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Waves Signer facilitates dApp cross-platform

By Inkarias - 2020-03-01

The Waves ecosystem has made a major step forward, making all of its dApps cross-platform and mobile-friendly, thanks to new functionality provided by Waves Signer. Waves Signer is a JavaScript library that facilitates access to the Waves blockchain from decentralized applications and other services. This functionality opens new possibilities for users and investors, including the ability to play blockchain games using a mobile browser only.

Developers can connect Waves Signer to their dApps and services to simplify key processes such as user authorization, signing transactions and sending them to the blockchain. The library consists of two components. The Protocol component provides developers with a convenient API for signing and sending transactions. The Provider component is responsible for user authorization, signing and sending transactions, as well as securely storing user data. A Provider enables connection to a user’s wallet on the Waves blockchain

Authentication problems and Waves Signer solution to be mobile-friendly

Since dApp transactions are signed with private keys, users are unwilling to share information with developers in a decentralized environment unlike the login and password information that users typically share with companies that provide regular web services. Meanwhile, the installation of Waves Keeper was viewed by users as an extra problem and, more importantly, smartphone users were often unable to install browser extensions at all. Now, with Waves Signer, any user who has a secure account with a Provider can use their account for any dApp on the Waves platform, since Waves.Exchange offers an adaptive mobile version. Waves.Exchange Provider is a solution for enabling dApp operation on mobile devices. Initially, the library checks that a website has been opened on a mobile device and suggests a link to follow. The link either downloads a mobile app or opens the web site in the browser.

More details on Waves Signer at https://wavesplatform.com/