What is a sample app?
A sample app is a fully functional application that demonstrates how to use and integrate an API, including how to build specific functionalities and use cases.
It serves as a practical, tangible reference for developers as they learn how an API works and implement it into their projects. This helps developers leverage the full potential of an API to build feature-rich applications without guesswork or having to start from scratch. Sample apps guide developers through the codebase, provide insight into the app’s architecture, and explain the implementation details.
Benefits of sample apps
Starting point: Developers commonly use sample apps as a foundation for projects and then build upon the existing codebase with specific app requirements to reduce development time.
Practical learning: Sample apps show developers how the API can be used to create specific features and functionalities. It also shows how to structure API calls, handle responses, and integrate the API with an application.
Use cases: Sample apps focus on the real-world use cases for the API. Developers can customize and extend the sample app to their unique needs, tailoring functionality for the target use case.
Troubleshooting and debugging: Developers can identify and resolve issues by comparing their implementation with the sample app.
Integration best practices: Sample apps show how to integrate the API, including error handling, authentication and data management to reduce errors.
Samples apps are a bridge between the theory of API documentation and the practice of implementation. Sendbird and other leading in-app communication platforms offer Sample Apps and other comprehensive resources to developers in the developer portal. These help developers quickly build and integrate the full range of communications capabilities into their app projects.
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