Pocket releases “Save for Later” API for app developers

Content-saving app Pocket announced today a new API, which aims to make it easier for developers to put Pocket’s “Save for Later” capabilities in their apps.

The new API includes easy integration and access to features available in the Pocket native app including quick authentication, drop-in Objective-C SDK for iOS apps, a developer section of their website with instructions and examples and Pocket’s latest features like favorites, content type filters, tagging and domain searches.

Formally known as Read It Later, Pocket is an app that allows users to save articles, videos, recipes and more from the web or an app, and access the content later from different devices such as a phone, tablet or computer. Pocket now has more than six million users.

More than 10,000 developers of apps and websites including Twitter, Flipboard, Tweetbot, Digg, Buzzfeed, Zite and more, have added the “Save to Pocket” feature, and 45 percent of Pocket’s more than one million daily saves come from third-party apps.

Our traffic tracking service AppData shows Pocket fir iOS at the No. 82 spot in the top free apps news genre and at the No. 55 spot in the top free iPad apps news genre.

Developers can sign up and download the Pocket SDK here.