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Login Kit Web + Bitmoji Checklist

Published November 8, 2018News

Since launching Snap Kit in June of this year, we've been incredibly excited by adoption in the developer community.

Today, we're continuing to support the mission of bringing Snapchat into the world by launching Login Kit on the web. Users will be able to log in with Snapchat across desktop and mobile experiences, making for a seamless experience. Check out the docs here!

Additionally, we're introducing new developer guidelines for Bitmoji Kit.

Bitmoji is about giving everyone a visual identity that captures their look, their style, and their personality. When friends can identify friends from their Bitmoji avatar, it means their cartoon likeness has truly become their digital self!

To make sure we’re delivering on that promise, we’ve created the Bitmoji Kit Integration Checklist.

Snap Kit SDK 1.1 Now Available

Published September 13, 2018News

We’re happy to announce a number of fixes and improvements in the Snap Kit 1.1 SDK! Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Now users can share personalized stickers with their friends with Friendmoji! Note that this doesn’t provide access to any external friend networks, including Snapchat.
  • A new view in the Bitmoji sticker picker to make it easier for users to grant access to their Bitmoji avatar if they had not done so at initial login.
  • A faster way to preview Bitmoji stickers by adding an image object in addition to the Bitmoji URL to the selection callback.
  • A new API to check users’ Bitmoji permissions, which may be used to understand error messages when fetching an avatar fails.

iOS

  • Removed a dependency on Protobuf, which reduces the size of the iOS binary.
  • Improved Bitmoji Sticker search recommendations. This means more relevant (and fun!) stickers show up on most queries.

Android

  • New completion handler when launching Snapchat in Creative Kit.
  • Removed x86 libraries and no longer import Apache common libraries.

Introducing the Snap Kit Launch Partners and Their Integrations

Published June 14, 2018News

We are excited to introduce our Snap Kit Launch Partners and grateful for the work that they put in to designing and integrating Snap Kit in to their apps.

Kits used: Creative Kit, Login Kit

Description: When the best burger in town is on the way and you have to tell your friends about it, Creative Kit allows you to Snap with a Postmates ETA sticker. And when the group can’t decide on what to eat, you can Snap the top options nearby.

Initial launch date: Live now!

Kits used: Creative Kit

Description: Snap your friends what you’re jamming to in a way that’s only possible with Snapchat and Creative Kit. When your friends open the Snap, they can swipe up to listen to the song on-demand for free on Pandora thanks to Pandora’s Premium Access feature. It’s simple, easy to use, and users don’t have to connect their Snapchat and Pandora apps.

Initial launch date: Late June

Kits used: Bitmoji Kit

Description: Use your Bitmoji as an icebreaker! With Bitmoji Kit, Snapchatters’ will be able to send Bitmoji directly in Tinder chat.

Initial launch date: Early July

Kits used: Creative Kit, Login Kit, Story Kit

Description: Login with Snapchat for some retail therapy on Poshmark. Share listings and view seller stories for a seamless social shopping experience.

Initial launch date: July

Kits used: Creative Kit, Login Kit, Story Kit

Description: Log in, share cool gifs, see the best Giphy snaps, directly from the Giphy app.

Initial launch date: Live now!

(Visuals coming soon!)

Kits used: Creative Kit, Login Kit, Story Kit

Description: Personalization and collaboration come to life with Quip and Bitmoji. Users can add their own unique Bitmoji to any Quip document.

Initial launch date: July

Kits used: Creative Kit, Story Kit

Description: Cheer for your favorite team and players and share real-time local sports scores.

Initial launch date: July

Kits used: Creative Kit, Story Kit

Description: Watch artist stories and rally the crew for nearby upcoming concerts. Fans can share concerts immediately after RSVP’ing to events within the Bandsintown Concerts app. Dynamic concert stickers allow them to share instantly.

Initial launch date: Live now!

Kits used: Creative Kit

Description: Share your recent musical discoveries and help your friends discover them too. Within the SoundHound app, users can “Snap this Song!” to friends and followers in a simple, unique way, complete with music details on an animated Snap.

Initial launch date: Live now!

Kits used: Creative Kit, Login Kit

Description: Book a reservation then tell a Story with your dinner.

Initial launch date: Live now!

(Visuals coming soon!)

Kits used: Creative Kit

Description: Let your friends know when you’re going to an event,

Initial launch date: July

(Visuals coming soon!)

Kits used: Creative Kit, Login Kit

Description: Bask in your most epic team wins, share replays of your best in-game moments.

Initial launch date: Late Q3

(Visuals coming soon!)

Kits used: Creative Kit, Login Kit, Story Kit

Description: Show support for your favorite creators and watch their Stories directly in Patreon.

Initial launch date: Q3

(Visuals coming soon!)

Introducing Snap Kit

Published June 14, 2018News

Today we’re introducing Snap Kit, a new set of developer tools that can bring Snapchat and your app together!

Snapchatters can now break the ice on Tinder with their Bitmojis, share an ETA on their order from Postmates with a sticker, watch Stories from their favorite fashion icons on Poshmark, and more.

  • Creative Kit: Integrate your own stickers, Filters, links, and more right into Snapchat’s camera! Creative Kit lets Snapchatters bring highlights from your app — like high scores, workout stats, or new playlists — right into the Preview screen, so they can add their own touch and share it with friends.
  • Login Kit: Snapchatters can link their Snapchat account to your app, and bring their Bitmoji avatar with them. You can integrate it in fun new ways — both in your app, and in ours! You can even use Login Kit to give your community a quick, secondary way to log in.
  • Bitmoji Kit: Bitmoji Kit lets Snapchatters express themselves with Bitmoji stickers across your app — so they can chat with a real sense of personality.
  • Story Kit: With Story Kit, you can embed Snapchat Stories on your own platform to showcase your community! You can also search Public Stories based on location, time, captions, and more — so you can see what your fanbase is up to.

We believe that privacy is essential to honest self-expression. It’s hard to be yourself if you don’t feel safe! That’s why Snap Kit was designed to share minimal data — safely, and only with Snapchatters’ explicit permission.

Snap Kit apps only need the basics — we’ll only be asking for a Display Name and a Bitmoji when someone logs in somewhere with Snapchat. Also, if a Snapchatter hasn’t used an app in over 90 days, it’ll automatically be disconnected from their account.

We’re excited to see what new creativity Snap Kit will help our community unleash — on Snapchat, and on other apps, too! If you’re a developer and interested in trying Snap Kit, head over to the portal to get learn more and get started.

Get StartedGet started with Snap Kit here!

Happy Snapping!

Love,

Team Snap Kit