The Kin Foundation, the blockchain development group behind Kin Labs and the Kin Ecosystem, has announced the launch of Kinetic, its flagship middleware (integration ramp/tool) that's built off of the Solana ecosystem.
Kinetic can be described as a "no-code" app that would help developers (yup, even those without prior extensive experience) to "easily integrate cryptocurrency use cases" into apps, effectively creating Web3 experiences across a widening ecosystem. In technical terms, Kinetic is both an SDK (software development kit) and API (application program interface) suite. To date, Kin's ecosystem has integrations across 50 applications for web, mobile, and gaming use cases, among which are notable projects such as Kik, Mimoto, Avana Wallet, Metaforo, Raydium, and Navi.
According to an announcement from Kin, the new suite provided by Kinetic will replace Agora, the previous iteration of its SDK/API offerings. The difference here is that Kinetic is specifically designed to interact with Solana, and is released as open-source (can be self-hosted by any developer), whereas Agora was built to interact with other blockchains but was designed as a proprietary suite.
"With Kinetic, we wanted to create a tool that could benefit any developer in the Solana ecosystem. The magic of Kinetic is that Kinetic SDKs can be seen as a convenience layer on top of the existing Solana SDKs," shares Bram Borggreve, Kin Foundation CTO and lead developer for the Kinetic initiative.
Integrating the Kinetic suite into an app would not require interested developers to have extensive knowledge of blockchain interfaces and ecosystems, ensuring that the packages and libraries would remain useful for all types of app developers, whether they are crypto-native or not. In this sense, Kinetic moves forward by ensuring the implementation of token management and transfers are as easy as possible for all stakeholders, while maintaining backwards compatibility with older token account creation standards as well as the latest standards maintained by current inter-blockchain initiatives.
"It’s great to see that underneath Kinetic, developers have access to the complete underlying Solana SDK supporting any SPL token. This makes it easier for developers to implement functionality outside of Kinetic’s standard offering and also opens-up the possibilities for the Solana ecosystem." shares Chase Barker, Head of Solana Developer Ecosystem.
According to the Kin Foundation's released statement, apps developed on Kinetic will all be eligible for the Kin Ecosystem's rewards and grants. App developers interested in the suite are encouraged to submit through the project's Developer Portal.
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