Throngs at the Gates: Dealing with a large user population

When we first drew up plans to build this chat application, we looked hard at the natural boundaries that existed within the organization. It felt important to take advantage of the knowledge that we had internally to improve the chat experience. We were confident that we could apply internal knowledge to facilitate communication. There are […]

Building a chat app – Reinventing the wheel?

Should we Build or Buy? Team-based chat apps are so en vogue right now. There are numerous established players such as the popular Hipchat, exciting new-comer Slack, the venerable Campfire and the near-ubiquitous Google Chat Hangouts. Why would we build something from scratch rather than purchase one of these excellent services? Well actually, this organization […]