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Snapchat app data

Extract chat messages and stories from Snapchat. Build parental control or analytics dashboards on top of ristream and integrate more Snapchat data than with existing APIs.

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Grab Snapchat messages

Snapchat's 150 million-and-climbing daily users, 350+ million daily “snaps”, and 10 billion daily video views combined will soon exacerbate the data problem most customer-facing businesses struggle with. Brands using Snapchat's story feature, geofilters or Snapcodes as an engagement tactic are provided with hard engagement metrics (open rate and completion rate), but are still missing out on customer insight opportunities hidden in Snapchat's app data streams.

Ristream works as an intermediary layer for non-persistent data streams from Snapchat users on iOS platforms. It facilitates direct access to Snapchat contacts, chat and stories, enabling various CRM, customer support and sentiment analysis applications. 

Reincubate's API provides real-time access to app data across all iOS versions and devices, but does not store it.

{
  "snapchat_messages": [
    {
      "attachments": [],
      "conversation_id": u"katy_lowe~peterhanspoon",
      "date": "2016-05-31 14:57:41.000000",
      "from_me": True,
      "group_handles": None,
      "handle": u"katy_lowe",
      "id": u"EB5CE0DA-B0C8-49CD-B90E-3854F649F984",
      "public": False,
      "text": u"Hi there"
    },
    {
      "attachments": [],
      "conversation_id": u"katy_lowe~peterhanspoon",
      "date": "2016-05-31 14:57:56.000000",
      "from_me": True,
      "group_handles": None,
      "handle": u"peterhanspoon",
      "id": u"ACCC5A9A-F383-4DE7-9045-B087BFF1243E",
      "public": False,
      "text": u"We're snapping"
    },
    {
      "attachments": [],
      "conversation_id": u"katy_lowe~peterhanspoon",
      "date": "2016-07-31 12:25:41.000000",
      "from_me": False,
      "group_handles": None,
      "handle": u"katy_lowe",
      "id": u"1B9DEB88-BF10-4930-B95C-CFB359FE2758",
      "public": False,
      "text": u"Isn't it fun?"
    },
    {
      "attachments": [],
      "conversation_id": u"katy_lowe~peterhanspoon",
      "date": "2016-08-02 18:15:13.000000",
      "from_me": True,
      "group_handles": None,
      "handle": u"peterhanspoon",
      "id": u"B3C4CF40-132B-4761-86B0-8D82F5AAF303",
      "public": False,
      "text": u"Yes"
    },
    {
      "attachments": [],
      "conversation_id": u"katy_lowe~peterhanspoon",
      "date": "2016-08-02 20:16:27.000000",
      "from_me": True,
      "group_handles": None,
      "handle": u"katy_lowe",
      "id": u"34D494DF-B972-4EE3-BF4C-EA97C6A90A49",
      "public": False,
      "text": u"Yes"
    },
    {
      "attachments": [],
      "conversation_id": u"katy_lowe~peterhanspoon",
      "date": "2016-08-02 20:18:35.000000"
      "from_me": False,
      "group_handles": None,
      "handle": u"peterhanspoon",
      "id": u"4D757365-C353-48E1-B35C-10EBC934AABE",
      "public": False,
      "text": u"Yes"
    }
  ]
}
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Ristream use cases for Snapchat data

child-monitoring

Child monitoring

The case of "disappearing" snaps is the main reason why over 35% of Snapchat users signed up for an account. This feature makes Snapchat appealing from a content privacy perspective, but it becomes a challenge for parental control solutions. 

Ristream powers child monitoring applications that trigger real-time notifications for specific words or contacts. Disappearing multimedia files shared cannot be recovered, but notifications can prevent intrusive or innapropriate behavior.

data-ownership

Data ownership

If your goal is to help people store, back up and easily access smartphone data, the Reincubate iCloud API facilitates access to Snapchat backups, and to all available app data that can be found in an iCloud account. 

Ristream supports all versions of iOS and Snapchat versions, across all Apple devices. This makes API-enabled file backup much less complicated for your iOS users.

insights

Analytics

Start building analytics dashboards for Snapchat users. Integrate ristream and access data streams that can add insights to existing core metrics you are already tracking. 

Build algorithms on top of text messages shared via Snapchat by plugging in ristream to your analytics platform. Deliver a better analytics story to all of your customers with the Reincubate API.

Ristream support for versions of Snapchat

If you're looking for custom API integration, schedule a discovery call instead.

Snapchat version Release date Supported by Ristream
10.6.2.0 2017-04-17 Yes
10.6.1.0 2017-04-13 Yes
9.40.1.0 2016-10-01 Yes
9.39.3.0 2016-09-21 Yes
9.39.0.0 2016-09-13 Yes
9.38.1.0 2016-09-06 Yes
9.38.0.0 2016-08-30 Yes
9.37.2.0 2016-08-25 Yes
9.37.1.0 2016-08-19 Yes
9.36.1.0 2016-08-04 Yes
9.35.1.0 2016-07-25 Yes

Notable customers

US Dep of Justice
UK Home Office
UK Police
Swedish Police
US Army
IBM
Microsoft
NASA

Try it out

Reach out and let us know how we can help. If you would like to take our API for a spin, we've published sample API clients on GitHub for Python, Node.js and .NET.

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