Nxt didn’t arrive with a sparkling client with 3D buttons. Instead it launched with a very basic client that runs in your browser, the NRS (“Nxt Reference Software”) client. It is obviously not aimed at mainstream users and takes some work to get installed if you are not totally comfortable with your computer.
3rd party clients
However, this does not mean that this is how it will be forever. The idea has always been that 3rd party developers would create their own clients, with advanced features so Nxt users would have their choice of client on any platform they wanted.
Some of these clients have matured to the point that they are looking nice, are múch easier to install and come with advanced features. Sadly, they have been somewhat underpromoted, which is why I am going to do that over the next week.
The clients I am going to showcase are (Click pictures to enlarge):
NXT solaris by marcus03
ClieNxt by fmiboy
N Application hub by nexern
dotNXT by minusbalancer
These are the clients I will definitely showcase for you. There are a few more in development, and I will add them as I get more information.
Nxt is moving fast. Sometimes so fast that you need summaries to follow the amount of development going on. In stark contrast to projects like Etherium and eMunie, Nxt is completely without a central coordinating team, which can lead to the impression that Nxt is developed in a very haphazard way.
Actually, this isn’t the case, as the underlying architecture provides independent developers with a lot of leeway to create their own features. Nxt is pure grassroots and anyone can join the development and propose plans, provided he or she then puts in the actual hours to make it come true.
I myself find this a totally engrossing and exciting way of work. It means you sometimes have to deal with constantly changing circumstances, but it also means that virtually anything is possible.
See you next week for the in depth showcasing of these clients.