Here is the second part of the article ‘How to Build Chat Functionality into Your App with React Native.’ In the first part, we walked you through how to create a chat sample with basic features using a Twilio-powered server along with Gifted Chat for styling. Today, we will cover key steps of developing a chat application that is based on Sendbird Chat API and SDK. Also, we will compare Twilio and Sendbird to figure out which of them can be a better alternative for a client application.

Before building a simple React Native chat app with Sendbird Chat SDK…


In this article, we will walk you through how to quickly build a React Native chat app using Twilio-based back-end along with Gifted Chat for styling.

Why Businesses Must Have Chat Functionality in Their Applications

Nowadays, when the competition for customer’s attention is higher than ever, speed can become a determinative factor while choosing a company. Whether it comes to overnight shipping or anytime 24/7 access to the interested service or product, your customers, in most cases, don’t want to wait for long — and they usually get things as quickly as possible. It follows that the customer service speed has a big impact on their potential to convert.


How will the IT outsourcing landscape look like in 2021? What to expect as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? What technologies will shape the global outsourcing market? In this article, we have singled out 10 trends in outsourcing software development that will matter in the unprecedented times of 2021.

Digital advancement continues to shape the pace of innovation as technology is evolving rapidly and the demand for custom software development rises every year. As a result, we see increasing interest in software development outsourcing from organizations. With its unforeseen challenges, the pandemic has been a critical input in reshaping…


How to minimize risks and choose the best-fit outsourcing partner? This ultimate guide will navigate you through the key criteria and methods of software vendor evaluation in outsourcing. Also, we share an easy-to-fill-out evaluation spreadsheet where you can rate vendors and make decisions based on the scoring algorithm.

Why Is Vendor Evaluation Important in Software Outsourcing?

If your organization has decided to build custom software to improve customer experiences, optimize internal processes, and increase revenue, your next step might be the hardest: choosing the right vendor. As the global trend for outsourcing software development is here to stay, there are thousands of IT companies boasting of their ‘full…


How can healthcare sector benefit from developing custom software in 2021? In this article, we’ll cover the most popular types of medical software, highlight their benefits, and consider ways to implement them.

In recent years, the healthcare sector has been undergoing a major transformation of the workflow. Hospitals and health facilities started implementing technologies into their daily work by simplifying the complex processes. Nowadays, we see many examples of how digital innovations are being successfully integrated into the healthcare industry, ranging from electronic medical records and hospital management systems to advanced technologies for complex surgeries. And with the advancement of…


In a new episode of ‘Startup Stories’, UpsilonIT talks to Tomer Shamir, the Co-founder, and COO of AiDock, a company providing AI solutions for paperwork automation. From Tomer’s story, you will learn how they are delivering value through artificial intelligence to the supply chain paperwork and why it is important for the logistics industry.

Anton Oparienko (COO, UpsilonIT): Today we’re talking with Tomer Shamir, who is the co-founder and COO of AiDock. Could you tell me a bit more about your background and how you got into the logistics and transportation industry?

Tomer Shamir (COO & Co-founder of AiDock): So…


In this article, we share our experience of creating a custom music player for a Social Music Web Platform with TypeScript illustrating each step with a programming code.

One of our clients, a Music Tech Company, came with a request to develop a web version of their Social Music Platform. They wanted to have an online music player that would provide advanced functionality and responsive design. After interviewing the client and analyzing the requirements and documentation attached, we started to look for the solutions. …


Like all industries, logistics and supply chain management experience transformation due to COVID-19. The new normal has required a shift in the business landscape of companies. In order to respond to the emerging challenges posed by the pandemic, businesses need to conduct in-depth exploration and implement new technologies to ensure compliance with new strategies and processes. We’ve compiled ten logistics and supply chain management trends to keep an eye on in 2021 and explained how they will reshape the industry.

1. Artificial Intelligence

Logistics and supply chain management companies will continue adopting Artificial Intelligence solutions in such fields as intelligent transportation, route planning…


A rumored deal between Salesforce and Slack was officially confirmed on Tuesday, December 1st. Salesforce, the CRM powerhouse, bought Slack, a team collaboration platform, in a deal worth $27.7 billion. Marc Benioff, Chair and CEO of Salesforce, said: “This is a match made in heaven. Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world.” This move could be a smart win-win deal for both Salesforce and Slack. Let’s see why.

Why Did Slack Want to Be Bought?

We all know that Slack has been the canonical example of the ‘bottom-up’ product in corporate tech…


In a new episode of our ‘Startup Stories’ interviews, UpsilonIT talks to David McPhetrige, a business partner of Right Sized Inventory, a US-based company providing the supply-chain market with a patented, probabilistic predictive-analytics solution for inventory optimization. From David’s story, you will learn about how he developed a patented technology that enables businesses to forecast, plan, and optimize their inventory with less effort while helping them save thousands of dollars as well as improve customer service levels.

Anton Oparienko (COO, UpsilonIT): Today, I’m speaking to David McPhetrige, a business partner at Right Sized Inventory. …

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