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Getting started with realtime APIs

Realtime APIs instantly push data to endpoints – which can range from the actual endpoints of an API (the technical term) to external businesses or end users.  Realtime refers to a synchronous, bi-directional communication channel between endpoints at a speed of less than 100ms.  A simple example of a realtime user experience is that of a chat app. In a chat app, you ‘immediately’ (sub 100ms) see messages from the person (endpoint) you’re chatting with, and can receive information about when they read your messages (synchronous, bi-directional).

This hub acts as a resource to guide you towards the realtime solution that meets your product and organization’s needs.