Etherparty, a platform that removes the complexity and management of creating and executing smart contracts on the Ethereum network, is looking for participants to test the beta phase of the software slated for an August release.
Non-developers can now create smart contracts
“When there’s coverage about Ethereum and how it can be used for decentralized voting, identity, governance, applications, or gaming, it’s all really fantastic ideas,” said Lisa Cheng, founder and owner of Vanbex Group, the Vancouver-based professional services firm behind Etherparty.
“But when it comes down to it, only developers are the ones who can actually do this right now.”
Cheng tells Cointelegraph that with Etherparty you won’t see any code. The beta will provide the tools necessary to assemble and store a contract for execution. It can be done without the need to install command line interface Geth or platforms like Meteor or Mist.
The platform enables users to create smart contracts via a simple drag-and-drop interface with plug-and-play data feeds.
The first of its kind
This is the first and only smart contract-based product you don’t have to be a developer to use, it’s designed with accessibility in mind, said CEO at Vanbex Group, Kevin Hobbs.
“Etherparty can be used for something as simple as wagering but as robust as global supply chain management and everything in between,” said Hobbs, who added it will be a subscription model product upon full release.
In the beta version, users will be able to use their own ether funds to execute contracts as simple as a peer-to-peer bet or as complex as a multi-sectioned legal agreement.
Etherparty will also work directly with the Ethereum network so users won't have to wait for software to sync to quickly execute a contract. Furthermore, Etherparty will operate in the cloud with template saving so contracts will always be available and ready to execute.
Hobbs said to expect further build-outs showcasing a mobile-friendly and more robust platform.
Etherparty will be available on iOS and Android operating systems.