Hello, Griptape

In this landing section, we walk you step by step through a basic implementation using Griptape.js and its main APIs


When you finish this Hello Griptape tutorial you will have a web app connected to pulsar-2 with the ability to get the user's balance and address, as well as a button to connect in case the user hasn't connected yet.

Checkout the full example in our repo here


In order to go through this tutorial you'll need to have a React app created. You can find how to do it here. Also, install your dependencies and install Griptape.

# With npm
npm install && npm install @stakeordie/griptape.js

# With yarn
yarn && yarn add @stakeordie/griptape.js

Getting started

This tutorial consists of these steps:

  1. Grip an application.

  2. Bootstrap the application.

  3. Import neccesary APIs from Griptape.

  4. Get and render the user's address and balance.

Grip an application

Grip an application means involving our app into Griptape. This helps Griptape to control the different states an application can go through, trigger events, get balances and get wallet address properly. In order to grip the application go to src/main.js and import gripApp and getKeplrAccountProvider from @stakeordie/griptape.js as the follow.

import {
} from '@stakeordie/griptape.js';

We assumed you are using Keplr as wallet. Griptape has only support with Keplr at this point. The Griptape team is working looking froward to support as many wallets as the Cosmos Ecosystem requires.

Now, as you may know, we need a REST URL to connect to pulsar-2, let's add it.

const  restUrl = 'https://api.pulsar.griptapejs.com';

Ok, we're good. Now let's get the Keplr provider.

const  provider = getKeplrAccountProvider();

We are almost getting it. Now we going to move our React app into a function, as the example below.

function  runApp() {
	//React app here
			<App  />

In case you have any other dependencies that need to wrap your app such as React Router, Redux or similar should be wrapping your app here. Griptape won't affect any state manager or third party library.

Now we just need to execute gripApp from Griptape as the following code.

gripApp(restUrl, provider, runApp);

Bootstrap your application

Now that we have your gripped our application we need to bootstrap it. Bootstrapping creates a signing client able to encrypt and decrypt transactions. If you don't bootstrap the app we won't be able to get the wallet address and execute messages.

Now on, let's move to start working in src/App.js. As our first step we need to import bootstrap api from @stakeordie/griptape.js. Copy the example below.

import { bootstrap } from '@stakeordie/griptape.js';

Then we are going to create a util function called connect.

const  connect = async () => {
	await  bootstrap();

Right next to it just create a button and add the function.

return (
		<h1>Hello, Griptape!</h1>
		<button  onClick={connect}>Connect</button>

Import neccesary APIs from Griptape

Now as we want to get our SCRT balance we need to import getNativeCoinBalance from Griptape. getAddress for getting the wallet address. onAccountAvailable is part of our events API triggers a function when bootstrap API is executed (more info in hello-events ). And we also need a util function called coinConvert is used to parsed any balance to human decimals readable. Our Griptape final imports should look like the following.

import {
} from  '@stakeordie/griptape.js';

Get and render the user's address and balance

Let's get our hands dirty a bit! It's time to actually show something interesting for example the balance and address of the wallet. First some hooks to store the data.

import  React, { useState, useEffect } from  "react";
//all griptape.js imports here...

function  App() {
	var [address, setAddress] = useState('');
	var [coins, setCoins] = useState(undefined);
	// more code here

We are going to assume you created the stores from this section in next code example.

Next, let's create a re-usable function to get the native balance .

const  getBalance = async () => {
	var  balance = await  getNativeCoinBalance();
	balance = coinConvert(balance, 6, 'human');

Now, we are going to add one of our events API onAccountAvailable to get the balance and address when the user connects its wallet.

useEffect(() => {
	const removeOnAccountAvailable = onAccountAvailable(() => {
	return () => {
}, []);

Finally just show the information.

return (
		<h1>Hello, Griptape!</h1>
		<button  onClick={connect}>Connect</button>
		<p>Your address is: {address}</p>
		<p>Your balance is: {coins}</p>

Checkout the full example in our repo here

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