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Building Responsive UI for Web and Mobile Apps
ChatJun 5, 2013

Building Responsive UI for Web and Mobile Apps

Good News! We’ve launched an all new Chat Resource Center. We recommend checking out our new Chat Resource Center, which includes overviews, tutorials, and design patterns for building and deploying mobile and web chat. Take me to the Chat Resource Center → We’ve updated our SDKs, and this...
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
Real-time Stats for Candy Box
GamingMay 31, 2013

Real-time Stats for Candy Box

We like games here at PubNub, but not as much as we like real-time. Combine the two, and you’ve got pure mega-awesome. During the PubNub Hackathon, I took a popular text adventure game called Candy Box, and updated its stats page to provide a real-time overview of the global game real-time stats....
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
Chat Features: User Detection, Persistence, Multiple Rooms
ChatMay 30, 2013

Chat Features: User Detection, Persistence, Multiple Rooms

Good News! We’ve launched an all new Chat Resource Center. We recommend checking out our new Chat Resource Center, which includes overviews, tutorials, and design patterns for building and deploying mobile and web chat. Take me to the Chat Resource Center → In this tutorial, we’re going to...
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
How to Build a JavaScript Simple Chat App with No Backend
ChatMay 24, 2013

How to Build a JavaScript Simple Chat App with No Backend

Good News! We’ve launched an all new Chat Resource Center. We recommend checking out our new Chat Resource Center, which includes overviews, tutorials, and design patterns for building and deploying mobile and web chat. Take me to the Chat Resource Center → Trying to plan out and begin building...
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
Build a JavaScript Group Chat App with No Backend
ChatMay 17, 2013

Build a JavaScript Group Chat App with No Backend

This tutorial (broken into 4 parts) shows you how to build a fully-featured web and mobile group chat app with JavaScript.

Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
Lightweight Multiplayer HTML5 Games with PubNub and melonJS
GamingMay 10, 2013

Lightweight Multiplayer HTML5 Games with PubNub and melonJS

We’ve updated our SDKs, and this code is now deprecated. Good news is we’ve written a comprehensive guide to building a multiplayer game. Check it out! In my quest to change the world, I’ve been experimenting with an HTML5 game engine to push the limits of the browser as a platform...
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
Streaming Geo Coordinates API From MongoDB: iOS App
BuildMay 3, 2013

Streaming Geo Coordinates API From MongoDB: iOS App

**NOTE: Since we wrote this tutorial, we’ve released a new, completely-redesigned version of our iOS SDK (4.0). We rebuilt the entire codebase and took advantage of new features from Apple, simplifying and streamlining the SDK. The code from this tutorial still works great, but we recommend checking...
Stephen Blum
Stephen Blum
CTO, PubNub
xkcd HTML5 Canvas MMO WebSocket Scaling with PubNub
GamingSep 28, 2012

xkcd HTML5 Canvas MMO WebSocket Scaling with PubNub

Hello all hackers from HackerNews.  We noticed a new MMO was released by n01se and xkcd yesterday (September 26th, 2012) with multiple users flying around with a balloon figure.  If you got stuck, you can click your balloon guy and turn into a ghost to seamlessly move through the landscape unhindered...
Stephen Blum
Stephen Blum
CTO, PubNub
Channel Presence: Beautiful Mobile + Web HTML5 Chat
ChatSep 13, 2012

Channel Presence: Beautiful Mobile + Web HTML5 Chat

Good News! We’ve launched an all new Chat Resource Center. We recommend checking out our new Chat Resource Center, which includes overviews, tutorials, and design patterns for building and deploying mobile and web chat. Take me to the Chat Resource Center → You can do some pretty amazing things...
Stephen Blum
Stephen Blum
CTO, PubNub