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Announcing Stream’s Video API Powered by Our Global Edge Network

Today, we're excited to announce the general availability of our new Video API. You can use it to build video calling, audio rooms, and live streaming. The video API aims to make it easier for developers to build live in-app video and audio. All calls run on Stream's global edge network for optimal latency and
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Vonage Video API vs. Stream Video

It is essential to ensure that the video capabilities added to your product function as expected by your end users. Otherwise, you risk alienating your users instead of engaging them. Both Vonage and Stream provide Video SDKs. Let’s compare these two and see how well each can deliver your desired video functionality. But first, we’ll
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Stream Achieves DPF Certification

We are thrilled to announce that Stream has successfully achieved Data Privacy Framework certification, meeting its rigorous requirements and marking a significant milestone in our commitment to customer data privacy and security worldwide. A DPF is a fundamental aspect of modern data management, providing a structured approach to safeguarding personal information and ensuring compliance with
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Rigi Sees 50% YoY Growth After Integrating Stream Chat

Challenge: When Rigi's co-founders created the app, they needed a chat API to expedite their time to market. Rigi developers needed a chat solution that was easy to integrate and scalable enough to support large creator communities while delivering reliable, low-latency performance. Strategy: The Rigi team built a proof-of-concept (PoC) with the chat APIs from
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Build a Discord Clone with Next.js and TailwindCSS

In this series of blog posts, we build a clone of the popular community-building app Discord using Next.js and our chat API and video SDKs. At Stream, our real-time communication SDKs echo Discord’s mission of uniting people. The aim of this project is to replicate Discord’s functional aesthetic appeal with our own services at the
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Build a Video Chat App With Angular

Popular chat messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram offer real-time video calls, while video conferencing apps like Zoom and Google Meet provide group chat during meetings. Chat apps with video calling and video conferencing apps with chat support focus on two similar communication needs. Prerequisites The two main features of the sample project in this
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Best Firebase Tools for Your Mobile Application

When building mobile applications, you often need to implement essential features such as authentication, push notifications, and more, which can be especially challenging for startups that lack the budget and time to develop these features from scratch. Implementing these features can be very time-consuming and resource-intensive. Firebase offers a comprehensive suite of tools that can
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5 Software Development Tools That Make Our Life Easier at Stream

At Stream, we are dedicated to developing high-quality software that efficiently delivers real-time experiences for Chat and Video. Developers can use our SDKs with their platform of choice to accelerate their product’s real-time experience to new heights. To achieve our goals of providing you with the best Chat and Video SDKs possible, relying on the
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Moving Up-Stream: A Bold Refreshed Brand Identity

Stream's New Brand Identity The Stream Design Team is thrilled to unveil our refreshed brand identity, marking a monumental milestone for our growing company and reinforcing our unwavering commitment to providing our customers with the best experience possible at every touch point. “Stream’s sleek new logo represents the company’s evolution to becoming an icon for
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Build a Discord Clone with Next.js and TailwindCSS: Audio and Video Calling — Part Five

Welcome to part five of our series about building a Discord clone using Next.js and TailwindCSS. We have already covered many customization options while using Stream’s Chat SDK. This covered the basic setup process, creating a server list, building a list of channels with categories, and finally, the message list. For the last part of
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How To Build a TikTok Clone With SwiftUI

TikTok is one of the world’s most popular social media apps. It allows users to create, share, watch short-form videos, and listen to bit-sized music from various genres. Its vibrant community makes trending and viral videos, allowing users to engage with content through likes and comments. In this tutorial, we will look at creating our
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Build a Discord Clone Using Next.js and Tailwind: Message List — Part Four

Welcome to part four of our series about building a Discord clone using Next.js and TailwindCSS. In the previous parts, we covered a lot of customization of the Stream Chat SDK and its UI components. After setting up the project, we started with the server list, a fully customized component. We built upon the SDK
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