Stream Blog

Announcing Stream’s Video API Powered by Our Global Edge Network

Today, we're excited to announce the general availability of our new Video API. You can use it to build video calling, audio rooms, and live streaming. The video API aims to make it easier for developers to build live in-app video and audio. All calls run on Stream's global edge network for optimal latency and
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4 min read

Vonage Video API vs. Stream Video

It is essential to ensure that the video capabilities added to your product function as expected by your end users. Otherwise, you risk alienating your users instead of engaging them. Both Vonage and Stream provide Video SDKs. Let’s compare these two and see how well each can deliver your desired video functionality. But first, we’ll
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Stream Achieves DPF Certification

We are thrilled to announce that Stream has successfully achieved Data Privacy Framework certification, meeting its rigorous requirements and marking a significant milestone in our commitment to customer data privacy and security worldwide. A DPF is a fundamental aspect of modern data management, providing a structured approach to safeguarding personal information and ensuring compliance with
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Rigi Sees 50% YoY Growth After Integrating Stream Chat

Challenge: When Rigi's co-founders created the app, they needed a chat API to expedite their time to market. Rigi developers needed a chat solution that was easy to integrate and scalable enough to support large creator communities while delivering reliable, low-latency performance. Strategy: The Rigi team built a proof-of-concept (PoC) with the chat APIs from
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Nextdoor Creates Community at Scale with Stream Chat

Challenge: Nextdoor faced the challenge of maintaining an in-house chat solution that was resource-intensive and lacked desired features. This posed a significant obstacle to fostering user engagement and community interaction, necessitating a more efficient and scalable messaging platform. Strategy: Nextdoor adopted a proactive approach to identify and integrate a suitable messaging solution. Through a one-day
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Building a Live Streaming App with WebRTC and Vue.js

The Stream Video and Audio SDK offers a Javascript library that can be integrated with any web framework. Building a project using plain Javascript and HTML can be a valid approach, and we have multiple tutorials and sample apps showing exactly how to do that. However, in the modern web, it has become common to
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Be Honest and Compete With Your Product

I woke up this morning to an email notifying me that a competitor is claiming we're going out of business. A VP at this competitor, Sendbird, sent the following email to our customers: Jeffrey fictitiously claims that Stream is running out of cash and is reducing staff by 30% in an effort to get customers
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Building a React Native Telegram Clone with Expo

Are you looking to delve into the world of mobile app development? Ever wondered how to create a messaging application like Telegram? In this tutorial from notJust.dev, you will be guided through the process of building a fully functional messaging application using React Native, Expo, Stream, and Supabase. You'll gain hands-on experience with: React Native
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Gumtree Australia Reduces Fraudulent Marketplace Activities by 25%

Challenge: Gumtree Australia, a leading marketplace, needed to replace its outdated in-house messaging system with a more efficient and reliable solution. Strategy: After rigorous evaluation, Gumtree selected Stream's chat solution, driven by its user-friendly SDK and AI-powered Auto Moderation capabilities. The integration process involved a dedicated team of developers over seven months, ensuring seamless deployment
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Boost Performance by Over 100x Using the Accelerate Framework

We use Apple's Accelerate Framework in two of our SDKs, and even more implementations are underway. In this article, we'll share why and how it helped us solve some performance-related challenges, bringing immediate value to our customers and their end-users. In this article we will provide you with a couple of things: A quick introduction
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13 min read

Announcing Stream’s Video API Powered by Our Global Edge Network

Today, we're excited to announce the general availability of our new Video API. You can use it to build video calling, audio rooms, and live streaming. The video API aims to make it easier for developers to build live in-app video and audio. All calls run on Stream's global edge network for optimal latency and
Read more ->
4 min read

Vonage Video API vs. Stream Video

It is essential to ensure that the video capabilities added to your product function as expected by your end users. Otherwise, you risk alienating your users instead of engaging them. Both Vonage and Stream provide Video SDKs. Let’s compare these two and see how well each can deliver your desired video functionality. But first, we’ll
Read more ->
6 min read