Status Documentation

Status DApp API

On top of regular web3 access, Status offers a set of API available to DApps developers.

When Status is the host browser, DApp developers can request access to Status-specific data using the JavaScript API available at window.ethereum.status.

JavaScript API methods

  • getContactCode provides access to a user’s Whisper ID, which can be used to initiate chats or add a contact.

Example implementation

window.ethereum.status
 .getContactCode()
 .then(data => {
   console.log('Contact code:', data)
 })
 .catch(err => {
   console.log('Error:', err)
 })
  • installExtension("extension-url") allows DApp developers to trigger a native screen for installation of extension.

Example implementation

window.ethereum.status.installExtension("https://get.status.im/extension/[email protected]")

Other APIs

Status also implements a number of APIs standardized by EIPs.

ERC945

https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/issues/945 allows DApp developers to trigger a native generic QR code scanner.

Example

window.ethereum
 .scanQRCode()
 .then(data => {
   console.log('QR Scanned:', data)
 })
 .catch(err => {
   console.log('Error:', err)
 })
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