For those of you who like messaging on the go, CometChat is the perfect tool to enable this feature. It allows users to make conferences, share their screen, play games, and send files — all on the same site, desktop, or mobile. The biggest advantage is that the cost to the user is single time, but the tool runs on any server. It also enables users to communicate with each other regardless of different platform. Being a jQuery chat software, it runs on just about any platform, from the latest desktops to the mobile browsers — Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.
What differentiates CometChat from the other products is that it can be installed on various web platforms such as BuddyPress, Drupal, Elgg, Joomla, WordPress and many more. What’s more, the new CometChat Desktop Messenger is available as, both, a Windows and a Mac App. It can be downloaded from the site for either of the operating systems.
Various features such as one-on-one chat, chatrooms with multiple users, desktop notifications for incoming messages, broadcasting messages, announcements, single player games, linking tweets to your chat account from twitter account, etc. are available. Not just that, certain features such as audio calls, video conferences, screen sharing, translating conversations, and launching Facebook fan pages straight from the CometChat bar are just a few of the elementary features available.
Chat history can be easily availed on this tool in a chronological manner; clearing conversations, sending and receiving files are some other features. Addition of advertisements helps generate additional revenue to the site, keeping the bargain high for users.
The software development kit for the mobile chat allows seamless integration with the existing user application. The mobile chat has a simple application programming interface that makes the entire process of integrating the tool on a different platform very hassle-free to the user. The features of mobile CometChat are unique and varied — seamless integration, mobile sdk, an easy API, a ready user interface that can integrate into any app easily, etc. CometChat is not just on iOS and Android, it is there on Cordova/PhoneGap, and Ionic mobile platforms as well. This chat tool is not just for phones and desktops, it is there for tablets as well. The more the user base technology grows, the more CometChat expands its reach.
CometChat has three pricing packages: Professional for $129, Premium for roughly $249, and the Platinum package for $499. The Professional package is for the smaller sites that require Gtalk, friends chat, and has features such as saving conversations, transliterate, broadcasting messages, etc. The Premium package has additional features such as mobile browser compatibility, advertisements extension, whiteboard plugin, etc. The Premium package has video conference plugin, screen sharing plugin, broadcast plugin and audio chat plugin in addition to the other features. Each is an improvement over the other. But there is a Basic Edition for $49 that is just a stripped down version of all the necessary requirements. Payment is done through PayPal and is highly safe and secure.
With all these wonderful functionalities and ease in accessibility, the CometChat tool is one of the best to buy and will definitely be worth the money!