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Over the past two years, the Product Hunt Makers Festivals has been an opportunity for makers to build, tinker, and launch products in just four weeks. It’s an online hackathon which is open to everyone, not just makers with a software development background.

Today, Product Hunt have announced the 2019 edition of the Makers Festival. This time, they are teaming up with Snapchat, encouraging makers to flex their creative muscles using Snap Kit and create apps for the hundreds of millions of Snapchat users around the world.

Build something with Snap Kit 

Snap Kit is a collection developer tools that help third parties build integrations with Snapchat. Makers can bring some of Snapchat’s features into their own apps, as well as integrate their apps or websites into the Snapchat experience. There are more than 450 apps integrated with Snap Kit to date—maybe yours soon?

Product Hunt and Snapchat are giving makers five categories to build for this time around, including:

Creative tools

This category is for the most creative use of Snapchat’s Creative Tools (Stickers, Captions, Filters, and Lenses) accessed through Creative Kit.


This category is for the most creative use of the Bitmoji avatar. This category also includes Friendmoji, stickers co-starring a users and their friends.

User experience

This category is for a seamless, excellent user experience in your Snap Kit integration.

Snap Kit combo

This category is for the best use of multiple Kits that work together to create a great product.

Anything else

Makers are also free to build a product outside of these themes.


Each category will have a winning product, which will receive the coveted silver kitty trophy. The most ingenious Snap Kit product will also receive two pairs of Snapchat’s new Spectacles.

The Snap Kit Makers Festival starts today. Register here.

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