A Chat API allows you to build real time chat for your mobile or web application. An API (Application Programming Interface) is a set of code that serves as a mediator, sending requests from a chat application to cloud based service. QuickBlox Chat API connects your application to our powerful cloud communication platform, processing communication requests and facilitating instant messaging between two or more parties via mobile and web applications.
QuickBlox Chat API is built on XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol), which is an open source technology that enables the exchange of instant messaging and presence information in real time. Commonly used by major instant messaging apps like WhatsApp and others, XMPP provides a powerful real time chat API to support one‑to‑one and group chat experiences.
QuickBlox SDKs, which are offered in multiple languages, make the use of our Chat API even simpler. When you install our SDK into your application you are already powered for real time communicatiuickBlox SDKs, or you require server‑to‑servon. If your app’s programming language is not supported by Qer connection, you can use our Chat API directly to integrate QuickBlox functionality with your application.
QuickBlox Chat API connects your app to our powerful back‑end platform. QuickBlox’s cloud‑based communication platform is secure and scalable. When you use our robust infrastructure to help power your app’s communication, you can be sure of building a high‑performance and reliable chat service regardless of the size of your application.
Build a real time chat application with ease when you use QuickBlox Chat API (and SDKs). Our pre‑built real time chat software means you can save on development time and costs, and enjoy a quicker time‑to‑market. Sign up for a free QuickBlox account and start building chat today.
Create modern communication apps that instantly connect parties. QuickBlox Chat API provides a convenient way to add stunning real time communication features to any application.
QuickBlox provides the necessary building bricks for creating great communication apps. You can use our SDKs or access our Chat APIs directly to get the functions you need.
Authenticate your users with the QuickBlox Server so that they can access our APIs
Manage everything related to user entities. Create users, assign, update and delete user tags, and more
Send messages, manage chat dialogs (1‑on‑1, private and public groups), send messages, and access chat history
Store and manage media rich content, including photos, videos, documents, etc via easy‑to‑use API
Subscribe users to push notifications and send these notifications to devices when they are offline
Interact with QuickBlox key‑value storage where you can create any sort of data schemes and use them in your application
Use QuickBlox address book API to enable your users’ mobile device address books to sync with your app to create in‑app contact lists
More and more businesses are discovering the benefits of integrating real time communication features into their web and mobile apps.
QuickBlox provides real time chat SDKs for all popular platforms. These comprehensive software development kits are available in multiple languages and are ready to be downloaded and installed today.
You can access our API directly to integrate QuickBlox real‑time communication functionality if our SDKs do not support your programming language. Our Chat API comes with detailed documentation so that you can easily get started building your messenger app.API Documentation
We strive to build easy‑to‑use developer‑friendly SDKs that can be effortlessly integrated into your app to produce stunning real‑time communication features.
We depend on developer feedback to constantly improve our product and documentation.
Real time communication is any online interaction and exchange of information between users with little to no latency. Real time communication examples offered by QuickBlox include live chat, instant messaging, peer-to-peer audio & video calls, video conferencing, and video streaming.
QuickBlox video chat and conferencing is built on real time communication with WebRTC. To enable video communication functionality you would need to use one of our SDKs which is built on top of our APIs.
Our Chat API comprises several APIs, application programming interfaces, that send requests from your app to our backend server as well as other cloud based communication services (e.g. there is an API to send push messages via the Apple Push Notification Service). Furthermore our Chat API is built on essential real time communication protocol XMPP, which enables real time chat messaging.
Yes. Our SDKs and API allow you to configure three types of chat including 1-on-1, private group chat, and public group chat.