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Babbage React Prompt


The Babbage React Prompt is a React component designed to simplify and streamline the onboarding process for users of your applications that require the Babbage MetaNet Client. It does this by ensuring that the MetaNet Client is running before rendering your application. If not, the user is greeted with an informative prompt that guides them through downloading and installing the correct MetaNet Client for their operating system.

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  1. Onboarding Simplified: The Babbage React Prompt removes the need for users to search for setup instructions for the MetaNet Client, which can be a hurdle to adoption. It ensures the client is installed and running before your application is loaded.
  2. MetaNet Network Handling: The component handles the different versions of your application that might exist on the MetaNet's mainnet and testnet networks, making it a powerful tool for alpha and beta testing.
  3. Customization: Customize the onboarding modal with your app's name, description, author, icon, and preview images.
  4. Native App Support: Specify links to your app's native versions on platforms like iOS and Android.


To install Babbage React Prompt:

npm install @babbage/react-prompt


Wrap your app (or the part of it that requires the Babbage SDK to work) with this component. Your app will only be rendered once the Babbage MetaNet Client is running. Here is an example:

import React from 'react';
import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import BabbagePrompt from '@babbage/react-prompt';
import App from './App';

    appName='Your App'
    author='Your Name'
    description='This is your app description.'
    nativeAppUrls= {{
      iOS: {
        mainnet: 'https://youriOSappMainnetlink.com',
        testnet: 'https://youriOSappTestnetlink.com'
      Android: {
        mainnet: 'https://yourAndroidappMainnetlink.com',
        testnet: 'https://yourAndroidappTestnetlink.com'
    <App />


Refer to the table below for the various props that can be used with the Babbage React Prompt.

Prop Name Description
children Your entire React app. When Babbage is running, your app will be allowed to render. Otherwise, the React Prompt will be shown.
appName Sets the name of your app in the UI.
appIcon A URL to an image to use as your app icon.
description A paragraph that describes your app.
author Shown below your app name.
authorUrl If provided, the author text becomes a clickable link that navigates to the given URL.
appImages An array of URLs to images that will be added to the app preview carousel.
supportedMetaNet A string indicating which networks your app supports. Use mainnet for Mainnet support only, testnet for Testnet support only, and universal for both. Any other value will be treated as mainnet (the default).
nativeAppUrls An object containing your native app URLs. The first level keys are: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows, Mac OS. Each of these have a sub-object with keys mainnet and testnet.


Please be aware that the Brave browser sometimes causes issues with desktop MetaNet Clients. If this occurs, the React Prompt is designed to instruct users on how to disable Brave Shields, which may impede your app's operation.


The code in this repository is licensed under the Open BSV License.




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