Blockstack: Developers Corner… New Tools Coming Soon – Mobile Plan for “On-Boarding” via SDK’s

Welcome to the Stack CafeTM — Blockstack: Developers Corner… New Tools Coming Soon – Mobile Plan for “On-Boarding” via SDK’s

Welcome to the Developer’s corner (not only for developers though)… In this post, and subsequent posts related to this series, we will try and explore some of the tools that either have been developed and implemented, are on the whiteboard for development, or are already in the development process for developers (and others) to build the decentralized applications (dApps) that can be used on the decentralized internet.  Here is what we gleaned from the engineering meeting held earlier this week.

The main takeaway: Blockstack on Mobile Devices – On Boarding via SDK’s

It appears that the road map for development of the mobile plan for Blockstack will be rolled out in phases throughout 2018 – most likely at the end of Q2 and sometime in Q3.  At a high level, the [sg_popup id=”11″ event=”hover”]development road map[/sg_popup] includes:

Mobile SDK (make it easier for developers to build dApps to on-board users (on-boarding karma))

  • Authentication
    • dApps that integrate with the Blockstack SDK for [sg_popup id=”10″ event=”hover”]iOS[/sg_popup] or Android will be able to open a webview in their app to easily authenticate in the new application opened (more on-boarding karma).
  • Native Blockstack apps
    • build native iOS and Android apps that bring the Blockstack browser functionality including profile management, wallet, storage management… to mobile devices

The plan is for Blockstack to build SDK’s for the major OSs – Android and iOS (apple) to make it simpler for the developers to make it easier for the user to get on-board (install, use, etc.) with Blockstack (use browser, mobile, webview).  In other words, the SDK is a very effective tool for developers to improve the “on-boarding” process for users. 

Blockstack wants to make the best first impression with new users and also wants to make each subsequent interaction the user has with Blockstack a great experience.  The bottom line is that the SDK should/will help the developers and Blockstack keep all of its customers very happy since the product – Blockstack (browser, mobile etc.) – is easy to use with a great user interface.  Blockstack wants to make the user experience easy, simple and effective.

The last thing Blockstack wants a potential user or user of any of the Blockstack’s products (computer, mobile…) is to do this*:

We know the team and community at Blockstack do not want anyone feeling like this poor fellow over at Bloomberg.  But if you do, please reach out and we will try and help ameliorate some of the pain.  And, it goes without saying, we too hope you do not feel like that while visiting The Stack CafeTM.  If you do, please let us know and we will see what we can do to help you.

Note: If you do not have the Blockstack browser, please see this link (note – to enable the full functionality of any dApp built for the Blockstack ecosystem (e.g., building a new internet, a decentralized internet, re-decentralizing the internet) you need to use the Blockstack browser).

For more on All things DeveloperTM, see this link here.  For more on the engineering meeting at Blockstack, please visit the forum.

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* Source: from Internet archive via