Kippt, which lets you collect and share content from across the web, is looking to attract developers with a brand-new API and gallery of apps.
The two-person startup has relied on outside developers to have a mobile presence on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Kippt just relocated back to San Francisco from Helsinki, almost a year after graduating from YCombinator’s summer batch.
“An API is not only good for us, but it’s good for our users,” said Karri Saarinen, who co-founded Kippt and leads design. “There are some companies that fear this kind of openness will somehow harm the company, but we feel it brings value.”
He pointed to more than a dozen third-party apps that bring Kippt to the iPhone, or turn it into an elegant mobile reading list. Popular reading app Pocket added support for Kippt recently too. Saarinen said that some developers have already organized hack days around the API.