The era of new digital technologies opens up incredible opportunities and changes the world every day. Mankind is trying to keep up with the rapid development and, of course, is making an invaluable contribution to the future. Kiews is no exception, and in this article we will share with you a project that will definitely leave its mark on the history of the Internet. We will talk about the integration of the popular no-code platform AppGyver with the equally popular decentralized application platform NEAR.
NEAR is a decentralized application platform that makes blockchain accessible to everyday people who are excited for the future of the Open Web. A web that is more private, more secure, and puts people in control of their money, data, and identity. NEAR's purpose is to enable community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world.
NEAR is the first blockchain platform truly built for the real world. It is a builder's fastest path to market to create blockchain applications that are as easy to use as they are to build.
NEAR is a young but rapidly developing project. One of the main tasks of NEAR is to make its platform as accessible as possible for every person. That is why they are open source, where everyone can contribute to the development of NEAR.
With the exponentially growing number of VC investments and big tech acquisitions of no-code/low code companies, blockchain layer1 players are also entering the field and are looking into possible integrations with these platforms.
The goal of our NEAR integration project came from the idea of expanding the availability of NEAR. Both no-code and low-code platforms used by millions of web developers are perfect for this integration.
The main goal of the project is to create basic and easy-to-write plugins for no-code and low-code platforms for educational purposes, which will serve as a great start for the following developers who will complement, extend and improve these plugins in the future.
Today we live in a new era of the Internet called WEB3 - based on the blockchain, which includes concepts such as decentralization and a token-based economy. The Web3 market is already worth trillions and is expected to grow 10 times by 2030. What does this mean for us? Huge opportunities, very similar to those of the iPhone app age and the early days of Web2. Web3 needs developer skills right now. If you missed the mobile and Web2 revolution, this is your chance. These plugins will help you quickly and easily connect to the NEAR decentralized network and start creating your projects on the new WEB3 Internet.
Earlier we mentioned that no-code platforms are a great start for our integration. Why? Everything is pretty simple. Today, millions of people prefer no-code platforms, because using them is much easier, faster and more efficient than writing code from scratch. And since one of the goals of NEAR is to simplify the use and increase the availability of its platform, no-code platforms have become an ideal solution.
When choosing platforms for integrations, we certainly took into account the popularity of no-code platforms among users and developers. Thus, AppGyver, professional no-code platform, enabling people to build apps for all form factors, including mobile, desktop, browser, TV and others, ranked 4th in the top 2021, according to an annual report by Codemap below of the no-code/low-code industry. Earlier, we talked about the NEAR integration with Webflow, which took second place in this top.
At the moment 7 plugins using basic NEAR functionality have been developed. Further collection will be expanded as the demanded functionality is implemented. Plugins are developed and can be used for projects created on the AppGyver platform.
Plugins are installed from the Marketplace in the form of a page, as well as a database component. All you need to do is install the plugin on a blank page of your project and configure the database. Interaction with the Near protocol is based on the
NAER-API-JS library, using REST API requests, which you can read more about here.
For a month, we have been researching, looking for the best solutions to bring the integration to life, and finally, we have developed 6 plugins for NEAR integrated with AppGyver. For your convenience, we have prepared videos that will clearly show how you can use these plugins.
Note: Unfortunately, some videos do not have English dubbing. To play a video in English, you need to open the video settings, select the subtitle function, click on the translate button and select English. We wish you a pleasant viewing!