If you are developing a new mobile application, one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself is: “How much does it cost to develop a Voice Chat app similar to Clubhouse?”. Clubhouse has become one of the most popular free apps on the market. What do you think is the reason behind its huge success? In this article I will try to provide some clues and hopefully get some ideas for what to do differently next time.
The biggest obstacle Clubhouse faced was the large number of people who were quick to download and install the free version. This meant that Clubhouse had to compete with all these people in order to be found on the cellular screen. As a result of these competing requirements Clubhouse reduced the quality of the voices used in their free software programs. They still have some really high quality voices though, and this is probably the reason why they still manage to attract so many users.
There are two main costs associated with building a Voice Chat application using open source technology. One of these is the software development costs (if you want to use commercial software). The other is hardware costs. If you are going to use specialized hardware, you may need to have your own hardware in order to build the Voice Chat application. If you’re not prepared to spend money on the equipment upfront, you may want to consider purchasing a low cost VoIP account instead and using that instead to implement the Voice Chat feature.
The second cost is related to the actual hardware you will need to implement Voice Chat in your applications. While you can use the PC to send and receive calls, if your system doesn’t support the latest voice codecs then your calls will be very poor. You also need to think about a good VoIP provider as well. Clubhouse required a good bandwidth plan in order for them to handle the growing number of clients using the free Voice Chat feature.
So, the question remains – how much does it cost to develop a voice chat app? This is one of the major decisions you need to make when you are deciding on the overall direction of your product development. You certainly want to get it right the first time! However, if you choose to use an open source VoIP solution you might find that you’re not under as much pressure as you thought. The result is that you can take your time, decide what is best for your company, and implement features at a reasonable price.
One of the biggest questions we hear from clients is ‘how much does it cost to develop a voice chat application?’. One of the solutions we used to implement was building a very simple chat application using an existing web-based framework. The result was a free Instant Messenger chat application that was robust, fast, and accepted commonly by users. The next question we were asked was how much does it cost to use a professional developer to build our application from scratch.
The result was a demo call center application that was built by a highly qualified Call Center Solutions provider. It was developed using state-of-the-art proprietary MVC technologies with database integration and fully integrated web services back office tools. Since this was a demo call center application it was immediately deployed across multiple call centers using hosted solutions hosted on a dedicated server. The result was amazing – call center productivity went up, profits rose, and the entire operation became more cost effective.
It’s easy to see how some companies can have two or three different teams each working on a different piece of the software stack and still be able to keep the costs under control. With a virtual development company you don’t have to worry about what software stack to use, you just need to pay them. When you consider the investment needed to hire and train a developer and then provide them with the tools they need, the amount that is required to develop a custom solution tailored to your requirements is minimal. By contrast, developing the same Voice Chat solution from scratch would take close to two years to complete. Utilizing a professional call center development company can result in huge cost savings in only a few months.
image credit www.thenewsminute.com