Building an NFT product on Solana has been a dream for many developers but because of its complexity and non-EVM architecture, it’s been too big of a hurdle to overcome.
Today, all of this changes. Devs, you can now build Solana products in hours, instead of months with our freshly baked Solana NFT Data APIs.
Let’s dig in 👇🏼
Why build your NFT product on Solana?
Solana has seen some remarkable growth over the past year, and for a good reason:
Scale – Solana ensures composability between ecosystem projects by maintaining a single global state as the network scales. It scales by using only CPU and GPU power and doesn’t need sharding or other complicated Layer 2 solutions.
Low transaction fees – Because of Solana's high transaction throughput, the fees are very low compared to other blockchains, around only $0.00025 per transaction.
Growing ecosystem – Solana’s ecosystem is rapidly growing, making it easy to manage many dApps, smart contracts, and Solana projects without causing network congestion.
With Solana firmly establishing itself as one of the leading L1’s programmable blockchains, there’s a growing need for Web3 developers focusing on the Solana ecosystem to have a reliable Solana NFT data infrastructure.
Why we’re adding Solana NFT data APIs to our NFT infrastructure?
First off, there are lots of Solana devs in our community and we want to see you succeed with your NFT products! So it was about time to add Solana data APIs that cover all the endpoints you would need to bring your NFT product to market faster than your competitors 🚀
Secondly, there is currently no Solana NFT data API on the market that covers all of the data to build a great experience for users. Our new Solana NFT data APIs are about to change that with 11 new API endpoints covering all of your Solana NFT data needs - tokens, collections, cached metadata, assets, transactional data, and ownership info (more on all of that below).
Thirdly, building in-house Solana NFT data infrastructure takes anywhere from 6 to 12 months and needs a large team to pull it off, which, ultimately, costs big budgets. So a smarter solution is to use APIs that are going to do all of that hard work for you, so you can focus on building the other parts of your project instead. We take care of all the complicated and the ugly parts, so you can have a good time building awesome products!
Lastly, unfortunately, the data you get from marketplaces is often broken or not fully up to date. This will ultimately affect your revenue because if you can’t provide reliable NFT data on your product, you’ll lose the trust of your users and they will eventually leave.
Providing the highest possible quality of NFT data is our main focus and we take data reliability extra seriously. We’ve been working for months to be able to provide the nr. 1 Solana data quality on the market and can finally confidently say that the data you’ll get from NFTPort’s Solana data APIs is better than from other providers.
What’s included in the NFTPort Solana NFT data API?
NFTPort - the leading NFT infrastructure for developers - has brought to market the first Solana NFT data API covering 100% of the data. No previous blockchain experience needed, just fire up REST API calls that every dev knows how to use.
Our new Solana NFT Data API release includes APIs covering the most common use cases for NFT project development: Collections, Metadata & Assets, Ownership data, and Transactional data.
Let’s take a closer look at what these API endpoints let you do exactly.
Solana NFT Collections, Metadata and Assets APIs
The first category of NFTPort’s Solana data APIs covers all of your Solana NFT data needs - tokens, collections, cached metadata & assets.
Retrieve all Solana NFTs – This API gives you all non-fungible SPL (Solana Program Library) tokens together with metadata. You can run various analytics with the data, import all NFTs to your application/marketplace, keep track of all the created NFTs, etc.
Retrieve Solana collection NFTs – With this API endpoint, you can get all NFTs for a given collection, including all available metadata. For example, this allows you to import all NFTs from a given collection to your application or showcase NFTs in a particular collection.
Retrieve Solana NFT details (metadata & assets) – The Solana NFT details API lets you get all details for a given NFT on Solana. Simply add your API key and set the chain to Solana, then add mint_address of the NFT whose details you want to retrieve.
Send the API request and fetch NFT details in less than 10 seconds. With a bit of CSS, you can then easily turn it into something visually more pleasant for your dApp, such as an example below:
Solana NFT Ownership API
Our Ownership APIs give you all the necessary endpoints for fetching NFT ownership info.
Retrieve Solana NFTs owned by an account API lets you get NFTs owned by an account/wallet. Similarly, you can fetch all Solana collections owned by an account. This can be useful for creating a user’s NFT profile page for marketplaces, adding an NFT portfolio section to your app, or checking if a user owns a specific NFT (or a collection) and then unlocking some experience for them (token-gating), etc.
You can get all Solana NFTs created by an account, which comes in handy when e.g. you want to show your users all the NFTs they’ve minted. For example, imagine you’re building an NFT marketplace and want to show the user all NFTs that they own. Using the Retrieve Solana NFTs owned by an account API, simply paste your API key, add the account address, include metadata (optional) and send the API request.
As in the previous example, you’ve now got a list of all NFTs owned by an account in just a few seconds. And once again, with a bit of CSS, you can easily visualize the result to look something more pleasant to the human eye.
Solana NFT Transactions APIs
Retrieve all Solana transactions API gives you on-chain transactions for the whole chain, including transactions such as transfer, mint, burn, buy, and sale. You can use this to track all transactions on a chain which comes in handy for building marketplaces, user activity views, wallets, etc.
We also have separate APIs to get transactional data by account, by NFT, and by collection. These are useful for various NFT projects and marketplace functionalities, such as showing the user all previous transactions of an NFT token or a collection.
Getting started with Solana NFT Data APIs
The use cases mentioned above are just a fraction of various possibilities you can create with NFTPort’s Solana NFT Data API. You can build anything from NFT marketplaces, social media dApps, NFT analytics etc – this is your time to let your hacking creativity shine!
To get access to Solana NFT data and start building, simply grab your free NFTPort API key and go through the signup steps. Copy your API key from an email sent to you by NFTPort and paste it into the API key field in the code.
If you have any questions or feedback about using NFTPort, make sure to join our Discord to chat with us, get notified about NFTPort’s product releases and events, and most importantly, connect with fellow Solana NFT developers in our community!
Have fun building on Solana ✌🏻
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