Want to build something on top of LBRY? This is the place to get you started.
THIS IS NOT DONE AT ALL AND IF YOU CONTINUE TO READ IT YOU MENTALLY ASSENT TO COMMITTING AT LEAST ONE CHANGE THAT MAKES IT BETTER
At least, it’s the place to get started so long as you have some idea of what LBRY is. If you don’t, you should read the Overview first.
When to Use LBRY
- You want to build an application that contributes to the world’s knowledge, or benefits from global, shared discovery (flesh this out).
- You want to replace an existing centralized service related to digital content distribution with a decentralized/community-controlled one.
When Not to Use LBRY
- You want to privately distribute data/information.
- You want to do illegal things.
How (Ways?) to Build on LBRY
Web, Desktop, and Mobile Applications (Daemon-based Applications)
Almost all web, desktop, and mobile applications will use the lbry-sdk as a way of accessing and communicating with the LBRY network.
- Set up a web server.
- Install lbry. (Docker images? Other convenient ways of doing this?)
- Bridging basics.
- Desktop applications will typically use the lbry-sdk.
- lbry-desktop as example
- (Whatever magic you have to do to get a daemon running on Android.)
It is not currently possible to use LBRY on iOS.
Blockchain and Wallet Level (Full Node Applications)
Not all applications will want to use the full LBRY protocol, or some applications may be specifically designed with full blockchain interactions in mind.
- How to install lbrycrd.
- lbrycrd documentation