Kik releases mobile SDK, developers can easily bring user-to-user sharing to their apps with a chance to win $5,000 [Video]

Yesterday Kik released its beta version of its mobile SDK, which will let developers easily add user-to-user sharing to their applications via Kik Messenger.

Kik sees this as a way to make applications more compelling or to actually boost adoption. A user could receive a Kik content message, but if they don’t have the app, they will be taken directly to a download page to install it.

Kik says it will only take 10 minutes to add this type of functionality. To celebrate this release, Kik will be awarding $5,000 to the 3 developers who write and launch the best apps utilizing the SDK before August 8th.

Hit the break for a very cool video of an app called, Sketchee, that utilizes this.

That is some pretty cool stuff. Kik is including the source code for Sketchee with the SDK, and if you want to try out Sketchee for yourself, see our links below:

Android Market Link or our apps database for QR code

[via kik]