Here’s a possibly interesting collaboration tool: These people Kik.com who apparently are Yet Another IM Network, because we certainly don’t have enough of those or anything, are doing their bit to stand out from the crowd by providing an SDK that lets you use their platform to share content from your app:
… By giving your users the ability to share with each other in real time, your app will be that much more fun and compelling (see the Sketchee story below). Sharing can also give a big boost in adoption – when a user who doesn’t have your app receives a Kik content message from it, Kik offers to take them directly to your download page where they can install it. All of a sudden you aren’t asking your users to share your app with their friends, but to share content from your app with their friends – content that requires them to get your app to view and interact with it. It’s the difference between inviting someone to join a social network vs. tagging a photo of them that requires them to join the social network to view it.
And best of all, it will only take you 10 minutes to add this kind of functionality to your app…
That does actually sound like a pretty solid reason to adopt this, if your app has content amenable to being shared, yes. And hey, if that brings some bright spark to mind, and you’ve got a couple weeks at loose ends right now, here’s some decent motivation to check it out:
$5,000 awards for the pioneers
To celebrate our beta SDK release, we want to offer some awards to our early adopter developers. We will be awarding $5,000 to the 3 developers who write and launch the best apps using our SDK before August 8th. Learn more about the awards here…
Check out the video in ManiacDev’s post on the subject too.Continue Reading →