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React: Conversational UI Chatbots

Conversational UI is a user interface that emulates a human to human conversation, while in reality, the human is interacting with a computer program. We’ve often seen this with the use of chatbots and voice assistants. Conversational UI that involves speaking allows you to inter…

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A Guide to Developer Marketing in 2020

Initial Thoughts Stream provides Feeds, which allow developers to build event-driven applications similar to social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, in a matter of days versus months or years. Stream also provides Chat, a product that enables developers to…

Design

Chatbots: The Future of Customer Service

Chatbots provide an automated conversational interface that can positively impact your business. Imagine a customer calls a support center, and they’re stuck waiting to get a simple question answered. Not only do customers get frustrated, but having human beings respond to each c…

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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…

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What I Learned Researching Chat Provider Pricing

My comparison of the top chat services and their pricing structures – Pubnub vs Pusher vs Layer vs Sendbird vs Stream Full disclosure: I’m the head of sales at Stream, and we recently removed the beta tag from our new chat API. After 4 years of providing highly stable, fast and s…

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Product Comparison: Stream vs. Layer

Update: Layer has shut down their API. Read about how to migrate from Layer and read our own thoughts about it. 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…

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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 lower-level pub/sub solution (hence the name PubNub). In late 2019 they officiall…

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Stream Flutter: Building a Social Network with Stream Activity Feeds and Flutter

In this post, we’ll be creating a simple social network, called Stream Flutter, that allows a user to post messages to followers. The app will allow a user to post a message to their followers. Stream’s Activity Feed API combined with Google’s Flutter makes it straightforward to …

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Adding User Interactivity to a Chatroom with Laravel, Vue.js and Stream Chat

In my last tutorial here, we created a chatroom application using Laravel, Vue.js, and Stream Chat. Although we only covered the basics of getting our chatroom up and running, Stream Chat offers a lot of other functionality. In this tutorial, we will explore some of those functio…

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Tutorial: Build a Live-Stream Chat With Wowza and Stream

Wowza provides users with the ability to stream live video. Trusted by over 24,000 organizations to power video streaming, they offer an extremely flexible platform that’s easy to use for even the most novice streamer. My team at Stream specializes in real-time feeds and chat tec…