The last few weeks have been full of some exciting developments here at Decentraland. First and foremost, we recently released our Marketplace, with additional support for Android and iOS devices. We’ve really enjoyed watching how quickly the community took to the Marketplace, and are already making improvements based on your feedback.
If you haven’t already, check out market.decentraland.org to start browsing parcels of LAND. Currently, we’re hard at work getting things ready for our upcoming software development kit. Stay tuned for news on the SDK in the coming weeks!
Improvements in the Marketplace #
We were really happy with the initial launch of the Marketplace, but our dApps team didn’t waste any time in putting together a series of updates. Today, we added new, public transaction history logs to every parcel. These logs allow you to view the transaction history for an individual parcel of LAND, including each price it was sold for, in addition to the public address of every buyer and seller.
We’ve also made it possible for you to transfer MANA (not just LAND) directly to other accounts from your wallet in the Marketplace.
To help clarify these new (and existing) features, we’ve applied some fresh UI designs.
Decentraland on the Road #
Our project leads, Ari Meilich and Esteban Ordano, have just returned from a trip to New York City where they met with a few leading VR firms to discuss the potential for collaboration between our teams. Stay tuned for more updates on this front in the next several weeks.
We also had the pleasure of co-hosting a private screening of Ready Player One with our friends at the Digital Currency Group. We had an awesome post screening Q&A session with Travis Scher, where we talked about the future of VR and how crypto-collectibles are driving the growth of blockchain-based gaming.
On the opposite coast, our advisor Kieran Farr will be presenting a demo of our upcoming SDK at the Augmented Reality San Francisco Bay Area Meetup on Monday, April 23rd. There’s still room left, so check out the schedule and grab a spot! The Decentraland SDK will be a big step toward enabling developers and content creators to start building engaging and interactive games, applications, and experiences for Decentraland. This is sure to be an interesting meetup, so don’t miss out if you’re in the area.
Content Partner Program Ramping Up #
As we prepare the SDK for release, we want to make sure that we are able to assist third-party development teams in building some of the first content that will be hosted on the Decentraland platform. To this end, we’ve begun setting the groundwork for a Decentraland Content Partner Program. Together, we want to produce high-quality and engaging experiences for our community to enjoy. We’ll have more information on this initiative soon.
Interactive Experience Starter Kits #
From static 3D primitives and models with skeletal animations to game development scaffolding and in-world video playback support, we want to help our community bootstrap their parcels with example architectures representing a range of possible experiences. We’re calling these our Interactive Experience Start Kits, and they are almost ready.
They will be available with the release of our SDK to members of the Content Partner Program!
Developer Plan File #
Finally, in the spirit of transparency, Christopher Chapman, most recently of The Walt Disney Company and now our Decentraland Experience Architect, has begun to track pieces of his daily work on his Github account (@m3mnoch).
Follow along, and let us know if you’d like to see more developer diaries like his.