I code a webapp for online classifieds in India. The app is also supposed to have a "message center" where you can send and receive messages. I have implemented sending and receiving messages, profiles, user model and listing messages.

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Now I wonder if I "thought of everything", I have not implemented the following

  • Sending to a username is not implemented. The identified is the email of the user. Could this be a problem, if users change their emails I probably should use the user ID instead.

  • Sending to several users the same messages is not implemented. I think that it is not important for a minimum viable version.

  • Attaching images is not supported.

  • HTML messages are not supported.

Did I miss anything, did I include something unneccessary or otherwise doing it wrong? What should I implement next?

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    "if I thought of everything": try to analyse similar apps and try to see if there is a missing piece. – Stefano Apr 1 '18 at 19:16
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    I'd like to point out that you implemented a "Message Center" that looks like a standalone feature of the site. I'd rather see messaging as an integrated and fundamental part of the app: your users don't want to send emails to a certain email addresses, but send and receive informations about certain Ads. – Stefano Apr 1 '18 at 19:20

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