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Product Comparison: Stream vs. PubNub

Chat and messaging are critical components for application success. When searching for a provider to enable in-app messaging, you might compare Stream Chat with PubNub. PubNub is an enterprise-grade low-level pub/sub solution (hence the name PubNub). Although Stream Chat is a relatively new product, it provides a complete messaging experience and is much easier to […]

Tutorial: Build Chat with Python

On occasion, I like to set out and write tutorials around the technology that I’m currently working with. With Stream’s recent release of its Python SDK for Chat, I felt compelled to write up a tutorial that would be engaging to developers interested in building a chat application with Python. Most of the time, my […]

Tutorial: Use Gifted Chat UI with React Native

Create a React Native Chat App with Gifted Chat

Product Comparison: Stream vs. SendBird

Chat and messaging are critical components for application success. When searching for a provider to enable in-app messaging, you might compare Stream Chat with SendBird. SendBird is a highly funded, feature-rich chat application that is priced as if they are the only provider in the market. Although Stream Chat is a new product, it provides […]

Create a Chat App with Vue.js and Stream

When building a chat application, your head tends to spin in terms of what functionality you need. When building in-house, this process can turn into a nightmare.Thankfully, there are companies out there such as Stream that provide chat as a service as an API. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to implement basic chat […]

Use Stream Chat’s Real Time Messaging API with Amazon Translate

Is your chat going global? Worry less about the language barrier with Amazon Translate paired with Stream Chat. When powering a chat product in a global environment, multilingual support should be top-of-mind. Doing so allows you to ensure that the communication barrier between yourself and the user on the other end is not broken. Adding […]

Product Comparison: Stream vs. Pusher

When searching for a provider to enable in-app messaging, you might compare Chat by Stream with Pusher’s Chatkit.

Adding Chatbots to Your Stream Chat App Using Google’s Dialogflow

Most tasks are repetitive and time-consuming. What if we could use a bot to help in doing the tasks instead? This will hugely increase productivity. Chatbots are fantastic for this.  In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through steps to adding a chatbot to your Stream Chat app using Dialogflow and Vue. At the end of […]

Product Comparison: Stream vs. Layer

Chat and messaging are critical components to application success. When searching for a provider to enable in-app messaging, you might compare Chat by Stream with Layer’s chat. Layer has been providing a chat solution for about 6 years. Although Chat by Stream is a new product, it already surpasses layer in performance, stability, ease of […]

React Native Chat App Tutorial

The other week, I set out to write a tutorial on how to integrate Stream Chat in React Native. It wasn’t long before I started adding other dependencies such as Gifted Chat for the UI and Serverless for token generation server-side. I even had a bit of fun by integrating an autoresponder with facts and […]

Stream Roadmap – May 2019

It’s been an exciting period for Stream with the launch of Chat and the activity feed components for iOS/Swift. Here’s what’s next on the roadmap: AI-powered moderation for chat and activity feeds Android native for activity feeds Android & iOS native for chat Push for activity feeds Follow/Following counts on activity feeds Reaction counts for […]

Android & iOS Push Notifications with Stream Chat and React Native

The Stream Chat API allows you to quickly and easily build powerful chat based applications and features — from a simple one to one messenger to building a full-scale Slack-like community. Stream Chat also supports Push Notifications out of the box and implementing them into your own React Native Chat app is a breeze. In this tutorial, we will […]