The Always Up to Date Proposal to Support SteemPeak

STEEMPEAK VISION

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.

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This is a proposal for the SPS system and all reward pool is 100% going to @steem.dao

TEAM

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:

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SPS BACKGROUND

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.


The point is: we are committed to STEEM and we're developing on here regardless of Proposals because we have so many great users who love and support what we do.
-- Vote now on SteemPeak or with Steemconnect --


What we have learned

With these two proposals we have also learned a bit more about the Steem community and the SPS system:

  • We feel the Proposal System is not presently conducive to smaller proposals.
  • We have way too many feature sets we are planning and doing proposals for all of them takes away from actually working on them.
  • Some users have strong opinions on "Open" and "Closed" source projects, others don't mind. Therefore: SteemPeak proposals are challenging so we'll put all our effort into one proposal.
  • It's difficult to estimate the actual funds that a proposal will actually receive.
  • We are committed to improving SteemPeak and bringing value to Steem regardless of this funding source.
  • Though proposals are challenging and they are a sensitive subject for some users... we still believe they are a great benefit for Steem... and so are we.

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.

THIS IS OUR PROPOSAL

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.


If you think that our work is valuable for Steem consider voting for the proposal.
-- Vote now on SteemPeak or with Steemconnect --


What We Are Proposing

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.

  1. A front-end for the upcoming Communities protocol (We were already testing a communities user interface in January but after talks with Steemit INC we decided to wait until their hivemind changes were done)
  2. Support for SMTs
  3. Dozens of more upgrades to Tribes that hopefully can also be applied to SMTs too
  4. Guest accounts for any person in the world to vote and comment right away (We are already testing it and adding functions)
  5. Ability to transition guest accounts to official Steem accounts quickly... and in several ways
  6. Ability for you as a user to sponsor your friends with accounts
  7. The tools for tribes, tokens and communities to on-board/sponsor new users
  8. Open-source "Steem Glossary" (can be used by any interface)
  9. Learning mode on SteemPeak (using glossary and videos) to help all the new users understand perfectly what's going on
  10. Much more analytics
  11. Advanced details about your account, analytics and information about the Steem Blockchain (Bringing the data that other tools and sites share right onto your main interface)
  12. 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.
  13. Some features would require us to work towards encryption solutions (Hopefully multi-platform and decentralized)
  14. Steem Proposals page improvements
  15. Integration of Auto Votes to go with our full set of "Creator Support Tools"
  16. Better notification system including mentions
  17. Finally start working on a mobile application to go along with our Mobile Optimized website (We've already started to work on the layout)
  18. Multiple languages support
  19. More advanced search systems and other methods to find interesting content
  20. Support with testing (testnet) environments for upcoming Hardforks
  21. Championing more decentralized non-platform specific features like what we call "steem commands"
  22. There's a bunch more features we will wait to share but we'll make them known closer to the time and after funding occurs.

We are a for profit company

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.


If you think that our work on some of the above points will benefit the Steem ecosystem consider voting for the proposal.
-- Vote now on SteemPeak or with Steemconnect --


Funds for what?

Perhaps you want to know what we would likely do with the funds?

  • We'll be able to devote more time working on the project, and maybe be able to hire someone to help with specific parts of it to get the features to users even faster.
  • Pay for infrastructure required to run Steempeak.com... including new infrastructure. (it's not an huge bill but each month we spent part of our revenues to cover those costs)
  • Convert to Steem and Power up and create new accounts for onboarding (seeing that a lot of our upcoming features will deal with empowering users to bring in new users)
  • We would use the voting power to promote posts that educate new users
  • We can use the funding to look into small outside marketing (obviously we are not requesting enough to do big time marketing).

If Not Fully Funded?

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?

ECONOMICS

  • Our proposal is for 395 SBD a day (presently valued at ~$250 USD)
  • As with our previous proposals the receiver for the funds will be @peak.proposals (read more about it here)
  • As of right now there is 112k+ SBD in the account for proposals
  • About 1600 SBD is being added to the fund each day
  • As of right now about 1120+ SBD can be allotted each day to proposals
  • Presently that's going up by about 4+ SBD a day

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.


Do you think we bring value to the Steem ecosystem and are you willing to give a vote to help accelerate what we can do?
-- Vote now on SteemPeak or with Steemconnect --


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.

Our Body of Work

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: Selection_030.png 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

  • Look at what we have done in a bit over a year with just one part time (yet very dedicated) developer, who has a full time job. Imagine what we could accomplish with this opportunity, and what that could mean for the Steem ecosystem.
  • We set out to add EVERY feature we were using and put them into ONE location.
  • We set out to make a site that we'd be ok inviting friends to and not worry about them being totally confused.
  • We have consistently taken feadback from the community and added features quickly.

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The SteemPeak Team

About us: https://steempeak.com/about Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/6hCAcVp


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  • @amico

    @tipu curate @giphy curate 100


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  • @jarvie

    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.

  • @crypticat

    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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  • @contrabourdon

    !steem2email

  • @sjarvie5

    You guys done great work and are very responsive to the user. I support you!

  • @ericet

    Supported! Keep up with your great works!

  • @dreamryder007

    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.

  • @bil.prag

    great stuff.

  • @pennsif

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  • @ash

    Does improvement of SteemPeak BRING VALUE to Steem? And do you believe bringing decentralized funding to SteemPeak will make Steem better?

    YES

  • @gadrian

    Upvoted proposal before I read it. I would double upvote it after I read it. :)

  • @contestkings

    Thanks for the site guys your hard work should be rewarded with a successful proposal!

  • @tobetada

    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 ;)

  • @luegenbaron

    I've just voted for it! ;) Love Steempeak! :]

  • @ragnarokdel

    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.

  • @faltermann

    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!

  • @spectrumecons

    You guys have an amazing website and frontend to Steem. Your proposal has my support.

  • @fernandosoder

    Me just waiting for the proposals 4, 5 and 6 to be implemented:

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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.

  • @mrnightmare89

    I love steempeak so if they have proposal I will totally support it.

  • @appalachain

    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.

  • @phusionphil

    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.

  • @gooddream

    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!

  • @hatoto

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  • @amaterasusolar

    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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  • @howo

    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.

  • @sgt-dan

    Thank you gif by @sgt-dan

                          I don't know, but I've been told...   steempeak.com is good as gold!


    steempeak gif by @sgt-dan

    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?

    You most certainly have my vote on your proposal just like I vote your witness! I will vote immediately after finishing this comment! I would encourage everyone reading this comment to do the same!

    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!

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  • @riverflows

    Always happy to give my support for Steempeak.

  • @ervin-lemark

    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:

    1. Does the improvement of SteemPeak BRING VALUE to Steem?
    2. And do you believe bringing decentralized funding to SteemPeak will make Steem better?

    YES and YES


    Ps: my two favourite Steem pages / tools are SteemPeak and SteemWorld.

  • @darkflame

    I love it! SteemPeak is my preferred desktop interface, keep up the great work!

  • @fitbyrobi

    Vielen Dank für die super Arbeit👍, Grüße aus Bayern.

  • @alphaccino.art

    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..!