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Build on DIMO - March 2024

March 19, 2024


Hello, innovators, creators, and thinkers! Today marks a significant milestone for all of us in the DIMO community as we unveil something special designed with developers in mind. Whether you're a seasoned developer, a hardware enthusiast, or someone just starting your journey in the digital world, we're excited to introduce our new developer newsletter: Build on DIMO.

Our mission is to empower developers of all backgrounds and expertise levels to innovate, create, and transform the digital mobility space. With that in mind, we're thrilled to showcase our redesigned landing page and developer documentation, crafted to provide you with an intuitive experience as you build on DIMO.

Our developer documentation has undergone a transformation and is now more accessible than ever. Read on to explore the wealth of resources available to you.

Authentication Walkthrough

Authenticate with DIMO

Security is paramount, and gaining access should be straightforward. The new authentication guide simplifies the process, ensuring you can securely access the resources you need without a hitch.

Hello World Example Codes

DIMO Hello Worlds

Nothing beats the excitement of building something new. The Hello World examples are your first step into the world of DIMO development, offering clear, concise code examples that pave the way for your projects. We welcome contributions from the open-source community to showcase your favorite framework or library with DIMO components.

Data Availability Widget

This simple widget showcases the data availability coverage for each connection type. Whether you are developing for Teslas, trucks connected using the DIMO AutoPi, or fleets connected using the DIMO Macaron, we got you covered. Validate the data availability to facilitate making informed decisions on your development strategy.

Data Availability Widget

Identity API (GraphQL) References

Dive deep into the GraphQL-based Identity API, designed for seamless integration and access to blockchain data. Our comprehensive references guide you through every step, making access to public data a breeze. With the Identity API, a developer can easily see what the DIMO Network is all about and generate meaningful insights from the overall analytics of the network.

DIMO Identity API Documentation

Rest API References

With the future API state in mind, we have designed an easy-to-follow REST API reference, taking you down the route of creating and minting vehicles all the way to trips and valuations. Use your wildest imagination to build delightful applications for your targeted audiences, and be on the roadmap of a decentralized mobility world with DIMO.

DIMO REST API Documentation

Coverage for Hardware Developers

We haven't forgotten about the hardware wizards among us. Our documentation now includes dedicated resources for our open hardware infrastructure, providing the insights and guidance needed to create & launch cutting-edge devices and integrations.

DIMO Hardware Documentation

Join the DIMO Developer Community

Building on DIMO is not just about accessing resources; it's about becoming part of a vibrant, innovative community. We're committed to fostering a supportive environment where developers can share ideas, collaborate on projects, and push the boundaries of what's possible in digital mobility. Whether it’s a farcaster frame with your vehicle NFT or the next Facebook for cars, you’d be surprised to see how many enthusiasts, thinkers, and builders are out there. Join #built-on-dimo in our Discord server or contact us to find out more 🎉

Sneak Peek into DIMO Engineering

We’ve been working really hard on building the protocol, and here are the list of things that we think you might be interested in learning more about or even help build:

We welcome contributors from anywhere in the world, whether you are just getting started with DIMO or are a decentralized vehicle network expert, we want to hear from you. Reach out to us in our Discord server to see where you can contribute. Not to mention that we also have the $5M DIMO Ignite Grants program that is up for grabs 💰

Get started today

The future of mobility is in your hands, and with Build on DIMO, you have everything you need to start creating. Join us in shaping the future of digital mobility by sharing and subscribing to our newsletter.

Written by: James Li Head of Developer Relations

James Li is on the DIMO Engineering team. Before DIMO, he spent 10+ years leading integration efforts for a last-mile delivery platform, a customer engagement platform for utilities, and defect inspection systems for semiconductors. James enjoys working with cutting-edge technology and working alongside creative thinkers.

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