SendBird vs Twilio API for WhatsApp

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SendBird vs Twilio API for WhatsApp: What are the differences?

SendBird: A Complete Chat Platform, Messaging and Chat SDK and API. 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; Twilio API for WhatsApp: Reach users on the world’s most popular messaging app through one streamlined API, officially supported by WhatsApp. The Twilio API for WhatsApp provides developers all over the world with a simple, reliable, and officially supported way to use the WhatsApp Business API. They can now easily build messaging experiences that combine the ease of use of the Programmable SMS API with the global reach of WhatsApp.

SendBird and Twilio API for WhatsApp belong to "Communications SDK" category of the tech stack.

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Yeongju Park
SW Web Engineer at Sense Korea · | 4 upvotes · 48.1K views
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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
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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 - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominiquebhicks/ or book a call if you'd like help exploring - https://calendly.com/dominique-sales/discovery-call-with-stream Thanks!

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Caroline Dangson
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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. https://medevel.com/12-open-source-chat-and-messaging-development-sdk-and-frameworks/ Hope this helps.

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Pros of SendBird
Pros of Twilio API for WhatsApp
  • 13
    Active support is impressive. (Support for private deve
  • 10
    Easy to use
  • 9
    Pre-built UI for major platforms
  • 8
    Migration API for customers using other chat services
  • 7
    First chat SDK officially supports Xamarin
  • 7
    Scalability is awesome
  • 5
    Cool product
  • 5
    Because my product guy told me to
  • 5
    Unlimited number of users in public chat
  • 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 SendBird
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      Policy on concurrent users leads to overages and overch
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      Prices ramp up exponentially
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      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.

      What is Twilio API for WhatsApp?

      The Twilio API for WhatsApp provides developers all over the world with a simple, reliable, and officially supported way to use the WhatsApp Business API. They can now easily build messaging experiences that combine the ease of use of the Programmable SMS API with the global reach of WhatsApp.

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