I like JSQMessagesViewController. I really do. But, sadly, as we now see, JSQMessagesViewController is no longer officially supported or maintained. I, for one, would have been more than happy to continue using this well-maintained chat user interface – but c’est la vie.
Anyway, it got me wondering how difficult it might be to implement a chat UI from scratch. After starting work on my solution a few weeks ago, I now have a ready-to-use implementation – and what a lifesaver it’s turned out to be!
RCMessageKit is definitely not as complex as JSQMessagesViewController was, which may well be an advantage rather than a disadvantage. The 1.0 version is available right now. And, all being well, more and more features will be implemented in the near future.