Farmers on OpenChia, the Chia pool pushing radical open source transparency, have just gotten a new way to both access their pool statistics on the fly as well as get the best and latest news about Chia right at their fingertips. That’s right, they have integrated The Chia Plot directly into their pool app launching today.
Having helped them get this working (not a lot, they did not really need anything except an API endpoint and some Android 11 testing) I have gotten to see it a little ahead of schedule, and I think its really nice. I am not able to check out how the pool stats portion works as I am currently solo farming, but the app is very snappy and easy to use. I am actually a really big fan and the best part is because it is OpenChia developing it it is fully open source available under the GPLv3 license (no selling their work!).
Check out some screenshots of the app below, or download it on Google Play here or on the iOS App Store here. Yes, they have launched on both major mobile platforms (I checked out the Android version). I think this is a really great milestone for the Chia community, as it gives a common platform for all pools to launch a branded application – they just need to keep it open source and upstream any fixes or feature updates they make. I am going to officially call on other pools to work on the OpenChia mobile app, improve it where they can and collaborate on this valuable tool.
Or just fork the News code so that your pool members can get access to the latest Chia news quickly and ad free. The only catch is that you need to open source yours too if you are going to do that.
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