real time app

What is this real-time web you speak of?

Developers have a lot of choices when it comes to real-time data.  It’s smart to investigate your options to find the right fit for your next app.

real time app

Why your app needs to be real-time

World of Warcraft, Facetime, WebEx, ETrade’s MarketCaster, and Facebook’s live “Ticker” may seem completely unrelated, but they all represent real-time apps, connecting users instantly with the real world.


Groupon and Foursquare team up for real-time daily deals action

Location-based check-in service Foursquare and local deals site Groupon are partnering up to offer real-time daily deals, Foursquare confirmed today. Several deals have already gone live in Chicago (like the one pictured above), and deals all over the U.S. and Canada should be live by Sunday.

Yext’s Rep monitors Yelp, Google, and other sites for local businesses

New York-based startup Yext has been working to bring more effective advertising and analytics to local businesses for some time. Today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference, Yext CEO Howard Lerman announced its next big product: Yext Rep, a simple way for local businesses to manage their online reputation in real-time.