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Yeongju Park
SW Web Engineer at Sense Korea · | 4 upvotes · 75.8K views
Needs advice

I am considering which chat solution to choose between CometChat and SendBird, for our new app. The condition is, the app is going to run in a private network and has to connect with MSSQL. Any advice on other things I have to consider before choosing one, or is there another chat service you would recommend? Thank you!

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Dominique Hicks

Hi Yeongju, What do you mean by private network? Are you talking about limiting the users allowed to use the app or where the data is stored? I'd be happy to help you! Connect with me on linkedin - or book a call if you'd like help exploring - Thanks!

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Caroline Dangson
Product Marketing at Sendbird · | 1 upvotes · 4.3K views

Hi Yeongju. I work for Sendbird. Sendbird runs in the cloud. Since you mention private network and connecting with MSSQL, it sounds like you need an on-premise chat solution. CometChat claims to support on-premise. You might also look into open source chat solutions. Hope this helps.

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Pros of SendBird
Pros of Sinch
Pros of TalkJS
  • 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
  • 9
    Super smooth SDK
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Cross-platform (iOS, Android, Web)
  • 5
    Super voice quality
  • 4
    Great support
  • 2
    Super fast and easy to integrate
  • 2
    Comes ready with inbuilt features e.g push notification
  • 2
    Easy to integrate

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Cons of SendBird
Cons of Sinch
Cons of TalkJS
  • 2
    Policy on concurrent users leads to overages and overch
  • 2
    Prices ramp up exponentially
  • 2
    Crashed in ios when make connection in vedio calling
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    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.

    What is Sinch?

    Sinch makes it easy for developers to add voice, messaging and SMS to their apps with just a few lines of code. Enrich your apps with communications that your users will love.

    What is TalkJS?

    TalkJS provides a chat API & Javascript SDK with a pre-built UI that allows developers to add chat between users on websites and apps in hours instead of months.

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