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We are excited to announce the highly anticipated release of our new MiniDapp System!

Before you get stuck in, here is an introduction to the MiniDapp System and explanation of what MiniDapps are.

What is the MiniDapp System?‚Äč

The MiniDapp system is an open application ecosystem.
Similar to the Operating System on your phone that enables you to use Android apps, the MiniDapp System enables you to use MiniDapps on your Minima node.

What are MiniDapps?‚Äč

MiniDapps are Minima’s Decentralized Applications running over Minima’s blockchain network. In other words, applications built using the functionality enabled by the Minima blockchain and peer-to-peer network. This also includes our Information Layer - Maxima and, in future, our Layer 2 - Omnia.
They are your gateway to a true Web 3 economy, open and free.

A MiniDapp can be created for almost anything - some examples include decentralized finance, games, voting, marketplaces, messaging, social media - the world is your oyster.

How do MiniDapps differ from other decentralized applications (dApps)?‚Äč

Other ‚Äėdecentralized‚Äô applications are decentralized in name only, often relying on centralized services to run effectively. MiniDapps are not. MiniDapps are installed on and run directly from your node, and because every Minima user runs a complete node, there is no need to rely on centralized websites or companies to use MiniDapps. They are permissionless and borderless.

What MiniDapps are currently available?‚Äč

You will find the latest MiniDapps, developed by the Minima Team, available to download from the MiniDapps website.
In future, we expect the majority of MiniDapps to be built by the open-source community‚ÄĒthat could be you!

How do I use MiniDapps?‚Äč

For help using MiniDapps, please see Using MiniDapps.

Who can build a MiniDapp?‚Äč

Anyone can learn to build a MiniDapp.
The front-end for MiniDapps can be written using the widely known JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Minima’s KISS scripting language is Turing-Complete, allowing for powerful smart contract driven applications. Building a MiniDapp is accessible to anyone willing to learn!

Visit the Build section to learn more about building MiniDapps on Minima.