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The Current Landscape for Mental Health Telemedicine

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), mental health is “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.” The CDC linked worsening mental health conditions to stress caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. With a growing demand for safe and convenient access to…

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Stream Chat and API-Driven Telemedicine Services

One of the largest growing segments within the telecommunication space is telehealth and telemedicine. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we saw claims that “Telehealth is growing with a forecasted market increase of 16.8 percent from 2017 to 2023” according to the Arizona Telemedic…

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Firebase Alternative: Building Chat With Firebase vs. Stream

We have recently noticed an influx of individuals searching for alternatives to building chat messaging applications on Firebase. It’s important to note that Firebase is a multi-use tool for developers to build just about anything quickly but does not take into account the cost w…

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40+ Telemedicine Statistics to Know in 2020

The global Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work, the way we play, and the way we approach healthcare. We’re not sure where we will land once we get through this. Still, understanding the usage and growth of the telemedicine industry in the recent past can help us gain…

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Message Translation, Multi-Tenancy Chat and New Regions – Swift Chat

In June 2020, Stream Chat’s Swift SDK received three updates: 2.2.3, 2.2.4, and 2.2.5. These updates bring us further in the mission of providing high-quality chat experience for iOS apps. Let’s go through the highlights. Message Translation With this feature, introduced in 2.2.5…

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Message Translation – i18n

Message Translation With Stream Chat, messages can now be translated on-demand or automatically. In turn, users speaking different languages can communicate in the same channel. Enabling Message Translation By default, message translation is not enabled. However, users can ask St…

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10 Most Secure Messaging Apps – The Best Platforms & Solutions

Messaging apps make it easy to communicate and connect with people around the world. However, with new ways to communicate and connect via technology, there are also new ways for your privacy and security to be breached. Private messages could potentially be read by third parties…

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Announcing Multi-Tenant Support & Teams for Chat

If a company adds chat to its app, it may have its own customer base. If you’re building a SaaS application, one customer must not have access to the chat information of another customer, primarily if these customers exist within the same competitive landscape. For example, imagi…

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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…

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SendBird Competitors: SendBird vs Alternatives

If you are looking for a SendBird competitor, there is a multitude of alternatives out there. With so many available options to choose from, it can be hard to decide which cloud communication platform will help you stand out among your competition. It is essential to determine wh…

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10 HIPAA Compliant Chat Apps – Live Chat, Text Messaging & Video

With the explosion of new technology in healthcare communications, there are many applications in the market that make communicating with patients easier, while also keeping their Protected Health Information (PHI) secure. While researching chat with PHI concerns in mind, I came …

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White-Label Chat for Cloud Messaging

Cloud messaging is a service that enables developers to send messages between servers and client applications. With cloud messaging, developers leverage the infrastructure of a reliable cloud messaging provider such as Stream to deliver messages and notifications to their platfor…

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A Guide to White-Label Chat

Read on if you find yourself in this position, and want to learn more about the space and options available. 👍 What Is White-Label Chat White-label chat is considered any chat solution provided by a chat vendor that doesn’t show the vendor’s logo, domain, or any other type of ve…

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Stream Chat vs. Twilio Chat

Chat and messaging are becoming ever-more critical for application success. When searching for a provider to enable in-app chat, you might compare Stream Chat with Twilio Chat. Twilio is a monster in the space of API-driven SMS support and email (through their acquisition of Send…

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A Guide to Developer Marketing in 2020

Initial Thoughts Stream provides Feeds, which allow developers to build event-driven applications similar to social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, in a matter of days versus months or years. Stream also provides Chat, a product that enables developers to…

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Review: SendBird vs. Stream

Chat and messaging are critical components for application success. When searching for a provider to enable in-app messaging, you might compare Stream Chat with SendBird. SendBird is a highly funded, feature-rich chat application that is priced as if they are the only provider in…

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What I Learned Researching Chat Provider Pricing

My comparison of the top live chat services and their pricing structures – Pubnub vs Sendbird vs Stream Full disclosure: I’m the head of sales at Stream, and we (now not so recently) removed the beta tag from our new live chat API. After 4 years of providing highly stable, fast a…

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Product Comparison: Stream vs. Layer

Update: Layer has shut down their API. Read about how to migrate from Layer and read our own thoughts about it. Chat and messaging are critical components to application success. When searching for a provider to enable in-app chat, you might compare Chat by Stream with Layer’s ch…

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Product Comparison: Stream vs. PubNub

Chat and messaging are critical components for application success. When searching for a provider to enable in-app chat, you might compare Stream Chat with PubNub. PubNub is an enterprise-grade lower-level pub/sub solution (hence the name PubNub). In late 2019 they officially rel…

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National Real Estate Company Uses Stream Chat to Allow Agents to Communicate with Clients

About the “Real Estate Company” This market-leading real estate company has agents and facilities all across the United States. As one of the largest real estate franchises in terms of sales volume, the number of agents, and units sold they also have one of the largest risks in t…

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Pusher Chatkit Alternative: Stream vs. Pusher

When searching for a provider to enable in-app messaging, you might compare Chat by Stream with Pusher’s Chatkit.

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Using Feed Technology for Travel Use Cases

When we visit sites like Amazon, Netflix, or YouTube, we take for granted the fact these services have been exploring and learning our behavior for years. They know us well – they make relevant recommendations that are unique to the user, drawing us back to their sites time and t…

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Dubsmash Switches to Stream from an In-House Solution

About Dubsmash Dubsmash is a global entertainment platform that allows users to interact with the content they love. Their team is building the interactive video quote database of the future, allowing users around the world to share, lip-sync, and meme over pop culture content. W…

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Sketchfab Utilizes Stream’s Feed Technology to Increase Performance and Reliability

“From posting updates to commenting and more, Stream provided us with the most flexible and scalable solution for displaying all our user’s activities. The Stream team made implementing our news feed solution a collaborative experience and ultimately the right decision for us.” –…

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Activity Streams and News Feeds for Real-Time Use Cases

There are many feed use cases where it’s important to show updates in real-time. If a feed has thousands or even millions of followers, this can be pretty hard to do. Over the past months, our team has vastly improved the capacity of our real-time infrastructure, allowing you to:…

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