Proposal : A decentralized and public Aave frontend

Hello,

The network/protocol is decentralized but we have to go through an aave.com interface, what happens if the site is down for x or y reason? We can certainly use smart contract but who is able to do it without interface / frontend?

We can use zapper, instadapp, defisaver and others but we depend on their smart contract and protocol too.

Why not set up a public frontend? Which can be different from aave.com (lighter version) but which allows to interact with everything that is possible to do today on aave.com and on smartcontract?
Moreover if the frontend is public and decentralized, it is possible to add the latest features that are available on the protocol more quickly.

Other advantages : We will have the possibility to create mirrors
Risk : Possibility that someone change the addresses of the smart contract in the frontend if they decide to fork it and make a fake.

In any case I want to open the discussion on this eventuality and take the measure.

Moreover an Aave app seems to be in dev, is it public ? decentralized ? where is the border ?

If the protocol is decentralized, the interface must be too, otherwise we are dependent (for a large part of the users) on the goodwill of the person responsible for the publication of the frontend.

Of course all the frontend work is fabulous, but so far we are waiting for the new releases with impatience and we have no choice on the frontend, the date, etc …

Best Regards,
Kwizfreak

  • For a decentralized Aave frontend soon
  • No decentralized Aave frontend at least for the moment

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:+1: love the idea, it would be nice to have a decentralized frontend, to see the conditions and the risk that it generates but the idea is top

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Yes this is totally needed

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Great idea, it could also be helpful in case regulators start to mess around like we have seen recently with UNI.

I think this is the short to medium term goal - hopefully it will happen soon!

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Great point. This is a DeFI-wide concern, perhaps it makes sense for Aave DAO to join the nascent OpenFrontends initiative: https://twitter.com/adamscochran/status/1427447330496819204

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Good suggestion by @kwizfreak and also by @haave to join the OpenFrontEnds Initiative.

It seems they are going to begin with Compound so we could always keep an eye on things, see how things pan out and perhaps follow in their footsteps without experiencing some of the teething problems.

Before jumping into building a new front-end piece (as the OpenFrontends people seem to be doing for Compound), I’d try to push first for publishing the existing Aave interface under a libre software license (ideally, AGPL).

GitHub - aave/aave-ui: An open source interface for the decentralized liquidity protocol Aave</tit ! Oh yes :) thanks !!

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That’s BIG! Thanks and congrats at the same time for releasing it on the open!

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As @ASDPC and @kwizfreak noted, the Aave frontend is now opensource and there is a public IPFS hosted deployment available.

That’s a major milestone for the whole community!

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In the announcement on Medium there are a number of good reasons why open sourcing the UI is important:

  • Facilitating integrations
  • Possibiliting alternative and enhanced user experiences
  • Enabling anyone to contribute and improve the UI

However, I think there are a couple of reasons more that can’t be overlooked:

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