Founded in 2018, DappRadar is The World’s Dapp Store: a globally decentralized applications (dapps) store powered by its $RADAR token. You can find over 14,000 dapps tracked across 51 blockchains, including Ethereum, BSC, Polygon, Avalanche, Fantom, Flow, and Cardano. Gain valuable insights using DappRadar, and manage your crypto wallet, tokens, and NFTs from your DappRadar Portfolio.
According to Michael Ionita, Vice President of Engineering at DappRadar, that wide-ranging, multi-chain customer experience wouldn’t be possible without SimpleHash.
“Every time I talk to the SimpleHash team, I always think: ‘Wow, those people are true professionals.’ That’s why I really like working with them in a nascent industry like Web3 apps.” - Michael Ionita, Vice President of Engineering at DappRadar
DappRadar’s NFT Explorer and NFT Portfolio features – which allow people to find, track, manage, and analyze their NFT holdings – are a major benefit for its users. However, DappRadar needs to load all NFT images, videos, and animated GIFs in real-time as users browse the website. Loading these media files directly from IPFS (and others) was slow and created a bad user experience.
Meanwhile, storing the media files directly on DappRadar’s backend was costing the business tens of thousands of dollars monthly. That’s an especially hefty price tag considering DappRadar doesn't need to access every file each month — just the collections users want to view.
With this, Michael’s team began searching for a solution that would simultaneously:
After discovering SimpleHash, the DappRadar team realized our low-lift integration and transparent, competitive pricing solved both pain points. Since onboarding, our multi-chain NFT API has provided the sophisticated data infrastructure DappRadar had been missing. For instance:
On top of technical functionality, Michael highlights the SimpleHash team’s responsiveness and professionalism from day one of the partnership — two qualities that make us an ideal long-term vendor.
Since teaming up with SimpleHash, DappRadar has seen impressive results from our API:
Looking ahead, Michael emphasizes how excited he is to partner with SimpleHash for the long term. In his words, both of our teams prioritize technical innovation and customer care, creating “a great culture fit” for an ongoing partnership.
“Whenever we find edge cases, the SimpleHash team has already thought of those and taken steps to ensure they won’t happen. I’m really excited to keep partnering with SimpleHash because we’re all on the same page.”
Learn how to integrate NFTs into your Web3 application using the SimpleHash API. We'll cover the core steps for accessing and utilizing NFT data from multiple blockchains and marketplaces through a single interface.