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Jasmin Virdi
Jasmin Virdi

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Web Monetization in Vue App using plugin

In this article I will be explaining how we can use plugins in Vue to extend the Web Monetization functionality to our Vue App.

Plugins are the most simple and easy way to add global features to our app. They can be used to extend additional capabilities like routing, immutable stores, analytics and DOM manipulations.

So let's try implementing Web Monetization using plugins in your Vue App.

Steps

  • Create a Web Monetization plugin.
// file: web-monetization.js

export default {
  install(Vue) {
    Vue.proptype.$webMonetizaton = this;
    Vue.webMonetizaton = this;

    if (typeof window !== "undefined") {
      window.$webMonetizaton = this;
    }
  },
  enableWebMonetization() {
    if (!document.monetized) {
      const monetizationTag = document.createElement("meta");
      monetizationTag.name = "monetization";
      monetizationTag.content = "payment_pointer";
      document.head.appendChild(monetizationTag);
    }
  },

  disableWebMonetization() {
    const removeMonetizationTag = document.querySelector(
      'meta[name="monetization"]'
    );
    removeMonetizationTag.remove();
  },

  webMonetizationEvents() {
    document.monetization.addEventListener("monetizationstart", currentState);
  },

  currentState(event) {
    //console.log(event);
  }
};
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  • Register your plugin with your Vue App.
import Vue from "vue";
import { WebMonetizationPlugin } from "./web-monetization.js";

Vue.use(WebMonetizationPlugin);
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  • Use plugin in your app.
//to enable web monetization
this.$webMonetizaton.enableWebMonetization();

// to disable web monetization
this.$webMonetizaton.disableWebMonetization();
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Link to code

You can find the code here

Resources

Web Monetization Doc
Vue js Plugins

Discussion (2)

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webstuff

Soo, what does this webmonetizstion do, actually?

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Jasmin Virdi Author

Web Monetization is a javascript browser API which support payments.
Here is the documentation link for more info 😄