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Activity Streams Change how Google and Amazon “talk” to their Customers

The application technology space is becoming more and more competitive. The Apple App Store sits with 2.2M apps available for download today and is estimated to grow to 5M by 2020. Within every category, there are a variety of apps to choose from (maps, music, photo sharing and editing, payments, sports, weather, etc). For product […]

Example Ranking Methods for Your Feeds

In this short tutorial we will show you how to use Custom Ranking for your activity streams and news feeds. By default all feeds on Stream are ranked chronologically. Custom ranking allows you to take full control over how your feeds are sorted. Some common use cases include: Showing popular activities higher in the feed […]

Case Study – Sportlobster & Stream

The No.1 Online Sports Community The Customer Sportlobster is the platform that fuels your passion for sport. It allows you to join the conversation with fellow sports fans, discussing the hot topics around the teams and sports stars that matter to you. Being on Sportlobster keeps you informed with personalised news and live scores and […]

Case Study – Bandsintown & Stream

Feeds for 25 Million Users The Customer Bandsintown simplifies concert discovery by allowing you to track your favorite artists, receive alerts when they are touring near you, keep track of which shows you have RSVP’d to, and share concert details with your friends. Bandsintown was founded in 2004 by Fabrice Sergent, Julien Mitelberg,  Todd Cronin […]

13 Tips for a Highly Engaging News Feed

Getting the user experience right for a newsfeed is quite the challenge. Many apps end up showing completely irrelevant content to their users. Companies like Instagram, Quora, Etsy, Linkedin and Facebook have shown us a few tricks about providing an engaging newsfeed experience. At Stream, we’ve helped thousands of companies with their feeds. Every app […]

Cabin – React & Redux Example App – Stream

This is the 4th post in the 8 part tutorial series created by getstream.io. The final result is your own feature-rich, scalable social network app built with React and Redux! Visit getstream.io/cabin for an overview of all 8 tutorials and a live demo.  Visit getstream.io/cabin for an overview of all the tutorials, as well as […]

Designing an Activity Stream? Yeah, There’s a W3C Spec For That

Did you know that there's a specification for activity streams? That's in it's second version, and handled by the W3C?

5 Reasons to Use Cassandra For Building Your Newsfeed

Users of the open source Stream-Framework often ask us if they should use Redis or Cassandra to power their newsfeed. This article highlights five scenarios in which you are better off going for Cassandra.

5 Brilliant Articles About Newsfeeds & Activity Streams

Highlighting some of the best articles out there about newsfeed and activity stream development.