A highly advance featured chat app in android using Firestore
Why this project and a chat platform?
In this era of the social media craze and internet age, where smartphones have become a core part in peoples' lives. And with millions monthly active users on advanced chat apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram etc, we (consumers) have started taking these awesome features as for granted. This have become a trouble and headache for indie developers (especially those who provide development services or freelancing) to create such feature-rich platforms in constrained time.
So, ChatAir is an open-source feature-rich chat platform (initially for Android) using Firebase's Cloud Firestore database as backend. Android Developers can easily use this platform in their apps and integrate highly advanced feature-rich chat system within a short time.
Why Cloud Firestore?
Cloud Firestore is an extended feature of Google Firebase and a real-time document-collection based database service that is an excellent choice if you don’t want to host your own server. With Firestore, you can have our demo chat app setup and running in under 30 minutes. Firestore has a powerful dashboard that gives you access to your data and a REST API if you need to access data from your server. Some of the advantages of Cloud Firestore include:
- Flexible Authentication
- Realtime & Fast
- Pay as you go including Free Tier
- Cross platform SDKs
Here's a list of features that we plan to include overtime.
- Authentication (Anonymous, Email, Facebook, Twitter, Google+)
- Phone Number Authentication
- Text Messages
- Image Messages
- GIF Messages
- Multiple Image Messages
- Location Messages
- Audio Messages
- Video Messages
- Link/URL Preview Messages
- Reply Messages
- Emojis Support
- Online/Last Active Status
- Message Read/Receipt Ticks
- Unread Messages Count
- Group Chats
- Push Notifications
- Typing Indicator
- User Mentions
- Chat / Group Media, Documents, and Links
- Restore/Export from and to CSV File
- Chat Heads
- Block/Unblock Users
We're very excited about the project and we're looking for other people to get involved. Over time we would like to make the best messaging framework for mobile. Help is always welcome. The more is done the better it gets!
Before contributing be sure to check out the CONTRIBUTION guidelines.
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Copyright 2019 Chat Air Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.