LINE vs Layer: What are the differences?
What is LINE? Get engaged in interactive conversations with LINE users. Use the Messaging API to build bots that provide personalized experiences for your users on LINE You associate your bot with a channel on the LINE Platform. The bot works behind the LINE Official Account that is generated when you create the channel if you operate the account in bot mode..
What is Layer? Build messaging, voice and video right into your app in minutes. 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.
LINE and Layer can be categorized as "Communications SDK" tools.
Some of the features offered by LINE are:
- Send reply messages
- Send push messages
- Get content sent by users
On the other hand, Layer provides the following key features:
- Send any message payload (photos, videos, location, json data, etc) up to 2GB
- Build your UI quickly with sample UI components to get started
- User-expected communication features work right out of the box (full message state tracking, typing indicators, read receipts)