Grammarly SDK beta lets developers embed automated text editing in any web app

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GrammerThe popular auto editing tool, today announced the release of Grammarly for developers. The company is starting this effort with the Text Editor SDK (Software Development Kit), which enables programmers to embed grammatically text editing functionality into any web application.

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Rob Brazier, head of product and platform at Grammarly, says that the beta release of this SDK gives developers access to the full power of automatic grammatical editing with just a few lines of code. [developers] They can add Grammarly’s support to their applications, and they can have a native grammatical experience for all of their users that doesn’t require users to have Grammarly installed or registered,” Brazier told me.

Under the hood, these developers are getting access to highly sophisticated Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology, without the need for any artificial intelligence understanding or experience. Instead, developers can take advantage of the work Grammarly has already done.

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While users of the target application don’t need to be customers of Grammarly (and that’s really the idea), if they do, they can log into their Grammarly accounts and access all the functionality that comes with it. . “If their users have a Grammarly subscription, those users can link their Grammarly accounts in the developer’s application. They can sign in with Grammarly and unlock additional features of their exclusive subscription [directly] in that application,” he said.

Brazier said that because this is a starting point, the company wanted to keep it basic, get feedback on the beta, and then add additional capabilities in the future. “We wanted to start with the simplest possible way of giving the largest number of users access to this capability. So we started with a very simple product. I think it will evolve and grow in sophistication over time. Will evolve, but it’s really a couple lines of code and you’re up and running,” he said.

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This is the company’s first foray into the developer tools space, allowing programmers to access Grammarly functionality and embed it into their applications. It’s not unlike Zoom’s approach last year when it released an SDK to tap into video services (though Zoom is far ahead on this developer tools journey). As companies like Grammarly and Zoom grow in popularity, it seems like the next logical step is to highlight the platform’s strengths, in this case text editing, so that developers can take advantage of it. In fact, Salesforce first implemented this idea in 2007 when it launched Force.com.

This approach would potentially provide another source of revenue for Grammarly beyond subscription versions of the product, though Brazier says it’s too early to say what shape this will take. Regardless, today’s announcement is the first step in a broader strategy to bring various parts of the platform to developers and enable them to take advantage of all the work that Grammarly’s engineers have put into the platform. aspiring developers can apply To be part of the beta program.

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