This story was originally published with collaboration with CometChat Pro, and Alex Booker on their blog. Building rich messaging for your app might seem simple at first, but things can quickly escalate when you start to think about advanced features, edge-cases, and how to manage your chat infrastructure at scale. To overcome these challenges, you have several solutions available, but how do they compare? In this article, I will compare Firebase, a general-purpose app development platform, to CometChat Pro, which is built specifically to help you build chat.

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This story was originally published with collaboration with CometChat Pro, and Alex Booker on their tutorials blog. Once you’ve experienced the best of something, there has to be a good reason to downgrade. This is the kind of mentality users have about chat and it’s palpable. If a chat experience isn’t great, users commonly share their usernames on another platform and pick up the conversation there. You see this all the time on dating apps like Tinder or freelance platforms like Upwork.

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Wajahat Karim

Android Developer. Open Source Contributor. Writer. Speaker

Senior Android Developer

Karachi, Pakistan