The complete list of Open source Technologies powering WhatsApp.


WhatsApp is one of the most successful apps ever made. The popular instant messaging stands top on the list most downloaded apps with more than 1 billion users.

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp for 18 Billion dollars is just one instance to explain its popularity. Ever since it’s launch WhatsApp has evolved exponentially and added many exciting features and made texting fun.

Also WhatsApp is best known for it’s extremely powerful features packed into a simple user interface that let’s even a kid to be a professional in few minutes. Thanks to the technology and programming languages backing up WhatsApp.

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Here is a list of programming languages and Open Source Technologies used in WhatsApp, The worlds favourite messaging app.


Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability.


FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops and embedded platforms.

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jqGrid is an Ajax-enabled JavaScript control that provides solutions for representing and manipulating tabular data on the web.


libphonenumber is Google’s common Java, C++ and JavaScript library for parsing, formatting, storing and validating international phone numbers.


LightOpenId is a PHP 5 library for easy openid authentication.


lighttpd is an open-source web server optimized for high-performance environments while remaining standards-compliant, secure and flexible.


PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development.


yaws is a HTTP high performance 1.1 web server particularly well suited for dynamic-content web applications.

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Also Read: Top Seven Open Source Technologies Powering Facebook. 

These are the technologies behind our popular messaging App. and now you know it, let others know of it. Share this article with your friends, because sharing is caring.

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  1. Ankit says:

    That’s an interesting read and led me to read a bit more about YAWS. Might play around with it but you got me curious on how did you find out this info? That will be an intresting story 🙂

    Thanks for the nice post..

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The complete list of Open source Technologies powering WhatsApp.

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