Developing applications that allow users to engage
with them in real time has become a must for most app developers in this
digital age. There is at least one real-time feature in every app, regardless
of platform. For example, real-time texting and alerts are two of the most
frequently utilized real-time features in apps.
Real-time apps conduct a variety of tasks in a short amount of time, making the user feel as though they are taking place instantaneously or in real time. Some of the greatest examples of real-time apps are as instant messaging, online gaming, and video conferencing apps.
The real-time apps are used for many
different things, but their usage is often connected with several purposes:
Real-Time Notification Delivery
When it comes to getting people to use apps more, real-time notifications have been a game changer. This is why you'd be hard-pressed to find a modern app that doesn't send notifications to its users right away.
Apps like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are most commonly known real-time messaging apps, used by many people. However, real-time messaging isn't just used on messaging apps. You can use real-time messaging in collaborative platforms, delivery apps, and apps that let you book on-demand taxis.
With the rise of on-demand delivery apps like Uber and taxi booking apps like Lyft, real-time tracking of the progress of users' deliveries or taxi rides has become very important. These apps are more reliable and usable because they show you how things are going in real time.
After social hubs added live video streams to their apps, real-time live streaming has become more popular with users, making it more popular. If you want to see an example of a live video stream, look at Facebook and Instagram.
Almost all IoT devices must have features that work in real time. The sensors in IoT gadgets send, process, and show the data to the people who use them quickly. Apps that work with IoT devices must be able to send and receive data in real time because the most important inputs, like lighting and temperature, change over time.
Mars Engine has a full support for
Node.js offers constant two-way connections to applications like forums, social media, stock exchange software, and ad servers. For real-time, data-intensive apps and IoT devices, the Node.js is pondered as the technology of choice but scaling requires additional knowledge about infrastructure.
MARS Engine allows for the same leisure of development but on the cloud which allows for immediate testing and debugging, and when the time comes - easy scaling.
Developing real-time apps with Mars engine is easy, with fast learning curve, where for some applications you may even start from built-in template that you can edit and adapt to suit your needs.
If you want to learn more about creating real-time applications with Mars engine, please visit our documentation.