How to Build a Mobile Chat Application Instantly

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We spend at least 8x more time on instant messaging apps like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Kik, WeChat and the likes.

WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are leading the pack with more than 1,000 Million users per month. This statistic from Statistia shows how far spread the user base in the instant messaging space is:


A study conducted by Adobe has found that more than 57% of professionals agree enterprise communication and collaboration tools to be critical for organizational success in the coming years.

Enterprise chat apps provide a higher level of real-time communication capability, security and collaboration prowess that usual chat apps cannot provide.

The motive behind that pushes enterprises to develop mobile chat app include:

  • Improving employee productivity
  • Adding multiple real-time communication capabilities
  • Streamlining and grouping collaborative functions under a single interface
  • Providing round the clock access for employees to information
  • Remote connectivity through mobile, tablets desktops & hybrid devices

Not just enterprises, a chat app can prove to be a boon in several other operations like retail, in-app messaging, social communication, private group connect and much more.

The Catch In Building A Chat App

Cost. The cost to Create mobile chat application from scratch mobile app development is quite exorbitant. To quote a ballpark figure, the cost to Build mobile chat app like WhatsApp can cost anywhere from $18,500 onwards for Android and as high as $22,000 for iOS.

Secondly, the resources and man hours required to build chat app is hefty and can be demanding on an enterprise that may not have a full fledged digital wing.

But, there is a ray of hope in the end of the tunnel. There are readymade solutions that can be customized endlessly to make them perfect fit for any purpose as desired.

Introducing Apphitect IM Solution

Apphitect IM Solution is an enterprise-grade instant messaging app building solution. Think of it as a pre written source code to create a chat mobile app that you can purchase, customize as required and deploy in your enterprise, in-app, social circle or even as a chatbot for your eCommerce store or Messaging channel.

Tech Stack that pillars the functioning ofApphitect IM Solution

Apphitect IM Solution is built on a tech stack that facilitates creating a chat application that is high of scalability, flexibility and security.

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Multi-dimensional features for Enterprise-grade communication

Apphitect IM Solution is equipped for rendering multi-dimensional facilities for communication, collaboration, scalability, productivity and security.

Features for real-time communication

  • Voice Messaging
  • Video Calling
  • Push Notifications
  • Online Presence Indicators
  • Location Sharing
  • Offline Messaging

Features for Collaboration

  • Group Chat
  • Social Integration
  • Sync and Store
  • Screen Sharing

Features for Scalability

  • Unlimited Member Capacity
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage for Media
  • Centralized Administration
  • All-network Compatible

Features for Security

  • HMAC Authentication
  • End to End Encryption
  • Auto Delete of Messages
  • Two-Step Verification

Summing it Up

A lion share of businesses and CIOs are placing high bets on enterprise chat apps. They believe it to be the nucleus around which organizational processes will revolve in the near future.

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About the Author

Alex Sam is a digital marketer by choice & profession. He munches on topics relating to technology, eCommerce, enterprise mobility, Cloud Solutions and Internet of Things. His other interests lies in SEO, Online Reputation Management and Google Analytics. Follow Me Socially: Facebook, Linkedin, Medium

7 Comments on "How to Build a Mobile Chat Application Instantly"

  1. elyssawilliams10 | July 13, 2017 at 12:44 pm |

    How long will it take to build an enterprise mobile chat application with location sharing feature?

  2. samantha.floyd78 | July 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm |

    Can you build a mobile chat app with a function to search the files that are shared in the conversation?

  3. yes @samantha.floyd78. It is possible to build a mobile chat with the functions you seek.

  4. jesse92best | July 20, 2017 at 1:13 pm |

    Can i create a mobile chat app for android with Apphitect IM Solution?

  5. @jesse92best yes you can develop mobile chat app for android, iphone and windows with Apphitect IM Solution.

  6. wasimmkazii | July 26, 2017 at 12:25 pm |

    is it possible to build a mobile chat app for my soccer team?

  7. jamesbortt | July 27, 2017 at 1:02 pm |

    If i build a chat app, can I host it in AWS or Azure cloud services?

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