Tuum Tech and Elastos team member, Kiran Pachhai, gave a bi-weekly Elastos developer update for the community. Topics included new dapps like Feeds and Vouch, along with updates on DID, Carrier, and Hive.
Vouch began development two weeks ago, with an early demo release planned soon. It’s a KYC app that will validate email addresses. An email validator service matches and verifies user emails and DIDs. Users can save their verified credentials on their app. Future use-cases for the Vouch app are age and name verification, both without having to reveal information to third parties.
Elastos Assist will take care of submitting and publishing a user’s DID profile to the blockchain. This dApp will be used to onboard users quickly.
Academy added a new DID function that adds people to friends list automatically. Soon, community members can challenge their friends in its game. This feature will be available in the next version, due in about a week.
Feeds dApp works similar to twitter on elastOS. Feeds utilizes DID, Hive, and decentralized messaging through Carrier. People can create channels and become publishers, similar to a telegram news channel. Development of Feeds is ongoing, and the UI/UX design has started.
There’s a new page for developers called Elastos Schema. Schema contains info and a set of instructions on how you can request data from the Elastos DID, Carrier, and Blockchain into a dApp. Developers don’t have to import logic by scratch.
Elastos DID dApp now supports image data in a user’s credentials, such as a profile pic. dApps like Academy app and Playchat can request this info as a part of their DID logins.
Any developer looking to test out the Hive Demo needs to download the latest elastOS release from GitHub.
NativeSDK will support DID, and there will also be a Python version of the DID SDK. Hive ++ is underway with more updates in a couple of weeks. Elastos Carrier can now send up to 5 MB with large data blocks, a much larger number than before.
Video and audio streaming has been implemented to android SDK on carrier through webrtc. elastOS will utilize this tool down the road.
The DID side chain is slow to sync on the SPV wallet. The SPV wallet node connection has been optimized along with synchronization speed that will improve sync speeds. SPVSDK has completed the development of the ETH side chain for the ETH wallet and other modules.
Supernode operators should upgrade the DPoS 0.1.4 app. This app utilizes the DID side chain, which syncs quickly. Tuum Tech is looking to onboard external Ionic developers on try.elastos.org/ionic-framework. Ionic developers only need to use Angular or React and don’t need to know blockchain.
Stay tuned for the next Tuum Tech Elastos Biweekly update.