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Using the Stream Real-Time Firehose with AWS SQS, Lambda, and SNS

Stream enables you to listen to fee changes in near real-time using SQS, webhooks or websockets. In this tutorial, we will discuss how to use AWS SQS & Lambda to respond to feed updates. While websockets are the preferred method to listen to changes, SQS notifications have a spec…

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Running PM2 & Node.js in Production Environments

At Stream, we build a lot of showcase and example applications to show off the awesome features that our service has to offer. For nearly all of our applications, we host them on an instance – usually DigitalOcean or AWS EC2. While maintaining your codebase and keeping it relevan…

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Try out the Stream API with Postman

NOTE: This content within this blog post is no longer valid or in a working state. As many developers are aware, Postman is a fantastic tool for developing and testing RESTful web-services and APIs. Since its inception, Postman has evolved beyond simply sending HTTP requests into…

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Build a scalable Twitter clone with Django and Stream

In this tutorial, we will build a Twitter clone using Django and Stream, a hosted API for newsfeed development. By the end, you’ll see how easy is to power your newsfeeds with Stream. For brevity, we leave out some basic Django-specific code and recommend referring to the Github …

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5 Common Mistakes Integrating With Stream

Getting started and integrating with a technical solution, like the Stream activity feed API, can be exciting. Sometimes you just want to rip open the proverbial box and get started. When implementing a new API I rarely want to read pages and pages of (sometimes boring) documenta…

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3 Crucial Feed Features to Drive Engagement and Retention

These days, activity stream and feeds (ex. newsfeeds) are ubiquitous. The most obvious examples are the Twitters and Facebooks of the world, but feeds are also being adopted by companies such as Google and Amazon. We’ve even noticed that many companies are basing their entire app…

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Experimenting with React Native & Expo’s Audio API

Here at Stream, we’re all about exploring the latest trends around popular technologies. Doing so allows our team to better understand what is happening in the open-source community, a community that our company DNA is largely comprised of. Last year, Stream released the open-sou…

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Android Example Photo Sharing App

Introduction We’re covering some “best practice” examples of how to set up a mobile application powered with Stream APIs. We’re happy to announce that after several weeks of development and testing that we have an Android example to share. As with all of our example code, the pro…

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Best Practices for Instagram-style Feeds

Introduction As part of our "best practices" series, we wanted to describe our best practices for setting up feeds for a simple photo sharing application. These feeds allow users to upload photos, follow other users, like photos, and see notification and aggregated feeds. Of cour…

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Example Go service for a Photo-Sharing App

Introduction Many customers have asked our team to provide a “best practices” example of how we’d like to see a mobile application developed to utilize the power of Stream APIs. Since a mobile app would also need a backend API service with which to communicate, we also needed to …

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Aggregated Feeds – Demystified

Our team has been hard at work to make aggregated feeds easier to use. This blog post will dive into more detail and help you get your aggregated feeds up and running. If you’re looking for something more interactive, also check out this 5 minute interactive tutorial. When to Use…

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The Stream Firehose with SQS, Lambda, and Redis

Introduction As of late August, 2016, Stream has officially opened a Firehose to its real-time platform, allowing users to listen to all feed changes via Amazon SQS or webhooks. The Firehose is an addition to the existing websocket framework and was put in place to allow for spee…

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Build Scalable Newsfeeds with PHP 7 and Laravel – in 60 Minutes

With all the excitement around the release of PHP 7 – here at Stream we have decided to give our own PHP a refresher – from our client, example apps, and Laravel framework integration. Learn installing PHP 7, Laravel 5.2, Stream-Laravel, and create an example application.

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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.…

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React & Redux Example App Tutorials

Learn React. Learn Redux. Do it while you create a scalable photo sharing app using services like Mapbox, Algolia, Keen, Stream, imgix, and DigitalOcean.

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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?

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Example App: Twitter Clone Built With Django & Stream

A Twitter-clone example application built with Django & Stream. Check it out!

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How To Build a Notification Feed using Stream

A quick how-to for building a notification feed using Stream.

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Parse Cloud Code, EmberJS & GetStream.io

We have released a small example app, which shows you how to integrate GetStream.io with Parse cloud code.

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Example App: Python & Django on Heroku

We are excited to announce the first of our GetStream example applications – Python/Django on Heroku.

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