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förbind

What is förbind?

förbind connects your users so they can communicate in real-time. Your app may be a game like Chess, or a chat room, or a collaborative application - förbind gives you a way to connect your users and control the message flow.

You set up an application, and users connect to sessions. Within the session a user can send a message, and förbind will distribute it to the other users in the session. Don't worry, we'll be adding more detail soon!

Want to be a beta tester?

It's still very early days, but we're looking for beta testers who want to try out förbind for their web apps. So if you want to get some hands on the early version of förbind, drop us your contact details and we'll be in touch.

We're not cowboys: Your details will not be passed on or shared with anyone, and only used to create a login to access this service if you're chosen for the beta program.

How does it work & a demo?

Silently behind the scenes, förbind is using the latest Web Sockets API and degrading to Flash thanks to socket.io and our server platform is running on node.js.

If you want an idea of what förbind looks like when it's working, check out this early demo of förbind in JS Bin.

Show me some code

If you creating a chat room for your application, the code would look like this:

forbind.join();

// when we've joined the room, say hello
forbind.on('join', function () {
  forbind.send({ 
    username: 'Remy', 
    message: 'Hello everyone!' 
  });
});

// when a message comes in show it on the screen
forbind.on('message', function (data) {
  alert(data.username + ' says: ' + data.message);
});