From reading beaconpush‘s developers guide, its aim is to provide a cloud hosted comet server. I can achieve the same thing on the backend using an XMPP server (and I have done that). So the only attraction is the cross browser client-side integration. I’m going to write a test app to kick the tires and get a feel of the utility of this service. As of right now, I’m not clear on the usecases that it aims to be useful in.
Carl Byström on (created) beaconpush account