Hey guys so we had quite a lot of requests from projects who wanted to implement server-side chat history so you could sync it between different devices and platforms of your users. Our standard answer was you could use Custom Objects for that but obviously that required additional API call from the client-side so was not the best possible solution. So we have decided we create a server-side bridge between Chat and Custom Objects effectively allowing you to manipulate your chat history as if it was your Custom Objects data object without having to do any extra work on the client side.
Good news it is now also natively supported in our iOS SDK 1.8. For Android and Web users you may use Custom Objects API to access chat history and we will add even easier integration in the nearest future.
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Both libraries for iOS and Android are accompanied with code samples and step-by-step integration tutorials. We have spent time optimising the libraries and server-side component so it launches quickly, works very well not only over WiFi but also over 3G/4G and has optimal picture and sound quality.
The solution is peer to peer so you don’t need to host a massive server-side infrastructure and pay for traffic. QuickBlox cloud backend takes care of users authentication, handshake and NAT traversal making sure your users can call each other through different network, firewall and router configurations.
Imagine what you can do with functionality similar to Skype or FaceTime in your apps – and you may also combine it with QuickBlox Users, Chat, Push Notifications, Content, Location and Ratings APIs to make really engaging social apps or add communication layers to increase efficiency in business/enterprise applications.
Check out our video guide on adding video calling into your iOS app to see how easy it is in integration – this is few man years of work compressed into few lines of code so you can build powerful apps in no time: