Developers

Where The KRE Is Headed

We’ve been listening to many voices across the Kin community who believe that it’s time to iterate once again on the Kin Rewards Engine (KRE).

Introducing The Kin Go SDK Demo

We are pleased to announce the release of the Kin Go SDK Demo, a comprehensive demo server, compatible with our Kin DApp Playground.

Introducing Kinetic: Next Generation Kin API and SDKs for the Kin Ecosystem

The Kin Foundation is excited to announce the beta launch of Kinetic, which are new API and SDK solutions for the Kin Ecosystem.

Introducing The Kin DApp Demo

To make it even easier to get started with the ‘SDK-less’ approach, we are now excited to release our new Kin DApp Demo! 

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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Built with Kin: Perfect365

Built with Kin: Perfect365

Perfect365 is an augmented reality (“AR”) beauty app that allows users to perform a one-tap makeover. The team behind Perfect365 chose to monetize their app with Kin because of its potential to enhance the user experience, becoming one of the first flagship applications to integrate the cryptocurrency. With Kin, users are rewarded for their engagement via daily activities and creation of content. For example, makeup artists can receive Kin as a token of appreciation for creating new looks. Users are able to show their appreciation for these critical users of the app, not just by “liking” their creations, but by tipping them with Kin coin. By monetizing with Kin, Perfect365 is able to create a platform where users are rewarded for their engagement. Those users are then able to spend their Kin on unique user experiences suited to this digital currency model, including being able to save photos of experimental looks.

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