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Pusher vs ws: What are the differences?

Pusher: Hosted APIs to build realtime apps with less code. Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features; ws: A Node.js WebSocket library. It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.

Pusher and ws can be categorized as "Realtime Backend / API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Pusher are:

  • Easily build scalable in-app notifications, chat, realtime graphs, geotracking and more in your web & mobile apps with our hosted pub/sub messaging API.
  • Send programmable push notifications to iOS and Android devices with delivery and open rate tracking built in.
  • Easily add 1-1 and group Chat to your web & mobile apps. Presence, message storage, rich media, notifications, typing indicators and more.

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

  • Simple to use
  • Blazing fast
  • WebSocket client and server for Node.js

ws is an open source tool with 12.4K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to ws's open source repository on GitHub.

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    An easy way to give customers realtime features
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    Websockets
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    Simple
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    Easy to get started with
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    Free plan
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Easy and fast to configure and to understand
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    Azure Add-on
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    Support
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      What is Pusher?

      Pusher is the category leader in delightful APIs for app developers building communication and collaboration features.

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      It is a simple to use, blazing fast, and thoroughly tested WebSocket client and server implementation.

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