From the start of our project it was clear the need of a desktop version of our chat. The layout had to be similar to the one of Whatsapp or Telegram, with the conversations column on the left and the current conversation on the right. This App had to run on the web or deployed on a native App container, desktop or mobile (if possible).
So we took the decision to adopt the new Ionic framework who addresses many of these targets, mainly the expansion of the developed Apps to the kingdom of the desktop.
Now we have a good starting version, always evolving, desktop component (but responsive) of Chat21 with direct messages, delivery receipts, conversations’ list, presence manager, inactivity period, address book, responsive design (desktop and mobile) and much more.
Live demo version here:
Download on GitHub: