Your web application is all shiny and new - it uses the perfect combination of the new cutting edge API everyone’s talking about, and a few old standbys. The only problem? You keep refreshing the page to see if something happened. You know, if someone signed up, or posted, or commented - or whatever it is your application does. Those real-time APIs are for much more than just the sample chat applications.
The number of services offering real-time APIs is slowly but surely expanding and it looks like we're going to have to add quite a few more. Since the start of the year a new type of service has started to appear--client push services, which help developers include real-time updates in their web apps.
Layer Client Websocket
||The Layer Client Websocket API provides developers with tools for real time events to be received, allowing clients to receive Messages, metadata and read receipts in real time. This API also...||Messaging||11.14.2015|
||The MOCA API offers a variety of services which can be accessed via MOCA's SDKs. The API can be used to automate beacon fleet management, connect your CRM data, schedule proximity campaigns, and...||Analytics||11.13.2015|
Ditto Social Stream
||The Ditto Social Stream API provides metadata about public photos that Ditto continuously mines from Twitter and Tumblr. Users choose a basket of brands and the API returns metadata about the photos...||Recognition||11.02.2015|
||The English Dictionary API is a simple RESTful API for obtaining dictionary definitions of English words. The Dictionary API is based on the GNU Collaborative English Dictionary project.||Dictionary||11.02.2015|
||The Wootric API offers a Net Promoter Score platform to integrate with existing applications. This allows developers to measure customer service scores in real time. This REST API returns data in...||Customer Relationship Management||10.15.2015|