If you’re an engineer who’s been tasked with planning out your application’s communication strategy, this post will help you map out the landscape. You’ll come away understanding the three core types of user communication APIs and in which circumstances you should use them to create the best possible end-user experience.
As modern applications have become increasingly feature-rich and performant, user expectations are at an all-time high. Failure to communicate key information or displaying out-of-date information frustrates users and causes a loss of trust. Think about the last time you ordered something online: if you didn’t receive your order confirmation within seconds, you probably began to worry that something went wrong. Users require product transparency for consistent use.