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Snap Kit

Grow your app with Snapchat’s best features

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Julie Delanoy
When a company like Snap, which has been building one of the most popular apps, opens its expertise to everyone, it makes me very happy. Hope this helps young (or not) Makers develop their apps. Very exciting.
Ryan Hoover
Many have been waiting for Snap to expand into a developer platform. This is what catapulted Facebook and Twitter's early success, although policy changes have made developers/makers more untrusting (yet still dependent in many cases) of those incumbent platforms. I'm excited to see what people create using Snap Kit. I expect to see a ton of new Snap Kit-powered apps on Product Hunt shortly. 👻
Patrick Mandia
@rrhoover let's talk about adding Snapchat Login on Product Hunt? :)
Andrew Askins
@rrhoover it's cool (and interesting) that they put so much emphasis on privacy in the launch video and the design of the service. It could be a powerful way to position Snap right now.
Chuck Kahn
@rrhoover @patrickmandia Snapchat still only lets you stay logged in on one device at time tho, no?
Rashid Al
@rrhoover Hey.. are there any live examples out there of any apps using the Story kit yet?
Marco Wenk
this is gonna be fun to work with
Philip Joubert
Now stories really will be everywhere.
Toby Wilkins
At first glance - the login kit looks useful for games etc but doesn't seem to add much value for more complex logins, because you are get so little info - just a username and a bitmoji. The value with Facebook login is it saves users loads of time. Not sure it'd be that useful for our apps which is a shame :(
Ryan Hoover
@toby_wilkins great point. I understand why Snap isn't exposing friends right now, especially with today's privacy-focused environment, but one's social graph is often the most valuable aspect of a 3rd party login for both the user and the site leveraging the platform. We should expect Snap to expand/change permissions over time.
Toby Wilkins
@rrhoover Agreed - definitely a move in the right direction & excited to see where they take it, hit Facebook while they're scared :)
Martin Otyeka
Great first step, although disappointed that the Snapchat Camera itself is not included in SnapKit. @evanspiegel As a "Camera Company", it's weird that only "Snapchat" can use your camera. Anyone can use Apple's iPhone camera, developers and consumers. Same goes for Nikon's camera, But Snap's Camera is still exclusive to "Snapchat" which defeats the whole "Camera Company" positioning but SnapKit is a great first step. BitmojiKit is a dream come true
Jared Schaffer
@evanspiegel @otymartin I disagree. From a product standpoint this cements Snap cameras as *the* camera, rather than making the camera ubiquitous. This theme will be much more important in the future than it is today, and the roadmap reflects it. Most importantly for Snap, today, it keeps people opening the app and stories view counts from 3rd party web + app will start to close the IG gap. From a technical standpoint it would probably take a 15GB SDK to implement for developers and massive amounts of data transfers that's just aren't worth it. In the future, I can see Story Kit allowing 3rd party apps to pass a photo/video to Snap cameras to edit + filter.
Michalis Panayiotou
Quick question guys. With the stories kit, can you pull the stories posted by an individual on Snapchat and tie them to their profile on your app? (Provided that they authorised that of course). It says that it's only for publicly shared stories which is a bit vague... Thank you :)
Martin Otyeka
@michalis_panayiotou Publicly probably means stories shared to curated stories, things of that nature.
Randi Barry
Stoked about the login with Snap feature. Many of our younger users don't even have a Facebook profile. I know that when I encounter an app that doesn't have a social login I don't even bother going through the whole sign up with email process.
Nate Davis
@randibarry Can totally see this. Very good point.
Jared Schaffer
@randibarry what are their/your thoughts on login via phone number?
Randi Barry
@jbschaff That's clever. I know WAG dog walking got me with that and text me all the time - very sticky :)
Salatiel Queiroz
Sébastien Bauwens
looks cool ;p
Kaan S Barin
Very detailed work! love it :-)
Chris Messina
Camera Connect is the new Facebook Connect, in terms of the battle for developer relevance. Since Google and Apple own the phones, Facebook and Snap are battling to own the visual interpretation layer. Where Amazon and Pinterest?
Jason Safaiyeh
@chrismessina Amazon already won our wallets 😂
Ayush Chandra
Great job!! 😊 Will check it out
Matt Hernandez
This is awesome! Cant wait to see what comes from this move.
Alex Kehr
We were lucky enough to get early access and be able to launch our integration on day 1. Give it a spin:
Ozgur Ozer
It would be cool if we can use the Login Kit on the web but it's only for Android and iOS. I hope they're planning something good for web.
Harry Raymond
Very cool first step. Excited to see what people build with this. Any plans to add chatbot support?
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