One of the main dating software features enhancing interactivity is online chat – a regular group chat or a private instant messenger (having both would be a great advantage).
The primary integrated chat option, ideal for online dating sites, is SkaDate’s native plugin Messages. It is a simple yet effective on-site instant chat facility that allows fast and real-time interaction experience. Features:
– Real-time notifications about the incoming messages;
– Contact list with who’s online indications;
– Separate chat window or on-page interface;
– Convenient way to store all communication in one place.
Also, the plugin Messages can incorporate “Winks” and “Gifts” plugins for extended communication tools. This way a chat between users can start using those gamification techniques, invented specifically for online dating. What better way to increase interactivity and provide extra ways of monetization for site admin!
At the same time, all SkaDate customers have the option of installing or requesting the integration of additional third-party plugins and addons, including:
ArrowChat is a jQuery live chat software that uses PHP and mySQL. It is placed at the bottom of your website similar to Facebook Chat.
Cometchat Facebook-style chat add-on (one-time fee) is a perfect online chat software that combines user-friendly interface and abundance of features you will find in no other chat.
A third-party paid (one-time fee) plugin from the Oxwall Store: Real-time chat for friends, ajax-based with video support.