Should the following Tier 2: up to $3,000 USD in MANA, one-time payment grant in the Community category be approved?
I am seeking funding for the development of an easy-to-use module that will allow users to display their NFTs in a gallery format with minimal setup (simply adding their NFT details to a single file). This module will be made available to the community to help build up the repository of functional examples to act as a starting point for new developers and provide a useful scene that can be freely implemented into existing land.
Standard users within Decentraland (DCL) have quite a few resources on-hand to build a display to show off their NFTs, but all of them require a fair bit of work to. Users without programming experience can use the Builder to construct their own scenes or find some tutorials on YouTube, but this takes a lot of time for them to reach their simple goal of displaying their NFTs (especially if they are new to the space). Users with an understanding of how to code can read through the SDK and experience example scenes, but (once again) this is a time consuming process for most. On top of that, the quality of implementation will vary in the extreme.
What I am to do with this module is provide general users with a module that can save them time and provide a good base-line for a quality display. This is a utility many users have been looking for and will no doubt provide a significant value to the community. By making more complex features within DCL more accessible via simplified interfaces we can get more users involved in developing the project’s digital space. We can also provide users who lack an understanding of programming solutions that would otherwise be unavailable to them.
This module will allow users to display their art by interacting with a single well-documented file. The core functionality of the module will be hidden from the user, making management of their content significantly easier. Advanced users will also find it easy to modify the provided repository to form it to fit their own need. The default scene itself will feature a large display space for many NFTs, with the building sized for a 3x3 estate.
The completed module will also contain a walk-through of how to add NFTs to the project’s scene and how to host their scene as a website for free (as an early development alternative to deploying the scene onto land). I believe that enabling users to not only create but also share their content easily will be key to building up this platform.
I’ll be working on this project solo, again :). I’ve been programming for over a decade, with a primary focus on gaming, and I’m currently employed as a software engineer (working mainly with C and Java). While I’ve only been developing in DCL for the past quarter of a year I have made good strides and am fully capable of implementing this project in the given time-frame. I’ve created several projects to learn the platform and have a good understanding of the development pipe-line.
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Roadmap and milestones
This project will be competed within 2 weeks of this proposal’s acceptance. The basic roadmap is as follows:
-Week 1: Implementation of core features, rough demo scene made available for feedback.
-Week 2: Scene/code polish, implementation of suggested features within scope.
As with any project, there will likely be bugs/flaws in implementation. I’ll be maintaining the main repo and will work towards fixing these as they get flagged.
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