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Our multidisciplinary teams, comprising tech-enthusiasts with elite and varied development expertise, are geared towards building scalable products that service growth-focused businesses. We strive to deliver bespoke solutions that innovate using cutting edge technologies and cloud software at competitive and flexible rates.

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What is Whatsapp?

WhatsApp is a free smartphone communication program to download. WhatsApp sends messages, photos, audio, and video over the internet. The service is quite similar to text messaging services; but, because WhatsApp sends messages over the internet, it is substantially less expensive than texting. You may also use WhatsApp on your computer by visiting the WhatsApp website and downloading the program for Mac or Windows. Because of features like group chatting, audio messages, and location sharing, it is very popular among youngsters.

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The History of Whatsapp

WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, currently has one billion users globally and is the most popular online communication software. Founded in 2009 by ex-Yahoo employees, it began as a modest startup but quickly grew to 250,000 customers in just a few months, forcing them to impose a yearly subscription fee to slow down the subscription rate. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014 and has continued to grow, hitting 1 billion users in July 2017.

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Reliable Messaging

WhatsApp is a messaging app that allows you to send messages to anybody, anywhere. This type of program is especially useful in today's society, when our entire universe is contained within our cellphones. This messenger sends texts through the internet, which means you'll spend a lot less than you would with standard SMS.

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Group Chat

If unrestricted one-on-one chatting wasn't enough, there's now a group chat option to clinch the deal. Sending separate messages to your contacts when you want to convey the same thing to a group of people can be a pain. Group chat will make the process easier for you, whether you're discussing a family event or planning a work meeting. How? You can add up to 256 contacts to a WhatsApp group and share a text, image, video, or your location with everyone in the group at the same time.

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Photos and videos

WhatsApp allows you to exchange photographs and videos with your contacts from all around the world. That doesn't even necessitate a super-fast internet connection. Even if your internet connection is poor, it can transfer photographs and movies. It's also not necessary to use the phone's gallery to email them. You may take photos and share them right away with WhatsApp's built-in camera. Plus, you won't need to use a separate app to edit the photos. You can do this right before sending them using WhatsApp.

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Documents

Remember when emails or file-sharing programs were the only way to share papers, PDFs, slideshows, and other files? It was such a pain! But that is no longer the case. You can send up to 100 MB files using WhatsApp without needing to log in to your email account. You may rapidly share any type of file whenever you need it.

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Voice messages

WhatsApp has a plethora of features. Voice communications are another intriguing option. Voice messages can help you do both if you’re too lazy to type and need to get a message through fast. You may record and send messages to your contacts with only one click.

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Search

There are times when we need to go back through our interactions to find an important file that was provided, a picture or a video that was shared, or just to double-check some information. The causes for this may differ. However, if you don't have a search function, you'll have to sift through thousands of messages to find the one you're looking for. On the other hand, you can search for a message using keywords or a combination of terms and find the specific message using the search tool. Isn't it quite time-saving?

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Platforms

Use Whatsapp on these platforms:

Mac

iOS

Android

Tech Stack

Whatsapp is built using this tech stack

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Erlang

FreeBSD

Java

Cost of building an app like Whatsapp

£65 000

 

Benefits of custom over off-the-shelf software​

While off-the-shelf software might be cheaper to set up, custom app development can be uniquely tailored to meet your specific business needs. Bespoke software is high-quality, built by a team of expert professionals, offering you better and more features than the limited features that are available with generic software.

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