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Open Source Pusher Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Pusher is Supabase. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Pusher and 17 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Pusher are Etebase, GUN, Socket.io and emitter.io.

Pusher alternatives are mainly Group Chat Apps but may also be Web Servers or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pusher.
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    Supabase

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    The open source Firebase alternative. Supabase adds realtime and restful APIs to Postgres without a single line of code.

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    Etebase

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Etebase makes it easy to build end-to-end encrypted applications by taking care of the encryption and its related challenges.

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    GUN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted

    GUN is an open source, realtime, graph database written entirely in JavaScript and built using peer-to-peer algorithms, making it surprisingly fault tolerant and easy to get started with.

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    Socket.io

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • JavaScript
    • C++
    • Java
    • Node.JS

    Socket.IO aims to make real-time apps possible in every browser and mobile device, blurring the differences between the different transport mechanisms.

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    emitter.io

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • Self-Hosted

    Emitter is a real-time communication service for connecting online devices. Infrastructure and APIs for IoT, gaming, apps and real-time web. At its core, emitter.

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    Most users think emitter.io is a great alternative to Pusher.


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    MongooseIM platform

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Microsoft Azure

    MongooseIM is aimed at large, complex enterprise level projects, where real-time communication is critical for business success. It provides high availability, ease of deployment, development and reliability in production.

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    Jetty

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The Jetty Web Server provides a HTTP server and Servlet container capable of serving static and dynamic contend either from a standalone or embedded instantiations.

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    deepstream.io

    • FreeOpen Source
    • macOS
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    deepstream.io is a clusterable realtime server that handles persistent tcp and websocket connections. It offers data-sync, pub/sub and request/response. It's available for Linux, Mac and Windows and comes with clients in JS, Java and many others.

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    JBoss

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    JBoss is Red Hats Java EE 5-compliant (soon Java EE 6-compliant) application server. It is, as with Red Hat itself, dual-licensed either as open source (community edition) or commercially (enterprise edition).

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  10. Jet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Jet. Lightweight Realtime Message Bus for the Web.

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