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[Worker Proposal] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (Android/iOS)
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:48:36 pm »
We at Blockchain Project B.V. have identified the need for an open source mobile wallet for quite
some time. There are a few apps in existence already. Some of them are in Java and open source,
others are closed-source.

A while ago, we went ahead and made an investment to develop a framework for android/ios phones
to work with the BitShares Platform. We explicitly chose for React Native so that Javascript developers
and/or react developers have it easy to get into app development for BitShares.

At this point, our plan is to Open Source first, and ask for funding of ongoing development (12 months).
The details are provided here:

     https://www.bitshares.foundation/workers/2018-10-mobile-sdk

Given my involvement and conflicts of interest through my position as proxy and committee member, I would like to
get a discussion about this going BEFORE the worker terms/conditions re frozen and put up for vote on chain.

So, please. Shoot your feedback!
« Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 09:07:51 am by blockchainprojectsbv »

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Re: [worker] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (android/ios)
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 03:54:32 pm »
How does it look like as of now? For example if comparing to OL mobile wallet.
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Re: [worker] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (android/ios)
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 04:44:25 am »
An interesting approach to provide a framework. It sounds like you are building this SDK to be similar to the ref wallet, in that it is a general purpose SDK for use by any application (i.e. trading, saving [think portfolio], investing, recurring payments...), and by any particular target audience.

This will allow you to avoid dealing with market research or identification of a target audience, leaving those concerns to those who use the SDK to build a wallet with UI / UX tailored to specific needs. That is something we have needed from the start, so very glad to see this.

I like this proposal better than the one to produce only a UI / UX design but no code. The cost is also more favorable.
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Re: [worker] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (android/ios)
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 09:57:05 am »
How does it look like as of now? For example if comparing to OL mobile wallet.
Screenshots can be found here:
https://github.com/bitshares-foundation/bitshares.foundation/tree/master/_workers/2018-10-mobile-sdk
Keep in mind, this is an SDK! that means, an actual app can be customized to whatever is needed

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Re: [worker] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (android/ios)
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 03:36:26 pm »
Thanks a lot, Fabian! We were going to come up with a WP to opensource OL mobile app and develop it further, I wonder if we have some overlaps here, maybe we shall collaborate somehow, or shall it be independent initiatives? Do I understand correctly that you propose to use 1 developer for a year to complete the task? Our initiative is much more prompt.
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Re: [worker] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (android/ios)
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 07:51:17 am »
Thanks a lot, Fabian! We were going to come up with a WP to opensource OL mobile app and develop it further, I wonder if we have some overlaps here, maybe we shall collaborate somehow, or shall it be independent initiatives? Do I understand correctly that you propose to use 1 developer for a year to complete the task? Our initiative is much more prompt.
I think a cooperation between OpenLedger and BlockchainProjects makes a lot of sense. There is plenty of business we could mutually benefit from. As for this worker proposal, I believe it makes only little sense put two entities behind it. Mostly because both architectures have been independently developed and thus surely are vastly different from each other.
Either way, looking forward to see more details from OL.
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Re: [worker] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (android/ios)
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 07:58:07 am »
The worker has now been created on the blockchain and can be voted for 1.14.134
Of course, the worker runs through the BBF and thus has all the usual accounting transparency
https://workers.bitshares.foundation/201811-mobile-sdk
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Re: [worker] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (android/ios)
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 10:01:34 am »
Basic source code can be found here:
https://github.com/blockchainbv/bitshares-mobile-sdk

Some more work has been done behind the scenes that is not yet available but will be when we feel it is ready.
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Re: [worker] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (android/ios)
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2018, 10:28:40 am »
I think a cooperation between OpenLedger and BlockchainProjects makes a lot of sense. There is plenty of business we could mutually benefit from. As for this worker proposal, I believe it makes only little sense put two entities behind it. Mostly because both architectures have been independently developed and thus surely are vastly different from each other.
Either way, looking forward to see more details from OL.

Here is what we offer, Fabian:
https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=27395.0

Looking forward to your comments!
IMO, both proposals have value and do not conflict, what do you think?
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Re: [Worker Proposal] OpenSource BitShares Mobile SDK (Android/iOS)
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 09:36:32 am »
As the CTO of blockchain projects, I would like to remind every BTS voter that if they
want this open source framework for mobile apps maintained and improving from
status quo, they need to support the worker that funds that work, otherwise, we wll
have to put our efforts into other projects.
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