Dapplr Team Introductions and Dapplr Alpha Launch (Android)

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Hello, We are excited to announce that Dapplr Android Alpha is now live. We want to thank the people who registered for this and they will play a very important role in making Dapplr application robust and reliable for the HIVE community. Without talking more, we will let you want the preview video of Dapplr.

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Features Included In The Release

1. Login using HiveSigner

We are making use of HiveSigner to login the user into the application.

2. Storage

All of the private information e.g authToken (for API authentications), is stored in KeyChain in IOS and with AES encryption in Android. Else, other public information that are open will be stored in JSON format and normal encryption.

3. Themes

Dapplr would be one of a kind app to offer a number of app themes and customizations. We believe, its a great enhancement to the overall experience. A few names of the themes are Toasted Almond (our favourite), Sweet Tangerine, Byzantium and many more…

4. Account Management

A user will be able to do normal account operations e.g Transfer, Delegations, Power Up / Power Down , Subscriptions, Profile Update, Referrals management and more.

5. Explore

A very crucial integration of Dapplr is the way how a user explores other authors, communities and tags. This has to be wonderful to make the application a successful one. We have integrated all of this in a very elegant way and it’s going to be amazing for new as well as existing users.

6. Media mode and Content mode

A user will be able to choose the type of the post and what kind of information that he/she wants to share on the blockchain. e.g If the information is media heavy then the user can go for Media mode to create a post. We believe media mode is very crucial for artists, photographers and status updates. We have made the content mode a bit advanced than Media mode in which a user can format his/her content along with the ability to save it as a draft.

7. View Types

We are offering three modes to view the content on the blockchain. They are Media view, List view and Grid view. We really believe this will help users to be more comfortable in consuming content.

8. Send Gift

A user will be able to send gifts and tips to any author in a very simple way. We believe this is a huge addition in terms of appreciating a content and giving it additional tangible values.

9. Referral system Link to the Detailed Post

We will keep a record of the people referring other people to our platform and when SMTs(Smart Media Tokens) will be launched, the referral rewards will be airdropped on those accounts.

10. Earning Dapplr Tokens Link to the Detailed Post

Until Dapplr token is launched, only authors will be able to earn Dapplr token and its amount will be the same as earned by the post/content.

11. Push Notifications

Push notifications is an integral part of Dapplr and we believe this can really make a huge difference for the hive community because this will always keep users updated about the author’s content, community content and blockchain updates.

12. Communities

We have put the integration of communities where a user can explore communities and be a part of it. Along with this, we have put the user’s communities feed on the homepage, so a user can easily explore the content of the communities that he/she has been following. The whole experience is just seamless.

13. Delegations to the new users Link to the Detailed Post

We will be delegating some Hive Power to a new user for 21 days so that the user has the chance to share his/her content actively and become independent. We believe this is our first step towards mass onboarding and there is still a lot of things yet to be done to make this an easy process.

Incremental Developments and Future Plans

Now the core features are in place, we will now be doing incremental developments to bring out new features. The following is the list that we have decided that we will be developing and pushing out the PlayStore and AppStore updates with each feature.

1. Proposals Integration

We want the whole experience of using and consuming the blockchain updates seamlessly and proposals are an integral part of it. We have already started working on it and will soon be available in the application.

2. Communities Management

We want to give users the ability to create and manage the communities. Creation of a community is going to be a bit complex, so for this we will keep the integration of https://hive.blog for community creation and for management, we will integrate it natively.

3. Witness Screen

We will be integrating witnesses so that a user can easily support his/her favourite and deserving witnesses.

4. Dapplr Chat

We have moved this to a bit later stage because this is a crucial and complex part of implementation. This requires quite a lot of testing and stability to offer a beautiful experience to the HIVE community. We want to compete with other social media platforms and that’s why this has to work really nicely for every user. We don’t want to leave any stone unturned.

5. Social Sign On

This is another enhancement that is going to be crucial for mass onboarding. Users want to have a quick and performant login experience and that’s why we will be adding this feature. We believe this is crucial for the whole HIVE blockchain ecosystem and this can really ease the job for a new user to join HIVE.

6. Dapplr Token Launch

We will launch our token once the SMTs are launched and this is going to make a huge difference in terms of content rewards for the users. We are still exploring many use cases of our token and there is a ton of work that would be needed to make it a valuable asset.

Test Our Alpha Launch and Help us find the Bugs

We have started taking people's username and emails for the Alpha access. All you need to do is join us on Discord and fill up the Google form - https://forms.gle/G5435wUUa29CoSA26 . We will be giving Android Alpha access to the first 100 people. The application is not battle tested yet so we need you help in finding the bugs and we will resolve them on daily basis. We are trying to Alpha launch the application by this weekend.

Stay Tuned For the Updates.

Check Out our Site

Dapplr Site URL - https://www.dapplr.in

Once you will have the access, you will be able to see the app here

PlayStore - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dapplr.dapplr

Introduction To The Dapplr Team

Taniya Pramanik (Designer)

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Taniya Pramanik is a Freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in India. She has done her Bachelor’s in Fashion Communication from a renowned design institute - NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore). She has worked as a storybook artist and also as a Visual designer for more than 2 years before quitting her job and shifting to full-time freelancing. To her, design is an important part of life. It’s like a five-star spa. It’s something she does before going to bed and can’t wait to start the day again with it. Without design, the world would be black and white.

When she’s not freelancing, she’s either painting or learning a musical instrument. She wants to explore the world while holding a sketchbook and a pencil.

You can find her work on-

  1. Behance
  2. Instagram (@happily_ever_art)
  3. HIVE (@happily-ever-art)

Vishal Chandna (Front-End Engineer)

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Vishal Chandna is a Front-End engineer from Delhi NCR, India. He has been a part of STEEM / HIVE blockchain since 2016. He is currently working at an organisation and along side, he has put all of his free time to Dapplr. According to him “Developments on the STEEM / HIVE blockchain may have been slow but they are always stable and usable like no other blockchain”. It was him who inspired the designer Taniya and Back-end engineer Dinesh to work on this. He has spent many sleepless nights to make Dapplr happen.

In terms of his work, he has worked on several project as Team lead, Front-End Engineer and Front-End Architect. To learn more about his life and work, Follow him on -

  1. HIVE (@funnyman)
  2. Instagram
  3. Twitter
  4. LinkedIn

Dinesh Yadav (Back-End Engineer)

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Dinesh is a Back-End engineer from Delhi NCR, India. He has been a part of STEEM / HIVE blockchain for the past few years. Along side his current job, he has been utilising his free time to make Dapplr a futuristic application. He has put a lot of efforts to make Dapplr secure, robust and scalable.

In terms of his work, he has worked for several products on the role of Back-End Engineer, Devops Engineer, and Solution Architect. He has an experience of developing very large products, managing giant infrastructures. You can follow him on -

  1. HIVE (@crazyman)
  2. Instagram
  3. LinkedIn

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Join us on Discord and Be a part of the Alpha testing team - https://discord.gg/gZzqvwQ


Congrats! Sad that I was never once even replied to with anything more than a 1-word response, even though I advocated on Twitter (and Hive) over and over that I would've been a DIE-HARD user/fan + also dying to help be an Alpha +/or Beta tester, and never once received a single response from you guys through twitter on your posts - but I'm glad that others still at least followed you.

Hopefully, this app turns out as amazing as it looks. I've continually stated here on Hive + Twitter that Dapplr would have, in my opinion, the most massive impact on Hiveonboarding, helping us work towards mainstream adoption of the masses.

1 suggestion - you guys should really bring someone on to handle your social media marketing that actually understands and values marketing - people really reach out on social and the responses seem very bare minimum/1-worded. This was even discussed in a conversation on one of the marketing discords at some point. You also probably would've gotten a LOT more funding which would've accelerated your dev process.

A proper social media response/marketing team also makes a MASSIVE difference when it comes to onboarding and adoption by the masses - if you can't properly respond to other human beings, you won't onboard them.

I understand you guys are working your ass off on the app dev itself, but there have been TONS of us on Twitter that have been pushing and dying for this, and offering multiple times to help you guys grow / test / improve your outreach. Hell, I would've even done the marketing for you for FREE.

Otherwise, wishing you guys the very best.

Hi @nulledghost

Each and every member of the community is important. Thank you for your feedback and continuous support.

Yes, Our first priority is to build a robust and reliable product. It should be easy enough for a new user to join HIVE community and with that in mind, we believe there is quite a lot of stuff that we can do to achieve that.

We will work on our marketing strategy as it will play a huge role in the future and acquiring masses.

thanks for the response - currently replying using dApplr 😁.

I sent you guys 100 $HUSTLERM miner tokens (@HiveHustlers community mining tokens worth 1 Hive/ea). stake them and earn some free tokens daily.

truly in love with the app right now and I think this might be my new favorite app. I knew this was going to change the game when it came to mobile.

keep it up guys, awesome work.

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Up voted this for visibility. Social media interaction is the key to on boarding. This is something Appics have done well (as that is their background) and I recommend looking at how they achieved that and I have a lot of respect for their on boarding approach. I would also study how they lost a lot of the community with their private token economics and restricted platform posts (you only see Appics posts on Appics but everyone on Steem sees them so it was not asymmetrical and people often opted had to create second account specifically for appics). Keeping Dapplr open to all content regardless of if it is posted on Dapplr (or another fronted) is imperative for rapid uptake. If you get the right mix here of freedom and usability this will explode in popularity. I would be keen to be an iphone tester.

Hi @intrepidphotos

Thank you for your feedback. We have plans in place but first we need to build and build until we have a product that we can market it to the masses.

iOS version will soon be coming. Stay tuned.

Super excited to see this announcement.

Particularly I think Dapplr chat will add huge value to our $HIVE community.

Hi @nathanmars

Yes, it will add huge value to the platform. But the chat isn't a part of this release as we want to make it competitive with the other Social Media Platform.We will include Chat along with many features very soon with our weekly incremental updates to Dapplr application.

One step at a time.

I feel confident in team dApplr

Hi there,
the proposal was supported quite a time ago already.
You're doing a really great job and I hope I can get access to the alpha launch because I love checking out new things - especially when they are promising :)



Join us on Discord and Be a part of the Alpha testing team - https://discord.gg/pCZddm

The link is not valid anymore ...

Hi @pundito

Thank you for your feedback and support. We have updated the link - https://discord.gg/gZzqvwQ

Thank you for informing us.

Let's see if I can create a comment with dapprl.

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Looks like worked, :facepalm: again Posted using appname, using users to promote app/service, hope it is optional or possible to disable 😞

Hi @mysteem

Thank you for your feedback.
Good idea. We can add this customization for the users.

I voted your proposal.
Keep doing the great work
ps: please think about iOS users :-)

Hi @toofasteddie

We are working with the Apple support to resolve out our account purchase related issues.

awesome! good luck with further development!

4. Dapplr Chat - make it priority! Key feature!

Hi @Felix.herrmann

Yes it's a priority and we have most of the things integrated for the chat and we are improving the Chat experience everyday. It just needs a lot of testing before we can release it.

did you think about taking a cut from the upvotes in order to fund your service?

I'm excited for this chat implementation but hope that you'll consider interoperability with other dapps by creating/adopting an open standard. It would be nice if we had one service and anyone could run a client to interact with it versus multiple small walled silos.

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The chat feature would be one of the key point for significant impact on User Retaining.

Can’t wait to see it on AppStore ;)

@lyubo19 @velinov86 @gigiii the new and better Instagram is coming ;)

Namaste 🙏

i know you guys @crazyman and @funnyman did a lot of work on this but @happily-ever-art omg!!! you made all look so pretty!!! i love it!!! lol really i am in love with this app so excited to keep trying it out!

It all coming together and nice meeting the team behind Dapplr!

Hi @joetunex

Thank you for your feedback and continuous support.

You are welcome, though I can't test the Alpha launch because my phone doesn't support the Android version.

Q: the referral program is not live yet, right?

Öh and please add an option for bigger fonts, this is far too small :)

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This blows partiko out of the water lol let’s hope the community gets behind this one!

Hi @chekohler

Thank you for your feedback and support.

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You received more than 3500 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 3750 upvotes.

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To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Do not miss the last post from @hivebuzz:

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Support the HiveBuzz project. Vote for our proposal!

Fantastic. A true approach to build something beautiful. Filled the form!


Hi @sidwrites

Thank you for your feedback. Welcome to the Dapplr Alpha Team.

The discord link is expired guys. I want to test out the android app but I can't join the discord.

PS: The preview looks absolutely glorious. Looking forward to using it.

Hi @deniskj

We have updated the link - https://discord.gg/gZzqvwQ

Thank you for informing us.

You are welcome. Btw, replying from the app. Looks very fresh.

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App working great can't wait for dapplr chat.

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Hi @shitsignals

Thank you for your feedback. We are aggressively testing Dapplr Chat. It will be available very soon.

Again Posted using appname, using users to promote app/service, hope it is optional or possible to disable 😞 One of the reasons I never used partiko, wanted to give this try

fantastic work!

Hi @tobetada

Thank you for your feedback.

Mh signed up for alpha, but no email received yet :(

Hi @ash

The emails are not sent by the Google for Alpha access but your email that you shared with us should have the access to Give it a try on - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dapplr.dapplr

Super cool, it works! Like the app a lot

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I just signed up, great project!

Hi @revisesociology

Awesome. Welcome to the Dapplr Alpha Team.

Congrats on the release guys! Really excited for this. Can’t wait for the iOS release.

Hi @midlet

Thank you for your support. iOS version will be available very soon, we are in contact with Apple Support team to resolve the issue ASAP.

waiting for the app.

Hi @reza=shamim

Welcome to the Dapplr Alpha Team.

thank u

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I'm looking forward to the beta version of this app ;-)

Hi @jjprac

The beta version will be available very soon once we have tested the app thoroughly.

I just requested access for my android phone. I would also love to talk with you all about making a promo video for the app. I'm a filmmaker here on Hive and I think it would be awesome to make a 30-second promo video to showcase the app!

Hi @aperterikk

Nice. You will have the access by tomorrow. Promo video would be great. Join us on Dapplr discord to be in contact with us.

i am testing now.feeling good.

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Hey Guys, I want the access!!! xD Finally the wait is over. I am so excited to use Dapplr.

What about languages?

Hive needs more mobile apps, so I hope this gets more people active.

Really cool, @dapplr. I see an image on the site that says your on iOS. I can’t find a link. Is that coming or am I missing something?

Hi @kommienzuspadt

iOS version is still under review. Stay tuned for the updates.


This is huge news!

I just wanted to let you know there is a typo in your announcement graphic. It says “APLHA” and I think you meant “ALPHA”.

The 21 delegation for new users is crucial. Lots of new users quit when they don't have enough RCs to make posts and comments.

Wooowww, Gustará muchísimo en la Gran Familia Hive!!!

Grandes Mejoras, se ve muy Interesante.

App looks beautiful, as does the team. Wishing you luck and hope to try it soon.

Looks fantastic!
I cannot wait for iOS!

Will give it a try! 🖖

So awesome!

Congrats guys, all the hard work you've put in...Amazing to see the product ready to rock!

Can't wait to test it out on iOS when you have that ready.

Exciting times!

Que geniaaal!!!! Poder acceder a Hive por una app! Super este lanzamiento

Wow Proud to see an entire team of Indians invested in making such progressive apps on Hive Blockchain.!!!

Best of Luck..!!!

Will have my full support. 💪

Hi @sankysanket18

Thank you for your feedback and support.

The interface is 🔥! Great job <3

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Hi @blanktasukaki

Thank you for your feedback.

Looking good :) and looking forward to it hitting ios so @pixietrix and I can play with it XD

Good work, filled the form for alpha.
PLEASE consider disabling or option to disable posted using dapplr type of addition in every comment! Why user should be responsible promoting your product, one of the reason I never used partiko.

Can't wait to get hands on IOS device.

Looks really slick! Can't wait to try it on full release.

I love this app. It's the most beautiful app I've ever seen.

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Hi @zekiz

Thank you for your feedback.

Oh my goodness, it's finally happening! After having waited for so long, we finally have a proper app to experience Hive in its fullest form, and I'm super excited to try this out myself. It looks the URL isn't found, so I guess I woke up a bit late to the Alpha. In any case, I hope those Alpha users have a great time with the app, and here's hoping that all the bugs will be squashed, and refinements made for the full launch!

Also, pretty great to finally meet the faces behind the Dapplr. Cheers to you amazing folk :-D

Download Url is not working?

This is absolutely fantastic! Thanks for introducing the team, it helps so much! Everyone vote for the Dapplr proposal!

Our 3 months baked cake is ready to be decorated 😎. Way to go team. Awesome Job.

When ios?

Hey guys! Really nice app! I am testing it right now. Everything looks clean except my personal struggle with tiny tinted background in day themes. Would you please consider adding white background variants as well?

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Good to see a Indian team working in blockchain technology.....
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