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New Feature Announcement: Presend Message Hooks

Are you looking to have more control over moderation? Presend Message Hooks provides you with access to either discard or rewrite messages when they don’t meet your content guidelines. This feature works similarly to regular webhooks; however, the difference is that your handler …

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New Chat Feature Announcement: Image Moderation

The Power of Images Employing user-generated content (UGC) is an effective way of engaging a brand’s audience. When users are able to contribute content to assess a company’s products or services, it creates trust among customers. Images have the power to leave a strong impact on…

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Silent Messages

When you want to send a system, administrative, or transactional message, you may not always want to instantly alert the user or change the unread message count on a conversation. Therefore, Stream has deisgned Silent Messages so that the channel is not marked as "unread" for use…

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New Chat Feature: Query Members

Secure & Encrypted Build the most secure and HIPAA-compliant chat experience for your medical chat app. Privacy, security and reliability are our focus and promise. Stream Chat Continues to Support Massive Scale with a New Feature: Query Members Stream’s Chat product has rolled o…

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Stream Adds Singapore and Sydney Regions for Chat

Stream Chat has added two new regions: Singapore and Sydney. There is support for Chat in US East, EU West, and now Singapore and Sydney. If you are interested in learning more about quickly building real-time chat with a reliable infrastructure and readily-available support, and…

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Pusher Shutting Down Chatkit

Pusher is officially retiring their Chatkit product on April 23, 2020. Counting down, Pusher is providing only 30 days before it’s complete shutdown! If you require a replacement for Pusher Chatkit, look no further than Stream Chat. As you can see below, Stream Chat offers everyt…

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COVID-19 Impact on Stream

It’s been scary to watch COVID-19 spread in Italy, The Netherlands and the rest of the world over the last few weeks. Our team in The Netherlands (1000 cases) started working remotely a few days ago and Colorado (70 cases) did the same starting yesterday. For team members with yo…

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Interview & Predictions for Cloud in 2020

2019 has been a year of tremendous growth for both Stream and Ionic. My name is Nick Parsons, and I’m a Developer at Stream. I decided to reach out to Max Lynch, the CEO of Ionic, as well as Thierry Schellenbach, my CEO at Stream about trends that they see first hand in the cloud…

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Stream in 2020

2019 has been an exciting year for Stream. The team doubled, our customers doubled, and we launched our second product – Stream Chat. It’s been great to see how well our chat product has been received and how quickly it has grown. This would not have been possible without the tru…

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Thoughts on Layer’s API Shutdown

Over the past days, we’ve had customers inform us that Layer is shutting down. These disgruntled Layer customers are coming over to Stream. The surprising announcement of the shutdown of their API on October 30th and comes after we did a comprehensive post about chat pricing. How…

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Layer Shutting Down All Chat Operations

In 2013 a startup named Layer was crowned the winner of the Techcrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield, taking home the coveted prize and $50,000 of winnings. They went on in the following years to raise almost $30 million dollars in funding over several rounds. Today (July 25, 2019), Sha…

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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 f…

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Stream CLI & My Role as a Developer Evangelist

Stream has long been known for providing a platform to power Activity Feeds at scale — specifically catered towards teams who are building feed-driven experiences similar to that of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Quora. Several months ago, our team set out on a new advent…

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Stream Customers Overwhelmingly Report Huge Increases in User Engagement and Retention

One of the challenges of being a software company is getting your customers to participate in case studies and other marketing materials so you can shout from the rooftops about how successful they’ve been with your products. This becomes even more difficult when the customer is …

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Stream and GDPR

As an organization who has customers located within the European Union (EU), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important topic for us here at Stream. The GDPR is a regulation by which the European government has intended to strengthen and unify data protection f…

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Looking Forward to What’s Coming from Stream in 2018

Looking Back 2017 wrapped up with the launch of Stream V2 and multi-region support. The new version of our API uses Go, RocksDB and Raft to power the feeds for over 300 million users. V2 represents our largest improvement in performance so far. Switching from Cassandra to RocksDB…

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New Zend Framework Module for Integrating Stream

Hot off the heels of our Doctrine ORM integration, we’re ready to announce our next PHP integration! We’ve created a neat little package, which serves as a Zend Framework module! Zend Framework is one of the most popular frameworks in the PHP ecosystem – after Laravel and Symfony…

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Stream & Go: News Feeds for Over 300 Million End Users

Stream is an API that enables developers to build news feeds and activity streams (try the API). We are used by over 500 companies and power the feeds of more than 300 million end users. Companies such as Product Hunt, Under Armour, Powerschool, Bandsintown, Dubsmash, Compass and…

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Adding Support for Doctrine ORM

Doctrine is one of the most popular object-relational mapping libraries in the PHP community. It ships with Symfony, but is also used in a lot of non-Symfony applications. Previously, we built ORM integrations with Laravel’s Eloquent, Rails’ ActiveRecord and many others, so addin…

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Announcing Stream 2.0 and Multi-Region Support

We’re very excited to announce Stream 2.0 and complete multi-region support! The new version is built on Google’s Go programming language, as opposed to Python. However, it’s important to note that Python is still used to power the machine learning for Stream’s personalized feeds…

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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 e…

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Stream raises $3 Million from Arthur Ventures

We are excited to announce that Stream has raised $3 million from Arthur Ventures with participation from Galvanize, Techstars, and others. This puts Stream’s total funding at $4.75 million.  Stream will use this investment to expand its team and accelerate product development. S…

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Based Mobile: A free UI Kit for Mobile Social Media

When we released Based UI Kit (our first UI Kit),  we never expected it to be used by so many people. We heard from Designers, Developers and Product Owners that Based UI really was a great asset. The only downside to the Based UI Kit was that it wasn’t focused enough on mobile. …

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Creative Developer Marketing

If your inbox is anything like mine you get an endless amount of promotional spam. The worst offenders are recruiters, companies selling explainer videos and offshored development shops. The marketing departments at those companies have a serious lack of imagination. I’d like to …

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How We Onboard Users at Stream

Intro Building an easy-to-use API is hard, but onboarding shouldn’t be. It’s important that we, at Stream, make the onboarding experience as painless as possible for developers. Many of you have told us that our 5 minute interactive API tutorial helped you to quickly understand S…

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