Tezos Foundation announces its partnership with Papers, a Swiss based blockchain, mobile security, web & mobile development team, to develop and improve the tezblock, Tezos’ block explorer.
Blockchain projects are focusing on the user-friendliness and functionality of their ecosystem in a bid to boost the overall adoption rates of their projects. One key component is blocks explorers, a platform that allows the users to check on the platform and validate the data on the blockchain and Tezos Foundation sees it fit to improve the system further for their users.
Landing page of the tezblock explorer (Source: Medium)
Papers Set To Build a User Focused Tezblock Explorer
Blockchain explorers are built for different users and carry out different purposes hence the need to understand your users’ needs and wants. The grant offered to Papers will be used by the development team to create a user-focused platform that will be built according to the user replies offered to the team.
Furthermore, the platform is set to be a light and easily accessible application with only the relevant node information will be displayed on the platform. This is to avoid the overcrowding of data on the platform and process the information faster across tezblock.
Notwithstanding, the development team will release a self-deployable version of tezblock that will allow users to build their own instance of tezblock without the need for a host while getting the same information. The platform is registered as an open source platform with an MIT license in hope that the developer community will actively contribute to the development of the code.
The Minimal Viable Product
“After completing the MVP and laying solid groundwork we will work on improving the block explorer and brining new features like Governance insights, more detailed baker data and much more.” – Report on the MVP from tezblock team.
The company is working towards releasing a minimal viable product (MVP) that will consist a landing page, account details, blocks and transactions. The MVP is set to assist the initial deployment of the platform with further developments expected to be launched in the coming weeks including;
- Evaluating existing Tezos protocol indexer
- Block explorer user survey
- User testing of initial Mockups