AWS Mobile Hub vs Backand vs Firebase

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We are starting to work on a web-based platform aiming to connect artists (clients) and professional freelancers (service providers). In-app, timeline-based, real-time communication between users (& storing it), file transfers, and push notifications are essential core features. We are considering using Node.js, ExpressJS, React, MongoDB stack with Socket.IO & Apollo, or maybe using Real-Time Database and functionalities of Firebase.

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Timothy Malstead
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I would recommend looking hard into Firebase for this project, especially if you do not have dedicated full-stack or backend members on your team.

The real time database, as you mentioned, is a great option, but I would also look into Firestore. Similar to RTDB, it adds more functions and some cool methods as well. Also, another great thing about Firebase is you have easy access to storage and dead simple auth as well.

Node.js Express MongoDB Socket.IO and Apollo are great technologies as well, and may be the better option if you do not wish to cede as much control to third parties in your application.

Overall, I say if you wish to focus more time developing your React application instead of other parts of your stack, Firebase is a great way to do that.

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AblyAbly

Hello Noam 👋,

I suggest taking a look at Ably, it has all the realtime features you need and the platform is designed to guarantee critical functionality at scale.

Here is an in depth comparison between Ably and Firebase

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8base8base

Hey Noam,

I would recommend you to take a look into 8base. It has features you've requested, also relation database and GraphQL API which will help you to develop rapidly.

Thanks, Ilya

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Pros of AWS Mobile Hub
Pros of Backand
Pros of Firebase
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    • 4
      Let's you focus on the frontend and have killer backend
    • 4
      Easy setup
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      Ready-to-use backend in no time
    • 361
      Realtime backend made easy
    • 264
      Fast and responsive
    • 234
      Easy setup
    • 207
      Real-time
    • 186
      JSON
    • 128
      Free
    • 121
      Backed by google
    • 81
      Angular adaptor
    • 63
      Reliable
    • 36
      Great customer support
    • 26
      Great documentation
    • 23
      Real-time synchronization
    • 20
      Mobile friendly
    • 17
      Rapid prototyping
    • 12
      Great security
    • 11
      Automatic scaling
    • 10
      Freakingly awesome
    • 8
      Chat
    • 8
      Angularfire is an amazing addition!
    • 8
      Super fast development
    • 6
      Awesome next-gen backend
    • 6
      Ios adaptor
    • 5
      Built in user auth/oauth
    • 5
      Firebase hosting
    • 4
      Speed of light
    • 4
      Very easy to use
    • 3
      It's made development super fast
    • 3
      Great
    • 3
      Brilliant for startups
    • 2
      Great all-round functionality
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      Low battery consumption
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      I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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      The concurrent updates create a great experience
    • 2
      JS Offline and Sync suport
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      Faster workflow
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      Large
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      Serverless
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      .net
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      Free SSL
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      Good Free Limits
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      Push notification
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      Easy to use
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      Easy Reactjs integration

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    Cons of AWS Mobile Hub
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    Cons of Firebase
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          Can become expensive
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          No open source, you depend on external company
        • 15
          Scalability is not infinite
        • 9
          Not Flexible Enough
        • 5
          Cant filter queries
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          Very unstable server
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          No Relational Data
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          Too many errors
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          No offline sync

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        What is AWS Mobile Hub?

        AWS Mobile Hub is the fastest way to build mobile apps powered by AWS. It lets you easily add and configure features for your apps, including user authentication, data storage, backend logic, push notifications, content delivery, and analytics. After you build your app, AWS Mobile Hub gives you easy access to testing on real devices, as well as analytics dashboards to track usage of your app – all from a single, integrated console.

        What is Backand?

        Backand is a powerful backend-as-a-service for AngularJS that provides out-of-the-box social login, push notifications, Ionic integration and much more.

        What is Firebase?

        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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