Conference for mobile developers

November 11, 2017
Radisson Slavyanskaya,
Europe Square 2, Moscow

Messenger inside out, or How to make a messenger in a mobile iOS app

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Messengers are a part of lots of modern mobile apps. Nowadays it is one of the ways for users to communicate. In this talk we would like to share our experience of a messenger development for Avito as a part of a big mobile application with a multimillion audience. We'll cover various realization ways using the Avito messenger evolution as an example: how we were developing our messenger from a simple HTTP-API till WebSockets usage, pros, cons, and pitfalls of different ways. How we were designing a client-server API and how Swift helped us in that. You'll learn how to ensure the message delivery to your clients, online status of users, messages status and other functions of modern messengers and their realization. Nowadays messengers rapidly evolve and new features have to be added rather fast. We'll tell you how to implement a scalable architecture that enables to easily add new features.

Maksim Sokolov, Avito

Team Lead at Avito company, where he is developing a messenger. Is into open source, in his spare time is developing and maintaining several libraries on Swift (TableKit got in Trending in open source on Github). Is also interested in Node.js backend development.

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