Last updated: 22.06.2021, submitted on the 07.06.2021, approved on the 28.06.2021.
Submited by pseudozach, [email protected]
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Open Source Development
App discovery will become easier and usage metrics will increase for all aeternity apps. Aeternity blockchain adoption is expected to increase across the board. Builders will have more users, users will have easier access to tools and apps that are available. App discovery issue will be solved for our community.
An additional benefit will be for certain tools that don’t have direct revenue. Aepp Store will include a way for users to upvote the apps that are listed by sending small tips. These tips will be automatically shared with the builders with a smart contract that verifies they are in fact the cryptographically proven builders of the app.
Aepp Store is a reddit-like app directory for apps that are built on Aeternity blockchain.
Anyone can submit their app to the Aepp Store and system will automatically validate that they control the keys that are used for deploying the smart contract of the app being submitted. This is important to confirm revenue sharing goes to the actual owners of an aepp.
Aepp Store will enable easier access, discovery to apps, incentivize more builders, showcase the power of the community around Aeternity and overall increase adoption by surfacing/highlighting the most valuable apps. New community members can visit this website to start discovering and using Aeternity as it should be instead of getting lost in forum posts.
There are many forum posts by enthusiastic community members that are put together with lists of apps/wallets etc. These are very helpful and surely provide great benefit to the community but it would be much better to have a one stop “dapp store” that provides an up-to-date view of the ecosystem and awesome apps that are available to us as users!
- Sophia contract to hold all the data for the app store entries, key validation logic and automated revenue sharing.
Development, testing, deploying on testnet and once stable to mainnet.
- Web UI to interact with the smart contract
Improving as per community feedback, optimization, precaching to improve UX.
Deploying the website to production and maintenance.
- Once smart contract and web app is ready, we’ll integrate this into superhero
M1: 50 hours. Approx 2 weeks after grant approval. Target Release v0.1
M2: 50 hours. Approx 2 weeks after M1 completion. Release v1.0
M3: 50 hours
It will take some time for aepp builders to submit their sites and users to discover/utilize the site to its full potential, which is the case for all types of user-facing websites.
But technically, the Aepp Store will do what it promises to do from day 1.
We’ll create social media accounts, posts and publish forum posts to announce the website. Reach out to app builders to encourage them to post their projects. We’ll also publish easy to follow video guides.
All project code will be MIT open sourced and pushed to github.
Project and website will be maintained with bug fixes and improved as per user feedback for at least one year after publishing it.