Chinese NEO development community NEXT has officially launched its NEOLine Chrome extension wallet. The wallet was created to provide a “seamless connection between the browser and NEO,” allowing users to execute all typical wallet functions such as sending, receiving or managing their assets from within the Chrome browser.
The wallet defaults to the Chinese language, though after creating or importing a NEO address, users may access the Settings page where the language can then be changed to English. The launch announcement includes installation and setup instructions with images to get users started.
Like the recently released Teemo extension wallet created by NewEconoLabs, NEOLine includes a dAPI, designed to reduce the barrier to entry for developers interested in creating dApps or implementing smart contracts on NEO. As with Teemo, NEOLine is comparable to a NEO-based MetaMask, a popular Chrome extension wallet for Ethereum.
The NEOLine dAPI is described as a lightweight JS library that allows users to authorize connections to dApps through the wallet, instead of requiring them to trust the dApp with their private keys. Each transfer created by the dApp will have its information passed to NEOLine via the dAPI, where it can then be reviewed and confirmed by the user.
NEXT has provided reference materials for its dAPI, which should contain all the necessary information required for developers to implement it into dApps. The documentation can be found here.
It should be noted that despite similarities, it does not appear that the NEOLine dAPI fully adheres to the current dAPI standard proposal, which is used by the wallets created by O3 Labs in addition to the Teemo extension wallet from NewEconoLabs.