Nimbuzz opens up its messenger API

Posted on May 10, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: , |

Nimbuzz, the instant messaging application, today announced the opening up of its Messenger API with the launch of Chat Buddy Developer Program (CBDP). This initiative is expected to help brands,publishers and independent developers get access to the 90 million Nimbuzz users from across 200+ countries.

The CBDP allows developers to build chat buddies acrossvarious verticals such as Cricket, astrology, shopping, games, news, besides utilities such as ticketing, movie reviews,classifieds, etc. Nimbuzz has launched a separate section, Nimbuzz Developers to help handhold the developers, trying togain the first mover advantage on one of the biggest mobile platforms.

Nimbuzz has also collaborated with the following brands and publishers to increase their catalogue of Chat Buddies in nWorld, the Nimbuzz App store:
*IBNLive for news update
*Cricbuzz for live cricket
*Update Twitter for tweeting from within Nimbuzz Vantage trade for stock updates Wikipedia for ready-information Youtube for searching & viewing videos, IMDB for movies reviews, Car Dekho for car prices & reviews Price Dekho for price comparison, Future Dekho for astrology update.

Besides these, Nimbuzz expects to add another 25 chat buddies developed by preferred partners in the next one month. NWorld also hosts Social Games, Virtual Gifts, and Avatars. Jamshed V Rajan, Chief Product Officer, Nimbuzz said, “Nimbuzz Chat Buddy Developer Program has been created with the objective of building a developer community which can benefit from the ever growing Nimbuzz user base. We look forward to some exciting chat buddies in our eco system, driven by passionate developers, brands and publishers. With a daily average session time of more than 55 minutes peruser, Nimbuzz is an appropriate vehicle for adeveloper ecosystem to flourish within a mobile application.”

Nimbuzz says that brands benefit by havingaccess to 90 million Nimbuzzers worldwide aswell as have a higher penetration to the target users who spend at least55 minutes on an average every day. What Nimbuzz promises is that it will handhold developers through the development process, maximise the return on investments, share feedback through statistics showing the performance of each ChatBuddy and provide support to improve the performance of your ChatBuddy.

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