Build Communities with Stream’s Video API

Stream has announced the full release of its Video API, which enables app developers to seamlessly adopt video calling, audio rooms, and live streaming. These tools play a crucial role in helping create engaging community spaces for connection.

Empowering enhanced communication 

In a study of almost 5,000 British adults, 56% of respondents said that they would prefer to have a phone call with a dating app match before meeting in person. For those seeking meaningful connections online, video and audio communication can provide a convenient middle ground between instant messaging and offline meetings.

This preference for expanded communication options is being reflected in the dating industry. For example, noii connects users by arranging video call speed dates, while the recently launched hati isi the world’s first voice and video call only dating app.

Ensuring users are empowered to find new connections how they want to is key to a successful dating & community platform. Stream’s Video API can support platforms to achieve this feat. 

Unlocking more opportunities for connection

Stream has announced the general availability of its Video API, which can handle up to 200,000 users on a single call or live stream. 

The unified system can be harnessed to provide features such as pre-date video calling, community discussion via audio rooms, and content creation in live streams.

All calls made through the API run on Stream’s global edge network. This network of servers ensures that communication has optimal latency speeds and the best possible calling performance. 

By having servers strategically placed around the world, end-users are less likely to have audio and video data lost in transit. Furthermore, this geographical proximity lowers the rate of audio and video issues and helps recover faster when network problems occur.

Convenient adoption & integration

To make it as easy as possible for developers to harness these tools, Stream provides modern SDKs for React, Kotlin, Swift, Flutter, React Native, Unity, and more and provides helpful tutorials for this process:

Those interested in trying the Video API solution can try it today on Stream’s free tier, which includes 66,000 monthly minutes of HD usage for free.

This article is brought to you by Stream’s Content Partnership with Global Dating Insights. Stream helps developers build engaging apps that scale to millions with performant and flexible Chat, Video, Voice, Feeds, and Moderation APIs and SDKs powered by a global edge network and enterprise-grade infrastructure.

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