Amazon SNS vs Firebase Cloud Messaging

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Amazon SNS vs Firebase Cloud Messaging: What are the differences?

What is Amazon SNS? Fully managed push messaging service. Amazon Simple Notification Service makes it simple and cost-effective to push to mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and internet connected smart devices, as well as pushing to other distributed services. Besides pushing cloud notifications directly to mobile devices, SNS can also deliver notifications by SMS text message or email, to Simple Queue Service (SQS) queues, or to any HTTP endpoint.

What is Firebase Cloud Messaging? A cross-platform messaging solution. It is a cross-platform messaging solution that lets you reliably deliver messages at no cost. You can notify a client app that new email or other data is available to sync. You can send notification messages to drive user re-engagement and retention. For use cases such as instant messaging, a message can transfer a payload of up to 4KB to a client app.

Amazon SNS and Firebase Cloud Messaging can be primarily classified as "Mobile Push Messaging" tools.

Intuit, PedidosYa, and Clever are some of the popular companies that use Amazon SNS, whereas Firebase Cloud Messaging is used by 8villages, Zetaops, and BookMeBus. Amazon SNS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 293 company stacks & 246 developers stacks; compared to Firebase Cloud Messaging, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon SNS and Firebase Cloud Messaging?
    Amazon Pinpoint
    Amazon Pinpoint makes it easy to run targeted campaigns to drive user engagement in mobile apps. Amazon Pinpoint helps you understand user behavior, define which users to target, determine which messages to send, schedule the best time to deliver the messages, and then track the results of your campaign.
    Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs.
    Amazon MQ
    Amazon MQ is a managed message broker service for Apache ActiveMQ that makes it easy to set up and operate message brokers in the cloud.
    Google Cloud Messaging
    Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) is a free service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client apps. This includes downstream messages from servers to client apps, and upstream messages from client apps to servers.
    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
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