Firebase is a real-time database service provided by Google that is an excellent choice if you don’t want to host your own server. With Firebase, you can have our demo messenger setup and running in under 30 minutes. Firebase has a powerful dashboard that gives you access to your data and a REST API if you need to access data from your server.
Firebase is a hosted solution which means that you don’t need to manage your own server. You can setup an account and have the Chat SDK up and running in under 30 minutes.
Firebase supports login via email, Facebook and Twitter as well as Anonymous login and custom authentication using your existing server.
We’ve compared different messaging systems and Fireable has a very competitive pricing scheme. The free tier can easily support up to 15k daily users so most apps will never need to pay for hosting.
Firebase is a Google owned service and takes advantage of the Google infrastructure. It can support millions of concurrent connections and hundreds of millions of daily active users.
Firebase is blazingly fast. It maintains a two way, realtime connection with each connected device which allows messages to be delivered almost instantly.
We have SDKs for both iOS and Android which are completely compatible. You can support 98% of all mobile device out of the box.
ejabberd – XMPP
ejabberd is a rock solid, massively scalable, infinitely extensible open source XMPP server. The free community version can be hosted on your own server while the supported business edition can power applications with millions of concurrent connections. ProcessOne also offer a hosted SaaS version of ejabberd which is available for a monthly fee. XMPP is the industry standard messaging protocol for large applications and gives you the maximum level of control, flexibility and performance.
ejabberd has extremely flexible hosting options. It can be installed on your own server or hosting package. There’s also a hosted SaaS version available. For large applications, multiple XMPP installations can be clustered across different servers.
The XMPP Chat SDK is a standard XMPP implementation and is compatible with other XMPP servers and existing messaging systems. This makes the SDK especially useful for corporations how are already have an XMPP system setup and are looking to add mobile support.
ejabberd comes with a powerful web dashboard for administration. From there you can manage user accounts, group chats and perform server administration tasks.
XMPP powers some of the largest communication apps in the world including Skype, WhatsApp and Facebook chat. ejabberd can be synchronised across multiple servers in different geographic locations to give the ultimate level of performance.
The XMPP Chat SDK gives you full end-to-end control of your messaging system. This is especially important for regulated industries that are handling sensitive data and need to make sure the servers that are handling that data are secure.
XMPP is a very flexible protocol and with ejabberd and the XMPP Chat SDK, you have access to the complete source code. Chat SDK can be a starting point which will give you a head start in developing your own highly customized real-time application.