A neighbourhood of commercial exchange and social fabric, geared toward sustainable open-source development of applets
Neighbourhoods rely on 'generic software tools' for interactions, discoveries and engagement. Such modules are made available through the bazaar. They are registered in our lobby, matched with social data types, and connected to Neighbourhoods wallets.
The Social Sensemaker is at the center of the bazaar, making applets configurable yet interoperable -- that's what makes this not just any other app marketplace, but one for Neighbourhoods!
These applets are small, modular, and useful. Think a chess game, seed-sharing, or meme-sharing tool.
They do only and exactly these functions, leaving community activators and stakeholders the freedom to choose everything else!
Developers leverage the modular nature of Holochain to generate applets that are compliant with the Social Sensemaker, which means social data that is generated within them is portable across membranes.
Community activators can use a codeless tool to select and bundle widgets, and configure their cultural lens based on their communities' activities.
Applets and components in the bazaar have unique hashes so that developer contributions can be tracked across their uses in particular Neighbourhoods. Applet developers are then paid by neighbourhoods for using modules.
$NHT is a currency used in the marketplace to pay developers, which means all issued credits correspond to actual or eventual modules made by developers. It is exchangeable for Neighbourhoods tokens ($NHT) which serve as on- and off-ramps to crypto markets.