Developers

New Python, GO, iOS Kin SDK Tutorials

As we ramp up towards the Solana Season Hackathon, we are pleased to announce more tutorials released on Kintegrate. Community developer (XingYi) has contributed a Python Tutorial, Python Starter Kit, Go Tutorial, and a Go Starter Kit. Richie, a new contributor, also...

Technical Roadmap Update & Release Dates

New updates are being made to the Kin SDKs and related tools, as outlined in the Tech Roadmap to Migration Completion. Those updates have already begun shipping, with more on the way, according to the dates below

Kin Foundation Awards Bounty for New Kin SDK Java Tutorial

The Kin Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded a bounty for the successful launch of a new tutorial. Contributed by community developer Xing Yi, developers now have a starter kit for Java (Android) and tutorial for Java (Android). Stay tuned for an iOS tutorial in the next few weeks!

Kin Currency Returns to Kik Messenger on the Solana Blockchain

Kik is a popular instant messaging app that allows users to take on any persona they wish to connect with friends over common interests, or make new ones. With millions of active users, Kik has boasted some of the highest engagement of any social networking app

Kin Foundation Awards 3 Grants for the Development of Open Source SDK Implementations and a Web Wallet

Kin Foundation Awards 3 Grants for the Development of Open Source SDK Implementations and a Web Wallet

The Kin Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded strategic ecosystem grants to community developer Beeman to support the execution of his proposal to develop a Kin Web Wallet for both users and developers, as well as both a Kin Web SDK and a React Native SDK to make it even easier to develop new applications with the Kin cryptocurrency.

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Announcing Community Led SDK Tutorials

Announcing Community Led SDK Tutorials

We are pleased to announce the launch of a community-led developer tutorial site: https://kintegrate.dev

Kintegrate was launched by developers in our community and supported by the Kin Foundation. The goal is to help new developers understand and integrate Kin more easily into their apps.

Currently, the tutorials cover integrating into Android (Kotlin) for the front-end and NodeJs for the back-end. They also have drop-in code that developers can use to immediately start testing their apps with Kin, by looking at the sample implementations. Head over to that website to check them out!

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3 New Apps Join the Kin Ecosystem

3 New Apps Join the Kin Ecosystem

New NFTs, Social Networks, and User Incentives To Integrate the Kin Cryptocurrency – The Kin Foundation is excited to announce three upcoming mobile and web apps that will be joining the ecosystem with brand new use cases for Kin.

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Kin Developer Report – March 2021

Kin Developer Report – March 2021

Welcome back, developers! Let’s start with a short recap to everyone up-to-date. It’s been quite a busy month for both Kik Engineering and the Kin Foundation as each continues to push forward on their key initiatives. Kik’s main focus is their Technical Roadmap published earlier this month. The ultimate goal here is to clean up the SDKs and improve tooling to get them in a place where they can easily be handed over and maintained by the Kin Foundation. The Kin Foundation is continuing their focus on growing the Kin Ecosystem and attracting Developers to innovate with Kin. As mentioned in the last Kin Developer Report, one of the earlier initiatives was the “Listening Tour” which aimed to listen and understand the pain points of the past so that they can continue to iterate and improve. More on this in the following sections.

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Kin Developer Report – February 2021

Kin Developer Report – February 2021

Welcome to the very first Kin Developer Report. This monthly report will keep you updated on all the latest activities within the Kin Developer Ecosystem — everything from the latest apps to open source projects that you can contribute to. We believe that there has never been a better time to grow and connect our open source community of developers and empower them to start building with us. By highlighting the activity and vibrancy of development in the Kin Ecosystem, we hope that developers will be inspired to contribute to ongoing projects or start up their own.

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Built with Kin: Rave

Built with Kin: Rave

Rave allows users to consume media across major platforms like Netflix, Disney+, YouTube, and more, all while chatting with friends and making new ones. Combining the two stickiest user experiences (video consumption and messaging), Rave has paved the way for a new type of social app. When deciding how to monetize the app, the Rave team made a conscious decision to move away from traditional advertising models, due to the lack of incentives and negative impact on user experience. Kin appealed to them because it came from a team that faced common challenges, and developed a cryptocurrency in order to address the problem of monetization while simultaneously enhancing the experience for users.

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Built with Kin: PeerBet

Built with Kin: PeerBet

PeerBet is a social wager app that was built from the ground-up around the Kin cryptocurrency. The power of an intuitive user experience and the promise of being able to earn something real with Kin has allowed PeerBet to become a powerhouse app on the rise. When exploring how to monetize their app, the team behind PeerBet was drawn to Kin because of its potential to change the way developers interact with users – by rewarding them with Kin coin rather than simply extracting the value they create.

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