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Elevating Experiences: Stream’s Roadmap for 2023 & 2024

When Tommaso and I started Stream, we couldn't have imagined the growth we've seen over the last few years. Some of the world's largest apps now use our APIs and SDKs. Global brands like TaskRabbit, Hopin, IBM, SoundCloud, Adobe, Healthline, and Gojek rely on Stream. Patreon just launched a beautiful new community experience. We have
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Stream Hackathon: Connecting the World Through Code

Connecting the World Through Code is a two-week hackathon that allows developers to create whatever their heart desires around communication and connection. It is an opportunity for developers to showcase their creativity by building innovative apps or websites using Stream's Chat and Video APIs. Developers are encouraged to use whatever services they like. These can
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Reimagining Dating App UX: A Fireside Chat with Stream and Feeld at GDI London

In September 2023, Stream sponsored GDI London and held a fireside chat with Enterprise chat customer and dating app company Feeld at the event. This is the transcription of the interview. EM: Hello, everyone! My name is Elaine McGlaughlin (EM). I’m a customer success manager at Stream— the fastest-growing global chat API company. We power
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Exploring the Power and Potential of Stream’s Feeds API

In the world of real-time content experiences, user engagement, community, and retention metrics reign supreme. Fortunately, you can elevate your UX and improve KPIs that mean the most to your app with Stream's Activity Feed API and SDKs. Our reusable components are easy to integrate, require little to no maintenance, and, most importantly, can scale
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Video API Update: New React Native SDK, Performance Improvements, & More!

Since the initial release of our Video & Audio API, we've been working to improve the API and add new features and new frontend SDKs. We’re excited to share an update with major enhancements, and more coming soon. In addition to iOS, Android, React, and Flutter, we’ve now released SDK support for React Native and
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Stream’s Commitment to Data Portability

As an API company at the forefront of the industry, these issues are not new to us. We understand the importance of data ownership and the challenges users face when migrating from one platform to another. Sadly, it is all too common for service providers to exploit their position as data custodians, making it needlessly
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GetSocial is Shutting Down: Stream Offers Activity Feed Replacement

GetSocial has announced its impending closure, and we understand that this news may have left you searching for a new activity feed solution to meet your business needs. We at Stream would like to warmly welcome you and offer our robust and reliable activity feed API and SDKs as a compelling alternative. We assure you
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From the Desk of the CPO: 2023 Product Roadmap

In 2022, we set a record for the number of new customers we get to serve, and I want to express my sincere gratitude for your trust in us. We are thrilled with our progress thus far, and it motivates us to continue growing and enhancing our products and services to support the success of
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Stream Chat Android: v6 Beta Announcement

Even with the new code that comes with our releases, you don’t have to worry about massive breaking changes that disrupt your workflow. In fact, we have a great deprecation convention where we give you weeks, sometimes even months, to migrate your codebase to new ways of using our API and components. There are some
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70% of Apps Doubled User Engagement After Integrating In-App Chat

Anecdotally, we know chat has a profound impact on essential app metrics. Whether through interviewing customers for case study stories or gathering feedback from developers experimenting with Stream’s chat API/SDK solutions for their passion projects, messaging functionality can keep users in an app for longer, increase user engagement, satisfaction, retention, and more. Stream powers in-app
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Stream Activity Feeds Customers Overwhelmingly Report Huge Increases in User Engagement & Retention

From Facebook to Instagram to Strava, activity feeds power some of the world’s most impactful apps. Also called newsfeeds or activity streams, activity feeds continuously populate new content, allowing users to view and interact with fresh posts every time they open an app. Stream’s activity feeds API is designed to enable app owners to seamlessly
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Announcing Stream Chat's Jetpack Compose SDK

Stream provides chat SDKs for many different platforms, and today we're excited to add another important entry to the list: Jetpack Compose! 🚀🎉 If you want to jump straight into trying the new SDK, the best place to start is the Jetpack Compose Chat Tutorial. Jetpack Compose is a brand new, modern UI toolkit by
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Stream CEO & CTO Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mountain Desert Region Award Finalists

Entrepreneurs play a vital role in transforming our lives by disrupting entire industries and reinventing economies. We couldn’t be happier for Thierry Schellenbach, co-founder and CEO of Stream, and Tommaso Barbugli, co-founder and CTO, to be recognized as finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mountain Desert Region Award. As the world’s most prestigious
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Stream Chat Benchmarks 5M Concurrent Connections in a Single Channel

Stream is proud to announce a new industry benchmark for scaling real-time chat as-a-service, with 5 million concurrent connections recently supported in a single chat channel. This engineering achievement underscores Stream Chat’s position as the preferred in-app chat provider for enterprise organizations hosting the world’s largest online events. Stream’s infrastructure currently powers messaging and activity
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Stream Attains SOC2 Type II and ISO 27001 Compliance

Stream is proud to announce the successful completion of its SOC 2 Type II and ISO 27001 audits, achieving compliance with the organizations’ thorough security standards. The certifications showcase Stream’s dedication to providing a highly secure in-app chat solution to enterprise customers, in addition to the company’s existing HIPAA and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
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Announcing Stream's Maker Account: Free Chat & Activity Feed APIs

Today, we’re excited to announce the Stream Maker Account. The new plan provides qualifying teams with full and free access to Stream’s Chat API (2k MAU) and Activity Feed API (9 million feed updates/month). We’re excited to make our APIs accessible to side projects, new startups, and other earlier-stage ventures. The Maker Account has hard
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Stream Announces $38 Million Series B Funding

Today, I’m excited to announce that Stream has closed its $38 million Series B funding round, led by Felicis Ventures’ Aydin Senkut with participation from Series A lead investor GGV Capital and 01 Advisors. This round follows just six months after our $15 million Series A in August, bringing total financing to $53 million. Stream
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Stream 💙 Open Source: February

Take a look at our updated article for August 2022 on our latest OSS contributions. Open source is at the heart of nearly all projects built today. From rockets on Mars to next-gen chat and feeds, they all rely on the software created and maintained by developers worldwide. At Stream, we not only love developers, but
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Announcing Flutter SDK 1.0.0 Beta

At Stream, we are always trying to find new ways to help developers build great apps in as little time as possible. That's why today, we are thrilled to announce the release of our new Flutter Chat SDK and not one but two new Stream Flutter packages 🚀. Our goal with this release is to
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The Path to Product Management: Engineer-Turned-PM Shares Top Career Advancement Tips

It’s not uncommon for software engineers to explore a career in product management. While the two positions require a considerably different skillset, a technical background primes product managers to better articulate roadmaps with engineers and understand realistic time frames and development efficiencies. However, technical know-how alone isn’t enough for an engineer to transition to a
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Build Viking Winners 🎉

Winners Announcement 🎉 Over the last week, Stream participated and hosted two activities as part of the Flutter Vikings conference. Our first activity, a codelab, was focused on our Flutter SDK and tailored to new Stream users. If you'd like to add interactive chat to your app, I recommend you check this out. The second
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Stream 💙 Flutter Vikings

Welcome Flutter developers! We are thrilled to help bring Flutter Vikings to everyone and help developers share and learn new things. To celebrate, we are announcing Build Viking, a week-long Flutter hackathon sponsored by Stream. What is Build Viking 🤔 Build Viking is a week-long Flutter hackathon which gives developers the freedom to create whatever
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Stream Achieves SOC 2 Compliance

Stream is seeing unprecedented growth within the cloud-offering ecosystem and now serves over a billion end users. As the leading provider of API-driven Activity Feeds and Chat, our team is excited to announce we have completed our SOC 2 Type I audit with the help of Secureframe. What is SOC 2? SOC 2 is one
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Announcing Our $15M Series A Funding

Today, I’m excited to announce that Stream has raised a $15M Series A round from GGV Capital and Dick Costolo (Ex Twitter CEO, now 01 Advisors). We are very grateful to our early investors and customers who took a chance on our team and technology. Many of you started using Stream when the engineering team
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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 gets called before the message is saved to the channel, allowing you
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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 users or the message count is not incremented. For
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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 out a new feature to further support channels with large numbers of
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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 you fall within one of these regions, contact us for
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Stream Helps Betabrand Build a Community-Based Online Apparel Company

About Betabrand Betabrand is an online women’s apparel company known for Dress Pant Yoga Pants and other activewear for everything from work to travel. The brand’s customers participate in the design process by voting on new clothing concepts and providing their feedback, helping the company bring the best new products to market based on their
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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 its complete shutdown! If you require a replacement for Pusher Chatkit, look no further than Stream Chat. As you can see below, Stream Chat offers everything that Chatkit provides, including plus a lot more
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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 young kids or those living in
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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 trust and support of our
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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. However, as a developer, it annoys me to see
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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), Shaun VanWeelden, Head of Layer, sent an email
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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 feeds Follow/Following counts on activity feeds Reaction counts for
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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 adventure — to build a highly available infrastructure for chat applications. The proof of concept
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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 for all individuals within the EU (source). Companies must be
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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 was a major step forward for Stream. It’s
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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, that is. Since we know many of
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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 Fabric (Google) rely on Stream to power their
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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 adding Doctrine to the list seemed like a no-brainer. With that said, we
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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. We believe this will increase reliability, scalability and overall platform performance.
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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
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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. Stream (getstream.io) is an API for building, scaling and personalizing feeds. Over 500 companies
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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. You could
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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 think that there are better ways to reach your customer base. My
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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 Stream's API. Today, we wanted to announce that we’ve made
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Stream in 2017

Tommaso and I started Stream a little over 2 years ago. It’s been a crazy ride, from our first customer to joining Techstars in NYC. Our first funding round was a whirlwind, but we now have offices in both Boulder, Colorado and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and we couldn't be happier as a team. Today over
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Go client library for Feeds and Activities (beta)

Introduction Open-source development has played a big part in our company history, so it is with great pleasure that we announce an official Go client library for GetStream.io. Two community-led projects were adapted to produce this library. We are releasing this library as version 0.9.0, and flagging it as a beta version. Improved feature functionality
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Start Designing Your Feeds and Activity Streams with Our Based UI Kit for Sketch

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
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Introducing Ranked Feeds

We want to share the first Beta release of Ranked Feed. Ranked Feeds allows you to take control over how your feeds are sorted and move past the simple chronological view. Ranked feeds can help improve engagement with the feed.
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Stream Raises $1.75M Seed Round

Stream is excited to announce that we have raised $1.75m from Brad Feld/FGAngels, Techstars Ventures, Tahoma Ventures, Social Starts, Galvanize, Dharmesh Shah, Wayne Chang, Jud Valeski, Kyle Wild, James Powell and others.
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5 Brilliant Articles About Newsfeeds & Activity Streams

Highlighting some of the best articles out there about newsfeed and activity stream development.
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Stream Beta & Techstars NY

We are excited to announce that Stream is participating in Techstars NY.
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REST Documentation

As a tiny step towards supporting more languages we have released our internal REST documentation.
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Multi Region Support

We are shipping the first iteration of multi-region support. We now replicate part of our infrastructure in four regions.
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Teams, Organizations and Topics

The most basic pattern in social networking is to follow other users. However, many apps will also allow you to follow more complex concepts such as teams, organizations, topics, sites, and more.
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Easier Integration with New API Clients & Data Browser

In the past days, we have updated our API clients for numerous languages and taken your feedback to make the API easier to use.
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Call For Contributors: Stream-Framework 1.1

We have released Stream Framework 1.1 - and we are looking for your contributions!
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How Stream's Entry Plan Compares to In-House Solutions

Stream's hosted newsfeed API gives you several advantages over an in-house solution.
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Introducing the Stream Framework

Introducing version 1.0.0 of the Stream Framework!
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Stream Massive Update Round

Just a couple of days ago we finished our first round of improvements to GetStream.
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