Pusher today announced the general availability of API chat, Chatkit, which allows developers to instantly introduce real-world chat experiences to their mobile and web applications.
Chatkit, which has been in beta since last November, is an all-in-one toolkit suite that covers most of the time when it comes to real-time chat. From the box, allows developers to support rich media messages, read proofs, and permissions.
In addition to the information faced by users, Chatkit also includes sophisticated tools to help developers in the building and development process, thanks to an optical removal tool called the Inspector Instance. The API also supports most of the major programming languages used in web and mobile development.
This will be a welcome alternative for developers currently based on third party services with limited opportunities for customization. Or worse, they build chat systems from scratch with WebRTC or WebSockets, which requires significant development time.
Over the past eight months, use of Pusher's Chatkit has increased by 31.49% on a monthly basis. According to the company, users were found in various areas, including online dating, hosting and cryptic frequencies.
A client is the Kenja business collaboration platform. In a statement, CTO, Philip Butkiewicz, said he praised the versatility and versatility of the tool.
"We were already familiar with Pusher's trustworthy WebSockets service, so when we needed a flexible chat solution that we could adapt to our audience's preferences – we investigated Chatkit," he said.
"We were impressed by the simplicity of Chatkit as we could go from scratch to a customized chat solution within a few days." Pusher's JS Library was perfect for us to get up and running fast – and gave us the opportunity to meet the specific our customers' needs, "added Butkiewicz.
This is the second important announcement from London-based real-time communications for communications this year. In September, the company announced Beams, which focused on an improved push notifications experience for both users and developers.
Pusher is also growing fast. The company has just opened a new position in San Francisco and recently expanded its operations in the United Kingdom by going to a bigger office in London's Shoreditch Tech Mecca.
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