I decided to go with PubNub. While you could build it yourself, why when PubNub makes it so easy to get something up and running. Spend less time coding and more time marketing, that's always been my philosophy. PubNub Unity

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I love Python and JavaScript . You can do the same JavaScript async operations in Python by using asyncio. This is particularly useful when you need to do socket programming in Python. With streaming sockets, data can be sent or received at any time. In case your Python program is in the middle of executing some code, other threads can handle the new socket data. Libraries like asyncio implement multiple threads, so your Python program can work in an asynchronous fashion. PubNub makes bi-directional data streaming between devices even easier.

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Which messaging service (Pusher vs. PubNub vs. Google Cloud Pub/Sub) to use for IoT?

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Gabriel Fonseca
Project Manager at Devmagic · | 2 upvotes · 705 views
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What do you use guys, for real-time communication? FCM or something like PubNub?

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Blog Posts

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PubNub's Features

  • 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
  • Storage and Playback- Store your real-time data streams for future access, “playback” or re-publish
  • Mobile - Easily manage the complexity of real-time apps on mobile devices
  • Analytics - Simulate an audience of millions. See a live view of audience size, engagement and geography
  • Security - Protect your real-time data with easy to use enterprise-grade security

PubNub Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PubNub?
Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.
It enables real-time bidirectional event-based communication. It works on every platform, browser or device, focusing equally on reliability and speed.
SendBird is a Messaging SDK, Chat API, and fully managed chat infrastructure for your mobile apps and websites. Embeddable chat for iOS, Android, JavaScript, Unity, .NET.
Stream allows you to build scalable feeds, activity streams, and chat. Stream’s simple, yet powerful API’s and SDKs are used by some of the largest and most popular applications for feeds and chat. SDKs available for most popular languages.
Kafka is a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. It provides the functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design.
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PubNub's Followers
312 developers follow PubNub to keep up with related blogs and decisions.