According to Stack Exchange API not realtime?, the API does not return results in realtime, but has 1 minute delay for the same query.

Is there a system or an app that delivers new questions in realtime for a given tag? Perhaps by email?

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There is an /events route that:

"Returns a stream of events that have occurred on the site."

Greg Hewgill has created a firehose JSON streaming event service which closely mimics the Twitter Streaming API.

He has also created a page to demo the service here: StackHose: live real-time event stream in your browser

  • That's helpful, but /events delays the info by 15 minutes. firehose and StackHose are built are /events. Are there any realtime solutions?
    – B Seven
    Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 14:49
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    @BSeven: It delays the info by 15 minutes? Where are you reading that? Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 17:03
  • It doesn't delay the info. I misread it. "Events are only accessible for 15 minutes after they occurred".
    – B Seven
    Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 17:15

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