Cosmic Compass (or CoCo) is a network navigator for developers & account holders access data via APIs and Apps on supported blockchain networks.
CoCo makes it easy for developers to interact with a blockchain for read & write operations via Apps (with GUI) or via APIs (exposing data of full nodes running the chain).
Apps for account holders & investors
APIs infrastructure & dedicated node hosting (with shared & dedicated hosting) for developers to build c/dApps on blockchain networks
Node Management Tools for monitoring nodes operated by block proposers a.k.a. validators & full node hosts PS : More about current status of development & roadmap, here
Since most organizations involve in one or more of the above activities, it makes sense for CoCo to provide everything independently and later 'productize' the offering.
Along with the above products, CoCo offers support during custom implementations for public/self-sovereign/private chains to enable interaction with developers (at-scale).
And in short, this easy access is provided via the CoCo Console.
CoCo Console (or CoCoCo, for short) is the single interface for developers to create Projects where keys reuqired for API access are generated. These keys provide access to supported blockchains - for read & write operations.
The CoCo Console enables developers manage projects, keep a track of total consumption (of API calls), configure subscription plan for the account & more. Each account enables a user to create and manage multiple Projects with independent settings for each project.
Projects are the objects that are created on the CoCo Console.
Each Project creates keys that are utilized by developers within applications that request from (or) post to blockchains supported by CoCo.
CoCo engages in app development (web/mobile - centralized/decentralized) to dogfood the infrastructure and software we provide to our users/developers. This helps the team assess and understand the potential as well as limitations blockchain networks as well as our infrastructure, that powers these apps.
The first working version of an app that utilizes the CoCo infrastructure is CosmicCompass.io.
Working on our own apps also enables us understand our own product from our user's standpoint and helps us be better at what we do.
No. CoCo can be utilized for the development of centralized & decentralized apps on both, web and mobile.
No. At least, not yet. CoCo's architecture is distributed, but doesn't operate with decentralized cosensus.
Here's a snapshot of the current status:
The Network Navigator app (a GUI tool) for account holders & investors, CosmicCompass.io has been developed and launched
API interface & CoCo Console for developers, the CoCo Console is currently under development
Node Management Tools for block proposers & full node hosts
Support for more networks to be added in Q2 & Q3, 2020
In the near short term, CoCo Console allows account holders to Sign Up & write data or trigger post transactions like send, delegate/bond tokens, un-bond/un-delegate tokens, etc.
CoCo Console - implement API-as-a-Service for supported networks and enable key management for developers
Expose infrastructure being utilized by CosmicCompass.io to other networks - partnerships and other details to be announced
Launch of Cosmic Compass Console to create & manage Projects with the ability read blockchain data
Update CoCo Console to support post data to supported blockchains
Update CoCo to support dedicated node hosting
Add support for 2 more networks
Assess activity of current networks to assess further support
R&D on an application abstraction layer
R&D on interoperablity protocols
Add support for addl. networks in the Cosmos Network & other networks
Partner with developer communities for increased adoption
Add supoport for CoCo Console to post transactions on the chain
Add support for private networks, as required
Increased support for DeFi products
Portfolio Management (as-a-service & as a custom implementation) for funds
Do write to us on [email protected] or send a direct message on Twitter and we will be more than happy to talk to you and identify how CoCo can add value. You can follow the Cosmic Compass community on Twitter, Medium & Telegram.