According to Wind, the tools would roll out in the year’s second quarter.
Wietse Wind, a senior Xumm and XRP Ledger Labs developer, has revealed that developers are working on a set of developer tools to make it easier for developers to build for the XRP Ledger.
The developer did this in a Twitter thread today. These tools will be particularly useful for those building xApps for the Xumm wallet. For context, a xApp is a web app embedded in the Xumm wallet to offer users access to specific services. The tools include a software development kit (SDK) and a “xApp Builder.” According to Wind, the tools would roll out in the year’s second quarter.
You know who are in for a treat?
Developers. Web, app, and mostly:@XummWallet xApp developers 😊 pic.twitter.com/E20DcDOUPq
— WietseWind – 🛠 XUMM @ XRPL Labs (@WietseWind) March 10, 2023
The SDK, which Wind teases as the “One SDK to rule them all,” referencing “The Lord of the Rings,” promises to make the syntax ten times easier and allow developers to deploy code multiple times. On the other hand, the xApp Builder would emulate the xApp, allowing developers to test code in real time.
As reported in February, Xumm and XRPL development activity have gained momentum in the past year. The announced tools could be geared at sustaining and capitalizing on this growth.
Date for Xumm V2.4.0 Release Confirmed
The latest teaser comes one day after developers confirmed March 13 as the release date for the next Xumm wallet update. As disclosed by a Xumm spokesperson, it is the first in seven months and promises to be a big one.
Monday March 13th, 2023 (four days from now):
🤩 Xumm 2.4.0 release pic.twitter.com/1BHVSXp8qL
— Xumm Wallet (@XummWallet) March 9, 2023
Recall that Wind had hinted at the near rollout of the upgrade last month, revealing that developers were in the testing phase. As reported, it will likely bring XLS-20 support, ushering in NFT functionality.
As recently reported, Xumm developers have launched a QR payments feature in partnership with Frii for retail stores. Frii has revealed that it plans to capture at least 25% of the retail market in the United Kingdom.