Start Designing Your Feeds and Activity Streams with Our Based UI Kit for Sketch

Josh T.
Josh T.
Published July 27, 2016 Updated November 8, 2019

About Stream: Stream’s APIs enable you to quickly build, scale and personalize your feeds and activity streams. The API powers feeds for more than 300 production application and 50 million end users. Try out the Stream API in this 5 minute interactive tutorial.

Based UI Kit provides you with a neutral UI that leverages popular design aspects found in some of the most inspiring feed implementations. We analyzed over 100 different types of feeds and activity streams to find commonalities that we could use to create modules that could easily be modified to fit specific use cases.

Based - The UI Kit for feeds is totally free to download and on Product Hunt. It includes 89 module types, 51 style assets and 20 reusable components. It includes UI for Android, iOS and web in both a dark and light theme.

One of the most exciting aspects of designing here at Stream is the chance I get to see new products that are getting ready to hit the market. It’s common for people to send us a link to their InVision prototypes with the question, “Can Stream support this design?”. Sometimes we have some suggestions on best practices for implementing our API, but the answer is usually a resounding YES.

Based on these conversations and many inspiring apps we’ve seen built on top of Stream, we’ve set out to better equip the world to build great feeds. We believe the possibilities are endless with the Stream API and we believe the newly released Based UI Kit for Feeds is going to be a great asset for product teams. Use what works, iterate, build and launch.

It’s easy to see how this UI Kit for Feeds and Activity Streams will be easy to use for Web Apps, iOS Apps and Android Apps. The design is intentionally neutral to fit within Material Design and iOS best practice constructs. As a result, this should be a natural fit for easy modification to inherit the design patterns of all apps.

We’re very excited about releasing this asset to the world. Based UI Feed Kit for Feeds and Activity Streams is built with Sketch and is totally free to download.

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the next release, please email or tweet us @getstream_io with your suggestions!