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Good to see you here! It means you are #BuildingOnBitcoin. We know these docs aren't full, described and extensive. We will appreciate any feedback, contribution or even a question.

If you can't find what you need here or at the Developer Portal - then Contact us!and ask us! We will be happy to help you in your creators journey.

๐Ÿ“ข Alby News

If you are looking for the freshest updates & news from Alby, please consider visiting:

Developer Portal

For an overview of all our tools, APIs, endpoints, and an onboarding guide, try the Alby developer portal. You'll need an Alby account to access it!

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For developers

Social & contact

๐• Twitter-X ๐Ÿฆฉ Nostr ๐Ÿ’ฌ Community Chat โฐ 1:1 Open Hours ๐Ÿ Community Calls

For Web Apps

At Alby we build on open standards. Alby exposes a number of javascript objects to the browser, which can be used to interact with bitcoin onchain (WebBTC), bitcoin lightning (WebLN), Nostr, Liquid, and more.

Alby Browser Extension APIs

For Web and Mobile Apps

If you want to power your web or mobile app with bitcoin and want to offer payments directly in the app, have a look at the Alby Wallet API. It allows native payment experiences for users. As a web developer, you can entirely focus on your app. Alby covers your back and does the payment processing for you.

Have a look at the Alby Wallet API documentation:

For Receiving Payments

You can request invoices from your Alby lightning address and use Lightning Tools to verify whether a payment has been made in order to execute additional logic.

For Making Payments

You can send payments using your personal Alby account using Nostr Wallet Connect or the LndHub API.

Alby Meta Tags

Customize the Alby experience and provide meta data to Alby interactions on your website.

Customize recipient meta data

<meta property="alby:name" content="[RECIPIENT NAME]" />
<meta property="alby:image" content="[IMAGE URL]" />


We publish all kinds of bounties for developers, designers and content creators. Have a look if you want to hunt or fund one of the bounties.

Something is missing?

If you can't find what you need here: - Suggest improving the guide by e-mailing us directly - Visit our community Telegram chat, where you'll find lots of people happy to help you (users, team members, builders) - Check our Youtube channel for tutorials - Check our GitHub profile or if you need more support, you can even schedule a 1:1 call

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