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lol, click the cow..

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Does anyone know if this will support web sockets? Major issue (for me) in regards to using heroku is the lack of web sockets.

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Given that this doesn't support ELBs yet and you'll need to roll your own load balancer with HAProxy, there's nothing stopping websockets from working.

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dotCloud is a PaaS which supports websockets: http://docs.dotcloud.com/0.9/guides/websockets/

The implementation is open-source, too: http://github.com/dotcloud/hipache

Disclaimer: I work at dotCloud

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if you customize an nginx layer - new nginx supports web sockets... idk if this answers your question but look: http://nginx.com/news/nginx-websockets.html

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what are the typical target markets you're trying to ship your app to?

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my principal app is an Imgur(image hosting) Gallery viewer so I'd say mostly young people that do a good usage of social networks & media so people that usually "keep up with the technology".

In fact my usage statistics are the following:

Android 4.0.3 - 4.0.4 29.55%

Android 4.1 28.99%

Android 2.3.3 - 2.3.7 28.37%

while for the rest of the app in the entertainment category the is the following:

Android 4.0.3 - 4.0.4 29.76%

Android 4.1 15.31%

Android 2.3.3 - 2.3.7 40.07%

you can really see a difference but 2.x is still quite strong everywhere so it's usually worth to have some kind of support, even if the app doesn't run greatly users will generally acknowledge that they have a crappy device and not complain, for instance I' d say that 100% of support requests are from users with high end devices.

hope this helps

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absolutely, thanks

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What about the 1000's of people that use an API that a bizDev person could never spend time talking to. Sure an API will never replace a human that is needed to do a big time deal, but for everything else it's radically changed bizdev.

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They still let you try it out instantly, they just made the font pretty small on the link to actually do that.

https://manage.stripe.com/register

Note: see the skip this step link

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Can they ever really stop us? We'll use every possible measure aka toe to make the Internet free. Just ask the guys at silk road

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I hope the baby boomers realize that the 20 somethings out there don't give a damn about their entitlements and we'll pick up and move to Africa if we have to because all we need is a solid internet connection.

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The best example of this is m-pesa by Kenya's Safaricom. In Kenya the banks market share has been totally cannibalized because most people couldn't afford a bank and then when most of the population went to strictly m-pesa so did a majority of the vendors, etc. I wouldn't say bitCoin doesn't have a shot at replacing that, but it's got a long long way to go. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-Pesa

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