Internal messaging/Chat

Hi there!
Does anyone have any experience with setting up internal messaging or chat? Preferably in Appfarm?
I have a use-case where this would add a lot of value, but I am curious on the complexity of setting it up in terms of data-structure and performance.

Hi Karl, I’ve built a simple chat functionality on a project for one of our clients. I used a Message object class which stored a reference to the author, content, and some additional project-specific information. It worked smoothly, although I have to say the message load, in this case, was not giant so the chat has not gotten a serious stress test yet.

Just remember to hook off the Initially subscribe to updates property (docs) on your data source so that changes made by other users are reflected automatically.

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