Live TV Instant Messenger: On-screen Interaction, Multi-device Sign-in, Social Media Networking Features
An investment company with a diversified portfolio of business initiatives.
The client approached Softeq with an initial idea of creating a live chat messenger for mobile devices. Softeq’s Mobile App Development team came up with a number of technical and design ideas for the app to stand out from the competition, extending the concept into actionable steps.
The client aimed to launch a messaging app that would provide users a fun way to keep in touch and make new friends through a host of special features, combining social and best messaging capabilities.
Softeq developed an iOS messenger that among others provides such unique features as Random Chat, Message Translation, and Custom Stream from social networks of user’s choice.
The app works with text, photos, video, and audio and employs push/local notifications based on a custom logic. Integrated with Flurry Analytics, the app will provide insight into the users’ behavior and the solution’s performance.
The messenger utilizes HTTPS, a secure communication protocol to protect the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data. The XMPP server leveraged to enable optimized real-time communication not only complies with such security standards as TLS, SASL, SSL, but also provides user data separation on the server level.
The team employed a combination of Scrum and Kanban project management methodologies — Scrumban — to adapt to the changing requirements.
The team continues working on the iOS app enhancement, which will affect the messenger’s look and feel and usage convenience. The customer also plans to test the waters of monetization by incorporating in-app advertising.