CardStreams Puts Developers in Micro-Content Driver’s Seat with New Hosted Stream-Based Storage and Retrieval Platform for Cards

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New cloud platform and REST API launched to help developers use micro-content from vast public and diverse private data sources in activity streams, feeds, or timelines displayed as cards

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We have built out a sophisticated service and API that allows you to create, curate, aggregate and distribute content out to your customers, all in a convenient card-based format

CardStreams (http://www.cardstreams.io), whose co-founder helped originate the idea of lifestreams and timelines, today announced the launch of its hosted platform to put micro-content at the center of amazing user experiences on mobile, web, and desktop applications. With a stream-based storage and retrieval architecture at the core of its REST API, CardStreams new approach makes it simple to create, manage, curate, and distribute bite-size content in activity streams, feeds, or timelines and display them as cards with a few lines of code.

CARDS, THE FUTURE OF MOBILE AND WEB USER EXPERIENCES
A new card UI metaphor, like those deployed from Google Now, Facebook Paper, Tinder, Pinterest and more, is rapidly being embraced by those who want to deliver bursts of bite-sized information that is easy to read and act on, especially on mobile devices. For example, Google Now uses a set of cards that display contextually-important information about the weather, traffic, and more, using a mixture of information from accessible services, including a user’s calendar, email, location, and more. However, for most organizations across multiple industries, the coding required to aggregate and stream public and private data into a usable card UI is a highly tedious, timely and manual task.

CARDSTREAMS PLUG AND PLAY API MAKES IT EASY TO CARDIFY CONTENT
CardStreams empowers developers with everything they need to not only use cards to aggregate internal data, external social media activity streams, user-generated content, or high-value business intelligence for the enterprise, but also to quickly deploy those cards as key drivers for transforming the user experience.

“Take a quick glance at today’s most popular social apps and websites and you’ll quickly notice that most content is presented in a set of discrete, card-like visual elements. It’s a simple concept, but it has given designers and content providers a canonical way to present content in small, visual, meme-size chunks, easily consumed on any device,” said Eric Freeman, co-founder of CardStreams, former CTO of Disney Online, and widely respected computer scientist. “We’re focused on the micro-content behind those cards, and have built out a sophisticated service and API that allows you to create, curate, aggregate and distribute that content out to your customers, all in a convenient card-based format.”

As a hosted platform, CardStreams offers a complete storage engine for all micro-content, data, or business intelligence in the cloud. Whether structured or unstructured, developers can easily store any content, card, activity or even low-level internet-savvy JSON objects in their feeds, and then exploit CardStreams' powerful management and filtering system to slice, dice and repurpose content at their will. In addition, powerful management and filtering tools make it easy to deliver the right personalized information at just the right time to the right user from any data source without spinning up a single server.

“There’s no doubt that the card paradigm is here to stay and CardStreams’ API allows us to rapidly deploy content in the exact way we need to increase user engagement,” said Michael Satow, President and CEO of JDS Therapeutics. “CardStreams made it easy for us to dip our toe in the water to see if we could embrace cards without the risks and costs of deploying a whole development team. Now, we’re looking to add even more card experiences for our users without the headaches and costs typically associated with rolling out a micro-content project.”

Developers can immediately get started with CardStreams for free and easily scale with premium plans that offer more control, support, and unlimited scale with full enterprise SLAs.

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For more information, visit the CardStreams developer portal or watch the CardStreams video.

About CardStreams
CardStreams offers a developer-friendly hosted platform to put micro-content at the center of amazing user experiences on mobile, web, and desktop applications. With a stream-based storage and retrieval architecture at the core of its REST API, CardStreams makes it simple to create, manage, curate, and distribute bite-size content in activity streams, feeds, or timelines and display them as cards with a few lines of code. Co-founder Eric Freeman is former CTO of Disney Online and widely respected computer scientist who originated the idea of lifestreams and timelines, with David Gelernter, that is pervasive in today’s online landscape. Built for and by developers, CardStreams experienced technology team is devoted to advancing the endless possibilities of micro-content management with ease.

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