A new version of SteemPeak is now available. This is probably the largest update we have released this year and I (@asgarth) will not be able to cover everything in great details in this single post. But there are some exciting new features that we hope you will like and that are a big part of our future plan to onboard users on Steem. Some of the features will be probably highlighted in separate posts in the coming weeks.
Starting with this release users that don't own a Steem account (yet) will be able to login to steempeak.com using their Facebook, Google or GitHub accounts.
This users will get a 'guest' account and will be able to configure their experience, have their own profile page and explore Steem according to their preferences. Each new account will get a random username (minimum 17 characters to avoid collision with Steem usernames) generated by the system. This is a sample of my own 'guest' account profile page:
And in the following table you can view a features comparison between Steem and Guest account:
As you can see we plan to enable more features for the guest accounts in the coming weeks/months.
The next big thing in this release is the Burn Promotion System. You can now promote your posts on SteemPeak burning STEEM and with a small fee (10% of the total amount). The system can be extended to be used by other frontends and we'll be happy to support them if they are interested in this system.
To promote a post check out this page and specify all the required details. Promoted posts will be included in the Topic feeds.
The top menu in the Explore page has been updated to allow more options and to be more useful and easy to configure. Now it's possible to add 'favorite' users, topics, curators directly from the menu.
Due to some issues with the previous HTML editor I decided to switch to a single editor that will allow you to work both in Markdown and HTML. So the new editor is exactly the same for both styles, but the syntax will be updated according to your preference.
If you have granted the posting authority to the @steempeak.app account you can now schedule post publishing also when you logged in the Steem Keychain. To grant the posting authority check your Settings page.
The Battlegames tribe is now enabled. Check it out here.
Thanks to an update in the Scotbot API (kudos to @eonwarped for this) we are now able to display the amount of the rewards in the claim panel.
And as expected with a major release there is a large amount of small fixes and improvements ;)
Now is probably a nice time to remind you of the ways you can support the development of @steempeak.
Recently we submitted a proposal to the Steem Proposals System (SPS). You can review the proposal here and directly on the proposal page. If you agree to the proposal and you think the points mentioned add value to Steem consider supporting it using the above links or directly with this link.
We also run a witness server to help produce the blocks for the Steem Blockchain. You can vote for our witness so we are in a position to process more of them.
Vote on out profile page: @steempeak Vote on the witness page: https://steempeak.com/witnesses
About us: https://steempeak.com/about Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/6hCAcVp
Awesome updates! Thanks for all the hard work.
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A huge hug from @amico! 🤗
Wonderful updates! Great work - thanks a lot!!!
Awesome update. I will certainly have a look into that promotion feature. It looks very interesting. Also congrats for adding guest accounts. I think the more frontends do this the more mainstream steem will become :) Keep up your awesome work!
Thanks for this update! The guest social logins are a great idea. Are you planning to offer a mobile app (ios or android)?
Loving the guest accounts idea! high-5 You deserve some !BEER & $trdo ;-)
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Great! Just tried your promotion, curious what it will do! You are doing a great job here, thanks, and thanks!
Great updates! 👍
that's an absolutely brilliant way of handling it. well done. wow.
Awesome work :) can guest accounts later choose their name and migrate their profile and settings to a full Steem account?
Wonderful way to invite newcomers to our platform. I would suggest you make it possible for a guest to request an account to a trustworthy friend with account creation tickets available. Also, it is a common thing for unexperienced users to lose their passwords, so there should be a mechanism on which the master key is send to the newcomer as SMS and/or email. I know this poses a security breach for their accounts if you keep a copy of their master key in plain text, but you can encrypt it using AES or other form of encryption with some of their serialized private data(mother's name, father's name, birth date, favorite color, etc) as key.
This opens another door for business advertisers to invest on Steem, and all this burning helps decrease inflation.
Loved it, but could you guys add the possibility to centralize text on the posting interface? Just so people don't need to type <center>"text to centrilize"</center> every time. I know is no big deal, but just as a suggestion.
Loved it. I missed being able to schedule posts when using Keychain.
Have no formal opinion
Will see by myself if I can notice the differences. But I welcome any bugfix done here.
As of always, those are my personal opinions. Feel free to criticize.
I dont think people are aware of how essential Guest accounts are.
It is the only thing, alongside price increase, that will lead to mass adoption. SMTs are being promoted as something that will be a great mover, and in terms of price it might be, but we need to realize that when it comes to tokenizing the internet all these SMTs that will be built will first need to create a value proposition. As we have seen with Steem-engine that is incredibly difficult.
But what has already developed that value proposition?
For every website that might be interested in creating their own token they need to pass through a number of phases to develop value and adopt something that might or might not benefit them. While you and i understand what an SMT is and what crypto is, the mainstream user of the SMT creation tool will know neither. First they will need to learn what crypto is and how this could benefit them, then they need to understand the basics of STEEM and then they need to develop a plan for their token. Thats a lot of work that most will not be willing to do.
These guest accounts and their potential utilization can be seamless.
User experience is something very few people on steem have bothered with during these last few years. Ive mentioned website Steem comment section integration in your discord channel today and i really think that is where you guys should gravitate towards with these guests accounts. Peaking (no pun intended) interest via partnerships that require 0 work from the site owners, first with crypto publishing websites and then further, while rewarding or creating the potential to reward engagement on their sites.
Anyways... I went too long with this. Keep up the good work.
Guest accounts are really cool. Hopefully the masses will begin to flood in then demand real steem accounts.
Checking witness vote and voting on your proposal. Thanks for all you do.
You guys are seriously killing it! Amazing!
I noticed the update in my wallet and came to check for a release post immediately. congrats on the guest account its a step in the right direction, look forward to seeing how many people take you up on the offer and convert to full steemains from it.
Most excited about the burn program and that it can be extended to other front ends I'll be sure to mention it those still bid botting
Damn! This is some good stuff!! Thanks for the update! 😎
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As always, fantastic update :) I would like to sugest adding SBD as promotion payment as we need to burn those too :)
Already tested the promotion and the post scheduling - been using Steempeak for more than 15 months and it gets continuously better :)
I'm a relatively new user of steempeak but what I saw until now is just great! Gave my votes for both witness as proposal. Keep up the great work!
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You're a machine, Asgarth! :)
huge improvement! thank you for making great features.
Wonderfull! I love it to work with Steempeak. And my opinion is "The people behind thr frontend make a great job. Greetings Michael
Großartige Neuigkeiten sind das, es kann endlich los gehen!! 👍😁. Ich finde @steempeak gleich von Anfang an schon super. Es ist alles sehr übersichtlich gestaltet und ist alles ordentlich in Kategorien eingeteilt! 😊 Super Arbeit geleistet 👍💪
You guys deserve every support you get. Keep up the good work!
Guest logins sound great. We need easy ways for people to start getting involved with Steem. I have created accounts with RCs for people. It would be cool to have ways to use that to upgrade guests to full users. Exciting times.
This is an awesome change! Thanks a lot! Gonna inform others of this... resteemed :)
If you have granted the posting authority to the @steempeak.app account you can now schedule post publishing also when you logged in the Steem Keychain.
This is by far my favourite update of this update! I used scheduled posts often but hated using STEEMConnect for everything else. So happy about this!
Not sure I like guest login, if they were able to login and then immediately create a STEEM account from their social login data that would be cool, but otherwise I don't understand how it is more enticing for them to create an account and participate in curation if they can just do a lot of lurking around in a guest account. Don't mean to be cynical about it, just voicing..
Question: Noticed tonight some posts have an orange outline. Why are these posts appearing in my feeds? They are unrelated, and not even tagging the tags I am exploring in my feed search.
Are these posts paying promotions to appear in between my search results? Does not seem like a feature users asked for. Is this the way the blockchain or steampeak operates now?
This post appeared in #gardening. Why?
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Can I merge the guest account with a Steem account later?