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Beacon Realtime Messaging Platform

This production-ready realtime messaging server software will allow you to PUSH (reverse ajax, comet, etc) JSON formatted messages from your back-end Web applications and services directly to the front-end. This allows rich behaviors such as:

  • Real time notifications
  • Real time chat
  • Real time stock notifications
  • And anything else you can think of.

Beacon was built by Outernet and they are also offering premium services built around this wonderful open source application at the Beacon Web site. There you’ll find demos, and plenty more information about Beacon.


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