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6 Unique Dating App Ideas to Stand Out in a Crowded Market

A lot of dating apps on the market, like Tinder or Hinge, are too general and casual for serious singles to be able to find "The One." They don’t appeal to a specific demographic, which makes it hard for people who know exactly what they want to make a meaningful connection. You …

How To Create a Delivery App (And the 7 Features You Must Include)

Delivery apps have taken the market by storm, with an expected revenue annual growth rate of over 8% and $291 billion USD in market volume by 2027. It’s no surprise—they’re convenient, save time, and are easy to use. With a few clicks, a delivery app can get your favorite dish or…

A Comprehensive Guide to Logistic App Development

But far too many logistic apps end up with feature-bloated and buggy user interfaces that don’t solve real problems. This guide can help you develop the right logistic application and find product-market fit. Start With Your Problem and Market Research Understanding the problem h…

How to Build a Live Streaming App: Types, Cost, & Must-Have Features

What is a Live Streaming App? A live stream is multi-media digital content broadcasted by one host and transmitted to many viewers over the Internet in real-time. It can feature live events, like sports, news, a security camera feed, or on-demand content, like TV and movies. Vide…

The Ultimate Guide to HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

What is HIPAA?  The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 protects patient privacy and provides easy access to their medical records. While medical appointments are typically held in person, the telehealth industry has boomed over the past few years.…

How To Pick the Best Equipment for Video Conferencing

However, for good reasons, they’re not always the most popular among remote employees. Often, video conferences come with many technical issues. Nuisance, such as background noise or low video quality, can ruin the productivity of a conversation while making the meeting feel less…

5 Product Engagement Metrics to Track

User acquisition is integral to growing your product and customer base. But that’s just the first part: success depends on retaining those existing users and keeping them engaged in the long term. As Brian Balfour, former VP of growth at HubSpot, once said: "If your retention is …

How to Build Your SaaS Community (+ 5 Successful Examples)

Companies realize that investing in their community can deliver huge benefits — since 2020, there’s been a 22% increase in organizations with a dedicated Community team. Building a thriving SaaS community takes a significant investment of time and resources — especially for start…

What Effect Does Remote Work Have On Productivity?

Research from Microsoft shows that over 52% of people are considering switching to a fully remote or hybrid job. Working from home became our new normal within just a few years. As a result, many companies have studied how remote work directly impacts employee productivity. With …

Create a Perfect Remote Employee Onboarding Experience (+ a Checklist)

Remote onboarding has its challenges. It’s hard to convey your company values and culture through virtual communications and an inconsistent remote onboarding experience. Consider a first day in person: When a new hire walks into an office on their first day, they’re usually gree…

Which Free Video Conferencing Service Offers the Best Features?

Video conferencing is essential for remote teams to not let distance get in the way of effective communication. However, your business might not want to pay for a web conferencing service right now, especially if you’re on a tight company budget. The problem with using free video…

Stream Chat Flutter v5: Announcing Desktop and Web Support

It’s always been possible to build beautiful chat applications on desktop and web using Flutter and Stream Chat with our core or low-level client chat packages. But, users can now target desktop and web using our UI package, enabling you to get the complete Stream Chat experience…

2022 Guide to App Retention by Rates (with Metrics, Statistics, & Tips)

Stats show that app users in the US, on average, uninstall 43% of the apps they install on their phones after 30 days. It’s why mobile apps must shift their focus to improve retention to set themselves up for long-term success.  The truth is that user acquisition isn’t enough to …

Remote Team Management Tips for Success

According to research by Microsoft, over 53% of people are currently considering switching to a hybrid or remote job. However, this push for remote work brings up new challenges that in-person managers have never faced: How do you communicate effectively with employees when you’r…

The Ultimate Guide to Peer-to-Peer Video Conferencing

Video conferencing technology is essential to nearly every modern business, from managing remote teams to closing deals across time zones. There are several ways audio and video calls can form a stable connection, one being peer-to-peer (P2P). This real-time communication solutio…

Your Complete Guide to Remote Work Team Building (25+ Activities & Tips)

Ninety-five percent of employees believe that having good relationships with co-workers is important to create a happy and productive work environment. However, remote work can sometimes make building co-worker friendships a bit tricky. The responsibility of team building often f…

46 Remote Work Statistics Employers Need to Know

By the end of 2022, it’s estimated that 25% of all job vacancies will be remote. Apart from the improvement in work-life balance and increased benefits, remote work has the potential to be advantageous for both companies and employees. However, old concerns remain for management,…

Customer Education: A Guide To Maximizing Product Value

It won’t matter how many users download your app if they don’t understand how it works or how they can maximize its benefits. And since half of all mobile apps get deleted within one month of downloading, you won’t have long to win users over and earn their loyalty. The fastest w…

What’s New in Stream Chat React Native v5?

Over the last few months, our React Native team has been making substantial improvements to the React Native Chat SDK. Among bug fixes and other minor changes, this release introduces two new features: offline support and enhanced debugging capabilities. Offline Support Offline s…

The Product Manager’s Guide to App Retention

High installs mean nothing if you can’t retain your new users in the long term. In fact, according to AppsFlyer, American app users uninstall 43% of the apps they download on their phone within 30 days.  Indeed, app retention isn’t something you have direct control over. After al…

Live Commerce: Video Stream Shopping

The Home Shopping Network (HSN) pioneered live commerce in the ’70s, which means we’re due for an eCommerce renaissance right about now. By blending entertainment with instant purchasing, live shopping offers brands, retailers, and online marketplaces the opportunity to build str…

6 APIs That Improve Your Online Marketplace

To help you out, we’ve listed our top picks of the best APIs you can use to build the best online marketplace possible. These APIs will help improve your customer engagement and retention by optimizing the most critical aspects of your online marketplace, from the second the cust…

How to Optimize the Remote Employee Experience in 2022

The shift from office to home has called for a rearrangement of employee engagement strategies, communication channels, and company dynamics so employees can acclimate to a new office landscape. In a remote workspace, improving the employee experience (EX) means relying on new te…

4 Proven Ways To Increase Daily Active Users (DAU)

It’s a helpful pulse check on the growth of a product and trends in user behavior. And it gives insight into how many people check your product and the perceived value from the interaction. But keep in mind that not all apps should use DAU as a measure of success. This is because…

How to Build a Video Chat App: Types, Cost, & Must-Have Features

Recent advancements in real-time audio and video chat technology have enabled apps to incorporate these elements to become the most convenient connection methods. In this article, we’ll take a 1,000 ft view of the video chat app market and its most popular apps, cover must-have f…

How to Create Effective User Scenarios: A Step-by-Step Guide

The combination of data and storytelling is a powerful one. Steve Jobs once said, “The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values, and agenda of an entire generation that is to come.” A user scenario is a tool to imagine a user’s…

4 App Features to Keep Users Engaged

Did you know that 71% of app users churn in the first ninety days after downloading an app? Keeping users engaged can be tough, especially when time is precious and users are impatient to resolve actions quickly. Yet, making the effort to include features for user engagement is i…

10 Best Video Calling APIs: Benefits & Features

What was once a safety precaution, remote medical appointments, events, classrooms, and meetings are now popular and even preferred alternatives to in-person communication and transacting. Your app will need to incorporate an element of video chat to stay competitive. Luckily, vi…

Mobile App APIs: The Key to Easy Development & Quality UX

While the benefit of these standalone functionalities is clear, there are plenty of solutions working behind the scenes, like social preferences, geo-location, and usage history that enhance UX even more. Mobile APIs make these advancements possible and affordable for engineers t…

5 Ways Experienced App Developers Avoid Bad UX Design

However, as Steve Jobs said, “Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.” Ultimately, your app’s UX design will be what converts repetitive and engaged users. A good UX design caters to a customer’s needs by enhancing …

4 Ways to Conduct a Customer Sentiment Analysis

If users feel dissatisfied or have bad experiences with your product for too long without checking in with how the user is doing, they’ll leave before you can make the improvements they want. In fact, according to research by Zendesk, 76% of customers are willing to switch to a c…

7 Benefits of Chatbots

Research from Gartner predicts that by the end of 2022, 70% of customer interactions will involve technologies like chatbots and mobile messaging. It doesn’t stop there. More and more companies are already adopting chatbots as part of their customer service experience. According …

What Are Vanity Metrics (And How to Identify Them?)

But you need to identify them. Otherwise, you could be tracking or prioritizing metrics that don’t actually help you improve your app’s performance. In some cases, only looking at these vanity metrics can make you collect misleading insights about your target user. This blog post…

What Is Your “North Star Metric?” (And How to Find It)

A north star metric is a company’s primary metric to measure its app’s success. Sean Ellis, entrepreneur and founder of GrowthHackers, was the first person to coin the term. “The North Star Metric is the single metric that best captures the core value that your product delivers t…

Trust and Safety: Reduce Risk on Your Platform

It is the responsibility of online platforms to create a safe environment its users can trust, enjoy, and recommend to others. When businesses fail to moderate user-generated content, they risk alienating their audience and contributing to churn. Many businesses are looking to Tr…

Introducing Video Attachments for Stream’s React Native Chat SDK

Stream is excited to announce a new version of our React Native Chat SDK. This release makes it easy to add full video file/attachment support out of the box to your chat application without needing to go through a time-consuming SDK upgrade. Your end users can now upload, send, …

How to Identify Your Power Users (And How to Keep Them)

And user retention is low. Within a month of downloading an application, somewhere between 87% and 97% of its users will abandon it. The key to mitigating this high risk of churn? Meet the needs of the app’s users. But when it comes time to make advancements to the app, not all u…

How to Run Churn Analysis (And Retain More Users)

However, too much churn could signify something wrong with your app experience. As Lincoln Murphy, founder of Sixteen Ventures, says: “Churn is a symptom of a deeper, underlying disease; that disease is a failure to ensure your customers achieve their Desired Outcome.” Also, chur…

The Importance of Moderating In-Game Chat

Trolls, bad actors, and even bots can dismantle trust within video game communities by harassing other players and posting offensive or spammy content within the chat platform. Moderating multiplayer video game chat is essential to mitigating the harmful effects of toxic content …

How to Use the RICE Score Model to Prioritize App Features

The RICE score model is a feature prioritization technique that helps you make better decisions for your roadmap based on various factors. Intercom first developed the method when it wanted to make better decisions in its product roadmap and manage its feature ideas. The RICE pri…

Use These 4 In-App Marketing Tactics to Engage More Users

However, months after your mobile app’s release, you notice a recurrent problem: customers aren’t engaging with your app. That’s when you’ll need an effective in-app marketing strategy. In-app marketing refers to any message or marketing campaign that you send to active users whi…

Announcing Stream Firebase Extensions for Chat and Feeds

Improving developers’ lives is one of the primary goals at Stream–from our SDKs, tooling, and documentation, we always work with our community to build features developers love using. Today, we are excited to share a project we have been working on with the team at Firebase. Toge…

How AI Can Help Identify & Moderate Harmful Content

Machine Learning Engineer Chiara Caratelli covers how Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology can be leveraged to identify and moderate commercial spam at DeveloperWeek Europe 2022. Whether you’re attending a virtual event or watching your favorite gamer on a live stream, co…

Announcing v4 of the Flutter SDK for Stream Chat

Over the last few months, our Futter team has been hard at work making significant improvements to the Stream Chat Flutter SDK. This version is focused on improving the developer experience by giving you more control and flexibility in how you use our core components and UI widge…

Gaming Trends: Video Game Industry Growth Statistics

Now, with VR gaming tech, players can virtually lose themselves in alternate realities. In what could be the most significant era in human history, with technology evolving at lightning speed, inquiring minds want to know where gaming will go from here. One of the most accurate w…

The Ultimate Guide to Chat Moderation

What is Chat Moderation? Chat moderation is the act of reviewing and regulating user-generated messages and content posted on a platform to ensure it’s not inappropriate or otherwise harmful to the brand’s reputation or its users. Why is Chat Moderation Important? Chat is paramou…

What Is A Customer Success Specialist And What Do They Do?

Image Source: Unsplash “If we don’t have successful customers, we can’t have a successful business,” said Jamie Domenici in a blog post when she served as the global SVP of customer adoption at Salesforce. But how do you make sure your customers are successful? By devoting someon…

How To Write A Positioning Statement (With Examples)

Image Source: Unsplash A positioning statement explains briefly how your mobile app solves the needs of your target user and aligns your internal team on how to move forward. The statement sets the foundation for your marketing efforts and how you want the market to perceive your…

4 Best Mobile User Acquisition Tactics To Attract New App Users

Unsplash You could develop and release the best app in the world. But if you’re not promoting and marketing your app to boost awareness, you’re shooting yourself in the foot. Mobile acquisition is an integral part of managing a mobile app. Without any users, you don’t have an app…

What Is A Soft Launch And Why Is It Important For Your App?

Image Source So you have an app, but it’s not ready to go to market. You first need feedback from users to tell you what’s working and what’s not. And how do you do it? By soft-launching your app before going into a full release. A soft launch is a strategy that involves releasin…