Rocket.Chat - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Yes, I have been working as a developer for 13 years. I worked for many years with Node.js, Ionic, Angular, and Oracle. In the past years, I have been focused on React Native.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

Keeping a great user experience, while making sure to ally features to performance.

Diego has been working with Rocket.Chat since 2017, about one year after the company started. He first started as a React Native Developer, then promoted to Lead Mobile Developer.
Rocket.Chat is the ultimate communication platform that enables you to control your communication, manage your data, and have your own collaboration platform to improve team productivity.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

I would say Twitter and Instagram are the ones I enjoy using the most; therefore, they are the ones I also like the most.

How long have you been working on this app?

Since 2017.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Open and transparent communication. Our goal was to create a virtual workspace where people could talk and collaborate in real-time, regardless of the location and without the need for a notebook/desktop. The app works as a comprehensive solution for distributed and remote teams.

Besides, data ownership and privacy were also goals when building the app. A great example of this is giving users the ability to self-host the software on their own servers.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

As our app’s mission is to break communication barriers and siloed conversations, I think its innovation relies on providing the same features delivered by the market’s most popular apps alongside the benefit of being an independent and flexible app, with a customizable interface, white-label features. All while offering data ownership and security.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

Event chain system, a11y, UX.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Firstly, we would like to ask them to download the app via GooglePlay or AppStore and share the app with their friends Then, to get in touch with our Sales Team in case they would like to receive specific information about how Rocket.Chat could help their business increase productivity through smart communication.


About App:

Rocket.Chat is a free and open source team chat collaboration platform that allows users to communicate securely in real-time across devices on the web, desktop or mobile and to customize their interface with a range of plugins, themes, and integrations with other key software.

Our platform eliminates siloed communication by centralizing conversations and files in a single place. Trusted by 12M+ users, the platform is fully customizable and globally compliant. Own your data with a self-managed or cloud hosting offer. By opting for Rocket.Chat, users also benefit from free audio and video conferencing, guest access, screen and file sharing, LiveChat, LDAP Group Sync, two-factor authentication (2FA), E2E encryption, SSO, dozens of OAuth providers and unlimited users, guests, channels, messages, searches, and files.

Users can set up Rocket.Chat on cloud or by hosting their own servers on-premises. With more than 700 developer-contributors and over 17k stars on Github, Rocket.Chat has the largest and most active community of chat developers in the open-source communication sector. When you choose Rocket.Chat, you join a passionate community that helps to grow the platform with us!

• Free Open Source Software
• Hassle-free MIT license
• BYOS (bring your own server)
• Multiple Rooms
• Direct Messages
• Private Groups
• Public Channels
• Desktop and Mobile Notifications
• Edit and Delete Sent Messages
• Mentions
• Avatars
• Markdown
• Emojis
• Choose between 3 themes: Light, Dark, Black
• Sort conversations alphabetically or group by activity, unread or favourites
• Transcripts / History
• File Upload / Sharing
• I18n - [Internationalization with Lingohub]
• Hubot Friendly - [Hubot Integration Project]
• Media Embeds
• Link Previews
• LDAP Authentication
• REST-full APIs
• Remote Locations Video Monitoring
• Native Cross-Platform Desktop Application

1. Team collaboration
2. Customer Engagement
3. Omnichannel
4. DevOps

Categories: Communication

Date: January 19, 2021

Developer: Diego Mello - Lead Mobile Developer at Rocket.Chat

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