New in-app messaging SDK Sendbird promises easy five-minute setup

Andy Boxall

In App Development

February 16, 2016

Sendbird logo

Developers wanting to integrate a chat system into their apps will be interested in Sendbird, a new mobile chat and message platform that launched this week. The Sendbird API is available for Android, iOS, Unity, JavaScript, and Xamarin. Based in San Francisco, the startup initially launched in South Korea, and the company has 15 employees.

The big draw for developers is the quick and easy setup time. Sendbird says in-app messaging can be up and running within five minutes, and the platform comes with a wealth of helpful features. These include multiple device syncing, read receipts, filters and user blocking, plus extensive analytics through a dashboard.

Sendbird has launched its in-app chat and messaging SDK

Sendbird screen

It’s not just one-to-one chat messaging either, Sendbird supports group messaging, clan chats for mobile games, plus a public chat room. There are 340 apps using the Sendbird platform right now, with a total of about two million users, Sendbird’s CEO John Kim, said in an interview with TechCrunch.

Sendbird operates a subscription system for its developers, with a free level for apps with a monthly active user base of fewer than 1000. To learn more about the Sendbird SDK, visit the company’s website here.