Python lib for adding Pusher support into your application
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Pusher Python module


This module has been tested with Python 2.5 and 2.6.

You can install this module using your package management method or choice, normally easy_install or pip. For example:

pip install pusher

Getting started

After registering at, configure your app with the security credentials:

pusher.app_id = 'your-pusher-app-id'
pusher.key = 'your-pusher-key'
pusher.secret = 'your-pusher-secret'

Then create an instance:

p = pusher.Pusher()

Trigger an event. Channel and event names may only contain alphanumeric characters, '-' and '_':

p['a_channel'].trigger('an_event', {'some': 'data'})

You can also specify socket_id as a separate argument, as described in

p['a_channel'].trigger('an_event', {'some': 'data'}, socket_id)

Advanced usage

Credentials can also be set in a per-instance basis:

p = pusher.Pusher(app_id='your-pusher-app-id', key='your-pusher-key', secret='your-pusher-secret')

Google AppEngine

To force the module to use AppEngine's urlfetch, do the following on setup:

pusher.channel_type = pusher.GoogleAppEngineChannel

I haven't been able to test this though. Can somebody confirm it works? Thanks! :-)

Special thanks

Special thanks go to Steve Winton, who implemented a Pusher module in Python for the first time, with focus on AppEngine. This module borrows from his contribution at


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