4 Simple Steps for Developing a Video Chat App

20 Apr 2017

It seems video chat applications are there since ages now. With Skype, Viber, Facetime, Tango and now WhatsApp, we have seen a lot of these applications and they are now a part of life. And this dependency on video chat apps is only going to grow with time as people are moving more and more towards fast and effortless ways to communicate. So, it is not a bad idea if you look into it through the lens of business.

If you think of building one of such apps, you have enough scope still left to make it big in the domain. But before you start with the endeavor and go for video chat app development, here are some insights on design, features and tech stack – explained across 4 perceptive steps to help you build your video chat application effectively.

Step 1: Know your target audience

As per a research by Statist , about 60% of video chat users are between 18 and 29 of age group and 40% are aged between 30 and 49. So, before you move further with your plan make sure whom you are targeting as a user. Is it a college going teenager or a professionally attired businessman? If you are building the app for millennial you got to keep it bright and bubbly. Using cool stickers and filters will do the trick. If it is for more serious users like corporate people you must emphasize more on security and encryption and work more on the streaming quality. And the lesser the bells and whistles, the better it is in this case. So, knowing your audience is getting a good start!

Step 2: Be sure of your requirements and play unique

You don’t need to exactly follow what others have already done. This will only undervalue your efforts and outstrip your goals. Do what you believe in and work on those features and combine resources that uniquely contribute to your chat app solution. Prepare a refined feature list based on optimally filtered user requirements – considering all the competitor apps and video chat app features that already exist – while keeping in mind what is popular with users and what is not. Do your own tweaks and add your element and offer them with an exclusively attractive solution. Doing this you may add custom filters, editors, and animations, include smart PDF annotations, consider screen sharing and add inventive details to the solution.

Step 3: Get to know the tech stack

While going for video chat app development you need to know the functional essentials of a solution like this. Go through the details of the tech stacks of your competitors. Talk to developers and experts in the field and look for more information that could help you understand the solution technically (like browser-support, APIs, streaming technology, video data transfer support, peer-to-peer connection etc.). Only after you are ready at your end with all the information on the chat app solution, enter into talks with app development company and figure out all the possibilities and constraints to reach and own a practical idea to go about it confidently.

Step 4: The design of your app

At last, it is all about how your solution interfaces with the user and how it delivers as an experience to the audiences. So, it becomes much important for you to consider a lot about how your chat app solution looks and what all creative elements it puts up with. But, before you decide on the details of the design interface, there are a few nitty-gritty of contemporary design that you must follow. Which includes keeping the UI simple and uncluttered, acting minimalist in terms of controller and menu options, sticking to just a couple of ways to help your user operate video sharing and screening. And most of all making sure that the colour scheme and design elements you use and expression.

Building the video chat app solution

As happened with many businesses, these steps should help you in building a solution for video chat app and bringing your piece of idea to a prominent shape. However, if you would like to know more about the things in detail and need a free quote for video chat app development you can contact our experts at [email protected] We are ready to help you anytime.


Pratik Gothaliya

Pratik Gothaliya is the Founder and CTO of Quest Infosense, A web & Mobile app development company. Pratik has accomplished over 9 years of experience in the software industry. Being an integral part of the company he assures uncluttered functionality for service or products development to clients. he promptly stands with unparalleled accomplishment for his clients and people.


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