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Snapchat Launches its ‘Snap Kit’ Developer Platform

Snapchat announces its 'Snap Kit' for developers

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Snapchat Launches its 'Snap Kit' Developer Platform
Snapchat Launches its 'Snap Kit' Developer Platform. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat has announced its “Snap Kit” for developers to integrate some features from Snapchat with some features from other apps keeping in mind user privacy and security.

“‘Snap Kit’ will help Snapchatters tap into the best parts of other apps they love and help those apps integrate some of Snapchat’s experiences into their products,” a Snapchat spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday.

The “Snap Kit” will come with four integration options including the creative kit, login kit, bitmoji kit and story kit each with different and unique features.

The creative kit would allow apps to integrate their own stickers, filters, links, high scores, workout status and more into the Snap camera.

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With the login kit, users would be able to unlock features and log in to other apps faster. The bitmoji kit would let them express themselves using their bitmoji stickers.

The story kit “will enable participating apps to embed publicly shared ‘Snapchat Stories’ on their own websites to showcase to their communities. Apps will also be able to search publicly shared ‘Stories’ based on location, time, captions and more.”

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“We are excited to bring other apps on board — but any future third party Snap Kit app integration submitted to us will need to go through a review and approval process to make sure we know how their integration will work. This review process will involve our trust and safety and customer operations teams — and any developer will need to agree to the privacy standards we have already built into this program,” the spokesperson added.

Snapchat claimed that “Snap Kit” would make sure to keep users informed about how their login data is being used and no data is shared from user’s friends with third party application.

Additionally, if a user does not use an app that they signed into with Snapchat in over 90 days, “Snap Kit” would automatically disconnect that app. (IANS)

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Photo-Messaging App Snapchat To Launch In-App Gaming Platform

Speculations sparked about the launch of the long-rumoured platform because Snapchat's event invitation includes a tagline "Less Talk. More Play", Cheddar reported on Friday. 

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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Snapchat is planning to announce its in-app gaming platform codenamed “Project Cognac” during its first-ever summit for content and developer partners on April 4 in Los Angeles.

Speculations sparked about the launch of the long-rumoured platform because Snapchat’s event invitation includes a tagline “Less Talk. More Play”, Cheddar reported on Friday.

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Games are becoming a new source of revenue for social networking giants. After YouTube, Facebook has also started rolling-out a dedicated gaming tab as part of the app’s main navigation.
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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat.

To kick start its venture in the gaming space, Snapchat acquired for $8.6 million an Australian gaming studio called Prettygreat — one of whose employees was behind hit mobile games like “Fruit Ninja” and “Jetpack Joyride”.

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The in-app gaming space would feature games from third-party developers designed specifically to work on Snapchat. Pixabay

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In 2018, Snapchat added its own lightweight, Augmented Reality (AR) games in the app. In 2017, Chinese tech giant Tencent acquired roughly 10 per cent of Snapchat’s publicly traded shares.

Games are becoming a new source of revenue for social networking giants. After YouTube, Facebook has also started rolling-out a dedicated gaming tab as part of the app’s main navigation. (IANS)