After the release of Discord more than 5 years ago, the online communication has taken a drastic turn as it has solved various design issues that most VOIP softwares share. When compared to TeamSpeak, Skype, Mumble, and Vent, Discord has a simplified user interface.
Before Discord, users had to separately share their server address, the servers port number, and password to connect with others. But now, Discord has totally made the whole process of joining a new server pretty easy. All users have to do is share the URL that can either be used one time or set to be permanent.
Initially designed for gamers, Discord is a free chat application that has witnessed rapid growth ever since its release in 2015. With more than 100 million monthly active users and 7 million active servers, Discord is more than just a chat application. This popular application also has a “Go Live” feature that lets its users stream their game play and other things to their audiences.
The application lets users communicate privately in groups that cannot be discovered through search. Even though the founders of Discord market the app explicitly to gamers, the application has servers, right from stock market to meme sharing.
Developing an app like Discord requires meticulous planning. In addition to the emphasis on privacy, Discord can also be connected to Spotify and YouTube to enhance user experience. Below is the feature list that you should focus on to build an app like Discord.
|End Users||Users Features||Admin Features|
|Application Access||Application Access|
|Manage Profile||Manage Profile|
|Chat/ Audio voice messages||Upload emojis|
|Create custom Channels||Manage CMS Pages|
|Edit/Clone Channels||Manage Categories|
|Video call||Manage Notifications/td>|
|Screen share||Manage Chat rooms|
|Media Sharing||Manage app Settings|
|Set a custom status||Manage Channels|
|Add Friends||Manage Servers|
|Set Status (Online/DND/Idle/Invisible)||Logout|
|Set status time|
|Settings (Link, Channel, Voice)|
|View online members|
|Check recent mentioned you by others|
|Cost of developing a similar app like Discord||USD $23k to $25k with Web Admin + Web Services + Mobile apps (Android + iOS)|
|Improved voice call||We ensure to provide improved voice call facilities that include a range of features like echo and background noise cancellation and auto volume adjustment.|
|Skins and Themes||If you want your app to flash a varied range of themes and skins, we can help you achieve that. You can also set custom pictures as your app theme/skin.|
|Private Chat||For ensuring higher security, the feature to hide a chat or making the chat private by adding a passkey will definitely be one of your USPs.|
If you are planning to build an app like Discord, message broadcast functionality can be given in the app for allowing your users to reach a large number of audiences at a time.
Your users can take leverage of this basic but outstanding functionality to share their screen with their closed ones.
We can provide you the Video calling functionality so that your users can facetime with their friends and relatives
For the successful development of an app like Discord, you will need a team of professionals involving the following:
Experience with multiple 3rd party SDKs like Twilio, Firebase, and Sendbird.
Expertise in infrastructure set up for messaging and media storage servers.
Deep understanding of Security and privacy features like self destruct messages, multi layered profile security, FaceID, and Fingerprint ID
Experience with system optimisation for a live interaction system.