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Snapchat Details Opening Up For Devs With Four New APIs

Posted On: Jun 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Alongside the other changes and innovations being pushed by Snap over the past few months, the company has now detailed four new developer-ready APIs which should help Snapchat become better ingrained in the Android ecosystem. Of course, the company is actually taking a very cautious route with the use of its API. Not least of all, there will be a review and approval process set up and manually conducted for all API partners. Moreover, its API won't be entirely open, only allowing a strictly controlled set of user data to pass over to developers. In the case of the API which will likely see the most use, the Snap login API, the company will reportedly only provide a third-party app with the user's username, for example. That means the developers making those apps won't gain access to information about friends on the platform, let alone age, location, or other information Snapchat might have.
With regard to the APIs themselves, the first is the above-listed Snap login API. As its name implies, it will let...

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