At 8 to 23.99999 hours a day most mobile devices have little chance to become anything more than transient data tunnels due to the node aging restrictions of SAFE. How will something non profitable incentivise the average user? Not idealism. Global penetration requires that we provide good reason for the app to be downloaded, have the user wait through the installation, configure the vault (most people are impatient and lazy if not just in a rush), and then there is the visual and disk space it takes up in addition to the increased energy demand applied to the mobile device even while charging. Slowing the charge time of the mobile as the vault runs in the background if preconfigured to start when plugged in.
This will be an issue if the owner of a dying device can only charge a few minutes before relocating. Like on the bus or a quick stop at these new phone kiosks popping up all over the place. Even if the vault is set to activate when on home wifi, there will be times that the increased battery drain will keep the owner tethered to their charger longer if they arrive home but still want to remain short range mobile after a quick charge. The inconvenience of having to stop the app or configure it in the first place could be off putting. An algo will have to be developed to set a sliding door for activation of the app at the very least. Something that takes into account the usage patterns of the owner.
The app has to be extremely convenient and undisruptive to the owner. Working in the background similar to a system process. Leaving little to no indication of its presence until by some miracle, a SAFEcoin is earned. We should be able to grab our mothers’ phone, hit the play store, install it, and hand the device back. I would go as far as to program the app to create a default account until the SAFEcoin is earned. In which case the app prompts the device owner to set one up and automatically transfer the funds to the individualized account. We need this to be as smooth as butter if we are to achieve mass adoption and the resulting bulletproof security.
Am I overthinking this? Sound rediculous @maidsafe ?