SteemPeak is working toward making this the best place on the internet for Content Creators to come and share their work. Our target audience includes the thousands of creatives out there (Not presently on Steem) who are on risky ground using platforms they know they cannot trust in the long run. We are working to be the best place for those creators to come and bring their millions of consumers with them to read and interact with their content on a decentralized blockchain, and the multiple wonderful interfaces Steem offers. Since SteemPeak started we have aimed to create an intuitive blockchain interface that has ALL the features our users want located in one place.
We are a small scrappy company that has done an immense amount in 1 year with limited funds and limited hours. We know with just a bit more of both of those we can more quickly fulfill our goals.
This proposal will cover a lot of the features we have on our roadmap so of course the whole @steempeak team will work on the project ;)
If you don't know the team you can join us on Discord, have a look at this page or just check the following image for a quick overview:
As some of you already know we have already published some small proposals (here and here). With the first proposals we received enough support to fund the new features (actually it was the very first proposal ever completed on the Steem blockchain !!). The second proposal received a TON of support from a lot of votes but not enough big votes to pass the Return proposal and get funded. But we've released a bunch of those features in on of our last update nevertheless.
With these two proposals we have also learned a bit more about the Steem community and the SPS system:
There are several ways to look at Proposal votes, however, our team believes: that projects should be evaluated accordingly to the value they bring to Steem. ... We also believe that we have brought a lot of value to Steem and we're only just getting started. ... Therefore we're willing to give proposal system another shot, but with a different approach.
Our singular proposal until further notice comes with this question: Does improvement of SteemPeak BRING VALUE to Steem? And do you believe bringing decentralized funding to SteemPeak will make Steem better? This is your personal decision, but maybe checking the @steempeak blog will give you an overview of the number of additions and improvements we have released in the past year and half.
In this paragraph we list a fraction of the things we plan to do in the future. These are not in order and doesn't have a set schedule. SteemPeak has a long and solid record of consistency of development, interaction, commitment to our project and to Steem. Voting for this proposal is not to 'buy' new features, it's to support a system that has and is expressing extended interest in doing more. And with more funds we'll hope to be able to do it faster and better.
We didn't specifically list many of our future money making features and more specifically we didn't explain (in the above list) how some of the features above make money... But rest assured we are in it for the long run and plan to make good money as a business.
Perhaps you want to know what we would likely do with the funds?
It is likely other proposals will come and go, and ours may be funded at times and not funded at other times and that's ok... This is not a Kickstarter campaign, this is not a business proposal and this is not an ultimatum... this is a question if you think the Proposal system paying out to SteemPeak will make Steem better?
We understand that during the duration of our proposal there will be other proposals that will come and go that have a lot of value to Steem and we may get partial funding during those times.
Basically with funding, from the community in general, we have the ability to do more of these features in a shorter time period, so the Steem ecosystem sees the benefit more quickly. We can onboard more people ourselves while providing the much needed education for new users. Developers will be able to dedicate even more time to providing the ultimate front end to experience Steem, and one that can actually attract new users. While also perhaps allowing the hiring of additional developers to results faster.
And to those who vote based on past merit see what we've created at: https://steempeak.com
These are just a sample of the latest updates we have released in the past month: Another Example: During June this year we had 5 huge updates in one month that totalled about 70 upgrades
And see the dozens of feature filled updates this year on our blog: https://steempeak.com/@steempeak
About us: https://steempeak.com/about Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/6hCAcVp
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We recognize this is not a small proposal ... you may have questions I'm around here to answer them.
Again we're doing all these things regardless if you vote... but a vote has that possibility of speeding up everything way way faster.
Thanks in advance for your support even small votes... seriously thank you. We'd like to see all the small accounts show their support that support may not get us the funds but it will motivate us.
Quiet an indepth and ambitious proposal, I think you are already getting a lot of support as it is. Too bad this couldn't be split with more frontends and programmers. I feel like there are many programmers and it professionals working with Steem who just don't have the same clout as you to attract funds and desperately need them just as much.
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You guys done great work and are very responsive to the user. I support you!
Supported! Keep up with your great works!
Pursue more ways for creators to make money: ~ Donations to user or post... with UI implications ~ Patreon type replacement system ~ Paywall content as well ~ Ads revenue sharing.
asgarth and jarvie I would be interested in knowing your position on flagging as it is on steem currently and how that fits in with the above statement.
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Does improvement of SteemPeak BRING VALUE to Steem? And do you believe bringing decentralized funding to SteemPeak will make Steem better?
Upvoted proposal before I read it. I would double upvote it after I read it. :)
Thanks for the site guys your hard work should be rewarded with a successful proposal!
I really love your work, it's a completely different experience to steemit.com and couldn't go back, so thanks for this! With all this in mind I find a total of potentially 300k$ quite a hefty sum... no doubt you guys are in to make some profit ;)
I've just voted for it! ;) Love Steempeak! :]
The answer is of course yes. You've successfully made steemit.com obsolete. I have also voted yes on your proposal even tho I'm just a little guy. The only issue I have with your feature list, and even that depends on how it's implemented, is the paywall feature. I dont have an issue with services like floatplane that offer a 7 days exclusive for videos with a better bitrate than youtube (altho for steem, I'd say 3 days is probably better, otherwise you'd lose on potential earnings). When it's just paywalled permanently, I'd rather not even know it exists.
Without Steempeak I probably wouldn't be on the Steem Blockchain anymore. Thanks to your work I continue to enjoy publishing my contributions about Flora & Fauna.
Thank you very much for your great work!
You guys have an amazing website and frontend to Steem. Your proposal has my support.
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By the way: PLEASE, create a SBD market to purchase SBD with Paypal or other direct mechanism. It is pretty hard to get some steem as I first have to purchase BitCoins and use them to exchange for Steem and paying high fees on the process.
And I said SBD because it's relatively stable so you guys can sell SBD in parity to USD without fees (and so aggregating value to Steem) and in the future buy SBD for a small 5% or 10% fee. My point is that is pretty hard to exchange Steem without BitCoin or other major cryptocurrency as intermediate and without intermediate high fees and that makes it harder to have business based on Steem.
In my opinion Steem has two major issues that hold people out: It's complicated to have an account and it's complicated to exchange Steem outside Cryptos. By facilitating the entrance of newcomers, investments and exchanges it would greatly aggregate value to the network.
I love steempeak so if they have proposal I will totally support it.
Steempeak is my go to UI. I threw out an idea once, and y'all listened. I haven't been disappointed with any of y'all's work yet.
I think those are all really good ideas, and will help attract more people to Steem. Especially the "learning mode". One thing I'd like to mention, though, is visibility / marketing. I think that's one challenge that we've got to face. I'm not sure what the cost would look like, but maybe get some Facebook / YouTube ads going for Steempeak at some point. Use their own platforms to advertise, and rob them of their users, and in turn, revenue. I'm beyond ready to see Facebook and YouTube go the way of Myspace.
I will put you on auto upvote. I dont do this for many but I do appreciate the alternative to steemit dot com very much.
I like the sound of it. I already exclusively use Steempeak for pretty much everything Steem-oriented so yeah, i look forward to the continued improvements. In my opinion it is the best interface available!
Ah, the complications, trouble, and strife the accounting for Our energy creates. As long as We are in this system, where We must somehow get the tokens We need to survive, plugging Our energy in, We will ever live in vast complication. It is an antiquated tool, money is, and We can put it down, picking up tools that would allow Us all to live as richly as We choose... I do wish You luck with Your proposal!
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I love your work but I won't vote for this proposal for a few reasons :
You are closed source, I don't think public funds should be funding closed source projects as the value can easily be "lost" if you decide to pull the plug at any time. Imo closed source should fund themselves or get open source. And I see a lot of ways for you to monetize your front end.
I really, really dislike those proposals that run for years that are just "support us" with a list of features that you may do, without a clear roadmap or accountability. Instead of a clear proposal per feature set. I am very familiar with the sps and I know how time consuming it is to raise votes. But why don't you do something like a per quarter proposal ? This way there is a clear roadmap and accountability. And spending some time every 3 months to get votes is okay, especially if your previous proposal was a success.
You folks have done so much to make Steem much easier to navigate and interact with the STEEM blockchain! While I give credit to the other interfaces available, your frontend is, by far, superior to all of them.
@steempeak along with @peakmonsters are my two favorite graphic user interfaces (GUI). Both are OUTSTANDING! I might also mention that I vote your witness as well!
I certainly cannot sing your praises enough! Assisting with @splinterlands (aka @steemmonsters) with the @peakmonsters fantastic and easy to use GUI as well as providing a witness server; what more could we ask of you?
A very big thank you to @jarvie, @justineh, @asgarth and @dmytrokorol on behalf of us that have benefited from your continued work on improving the ease of use when interacting with the Steem Blockchain! You are a big part of #newsteem!
Always happy to give my support for Steempeak.
Full resteem ahead :)
I supported your continuous proposal and unsupported teh Return proposal. So I did a double-duty :)
In my opinion, the Return proposal's limit is way too high.
And, to answer your questions:
Ps: my two favourite Steem pages / tools are SteemPeak and SteemWorld.
I love it! SteemPeak is my preferred desktop interface, keep up the great work!
Vielen Dank für die super Arbeit👍, Grüße aus Bayern.
Being a photographer and artist, I absolutely love the UI. Finding Steempeak during my early days on Steemit (especially the Portfolio gallery) really inspired me to post original photos and gave me courage to post my own artwork. (something I've never been confident to do before) I am more than happy to support Steempeak in ALL you do. Keep up the good work..!
Finally had a chance to read this and I voted for the proposal, really enjoy using SteemPeak and looking forward to a mobile app (although the website works pretty well on my mobile phone 😀)
Keep up thr great work!