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Can I use Hipmob for a group chat website or app? How can I add groupchat or a chatroom to my mobile app?

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2013 11:59AM EDT
Unfortunately, we dont yet support group chat functionality (as of May 2013). Here are a few services you might be able to use to get what you're looking for. They all work a little differently, so be sure to research them against your needs and figure out if they are exactly what you're looking for.

For Group Chat on a Website
  • www.chatterous.com
  • www.rumbletalk.com
  • www.envolve.com
  • www.layer.com

For Group Chat in a mobile app
  • www.layer.com
  • www.firebase.com
  • www.scringo.com
  • www.quickblox.com
  • http://developer.talkray.com/


For an API based messaging service:
  • www.layer.com
  • www.firebase.com
  • www.pusher.com
  • http://developer.talkray.com/
  • www.pubnub.com


For an abstracted real time data platform (focused on developers):
  • www.layer.com
  • www.firebase.com (from the team that brought you envolve.com)


For forums inside your iOS or Android app
  • www.crittercism.com
  • www.discourse.org (you will likely have to use their API)


​For forums on your website
  • www.discourse.org
  • moot.it


​For a marketplace chat for your website
  • www.gaglers.com
  • www.chatterous.com


Hope this helps. As we come across more examples, we'll add them here. And of course, if you use any of these and have a particularly good (or bad) experience, please let us know!

Email any questions at ayo@hipmob.com.
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