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Can Backendless handle Real-Time Communication/Chat (RTC) like Pusher?

We are developing an iOS app where we have a public group/channel/room with 1,000+ active users. Will Backendless be able to handle it on real time?

For the sake of clarity, could you please define how you understand “real time” ?

Very low latency. Close to instant delivery of the chat messages to all subscribers.

Backendless offers two policies for publish/subscribe message delivery: polling and push (to be released in March). With polling the requests can be as frequent as 1 second, which gives an almost instant feel of message arrival.