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Complete chat system???


  • Michael Lanfield
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    @michaellanfield

    Sorry if this question has been posted before. I did search and did not find any answer to my question.

    My site. http:/thevegansandwich.com (under construction)

    At the time posting this (April 11, 2016)
    WordPress version: 4.4.2
    BuddyPress version: 2.5.2
    (I always updated all plugins and WordPress)

    My question is, I am looking for a complete free or inexpensive chat system/plugin or a way to implement a chat system similar to Facebook, with:
    – Ability to send any files (anything from videos, photos, music, etc.)
    – Ability to text chat
    – Ability to video or voice call to a friend
    – (Optional) ability to add other friends or users to the chat
    – (Optional) ability to screen share (desktop sharing)

    Thank you.

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  • I’m not aware of any that integrate into BuddyPress.


    Michael Lanfield
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    @michaellanfield

    Thank you for replying. What is one to do? I would like to have it similar to Facebook? Is there a way to implement something into BuddyPress?


    celzio.biaz
    Participant

    @celziobiaz

    Well, there are several Group chat rooms integrated well with BuddyPress.

    When you choose, you need to consider the following:
    1 – You can install one on your server, but if you have more than 10 chatters, that will probably load your server. Most shared hosting services, do not allow to install a chat on the server as it is high cpu/mem consumer. In addition, sharing files is dead slow.

    2 – I recommend a group chat hosted service, it will offload all activity to a remote server, bandwidth is not a consideration. They work with CDN, so everything is pretty fast.

    As for your question:
    I am very much in favor of RumbleTalk chat plugin, works very well and integrate with your users base.

    – Ability to send any files (anything from videos, photos, music, etc.)
    Yes -You can upload files, pdf,excel..etc, I think any file, but they have size limit
    – Ability to text chat
    Yes
    – Ability to video or voice call to a friend
    Yes – they have private chat (you need to allow it in the settings), you must be in ssl to use it (WebRTC)
    – (Optional) ability to add other friends or users to the chat
    Yes – you can allow facebook/twitter friends
    – (Optional) ability to screen share (desktop sharing)
    No – no screen sharing

    Chat room example for buddypress (from blog)


    Michael Lanfield
    Participant

    @michaellanfield

    Thank you. I will try this and see what happens.


    Michael Lanfield
    Participant

    @michaellanfield

    doesn’t look and feel like Facebook. I just wanted the video and audio messenger between 2 people, but to be able to add many people to the conversation.


    Michael Lanfield
    Participant

    @michaellanfield

    The only one I know of that is exactly what I need is cometchat Platinum Edition. But it is extremely pricey at $499. 🙁


    CometChat
    Participant

    @cometchat-team

    Hello Michael Lanfield,

    Please contact with us at @cometchat.com">sales@cometchat.com with your requirements and we’ll help you out.

    Regards,
    Robert


    celzio.biaz
    Participant

    @celziobiaz

    It is not that pricey. But what I see that you need to install it on your dedicated server, so add it to your calculation.


    peter-hamilton
    Participant

    @peter-hamilton

    This is a great chat plugin and very facebook-ish, although no video, but chat has multichat function etc.

    http://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-buddypress-users-chat-plugin/10776067


    sharmavishal
    Participant

    @sharmavishal

    using this in my bp setup https://wordpress.org/plugins/wise-chat/ and works very well

    if you want p2p individual chat like FB then you need to buy the pro version which is $49


    davidaliasmichael
    Participant

    @davidaliasmichael

    Apphitect IM has SDK Chat support for android, iOS & web.

    Don’t pay month by month, alternatively just own the collaboration tool for your business. It is one time payment & access the full control.

    Apphitect IM has come with advanced in built features are

    Provides own SDK
    Customizable SDK to serve specific business needs. Chat API & SDK’s

    Own Cloud & server
    Host data on a cloud server to scale up your instant messaging mobile app’s accessibility & scalability.

    Direct and Group video chat
    Create chat groups with any number of members to communicate real time.

    Lightweight Application
    IM solution that performs great with less strain on your smartphone’s processor

    voice and video conferencing
    Communicate with a personal touch with voice/video calls on the chat app

    file/call/ group screen sharing
    Share real-time location, screen, data details through the chat app easily.

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