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Goodow Realtime Store API Playground, is a web app that helps you to try out the features of the Goodow Realtime Store API.

You can try out the Goodow Realtime Store API Playground on its live instance.

Visit Google groups for discussions and announcements.

Getting Started

To get you started you can simply clone the realtime-web-playground repository and install the dependencies:


You need git to clone the realtime-web-playground repository. You can get it from

We also use a number of node.js tools to initialize and test realtime-web-playground. You must have node.js and its package manager (npm) installed. You can get them from

Clone realtime-web-playground

Clone the realtime-web-playground repository using git:

git clone
cd realtime-web-playground

Install Dependencies

We have two kinds of dependencies in this project: tools and realtime-store library code. The tools help us manage and test the application.

We have preconfigured npm to automatically run bower so we can simply do:

npm install

Behind the scenes this will also call bower install. You should find that you have two new folders in your project.

  • node_modules - contains the npm packages for the tools we need
  • app/bower_components - contains the realtime-store library files

Note that the bower_components folder would normally be installed in the root folder but realtime-web-playground changes this location through the .bowerrc file. Putting it in the app folder makes it easier to serve the files by a webserver.

Run the Application

The project can run on any static web server, but we also have preconfigured the project with a simple development web server. The simplest way to start this server is:

gulp serve

This outputs an IP address you can use to locally test and another that can be used on devices connected to your network.

Updating Realtime Store

You can update the tool dependencies by running:

npm update

This will find the latest versions that match the version ranges specified in the package.json file.

You can update the Realtime Store dependencies by running:

bower update

This will find the latest versions that match the version ranges specified in the bower.json file.

Continuous Integration

Travis CI

Travis CI is a continuous integration service, which can monitor GitHub for new commits to your repository and execute scripts such as building the app or running tests. The realtime-web-playground project contains a Travis configuration file, .travis.yml, which will cause Travis to build and deploy the app to Github Pages when you push to GitHub.

You will need to enable the integration between Travis and GitHub. See the Travis website for more instruction on how to do this.