What are some developer resources for building on the Internet Computer?

An extensive list of developer documentation, tools, and other resources for creating projects on the Internet Computer.

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If You Need Help

  • DFINITY Dev Official Discord: This is the official DFINITY Developer Discord, where experienced developers can help troubleshoot you. You can use #general for general discussion, #find-a-team to find potential team members, #help for general questions, and #debugging for development questions
    • #ask-questionsA Q&A environment for builders that encourages engagement and community interaction. The forum channel allows for a more efficient way to access developer resources
  • Developer Forum: This is the official DFINITY Developer Forum, where you can find previous threads and help troubleshoot technical questions






Mobile Devices

If you want to build a native app for a iOS or Android that can be distributed by the App Stores instead of a web app, then you need to either create a dedicated app for each platform or use a framework to create a universal native app. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

  • Flutter (iOS, Android): You can build a universal app with the Flutter framework and the Dart programming language by using the Dart Agent
  • Ionic (iOS, Android): Ionic allows you to build your cross-platform app using different JavaScript UI frameworks (React, Vue, Angular). This means you can use agent-js to interact with the IC. Your app will essentially run in a web view but can access the native platform through Capacitor
  • React Native (iOS, Android): Although React Native apps are written in JavaScript or TypeScript and DFINITY actively maintains a JavaScript agent, there are a few roadblocks in building IC clients with React Native. Check out a starter project and a description of the limitations. More information can be found in the Developer Forum. If you’re interested in solving these issues, check out the open bounty on ICDevs.
  • Java/Kotlin (Android): You can build a native Android app in Java or Kotlin with IC4J. The documentation has a section on Android Development and there are code examples available (Hello World, Loan Client)
  • Swift/Objective-C (iOS): Currently there is no agent implementation in Swift or Objective-C.


Identity & Authentication


Community Wallets & Authentication Providers


General Tutorials


Code Samples - Github


  • IC Developer Blog: DFINITY Developer Kyle Peacock has a helpful blog with tutorials & best practices



  • The Internet Computer Dashboard: A dashboard / explorer for the Internet Computer network
  • Fleek: Netlify for the open web created by Harrison Hines, former Consensys alum, & his team
  • Plug: Browser-based wallet extension created by Harrison Hines, former Consensys alum, & his team
  • Vessel Package Manager: A simple package manager for the Motoko programming language
  • Motoko VS Code Extension: Syntax highlighting for the Motoko programming language in VS Code
  • Cycles Wallet: A wallet UI for cycles (equivalent of gas with Ethereum)