Social Stream Base
Social Stream Base provides the basic functionality for Social Stream, the core for building social network websites. The features of this gem are limited, for a complete social network environment see github.com/ging/social_stream
Social network infrastructure
Activity streams infrastructure
Private messages and notifications, by Mailboxer
Avatars, by Avatars For Rails
This will install Social Stream basic functionalities. For a complete social network platform see Social Stream
Add to your Gemfile:
rails generate social_stream:base:install
This will generate the following:
A jquery:install generation for jQuery support
A devise:install generation for authentication support
An initializer file with configuration for Social Stream.
A configuration file for defining custom Social Stream relations. You can define your application default relations at
A new application layout
A migration providing the database schema
Do not forget to migrate your database
Actors and Activity Objects
Besides, there is another kind of actor: groups. If you want other type of actor (like organizations or social events) you must include an
actor_id column in the new actor migration. Then add it to
There is also support for two types of basic activity objects: posts and comments. You can create other types, like photos, bookmarks or videos, but you must do the same: add a
activity_object_id column in the migration and include it in the initializer.
We are reaching beta phase of development. Feel free to add an issue or send a message at github.