Layer vs TalkJS: What are the differences?
Developers describe Layer as "Build messaging, voice and video right into your app in minutes". 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. On the other hand, TalkJS is detailed as "Integrated messaging for every web and mobile product". Integrated messaging for every web and mobile product. Add user-to-user chat to your web app, marketplace or social platform.
Layer and TalkJS can be categorized as "Communications SDK" tools.
Some of the features offered by Layer are:
- Send any message payload (photos, videos, location, json data, etc) up to 2GB
- Build your UI quickly with sample UI components to get started
- User-expected communication features work right out of the box (full message state tracking, typing indicators, read receipts)
On the other hand, TalkJS provides the following key features:
- User-to-user messaging
- Buyer-seller messaging
- Real-time messaging