Itegrate third party chat server into app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by waqar40, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. waqar40, Nov 19, 2012
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    waqar40 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2012
    Is it possible to integrate third party chat server, i.e jabber, into my iphone app?

    I want to develop a chat application. I am looking for a solution if i can integrate a third party chat server.
  2. big.mama macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2012
  3. Reason077 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2007
    Hmm, so you want to put a chat server in your iPhone app? It's certainly possible, and might make sense for very ad-hoc chats over bonjour, bluetooth, etc.

    Unless you jailbreak the device, however, the server will not be able to run in the background (there are some tricks you can use to work around this, but it won't be reliable) - so after the user quits the chat app, the server will be gone.

    Most of the time it's better to keep your servers in the cloud, where they belong.

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