As everyone knows a healthy app ecosystem will be required to draw in more users (clients) to give farmers (vault owners) something to be incentivized to store. The more users, the more inventive, the more secure the network.
There are a lot of bright minds in the SAFENetwork community and some are savvy enough to code up an app but many supporters have other professions or time constrictions that don’t allow them to pursue this. On top of this there are only a handful of vocal projects being developed outside of Maidsafe and this could be for many legitimate reasons but it also doesn’t confirm or give insight into how many or what app ideas are being pursued.
A Possible Solution
@latch is campaigning to be a hired Rust based developer for building a SAFEapp. Details here My campaign to earn 1MM MAID in 1 year, 1 hour at a time, doing crowd directed SAFE development He also clearly states his intentions in the given link. We as a community can pool our ideas and resources to breath some life into a newborn app ecosystem.
To be fair, latch is new to the forum so we do need to build trust. He has laid a path for this in his post. The approach is to create an open source community repository on gitlab or github, using open source licensing and starting his freelancing with a granular, by the hour development. As we see progress and others within the community review the code we can move on. Eventually, hopefully, we can build enough trust to make this a weekly report. It would be encouraged for many community members to follow the repo and fork it along the way.
@dimitar has kindly offered up to redirect his budget from another encouraging effort to this one.
I too will be contributing once we have polled for what app idea.
Another option is to have @latch break the selected project into milestones providing details and a price quote for each. This should lower the bar to start and make progress on each milestone. By having a smaller funding pot it should lower investor anxiety by having smaller, semi frequent community raises. Please let us know in the comments if this would be a preferred agreement.
There are many good app ideas already floating about the forum Most wanted APP for the SAFE Network and other projects that went defunct Safe-CMS - Censorship is a thing of the past What we need to keep in mind is @latch’s skill set SAFE app devs for hire as well as what app would draw the most interest from regular internet users to SAFE to increase adoption and possibly be disruptive. A new Instagram with no ads? A new Twitter with no censorship? The revival of SAFE-CMS? Something far beyond social media perhaps. Anything is on the table for now but we want this to have a positive impact on the apps users and adoption of the SAFE network.
Please post a small selection of your favorite ideas below that we can add to the upcoming poll.