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Chat is More Than Hot Air — How to Build the Digital Future

2 min readJoe Hanson on Jun 11, 2018
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Chat has hit the mainstream. Our eBook provides 360-degree view of chat app development, deployment, and scale—and why chat is eating the world.

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Good News! We’ve launched an all new Chat Resource Center.

The SDK or APIs in this tutorial may be out of date. We recommend checking out our new Chat Resource Center, which includes overviews, tutorials, and design patterns for building and deploying mobile and web chat.

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Make no mistake: chat isn’t just hot air, it’s the future of communication.

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Chat has hit the mainstream. In what started as simple 1:1 and group yakking, more and more real communication is taking place in the messaging feed. Chatbots, dating, maps, games, collaboration… the list goes on. As the innovations flow, real-time online communication embeds itself further in our day-to-day.

And it’s mission critical to your business and continues to grow in importance for how your customers talk, buy, learn, love and innovate. You need to out-innovate the competition from Day One and deliver the immersive chat experiences your users crave.

Which brings us to this. Our new eBook will give you a 360-degree view of chat app development, deployment, and scale—and why chat is eating the world. It covers:

  • The current landscape of chat technology: the different flavors of chat, choosing the right technology from what’s available on the market today and a comparison of build vs. buy and hosted vs. open source.
  • How chat is evolving: a view into how chat apps are changing from simple messaging to transform how industries and users communicate.
  • How to ensure you’re at the forefront of innovation: a look at what features and experiences can be delivered to set yourself apart from the rest.

Read it here!

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