Messaging is a big trend these days with applications ranging from dating apps, on-demand services, and consumer apps to e-commerce and mobile games. But building a messaging app from scratch is difficult and time-consuming. That's why we've prepared this quick tutorial for building your own iOS messaging app.
SendBird is the chat API and backend for apps. Rather than describe the steps necessary for building an iOS messaging app, we will build it in a sample project using SendBird. The project comes with a basic UI/UX for a messaging app so that you can easily experience the development process for implementing a messaging feature leveraging SendBird's chat API and backend.
You can kick-start this sample project simply by downloading the sample project here. All the parts required for the tutorial are there, including the basic UI resources.
The project implements four features for simple open chat rooms, 1-on-1 and group messaging.
The comprehensive guide for building an iOS messaging app is available on our guide hosted by Gitbook.
Follow the steps described in the guide and you'll be on your way to creating the next big app using real-time messaging!
We are eager to see what exciting projects you are working on! Please send us your feedback at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun developing your iOS messaging app!