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Yes, as has been said before on Dotsama Twitter, KodaDot is doing a major rehaul. As we’ve been building first the unofficial RMRK explorer and then a lot of public goods, we had to refocus on our UI.
We’ve generally come from open-source waters and have been using mainly barebone components in KodaDot v1 & v2 from BueFy, where we contributed to upstream as well and supported their libraries financially.
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We decided to go to Neobrutalism as we’ve noticed it’s something we feel aligned with, and it stands out from other marketplaces per se. It is low on cognition load through minimalistic design, so probably a way for retail adoption Dotsama is missing, looking for the first 1M NFT users in the ecosystem.
We realized that there are many parachains, and each has its own NFT standard for special needs, and we ourselves went to aggregate these and make it easier for users, in the end, to interact with them.
There we are probably the only project which has open-source multi-chain frontend components for grabs and we are happy to continue on this mission so spread the adoption of these multi-chain and cross chain components.
Whole KodaDot is being focused on speedy search right on the main, which is right now provided by the wholesome team from SubSquid and working tightly for bleeding edge speed results on your client.
In the long run, we will be aggregating search results across many parachains NFT assets as users don’t care where assets is located; that’s our premise right now.
As you might see, we have running in beta MoonRiver, MoonBeam, Basilisk, RMRKv1 and RMRKv2 incoming with incorporating ink! contracts running on Astar in the foreseeable future.
On input focus, we will be aggregating NFTs from other chains by trending, so users can see what’s trending based on various metrics per particular chain. Right now as we are have biggest dataset from RMRK is predominant, Basilisk NFTs are catching up and we will roll RMRKv2 as well.
Plus, when user will search will be based on search terms Collections, NFTs and in the future users as well.
It sounds simple, but this component has a lot of effort into it. As you can see, it shows multichain results, so in one place, you can see what would be listed here.
As previous, users can quickly see from the landing page sales happening on Basilisk and RMRKv1 right now. In the future, we will have surprises for our users to tailor results for them based on on-chain activity.
As noted at the start, we are continually evolving the codebase with over 80 contributors with a bounty system on top, so we are not your traditional enclosed team of 30ppl
Rest is an ongoing development, and we will be rolling in upcoming weeks new Gallery item detail and then other components accordingly.
With Gallery item detail we plan to experiment with Basilisk multi-currency support where user would not need to care which asset they have on wallet and open ability to swap it right away on the background and place offer in asset they want or will have.
Feel free to peak yourself at our public designs https://github.com/kodadot/nft-gallery/issues/4111
In the long run, we are right now working on the way to leverage XCM for actions in gallery item detail, like teleporting and bridging assets through KodaDot; that’s actually in the works and once we will have a sneak peek as we realized it’s huge context switching for users go outside KodaDot to teleport assets.
Any time you have a question, peak on our issues at Github, stop by at our Discord and hit like on Twitter @kodadot
We did just tiny UX research behind this, because we actually want to deliver something quickly and then as usually we will iterate from there. Even landing page took as while.