Development is at the core of this blockchain. It is the reason why I am so optimistic about what is taking place. People seem to want to focus upon the number of users believing that is a relevant number. At this point, I think it is a back burner issue. Development will end up bringing in the users.
To start, the development team released an update yesterday. It was pertaining to release 19.10. This is not the Hard Fork (HF20) that is being worked on. This is an update on the back end.
It is ready for release. The only barrier now is how long until the Witnesses implement it, which should be fairly soon. This update speeds up many aspects of the back end system which is imperative for scaling. This is all part of the developer's focus upon being able to handle the traffic before it arrives here.
The one major change from a user standpoint is the ability to edit a post will be extended past the present 7 days. This will be of benefit to those authors who are constantly evolving their material and want to go back and update something months later. That ability will be part of the ecosystem once this update is implemented by the Witnesses.
Here is the full post about the updates.
We saw a couple of new applications appear on the STEEM blockchain in the last few weeks. It am always excited about new applications and do my best to post about them when they are introduced. Of course, it is always important to keep in mind that some of these applications will end up not working out for various reasons. However, we should try all of them and offer support wherever we can.
What is imperative for an application is not the introduction but what takes place afterwards. It is the updates that matter. Putting something out there is important but usually is raw and buggy. Applications that are updated in a rapid fashion shows a development team that is flexible while also having a plan. I love to see those apps that roll out things on a regular basis according to a plan they developed.
The android application that is on the STEEM blockchain received the first update since the introduction a couple weeks ago. This is an application that initially rewarded users for walking. The application tracked steps taken and one was given tokens for reaching levels of 5K or higher in a day.
This application is going to use the SMT protocol when introduced. Before that time, they are going to do their ICO on Ethereum using the ERC20 protocol. Once the SMT is brought out, the conversion to the STEEM blockchain will take place.
The update really changed the focus of the application. It started out as an application that tracked steps walking. This is no longer solely the case. Now it is an application that tracks movement. Whatever your activity, the application will track the motion to award points. The levels are still the same, over 5K required in a day.
We also saw an increase in the sensitivity of the application. This is very helpful for those movements that are not large. I tested it out doing some standing squats and it worked like a champ.
Posting the results, which is done right from the application, will net one an upvote from the @actifit account. Also, if one upvotes or resteems any of the posts put up by others, tokens are awarded.
The STEEM blockchain has a token that pays one to move.
Here we have another application that was introduced only a couple weeks ago yet already released their first update.
@dlike is after the younger crowd who likes the Pinterest/Reddit type posting where links of favorite things are posted as opposed to long blog posts. As I mentioned in a post yesterday, this is crucial since the Millennials are the ones who are going to have a lot of power in the next couple decades. They have the numbers and the digital background.
This update brought a few interesting changes. To start, the amount of the post payout that went to the application was reduced to 10%, from the present 15%. In addition, 1% of that amount is going to be donated to the charities on the STEEM blockchain. This alone is reason enough to use this application.
Since the @dlike team acknowledges there is not a lot of Proof-of-Brain involved in link posting, they decided to cap the posts at $3 and comments at $1. This goes along with a maximum of 5 posts per day. To me, this is a good move to provide people with enough flexibility to post what they desire without spamming the system.
Both @actifit and @dilke are on the ball. I am impressed with the development of both of them. I chatted a number of times with the @actifit team on discord and like their plan. This is a great way to earn tokens while they are rewarding Steemians. They have, in my view, a sound plan that they are rapidly trying to implement. I will admit they have a full plate so tending to the app shows where their priorities lie.
@dlike is something that really does cater to the younger crowd which is sensational. We all should do what we can to help this along. If STEEM is truly going to excel, the Millennials will have to be a part of the mix. Apps like @dlike and @appics could go a long way to attracting their attention. These are the types of apps that generation likes.
Get paid to move!!!!!
What can be better than that?
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