We all have real-time data within our applications, but getting hold of quality pre-filtered real-time event streams of data to simply “play with” is notoriously hard. Especially when it comes to sports! Sure, you use the Twitter Streaming filter API, apply your own additional analysis and build a keyword tracker, but it’s really not the […]


Are you the ultimate hacker for good? We are beyond excited to announce that this year Pusher is a global BattleHack partner along with Twitter, Sendgrid, Twilio and others. If you haven’t yet heard, BattleHack is a series of global hackathons organised by PayPal. From Tokyo to Athens, London to Berlin, the best of the […]

Secured connections and privacy are a must, particularly if you handle sensitive or confidential customer data. What’s more, a secured connection improves the reliability of persistent connections with proxies and firewalls, and can in some situations result in speed improvements. So, we’ve made SSL available everywhere. It’s now available on all plans, including Bootstrap and […]


Real-Time APIs are much more prevalent than you would probably believe. Some of the best known API providers – whether an API is what they’re known for or not – offer some kind of Real-Time API. WebHooks, HTTP Long-Polling, HTTP Streaming, WebSocket or WebRTC, you’ll be able to find a well-known name that uses one […]


Those of you who use Pusher will know that the APIs we expose are small and straightforward to use. But this hides the complexity of what is going on behind the scenes. The sheer volume of messages (around 5 billion messages a day and approaching 1.25 trillion since we started counting) has necessitated a large, […]


Last week we were lucky enough to find ourselves in beautiful Oxford for Smashing Conference 2015. The event was held in the historical Oxford Town Hall. A very cool international crowd and excellent speakers lineup made this event rather outstanding, not to mention the venue, which was an eye-feast on its own; and to top […]


Last week, SimpleWeb, an awesome software agency in Bristol, put on a terrific hacknight. We at Pusher were very proud to be sponsors. The objective was simply to build realtime apps using Pusher within 3 hours. Hamilton and I, Pusher’s two Growth Engineers, attended, adjudicating and helping participants out with all things Pusher related. It […]


We recently took part in the Developer Week Accelerate Hackthon, the event that brands itself as the nation’s largest challenge-driven hackathon. It truly was a big one – the biggest hackathon we’ve ever been a part of with over 450 hackers. What made it special, was the diversity of participants – a really great mix […]

Following the release of AtomPair, our remote pairing plugin for Atom.IO, we thought we’d share how we made it. This blog post is partly to act as a demonstration of how to use presence channels and client events to easily synchronize states for seamless realtime collaboration. Its main purpose, however, is to share what we […]


The PHP UK Conference was a demonstration of pragmatism, honesty and progression; something that I feel we’re fortunately starting to see at many conferences now. A number of the talks I attended reflected this. The conference talks demonstrated an acceptance and understanding that not all applications can be built on the bleeding edge of front […]


We really love Atom at Pusher. Its customizability is hugely beneficial to our workflow, and its API is awesome and very well documented indeed. There is a big community building around it, and the product seems to get better with every release. However, there was always one thing we wanted to do with it… You […]


Last week ExCel London was hosting NDC London 2014, a conference for programmers, software architects, PMs and IT executives. Hundreds of developers came along from all over Europe to see fantastic speakers and to mingle and share ideas with fellow developers. We headed East as well. The variety of themes and subjects discussed was pretty […]