Because I've been so busy lately I haven't really had a chance to talk about anything I've built or been using, but i've been publishing so many new modules it's worth going back over.
Real quick, Getable is a mobile/desktop ordering and fullfillment application for commercial construction. Think mobile amazon/ebay for large construction jobsites.
First off, everything is realtime, using
engine.io with everything but long polling turned off. We tried leaving websockets on but there were some nasty bits that made the connection die and not come back on iPhone which we just couldn't debug in time so we turned it off.
Engine.io is a great module as it just provides a simple duplex stream-like (more on this later) interface that upgrades itself when available. This meant that in order to get some use out of it I had to write a few modules.
eiojson sends JSON messages rather than strings bidirectiona