Hall vs Let's Chat: What are the differences?
Developers describe Hall as "Real-time business chat & texting for teams". Hall is group chat, IM and video chat for companies and teams. Available free for the web, desktop and mobile. FREE anytime, anywhere. On the other hand, Let's Chat is detailed as "Open source self-hosted chat app for small teams". Let's Chat is a persistent messaging application that runs on Node.js and MongoDB. It's designed to be easily deployable and fits well with small, intimate teams. It's free (MIT licensed) and ships with killer features such as LDAP/Kerberos authentication, a REST-like API and XMPP support.
Hall and Let's Chat can be primarily classified as "Group Chat & Notifications" tools.
Some of the features offered by Hall are:
- Group & Private Chat - Easily message one-on-one or in groups with users in- or out-of-network. No need for a work email address.
- Syncs Across All Devices - Hall syncs seamlessly and persistently across Mac, Windows, Web, Android, and iPhone. Your chats are wherever you are.
- Integrate With All Your Favorite Services - Dropbox, Hubot, Github, Zapier, Get Satisfaction, NewRelic, Jenkins, Box, and many more....
On the other hand, Let's Chat provides the following key features:
- BYOS (bring your own server)
- Persistent messages
- Multiple rooms
"Free" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Hall, while over 6 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Let's Chat.
Let's Chat is an open source tool with 9.17K GitHub stars and 1.46K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Let's Chat's open source repository on GitHub.
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Hall works great with services such as github, crashlytics, bitbucket etc to give your team real time information on activities going on in those sites without having to visit them individually. It gives our team some peace of mind knowing that all our information to coming directly to us when we need it!