Optimizing an Instant Messaging Application: Three Things You Need to Focus On
When it comes to optimizing an instant messaging application, there are some three things that you really need to focus on.
Firstly, while trying to optimize an instant messaging application, you need to focus on (and pay a lot of attention to) its run-time speed. If the application is very slow, people will get frustrated, which may lead them to look for alternatives. You should aim to make your application as fast as, say, the SBCGlobal email system. You just need to go to the SBCGlobal login page, to see just how fast the said SBCGlobal email is (the system is accessible at Sbcglobal.net). If your instant messaging application is similarly fast, people will be inclined to stick with it. But getting an instant messaging application to be fast may not be very easy: especially if it is based on, say, Java.
Secondly, while trying to optimize an instant messaging application, you need to focus on its consumption of computing resources. If the instant messaging application you create consumes too much computing power, it may cause users’ computers to ‘hang': leading to frustration on the part of its users – and its eventual abandonment.
Thirdly, while trying to optimize an instant messaging application, you need to focus on the friendliness of its user-interface. If the user-interface is not very friendly, people may be inclined to simply give up on it – as most of the people you see around don’t like dealing with complexity.