Category: Socket.IO

Build a Web App with Backbone.js and Socket.IO

As many of you know, Backbone.js is a well-known MV* framework. It’s hosted on GitHub and it gives structure to web applications by providing models with key-value binding and custom events, collections with a rich API of enumerable functions, views with declarative event handling, and connects it all to your existin...

Using Socket.IO and Cordova to Create a Real Time Chat App

In this tutorial we’re going to build a chat application using Cordova and Socket.io. To make things easier we’re using the Ionic framework. I’m going to assume that you have already setup all the relevant SDK’s in your machine. And have installed Cordova and Ionic as we won’t be going thr...

Build a Real-Time Photo Update App with the Instagram API

Instagram is an online photo sharing network that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms. Users can personalize each photo that they upload (for example by adding various effects) and categorize them with a hashtag. In this tutorial we’ll be building ...

Visualizing a Twitter Stream in VR with Three.js and Node

Twitter is a wonderful and information rich beast. I wanted to combine some of the powers of visualization, Three.js and its VR capabilities with Socket.IO and Node to create a pretty world of particles generated via a Twitter stream. I’ve previously discussed all the basics of developing virtual reality web expe...