By using Nimiq APIs and libraries you can
- extend your projects, websites, and apps with a payment system; and
- allow customers of your online shop to pay comfortably with NIM directly from their browser; or
- build apps and services enriching the Nimiq apps ecosystem.
The goal of this documentation is to get you started integrating Nimiq into your project.
- Nimiq Hub: Provide the users of your project to use their Nimiq Accounts during checkout and pay for products and services in NIM, or to send transactions, and more.
- Nimiq Style (demo): This Reusable CSS framework will give your app the Nimiq UI look and feel.
- Nimiq Vue.js Components: Reusable Vue.js components to build Nimiq-enabled websites and webapps.
- Community Tools and APIs: Useful tools and APIs developed by the Nimiq Community.
- Tutorials: Learn how to build a small app that can manage a wallet, send and receive transactions, and looks neat using Nimiq’s look & feel in three short tutorials.
Nimiq is aiming for mainstream adoption and thus strives to use laymen terms for all UIs. Building apps using Nimiq APIs and libraries means becoming part of the Nimiq Ecosystem. For optimal usability and a pleasant user experience for your users, we highly recommend using the same terminology for all user facing parts.
While using layman terms in the UI, within the code, typical terms of the crypto space are being used. The following map will give you an idea which term to use when. See the “Terminology” section in the FAQs on nimiq.com for more details on each term.
|Layman term (for UI use)||API term||Term in code|
|Nimiq Account Number
NQXX XXXX XXXX …
|address||core code: userFriendlyAddress
address + label
with one or more accounts
|walletId||keyId or loginId|
|Account Recovery Words
The Nimiq front-ends are build with TypeScript 3 and CSS on Vue.js and delivered compiled to ES2015. Find more details here. The Front-ends are tested on latest versions of Firefox, Chrome/Chromium, and Safari.
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Get Source Code
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:nimiq/nimiq.github.io.git nimiq --recursive
Note: If you experience issues during this step, make sure you have an SSH key set up for your GitHub account. Even if you clone the repository using HTTPS, submodules might require SSH.
Build Documentation Locally
Please refer to the Doc-Theme documentation.
Modify Referred Repositories
The documentation structure makes use of Git submodules, i.e. including source code from other repositories.
cd nimiq git submodule foreach --recursive git pull
Fetch new Modules
cd nimiq git pull git submodule sync git submodule update --recursive --remote git submodule foreach --recursive git checkout master
Add a Submodule
cd nimiq git submodule add -b <branch> <repository> [<submodule-path>]
git submodule add -b master ../x-element.git libraries/x-element/
Remove a Submodule
cd nimiq git submodule deinit <submodule-path> rm -rf .git/module/<submodule-path>