Devlog #36: Builder Tool now LIVE with NFT Galleries, Your Realm Thumbnail, and Websockets
Welcome to another exciting Friday at REALM! Today we released our public Builder Tool Beta, accessible here, and featuring over 600 ready-to-use components available in different styles. Now you can build your dream virtual world with no code, in minutes, not months.
We cannot wait to see what you will create! More details on how to get started with our builder tool can be found in our Gitbook
The builder suite allows you to add NFTs into your realm, upload a thumbnail photo of your realm in the app timeline, and we have integrated websockets so users do not get disconnected every time they go in and out the REALM app.
We would like to extend a massive thank you to the 100+ alpha testers who helped us get here, and we are thrilled for more builders to be able to use the tool and share their feedback and creations.
Stay tuned for more builder suite features to drop and for our first buildathon competition launching soon — Follow our socials (links below) to not miss any announcement.
We look forward to you sharing your realms with your audience and telling your story in a whole new way!
You asked, we listened: adding NFTs to your realm has been the no.1 feature alpha testers have been requesting since day one, and it is finally here!
Check out the how-to video:
STEP 1: place the frame
STEP 2: add the URL of the image or NFT
STEP 3: add Name, Link, Description
All done! Your NFTs are now showcased in your realm for all to see and interact with.
Your Realm Thumbnail
When you’re ready to publish the first iteration of your realm, you can now add a thumbnail picture to show in the timeline so your realm stands out. This functionality is integrated in the core builder. Check out our how-to video: when you are happy with the preview simply hit the `upload preview` button to generate your in-app thumbnail image and upload it.
One of the biggest challenges the team had to address building a metaverse on mobile has been: how to keep REALM running while users inevitably switch to using other apps during a REALM session. The team have cooked up a solution using websockets, allowing you to jump right back in where you left off inside the metaverse — awesome job!
REALM is a mobile-first, Play2Own, impact-driven metaverse with the Beta app live on iOS and Android. With its mission to empower everyone to thrive from metaverse experiences and create positive impact in the real world, REALM donates 1/3 of its profits to sustainability projects.
REALM users are rewarded as they engage with the platform: 1/3 of the profits go to the token staking community. The native REALM builder tool allows anyone, with no coding experience, to build personalised microverses, tell their story, and trade NTFs on the REALM Marketplace. Creators and brands can bring to life unique music, art, games, and anything else they can imagine into their realms.
REALM — Create your dreaM world, impact the REAL world