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Getting Started

In the pubspec.yaml of your project, add the following dependency:

  threads_client: "^0.x.x"

Connect to a Threads Daemon

You can use Textile's hosted daemons or run your own.

Use hosted Threads

Textile Threads.

Run your own daemon

You need to run a threads daemon available to the client.

git clone git@github.com:textileio/go-threads.git
cd go-threads
go run threadsd/main.go -debug


Read the Complete API Documentation.

Create a DB

import 'package:threads_client/threads_client.dart' as threads;

void main(List<String> args) async {
  final client = threads.Client();
  final dbId = 'bafk7ayo2xuuafgx6ubbcn2lro3s7oixgujdda6shv4';
  final creds = threads.Creds.fromStrings(dbId);
  await client.newDB(creds);

Run Threads using hosted Textile API

import 'package:textile/textile.dart' as textile;
import 'package:threads_client/threads_client.dart' as threads;

const APP_TOKEN = '<app token>';
const DEVICE_ID = '<uuid>';

void main(List<String> args) async {
  final config = textile.ThreadsConfig(APP_TOKEN, DEVICE_ID);
  final client = threads.Client(config: config);
  final dbId = 'bafk7ayo2xuuafgx6ubbcn2lro3s7oixgujdda6shv4';
  final creds = threads.Creds.fromStrings(dbId);
  await client.newDB(creds);

Further examples

You can find a good overview of Client methods in the test suite.

Threads Client Tests

Add custom metadata to requests

For example, add a custom auth token to the header of each request.

    final config = ThreadsConfig(
      host: '',
      port: 6006,
      callOptionsMetaData: {
        'authorization': 'Bearer 3f2950d0-5522-4425-829f-75894e233442'
    // Create a new threads client
    client = Client(config);



Run the daemon, as above. Next, install and run the Dart threads_client:

git clone git@github.com:textileio/dart-threads-client.git
cd dart-threads-client
pub get

Run tests

dart test/threads_client_test.dart

Run example

dart example/helloworld.dart


This project is a work in progress. As such, there's a few things you can do right now to help out:

  • Ask questions! We'll try to help. Be sure to drop a note (on the above issue) if there is anything you'd like to work on and we'll update the issue to let others know. Also get in touch on Slack.
  • Open issues, file issues, submit pull requests!
  • Perform code reviews. More eyes will help a) speed the project along b) ensure quality and c) reduce possible future bugs.
  • Take a look at the code. Contributions here that would be most helpful are top-level comments about how it should look based on your understanding. Again, the more eyes the better.
  • Add tests. There can never be enough tests.

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