Android Chat Tutorial: Building a Messaging UI

Despite their growing prevalence, chat and messaging apps continue to be tedious to implement. Official documentation is nonexistent, while unofficial tutorials are scarce and largely outdated. Colorful chat bubbles filled with text, as well as images and even playable media–how do they do it? The answer is surprisingly simple: RecyclerViews, coupled with the ViewHolder pattern. …

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Build vs buy – How to Create a Messaging Application Like WhatsApp

What do you need to create a messaging application like WhatsApp? Mobile messaging has been a global phenomenon and hence, in-app communication has become a global trend. Now, the question of the day for industry-leading companies have been around how to create a messaging application or service with a messaging feature, in-house development or by integrating …

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Top 3 live video streaming apps using in-app chat api

Live video streaming apps of the year with SendBird The year 2016 has been a heightened year for the live video streaming industry. Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, and even Instagram have pushed forward their live video streaming services armed with in-app chat on top of the video content. For a majority of live content providers, platforms advancement …

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