Status Town Hall #29 - March 4, 2019

Status Town Hall #29 - March 4, 2019

While the team makes steady progress on the swarms dedicated to delivering the white paper promises and SNT Utility, Jarrad took some time to address recent results from an engagement survey distributed by the People-Ops team. Also, Hester gives an update and look into the design teams process. Finally, we see a bonus video from Andrey showing some improvements to the development of an extension

Engagement Survey

Check out the recording for an in depth break down of each topic covered by Jarrad. Dominant Themes:

  1. Financial Uncertainty
  2. Strategy & Direction
  3. Communication

Payment Option $DAI Available

Tribute to Talk

The tribute to talk swarm is nearing completion of v1 of the feature. For more info, check out the relevant channels called out here:

Swarm Repo - https://github.com/status-im/swarms/tree/master/ideas/314-tribute-to-talk
Designs - https://www.figma.com/file/aS1ct66VQ6V0cio7vSqS8UoG/Chat?node-id=1319%3A13403
Join the Status Channel - https://get.status.im/chat/public/314-tribute-to-talk

Sticker Market

Development is complete and the contract is prepared for an audit by third party security firm Trail of Bits. An artist has been commissioned for an initial set of sticker packs and the community design competition is moving into Phase 2 - the vote using the SNT voting DApp.

Swarm Repo - https://github.com/status-im/swarms/tree/master/ideas/313-sticker-market
Specification Doc - https://github.com/status-im/swarms/blob/master/ideas/313-sticker-market/specs.md
Join the Status Channel - https://get.status.im/chat/public/313-sticker-market

demo of the Sticker Market

Network Incentivization

Andrei presented some UX explorations based on 2 unique concepts: Per contact settings & Subscription model.

Exploration#1. Per contact settings - Gas-like pattern. Users can set the message delivery speed per contact and pay a fee accordingly
Exploration#2. Subscription - More conventional subscription-based model. User can choose a subscription plan and pay a fee for each message they send
Exploration#2. Subscription - More conventional subscription-based model. User can choose a subscription plan and pay a fee for each message they send

DApp Store

The DApp store is making good progress and Andy has placed some bounties to support his research in DApp Store curation using Vyper. The team is awaiting some redesigns to the global navigation of the app before moving into implementation.

Core Improvements

Bonus Video on Extensions:

Check out this quick demo showing some improvements to the development of an extension. Extensions allow developers to leverage the features of Status in their DApp in a native way.