Sockethub is a generic web service for sending and receiving messages on the web, from client-side applications or websites. All communication is represented in simple JSON objects, allowing front-end developers to write dream code without worry about protocol details and other complexities.
By implementing a polyglot server that can speak all of the various protocols and APIs of the web today, Sockethub exposes a single abstracted interface to application developers to carry out messaging and social tasks. This open-source web service adds one more building block to the goals of unhosted and nobackend, which is to provide "server-independent, server-side functionality", so that front-end application developers can interface with these generic open-services free from vendor lock-in.
Sockethub presentation at re:publica 2013! Wednesday, May 8th @ 13:00 on Stage 4