What Chat Solutions to Choose? Firebase Vs SendBird Vs Node.js + Socket.io

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  • firechat

    Real-time Chat powered by Firebase (by FirebaseExtended)

    Firechat is a framework for chat creation, and it was made by the Firebase team using Firebase as a foundation. Firechat uses Firebase for authorization, sync, storing data. Firechat provides API for a chat, that allows user authentication; forwarding messages, images, and files; group chats creation, sending out invitations. Here are the links to their official website and project code.

  • Socket.io

    Realtime application framework (Node.JS server)

    Server platform Node.js, going with the real-time data exchange library Socket.io helps build a chat with unlimited customization possibilities.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

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