Best way to make a chat app?

Hey everyone,

I’m about to create a chat section for my Ionic app. I see some posts on here that touch on chat, but most seem somewhat of date. What’s the best way to tackle this problem? Are there any established approaches? Should I write this functionality from scratch or are there any good solutions already available out there?

Thanks in advance!

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Applications which utilise chat can be incredibly complex, especially if you want real-time chat, notifications and idle/online/offline statuses.

Look at firechat it’s an open source project and demonstrates the functionality available using the firebase platform

Some time ago I found an Ionic starter app covering development of chat application:

Look at section 17: Ionic Socket.IO Chat Client

Starter app is 2 months old so it’s still fresh plus it comes with a great tutorial.

Check this chat template! Check my Ionic chat template! :smiley:

Sorry for my late response. What kind of app do you want to create? Would you like to create social chat app? So that lots of users can chat at a time. Thanks!