Chat by Stream

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#5 Product of the DayApril 10, 2019
With a beautiful UI Kit, easy to use React Components and powerful API. Add Chat to any application in a matter of hours. The tech uses Go, RocksDB and Raft. By the creators of Stream, the API that powers activity feeds for more than 300 million users.
  • Laurens Laudowicz
    Laurens LaudowiczCo-Founder @ STARK

    Super clean and easy to setup! I like the attention to little details


    None yet. Have to implement on a live version.

    We might build this in as our main chat functionality for our community based electric vehicle sharing platform launching later this year. Assuming there will be a lot of chatting so this is great. Thanks for building it! #techstars

    Laurens Laudowicz has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    simple and clean. Many features in the get go.


    None for now. and experience taught me they are super responsive and fixing issues fast

    We are working with stream on this now and other streams for over a year now. We are loving it! It looks like they are launching with a higher and better product from competition in the get go and as I know them it will keep improving

    Hanan Laschover has used this product for one year.
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Alex Iskold
Alex IskoldHunter@alexiskold · Managing Director, Techstars NYC
Scalable news feed were a hard problem to solve at GetGlue. When Stream applied to Techstars NYC I immediately took notice. This team has kept on executing over the years and nowadays quitely powers the activity feeds for a good chunk of the internet. Some of the world's largest sites use Stream to power their activity feeds. Really excited to see them launch their second product. I love the attention paid to the developer experience and ease of use.
tschellenbachMakerHiring@tschellenbach · CEO
Don't forget to check out the free UI kit, our designer Josh did some amazing work on that:
I’m very happy to be able to share our new product! Our (free) chat UI Kit has designs for social messaging, teams, livestreams, gaming and commerce/support. All with both light and dark variants! Each use case is easy to customize. Just drag and drop what you want, tweak a few styles and you’re ready to prototype! Let me know what you think!
tschellenbachMakerHiring@tschellenbach · CEO
About a dozen devs implemented chat and messaging on top of our activity feed API. I was always a bit surprised by that, because the functionality is quite different. Similar, but different. Because of this we decided to build a chat solution that's both easy to use as well as highly scalable. We started this project from the design side of things. Our designer Josh and me reviewed dozens of chat apps resulting in the beautiful (and free) Chat UI kit. Starting from those designs we started creating the developer experience with the SDKs and as a last step we created a fully scalable backend using Go, RocksDB and Raft. The API is scalable and crazy performant with some endpoints returning in <10ms. The idea is to provide the UI kit, the frontend components (React now, iOS/Android coming soon) and a scalable API. This allows you to add chat to your application in a matter of hours. Everything works out of the box and is fully customizable. We've paid a lot of attention to the developer experience. Try the API tour here: or the React tutorial:
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Tkachenko Arthur 🇺🇦@arthur_tkachenko · Building a tools for Food Tech projects
@tschellenbach @uijudo I'm following GetStream company for the last 2 years. Great progress so far! And congrats with this launch!
Alexander Adam
Alexander Adam@alexander_adam1
Great product. API Documentation is really good, performance and functionality superior but most important the support is REALLY great, good job guys!!!
tschellenbachMakerHiring@tschellenbach · CEO
@alexander_adam1 thanks, great to hear that.