Layer vs OpenTok vs SendBird

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Layer

16
39
+ 1
7
OpenTok

57
158
+ 1
8
SendBird

137
403
+ 1
78
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Pros of Layer
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Pros of SendBird
  • 6
    Open source ui atlas makes messaging easy
  • 1
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Video Archiving to s3
  • 2
    Easy setup
  • 13
    Active support is impressive. (Support for private deve
  • 10
    Pre-built UI for major platforms
  • 10
    Easy to use
  • 8
    Migration API for customers using other chat services
  • 7
    Scalability is awesome
  • 7
    First chat SDK officially supports Xamarin
  • 5
    Because my product guy told me to
  • 5
    Unlimited number of users in public chat
  • 5
    Cool product
  • 4
    Flexible message format ex) json, xml
  • 2
    Out of the box api and features
  • 2
    Intuitive and feature-packed

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Cons of Layer
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      • 2
        Policy on concurrent users leads to overages and overch
      • 2
        Prices ramp up exponentially

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      What is Layer?

      Layer's asynchronous messaging fabric is capable of transporting payloads of any type. Get your users talking with chat, voice or video messaging. Pull them back in with push. Connect friends, colleagues or perfect strangers seamlessly.

      What is OpenTok?

      It adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product.

      What is SendBird?

      SendBird is a Messaging SDK, Chat API, and fully managed chat infrastructure for your mobile apps and websites. Embeddable chat for iOS, Android, JavaScript, Unity, .NET.

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