Developers

How Subscription Models Enhance User Engagement

Since the birth of Web 2, we have become so accustomed to subscription models as users that we barely notice them any more.

Unifying Kin Developers Docs

Last week, we published a post discussing the principles and reasonings behind improvements being made to the Kin developer experience, “Enhancing the Kin Developer Journey.” 

Enhancing The Kin Developer Journey

The Kin Foundation is now beginning to transform Kin’s documentation into a clear, predictable, and world-class developer experience.

Kin Improvement Proposal 3.0.2

We propose a minor update to the current KRE that protects the KRE from a vulnerability of parked accounts with large balances that appear to be outliers. This is a minimal change and will not require any changes from apps.

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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