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QuickBlox vs SendBird: What are the differences?


In this comparison between QuickBlox and SendBird, we will outline the key differences between the two communication platforms.

  1. Cost Structure: QuickBlox offers a pay-as-you-go pricing model where you only pay for what you use, while SendBird provides a tiered pricing structure based on the number of monthly active users.

  2. Customization Options: SendBird offers more extensive customization options, allowing developers to tailor the interface to suit their brand and user experience, whereas QuickBlox provides more out-of-the-box features with limited customization.

  3. Scalability: QuickBlox is known for its scalability, especially in handling large volumes of users and data, making it a suitable choice for high-growth apps, while SendBird may have limitations in scalability for very large applications.

  4. API and SDK Support: Both QuickBlox and SendBird offer robust API and SDK support for multiple platforms, but SendBird has more comprehensive documentation and community support compared to QuickBlox.

  5. Video Call Quality: SendBird is recognized for its superior video call quality due to its use of advanced codecs and protocols, while QuickBlox video calls may experience occasional lags or lower resolutions in comparison.

In Summary, QuickBlox and SendBird differ in cost structure, customization options, scalability, API and SDK support, and video call quality.

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Yeongju Park
SW Web Engineer at Sense Korea · | 4 upvotes · 75.9K views
Needs advice

I am considering which chat solution to choose between CometChat and SendBird, for our new app. The condition is, the app is going to run in a private network and has to connect with MSSQL. Any advice on other things I have to consider before choosing one, or is there another chat service you would recommend? Thank you!

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Dominique Hicks

Hi Yeongju, What do you mean by private network? Are you talking about limiting the users allowed to use the app or where the data is stored? I'd be happy to help you! Connect with me on linkedin - or book a call if you'd like help exploring - Thanks!

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Caroline Dangson
Product Marketing at Sendbird · | 1 upvotes · 4.3K views

Hi Yeongju. I work for Sendbird. Sendbird runs in the cloud. Since you mention private network and connecting with MSSQL, it sounds like you need an on-premise chat solution. CometChat claims to support on-premise. You might also look into open source chat solutions. Hope this helps.

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Pros of QuickBlox
Pros of SendBird
  • 7
  • 13
    Active support is impressive. (Support for private deve
  • 10
    Pre-built UI for major platforms
  • 10
    Easy to use
  • 8
    Migration API for customers using other chat services
  • 7
    Scalability is awesome
  • 7
    First chat SDK officially supports Xamarin
  • 5
    Because my product guy told me to
  • 5
    Unlimited number of users in public chat
  • 5
    Cool product
  • 4
    Flexible message format ex) json, xml
  • 2
    Out of the box api and features
  • 2
    Intuitive and feature-packed

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Cons of QuickBlox
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    • 2
      Policy on concurrent users leads to overages and overch
    • 2
      Prices ramp up exponentially

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    What is QuickBlox?

    Add powerful communication features to your mobile app and data services for your backend<br>

    What is 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.

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