Vite React Motoko

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Vite React Motoko

Starter project for Vite + React + TypeScript + Motoko


The Vite + React + Motoko template allows developers to build a full-stack Web3 application on the Internet Computer. It provides all the necessary tools and libraries to create a high-performance web application with a component-based UI. This template is suitable for both experienced developers and those new to the Internet Computer platform.


  • Vite: A high-performance tool for front-end web development.
  • React: A component-based UI library.
  • Motoko: A safe and simple programming language for the Internet Computer.
  • TypeScript: JavaScript extended with syntax for types.
  • Sass: An extended syntax for CSS stylesheets.
  • Prettier: Code formatting for a wide range of supported languages.
  • Mops: An on-chain community package manager for Motoko.
  • komomo-dev: A live reload development server for Motoko.


To create a new project using this template, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that Node.js (version 16 or higher) and dfx (version 0.14 or higher) are installed on your system.
  2. Create a new, empty project directory.
  3. Open the terminal and navigate to the project directory.
  4. Run the following commands:
npm init
npm install @dfinity/xxx
npm install vite
npm install react
npm install typescript
npm install sass
npm install prettier
  1. Customize your project's code style by editing the .prettierrc file and then running npm run format.
  2. Reduce the latency of update calls by passing the --emulator flag to dfx start.
  3. Install a Motoko package by running npx ic-mops add <package-name>.
  4. Split your frontend and backend console output by running npm run frontend and npm run backend in separate terminals.


The Vite + React + Motoko template is a powerful tool for building full-stack Web3 applications on the Internet Computer. It provides a comprehensive technology stack, including Vite, React, Motoko, and other essential libraries and tools. With easy installation and customization options, developers can quickly get started and build high-performance web applications with ease.


React is a widely used JavaScript library for building user interfaces and single-page applications. It follows a component-based architecture and uses a virtual DOM to efficiently update and render UI components


Vite is a build tool that aims to provide a faster and leaner development experience for modern web projects


SCSS is a preprocessor scripting language that extends the capabilities of CSS by adding features such as variables, nesting, and mixins. It allows developers to write more efficient and maintainable CSS code, and helps to streamline the development process by reducing repetition and increasing reusability.


TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript, providing optional static typing, classes, interfaces, and other features that help developers write more maintainable and scalable code. TypeScript's static typing system can catch errors at compile-time, making it easier to build and maintain large applications.