Users of the NBA Top Shot app can now purchase non-financial prizes using the iOS or Android version of the game.
The legally licensed basketball non-fungible token (NFT) platform NBA Top Shot has enjoyed significant success, with non-fungible tokens (NFTs) contributing to more than one billion dollars in sales today.
As a consequence of this, it is working toward making its NFT platform accessible to users located all over the world.
The mobile version of NBA Top Shot is now available (1) for download on mobile devices such as iOS and Android. These native platform apps will make accessing and purchasing digital treasures while you're on the move much simpler, more streamlined, and more convenient.
Additionally, this marks the beginning of Dapper Labs' transition towards a mobile-first Web3 firm. Dapper Labs is the company that developed NBA Top Shot.
Jennifer van Dijk, Senior Vice President of Sports Partnerships for Dapper Labs, shared the following information with the Decrypt publication (2):
"The release of the NBA Top Shot app will mark the beginning of our transition into a mobile-first enterprise.: She continued by saying that the change will enable Dapper to "lead the way as to what mobile looks like in Web3, and continuing our path of wanting to get everybody to Web3."
As a preliminary step, Dapper Labs will release a restricted version of the app to gauge interest in the product. Users will consequently be able to examine their collections of NBA Top Shot NFTs.
In addition, they can view activity on the platform, obtain notifications when drops occur, and purchase the beginning pack of NFT moments. In addition, Dapper Labs mentioned that the company has plans to incorporate other functionality.
Web3 Going Mobile
Over the past two years, Web3 startups and NFT markets have significantly increased traction. At the same time, many of the most popular Web3 applications have been hesitant to transition to mobile since Apple and Google expect a significant portion of the sale.
The primary sale of NFTs is made more expensive for mobile customers due to the substantial 30% tax that Apple imposes. Over the past few months, Web3 startups have struggled to overcome this significant obstacle.
According to Van Dijk, Dapper Labs has considered this while adapting the Top Shot app for mobile devices.
She went on to say that in addition to working with partners from various sports leagues, they are also collaborating with technology companies like Apple and Google to determine the most effective way to move forward.
Therefore, any costs that may apply will be considered when purchasing the NBA Top Shot beginning pack through mobile apps. Van Dijk noted:
"We are dedicated to maintaining costs at a level that is affordable for fans and to expanding fan access.
She also referred to the 100,000 Top Shot starter packs modeled after those owned by LeBron James. These beginning packs could be purchased on the website for forty-nine dollars.