6 Use Cases For Real-time Data

Real-time data is no longer a luxury, but neccessity for making the user feel engaged and in control. Here are some examples of how you can use it on your own site.

1. Locations and maps

Companies like Uber and FlightRadar are using using real-time data for live maps.

realtime flight map

2. Collaboration

Google Docs and Teamweek are using real-time data to allow multiple users work on a single document or workspace at the same time.

teamweek live sync

3. Chat

Whether it's Skype, Slack or Whatsapp they all use real-time data to send instant messages.

slack webapp

4. Timelines and Activity Streams

Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites use real-time data to keep user timelines up to date.

twitter stream

5. Notifications

Sites like Facebook and Booking.com are using real-time notifications to engage users.

facebook notifications

6. Timed advertising

Sport sites use push messaging to to show advertising during sport match halftimes.

halftime advertisement

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