Build Laravel Social Network

Power the backbone of your Laravel Social Network with the Stream Activity Feed API. Stream for Laravel client on Github

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Scalable Social Newsfeeds with Laravel and PHP7

Whether you want to build a news feed like Twitter, Instagram, Spotify or Facebook we have you covered. Stream's API enables you to build, scale and personalize your news feeds and activity streams.Laravel Aggregated Feeds, Ranked Feeds, feed specific analytics and personalization all help you improve your social app's engagement, retention and conversion.Get started today building your social network that has personalized feeds with Stream and Laravel!

Working with Stream API and the Laravel language for PHP

Laravel is considered one of the top frameworks for PHP and has a passionate developer community. It makes a fair claim as “The PHP Framework For Web Artisans”.

The initial motivation for the framework was to develop a more advanced and feature-rich alternative to Code Igniter. The framework and community really hit stride in early 2012 with the v3 release.

Laravel was developed with a strong emphasis on design patterns and modularity. Over time it evolved into a feature-rich MVC framework. It has the Blade templating system built-in but and thanks to RESTful controllers it’s easy to connect popular frontend JavaScript SPA technologies like Angular and React. It also supports both an active-record style ORM and more direct-SQL access to an application database.

There are several features and official packages that make Laravel stand out from other frameworks. Homestead is a vagrant based development platform known that includes everything from an Ubuntu virtual machine up to a Gulp build toolchain. Socialite is a handy built-in component for authentication and OAuth providers. For virtually everything else there is the thousands of plugins that are easily integrated thanks to Laravel’s strong support for Composer.

With a well considered code-base and so many great features to build upon, it is no wonder that Laravel is a popular way to create social media networks and rich, dynamic applications.

Getting started: open source API Client

Our framework integration for Laravel is stream-laravel.

The Client API project features a comprehensive phpunit unit test suite and stable Composer packages are published to the Packagist repository. See the stream-php Github project for full details. Contributions in the form of issues, feature suggestions and pull requests are most welcome.

Our low level PHP API is also available.

What you can do

  • personalization
  • chronological feeds
  • notification systems
  • aggregated feeds
  • profile feeds
  • ranked feeds
  • analytics

Chat Messaging API

  • Build complete chat experiences
  • Chat APIs, SDKs and UI/UX Kits
  • Unmatched scalability + reliability

Activity Feeds API

  • Build timeline or notification feeds
  • Machine learning personalization
  • Enterprise scalability + reliability

Next Steps

Open your Stream Account to try out all our Activity Feeds product has to offer. No commitment or credit card required. If you want a custom plan or have questions, we are eager to talk with you.

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