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PubNub vs QuickBlox: What are the differences?

What is PubNub? Build real-time apps quickly and scale them globally. 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.

What is QuickBlox? Connect your user with mobile group chat, content sharing, user accounts and more. Add powerful communication features to your mobile app and data services for your backend
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PubNub can be classified as a tool in the "Realtime Backend / API" category, while QuickBlox is grouped under "Communications SDK".

Some of the features offered by PubNub are:

  • 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

On the other hand, QuickBlox provides the following key features:

  • Chat/IM
  • User login/registration, SSO
  • Video Calling
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Pros of PubNub
Pros of QuickBlox
  • 36
    Massively scalable & easy to use
  • 25
    Easy setup
  • 20
    Reliable
  • 19
    Great support
  • 14
    Flexible to integrate to custom applications
  • 13
    99.999% availability guarantees
  • 13
    Sockets at Scale
  • 13
    High-Performance
  • 12
    Multiplexing
  • 12
    High-Reliability
  • 7
    Scalability
  • 5
    70+ SDKs
  • 5
    High-Availability
  • 4
    Azure Add-on
  • 4
    Security
  • 3
    Heroku Add-on
  • 3
    Presence
  • 3
    Easy to setup
  • 3
    Flexible
  • 2
    Server-Side Cache
  • 2
    Free Plan
  • 2
    Support
  • 2
    AngularJS Adapter
  • 2
    PhoneGap Plugin
  • 2
    Data Sync
  • 2
    Data Streams
  • 2
    Analytics
  • 1
    Angular 2+ integration
  • 1
    Easy integration with iOS apps
  • 1
    Easy setup and very reliable
  • 1
    High cost, going up more in Summer '15
  • 1
    Cool
  • 1
    Documentation, easy to use, great people/service
  • 1
    CTO stephen also is A++++++
  • 1
    Real time and easy to use.
  • 1
    Cdsd
  • 6
    Flexibility

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Cons of PubNub
Cons of QuickBlox
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    Costly
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    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.

    What is QuickBlox?

    Add powerful communication features to your mobile app and data services for your backend<br>

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