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How to build an instant chat app like WhatsApp?

Many business owners consider WhatsApp as a good example to develop an instant app for their new business. Planning of the budget is necessary For Mobile App Development like WhatsApp. This application is referred to as an instant messenger where people can chat with friends, family, and other people. Through this application, they can exchange real-time messages with the mobile internet or Wi-Fi. The application is compatible with all popular mobile operating systems.

WhatsApp has a flexible setting adjustment, user friendly, and has high performance. This is the reason it has become the most popular messengers throughout the world. Many companies want to create instant chat app like WhatsApp. So, let us focus on a few of the steps that help to create the application.

Below mentioned are a few of the steps to develop an instant app like WhatsApp.

Choose the right business model.

Before you start creating your app, think about all the business nuances which you may face while learning how to make the application. Check out the main principle that helps you to succeed. While choosing the right business model target audience that is interested in the development of messenger. The young people use the messenger more often than older people. Even though WhatsApp is used as a popular business app by the business owner as it is secure and easy to use.

The next thing is Monetization and while creating the app focus more monetization models that you may use to gain profit. Analyse the market and study all the competitors. Check what you can do to make the app best. To make the app unique it is highly important to add something new to your app.

Hire a dedicated development team.

To grow your application, you require to hire good developers who can elaborate on the architecture of the app at the first stage of development. This is the first step taken by all the companies.AS your application will be growing; you need to have an opportunity to process large data flow. We all know that a poorly designed code can cause the improper operation of the application. It is good to hire someone who has a deep understanding and experience with such kind of projects. A good developer will investigate possible scenarios to avoid the crash of an application and loss of money in the future.

Build the platform.

When you found a good guide to create an app like WhatsApp, you should focus on WhatsApp’s architecture. It is necessary to have a deep understanding of the app along with the background of the application. So, in this section, we have mentioned some vital information to consider before starting the building app.

In the WhatsApp, to handle message traffic the Ejabberd XMPP application server written in Erlang programming language is used. It is perfect to accommodate huge communication due to sustainability. Using Erlang is a good option because it quickly adjusts to hotfixes and instant updates. There is no need to restart it for adding new functionality or updates.

So, like this, there are many points you need to follow to get the best chat application designed like WhatsApp.

By Sandeep Chauhan

Sandeep Chauhan is a Software Developer at plancoders. He loves to build beautiful Mobile Apps, and Websites.

In the past, he has worked in companies like OpenText, Intel, CenturyLink, and Walmart Labs.

He is the founding CTO of Dealsite (prev WorkingGroupLink), GoPetie, and HRaspirin. Sandeep created the first version of Doc.com (prev Docademic), and helped develop ScaleLab product.

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