Whatsup guys, the proof-of-stake social network I've been building with Forem on Algorand is about to go live. The biggest challenge (AlgoAuth) was also one of the most important features: Passing authentication from the Rails login to the Algorand wallet to verify the balance of an Algorand ASA before a user can access the platform. It was a pretty complex job, but I'm excited to announce that it is now active in production!
We have a fairly unique dev stack for this which I can go into more detail about later, but for now I just wanted to share all the progress that has been made with this. Here is a link to a video demonstration of what the UI/UX looks like with this in production in the front end:
We start our beta next week and have already received over 300 beta tester requests. I'd love to get a technical perspective on how to improve the security/usability of this feature - if anyone would be interested. Also, in all of our testing, the only fail occurs with the official Forem iPhone app. Is there any documentation for making our own Forem iPhone apps? Or is it possible to get a modified version of the official app? I totally understand if this last enquiry is way outside the parameters of Forem at its current state, but hey I gotta to ask!
What you guys (the Forem dev team) are building is revolutionary, and has the potential to transform social internet the way blockchain technology is transforming finance. My team and I are with you 100% and look forward to assisting you in any way we can. Cheers!