Hiverrr: a mobile wallet story

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I am here to tell the story behind Hiverrr, a mobile wallet for Hive and the only one you will ever need in my opinion. ๐Ÿ˜

In my opinion there is a lot of room for improvement on the mobile wallet front on Hive. The two most popular options use an in-app browser, which in itself makes it slower and means sacrifices from a UX/UI point of view. I wanted to create something that feels great every time you open the app without sacrificing on any of the utility. Definitely a challenge from a design point of view. Next to that, I also wanted to create something that works well for real-life payments, adding to the challenge. I think I've succeeded, but I would love to hear your feedback.

First things first, this is a bit of a strange way to announce a new dapp, but I felt like writing this story and sharing a part of my personal life. For those who just want to know what features there are, not to worry, I will create a post shortly going over everything you can do with Hiverrr


It's a late night and in the Tbilisi heat I can't quite catch sleep, I'm restless. Usually for me, when I feel restless I start to work. Building away on something I love. But I'm in a strange sort of limbo where even with all my current projects, I don't quite know what to work on. Haveyoubeenhere and Buymeberries are chugging along. Pinmapple is being run by the team, and Poxpoints is running itself at this point. I just finished the first version of Lettucemeat, the project is at the point I need to start looking for investors or at least grow the team behind the project. That's when I usually just... well stop. I love creating, just for the sake of creating. It's what I do, I build things that I want to see in this world. But when it gets time to start the whole corporate spiel, focusing on all the aspects that are not directly related to creating, I have a (perhaps unfortunate) tendency of not wanting to commit years of my life to just one thing. At the end of the day, I think it stems from a fear of messing up, not for myself-, heck, I don't mind to fail and learn from an experience-, but for everyone else following along a vision I've set out (think business partners, employees, investors, etc.).

I've been fairly outspoken about my struggles with depression. And here is the simple truth: in my lapses of depression, I don't think I am a good leader. And whilst right now I have been dealing with it well, perhaps I lack a certain trust in myself that I can continue doing so for years on end. If other people follow my vision, I always want to be the best version of myself. I expect it of myself. Which is not to say I don't realize it's a near insane thing to expect from myself (and I'm actively working on it in therapy). Because of this, in an odd way, I often take away the option for others to follow my vision.

Sidenote: whilst I'm writing this I'm wondering about some of you who did follow me into my crazy ideas. Coming to the conclusion, I might actually be doing quite alright (lapses of depression included and all).

In two weeks, I will start work on a new project, Cryptolemons (details on the project coming later). It's a project I can completely find myself in and whilst I am on the founding team, I can (happily) leave the role of CEO to my co-founder. My personal goal is straight-forward, excel in a role with a relatively high level of responsibility to help relinquish my fear of messing up. In a way, my role gives me the opportunity to proof, mainly to myself, that I can take on this amount of responsibility whilst, in a worst case, diminishing the risk of messing up for others.

But back to my odd moment of limbo, where I am in right now, the time in between two projects. The best thing I can probably do is just take some time off for the next two weeks. Maybe travel some in this beautiful country. On the other hand I do need to start looking for a long-term apartment (as opposed to renting out Airbnbs monthly). It's 3 A.M. and my head just keeps jumping between everything mentioned above. In the end I whip out Airbnb and book a place in Batumi, at least one week off at a lovely city near the sea.

After arriving in Batumi, and spending a day trying to chill out, my restlessness stays with me. I do want to point out, I'm feeling generally happy. So it's definitely not the "bad kind" of restlessness. I just need something to work on, something right now. Enter Hiverrr. For a while I've been playing with the thought of creating a mobile wallet for Hive. But less than two weeks to create and launch a mobile wallet, is well, challenging. And that's honestly exactly what I need. A new challenge. For a week straight, after waking up and having an ice-coffee next to my Airbnb I go to the same bar (Conte for those curious) and work until late in the evening (often until the midnight closing time) on Hiverrr. I'm getting more enjoyment and satisfaction from working on a new exciting project and feel more relaxed doing so than well, taking a vacay and chilling out!

With all that said, one and a half week later Hiverrr is now live for all of you to enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜

Sidenote: it's now live on Android only. For iOS Apple forces you to have a registered company linked to a bank account (with the same name as the app, so I can't use any of my current companies). To open a company in Georgia, I need around two weeks, but I can only do it in Tbilisi and the cost would be around 500 USD (which I don't have to spare at the moment). But SoonTM, hopefully somewhere in the next two months. The project is also open source as in the near future I won't have much time to work on it continuously.

I would like to leave all of you with some photo impressions of my last few days, to put to rest any worries you might have had that I'm working too much and should enjoy my life more! ๐Ÿ˜œ


My "office" in Batumi, from where I coded most of Hiverrr

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The, so called, hidden beach a 20min drive from Batumi

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My office at glamping Tago right as I'm writing the final words here!
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If you made it here, thank you for letting me share this oddball dapp announcement. I hope you enjoyed it and I look forward to sharing more with all of you! โค๏ธ

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You really are a builder! Mind blown with what you were able to come up in just more than a week!

Awesome place, btw. It's Glamping Tago for me.

Haha, yeah, I just love to build the ideas floating around in my head! ๐Ÿ˜

And always welcome, it's my brothers glamping, so I'm spoiled on that regard, hehe!

I'm excited on what you will come up next! I always hear this advice so I'll repeat this for you: Take a break or go on a vacation sometimes. ๐Ÿ˜„

I trieeeed, I guess I'm just more into work-vacation, haha! ๐Ÿ˜

Where you are now, I think that's always the case. ๐Ÿ˜

Here, we're back to square one. Lockdown again so I can't go to the beach.

Haha, can't argue with that! ๐Ÿ˜„

Oh man, that sucks to hear, I hope it gets better soon over there!

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yeah thats nice , wheres this? tent world? buckminster fuller jungle fortress zone 4?

dude does the wallet let you BUY AND SELL HIVE ENGINE tokens? Because THAt would be worth it and make it have something hive keychain doesnt

Currently there is no Hive Engine market, but of course it would be a great next step if someone wants to improve on it! ๐Ÿ˜„


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Cool! Good to see you building for/on Hive!

It's a great community to build for! ๐Ÿ˜

It is! Hope youโ€™re well :-)

Most definitely, how about yourself? What have you been up to? ๐Ÿ˜„

Iโ€™m doing well too! Picked up a 3 year study an health topics; after getting out of depression and some other challenges for the past year :-) Big changes and bright future incoming!

Amazing, you should share some of your interesting finds on your blog! Always great to learn new things! ๐Ÿ˜

Good to hear you're doing better now! Much love and stay strong!

I will write! Definitely! Much love to you too!

I would love to know more about poxpoints, is there a post explaining what it is about?

Hey, no there isn't, it's an old smaller project of mine, but feel free to hit me up on Discord with any questions you have: Martibis | Haveyoubeenhere#2314 ๐Ÿ˜„

definitely going to check this out!

Looking forward to hear your feedback! ๐Ÿ˜

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Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜

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Wonderful initiative.

Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜„

@martibis Hey, Love the idea and the progress!!

So, the idea is great, and the technology is great, the UI ... IMO needs some help.

I spent my day and laid you out a new UI for it.

You can scroll up and down on some screens to see the Sticky UI...

https://xd.adobe.com/view/d7b81147-42f2-4b71-bb77-dfea088d2082-82eb/

Feel free to use the UI desing if you want. Or if you need another screen laid out, let me know. Happy to lend a hand to get you the best product to market.

Why help? Well, I think wallets are important, if it looks slick, more people use it, More people us it helps HIVE grow, growing HIVE is good for all - Sooo.. Yea...

Any ways, if you want to talk more hit me up, if not thats cool too.

Keep Being amazing and making great things!
:D

Thanks for the feedback! ๐Ÿ˜ What do you not like about the current UI?

I looked into your UI, and I'm honestly not a big fan. There username / email, password + sign up is simply not possible without a back-end (the whole idea is that no back-end is needed and everything can run directly from within the front-end connected to the chain).

I can understand what you were trying to go for here with the bottom menu (splitting some things up a bit more), and if a bunch more options would be added that is definitely something worth looking into further! There are definitely some ideas that I do like. E.g.: moving the estimated account value to the top etc.

And thanks, that's definitely the plan! And the same to you! ๐Ÿ˜

P.s.: with everything being open source, there is definitely the opportunity for someone to change up the design completely!

Hi @martibis , First, please dont think me rude... I think the tech is great, I think the functionality of it is fanastic and it can open HIVE to be more widley used ... that is great! The desig is not bad.. but I want to see it great.

My design is not the best iether, and I dont know anything about your app or how it functions, or what can function in it besides the screens you shared, so... their is that.

In your design, the rounded beveled edges looks likes a photoshop fileter just applied to it. Its makes the desing look cheep and distracts from the use .. it looks like an early 80's design. If that is the design esthic you are going for, cool... but then push that style more... if I was not a die hard hive fan, and I was given this wallet to use, that sorta of desing would put me off on using the app. A lot of the target market as well, (I think ages 18 - 30 ish) are use to an interface looking like what they are use (look at other crypto wallets and see their desings), it just does not have that same polish, even tho the funtionality and use case is high. Its also an app that deals with money... when money is on the table, people get hell bent on design as it makes them feel safe, like thier funds are safe. Clean crips lines builds trust. Their are a few other issues as well.. but this is all just in my option.

Again, I am not crushing on you, not trying to be a dick or un motivate you... Just want to see it mass adopted. If anyting, let this be wind in your sail to let you know people care about your work.

I could be also wrong and way off the mark on my feed back.. prehaps I am wrong... 0 ego here.. I just encorage you to shop your desing around to a wide seciont of people (who are not your firends) and get their feed back on the UI and UX.

Thank you and keep up the great work!

Not at all, I definitely appreciate all feedback I can get, it's the best way to improve and I already asked some second opinions after your feedback as well (and got some interesting learnings from it)! ๐Ÿ˜

Yes for sure, if you have any questions with regards to functionality definitely let me know and I'll answer them to the best of my ability. If you have an Android phone lying around I would highly recommend just giving it a spin immediately: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hiverrr.app . It should give more insight in all the functionality. ๐Ÿ˜

Yeah, I definitely love the "vintage" neumorphism design, but I can also understand it's not everyone's cup of tea. I think in everything I create I like it to have some "character" if that makes sense.

Definitely no hard feelings at all! These kind of back and forth conversations are exactly what can make the application better and I appreciate them a ton (sorry if that wasn't clear in my first reply)!

And thank you again for taking the time to provide all of this feedback!

Cool bro. Let me know if I canbe of any help. :)
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