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Alternatives to QuickBlox

SendBird, Firebase, PubNub, Twilio, and CometChat are the most popular alternatives and competitors to QuickBlox.
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What is QuickBlox and what are its top alternatives?

Add powerful communication features to your mobile app and data services for your backend<br>
QuickBlox is a tool in the Communications SDK category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to QuickBlox

  • SendBird
    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. ...

  • Firebase
    Firebase

    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds. ...

  • PubNub
    PubNub

    PubNub makes it easy for you to add real-time capabilities to your apps, without worrying about the infrastructure. Build apps that allow your users to engage in real-time across mobile, browser, desktop and server. ...

  • Twilio
    Twilio

    Twilio offers developers a powerful API for phone services to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive text messages. Their product allows programmers to more easily integrate various communication methods into their software and programs. ...

  • CometChat
    CometChat

    It enables developers to create 100% customized chat applications. Use our sample apps & build what you imagine. It enables product managers to add chat with pre-built UI to websites within a few minutes. Use our ready-to-use chat plugin. ...

  • OpenTok
    OpenTok

    It adds the clarity and emotion of face-to-face communication to your brand whether you're developing for the web, iOS, or Android. We make the integration of high-quality live video a breeze so that you can focus on building a great product. ...

  • Layer
    Layer

    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. ...

  • Agora
    Agora

    Agora.io provides building blocks for you to add real-time voice and video communications through a simple and powerful SDK. You can integrate the Agora SDK to enable real-time communications in your own application quickly. ...

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SendBird

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A Complete Chat Platform, Messaging and Chat SDK and API
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PROS OF SENDBIRD
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    Active support is impressive. (Support for private deve
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    Easy to use
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    Pre-built UI for major platforms
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    Migration API for customers using other chat services
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    First chat SDK officially supports Xamarin
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    Scalability is awesome
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    Cool product
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    Because my product guy told me to
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    Unlimited number of users in public chat
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    Flexible message format ex) json, xml
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    Out of the box api and features
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    Intuitive and feature-packed
CONS OF SENDBIRD
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    Policy on concurrent users leads to overages and overch
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Firebase

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    Fast and responsive
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    Easy setup
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    Real-time
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    JSON
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    Free
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    Backed by google
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    Angular adaptor
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    Reliable
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    Great customer support
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    Great documentation
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    Real-time synchronization
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    Mobile friendly
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    Rapid prototyping
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    Great security
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    Automatic scaling
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    Freakingly awesome
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    Chat
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    Angularfire is an amazing addition!
  • 8
    Super fast development
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    Firebase hosting
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    Awesome next-gen backend
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    Ios adaptor
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    Built in user auth/oauth
  • 4
    Speed of light
  • 4
    Very easy to use
  • 3
    Great
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    Brilliant for startups
  • 3
    It's made development super fast
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    Push notification
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    Free hosting
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    Free authentication solution
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    Cloud functions
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    JS Offline and Sync suport
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    Low battery consumption
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    The concurrent updates create a great experience
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    I can quickly create static web apps with no backend
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    Great all-round functionality
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    Easy to use
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    Easy Reactjs integration
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    Free SSL
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    Faster workflow
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    Google's support
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    Simple and easy
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    CDN & cache out of the box
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    Large
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    .net
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    Serverless
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    Good Free Limits
CONS OF FIREBASE
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    Can become expensive
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    Scalability is not infinite
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    No open source, you depend on external company
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    Not Flexible Enough
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    Cant filter queries
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    Very unstable server
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    No Relational Data
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    Too many errors
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    No offline sync

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Hi Otensia! I'd definitely recommend using the skills you've already got and building with JavaScript is a smart way to go these days. Most platform services have JavaScript/Node SDKs or NPM packages, many serverless platforms support Node in case you need to write any backend logic, and JavaScript is incredibly popular - meaning it will be easy to hire for, should you ever need to.

My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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PubNub

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PROS OF PUBNUB
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    Massively scalable & easy to use
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    Easy setup
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    Reliable
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    Great support
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    Flexible to integrate to custom applications
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    99.999% availability guarantees
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    Sockets at Scale
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    High-Performance
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    Multiplexing
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    High-Reliability
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    Scalability
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    70+ SDKs
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    High-Availability
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    Azure Add-on
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    Security
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    Presence
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    Easy to setup
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    Flexible
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    Server-Side Cache
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    Free Plan
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    Support
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    AngularJS Adapter
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    PhoneGap Plugin
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    Data Sync
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    Data Streams
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    Analytics
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    Angular 2+ integration
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    Easy integration with iOS apps
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    Easy setup and very reliable
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    High cost, going up more in Summer '15
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    Cool
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    Documentation, easy to use, great people/service
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    CTO stephen also is A++++++
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    Real time and easy to use.
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    Cdsd
CONS OF PUBNUB
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    Great sms services
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    Low cost of entry
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    Good value
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    Simple
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    Extremely simple to integrate with rails
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    Great for startups
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    SMS
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    Text me the app pages
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    New Features constantly rolling out
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