Kik launches open API for content sharing

Cross-platform messaging services firm Kik Interactive unveiled a new API enabling mobile developers to add instant content sharing options to their iOS and Android applications. Developers can leverage the Kik Messenger instant messaging solution to transmit content from one mobile user to another and improve app discovery--after downloading the Kik API and adding five lines of code, developers simply select the most shareable and clickable content within their app to begin connecting consumers.

Kik also rolled out an updated version of Kik Messenger for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android including Apps That Kik, a new discovery feature that provides users with a list of Kik-enabled apps. To access and add new Apps That Kik-enabled applications, users start a text conversation and press the "+" button. Consumers can also view an online list of Kik API-enabled apps here

Kik Messenger debuted in October 2010, acquiring 2 million users in its first three weeks of availability. In addition to iOS and Android, the app is also available for BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Symbian.

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