Access decentralized applications from your mobile phone

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Last September MetaMask Mobile was announced, the mobile version of the known desktop extension which adds to our mobile phones the possibility to explore and make use of Web3 apps securely with the same capabilities that we have on our computers. It’s available for both OS iPhone and Android and it’s free to download.

For those who don't know yet what MetaMask is, we can describe it as the most popular non-custodial wallet to hold your ETH assets, NFT, credentials, etc. (Non-custodial means it doesn’t store your assets, instead generates passwords locally on your device so you are the only…

What you need to build mobile decentralized applications using Flutter

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Introduction

Building decentralized applications is not only a trend of 2021 but a need. A need that in most cases presents a solution as a Web decentralized platform. The tools to use are well known are documented, but what about mobile apps? Can we build dApps to be used on our phones?

The answer is yes. I will explain in this article some of the tools we can use and how a mobile dApp can be built.
Regarding programming language, I use Flutter since it went live in 2018, and my…

One of many payment methods for cryptocurrencies

Coinqvest

Most of the last web projects I worked on included cryptocurrency in some way or another, especially payment gateways for accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other coins as payment. Most of them included the feature of hosted checkout, where a link is generated to display to the users. This link has a QR to pay, with email and callback notifications. Having callback notifications we can process a payment as paid or failed, and both parties (Admin and final users) are notified of the status of the payment.

Coinqvest features different SDKs (Although we can…

Get live prices of BTC, ETH, TRX, and other cryptocurrencies using NodeJS

CoinGecko is a free API tool to fetch cryptocurrency prices, publicly available and without limits. At the moment of writing this post, they track more than 6285 coins, and the data is reliable regarding time and delays.

This tutorial presents a basic guide on how to use CoinGecko on NodeJS using the CoinGecko-API library (https://github.com/miscavage/CoinGecko-API), which is a wrapper to interact with the API.

To install it, we use the npm install command:

npm install coingecko-apiconst CoinGecko = require('coingecko-api');

And the new can start fetching prices with…

Add a splash screen or loading spinner in Flutter Web.

Introduction

In addition to mobile applications Flutter has introduced web support, which generates web content rendered using the standard web technology stack: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. This way, you can compile existing Flutter code written in Dart into a web project that can be embedded in the browser and deployed to any web server.

At the moment of writing this post (December 2020) a lot of standard mobile Flutter libraries have already added web support, extending the functionality that we already know for mobile apps, now for web applications. …

Build your own components to use with React.js and Next.js in 5 minutes

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Years ago when I made my first approach to the React.js environment, I came up with different concepts with different naming. One of those concepts is Higher Order Component (Or HOC), which is without doubt one of the features I like (and use) the most.

As React official documentation says:

A higher-order component (HOC) is an advanced technique in React for reusing component logic. HOCs are not part of the React API, per se. They are a pattern that emerges from React’s compositional nature. …

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In this tutorial, we will learn how to build a complex animation using Flutter, based on the logo of Arcaweb.

Arcaweb is a swiss company based in the heart of Agno, Ticino, as an active member of the Swiss tech scene, developing software solutions for companies and startups. Its logo presents three red squares and a rotated grey square; next to it, there’s the company name with two different text formats:

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Introduction

As developers, we found ourselves very often in situations where we need to protect certain data or variables not only from potential attacks but from users as well. When developing a mobile application, a web platform, even a single page application we use to rely on different libraries or third-party services (for instance Google Maps for location, Facebook or Google for signing in, and so on), as well as API credentials (being on our very own server or an external one), and SSH-keys for remote connection. In synthesis, we are speaking of sensitive information.

To keep our code safe and…

Build your own chrome extension to count words, characters, and price-per-word as you write

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Introduction

Not long ago, I started writing on Medium as a part-time gig to alternate with my freelance work. Not being a native English speaker, I found using chrome extensions like Grammarly really helpful. (In case you don’t know it yet, it is a digital writing tool that uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to help with grammar checking, spell checking, plagiarism detection and suggestions about clarity, formality, tone, and vocabulary). Anyway, I don’t use all of its features because it has different plans (Free, Premium…

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