WhereIn - A Steem-based lifestyle social media platform

in #steem5 years ago (edited)


We are budding entrepreneurs from People's Republic of China. Over the years, we have been following with great interest the progress in the development of the Steem. More importantly, we have come to the realization of the unique role of Steem in all blockchain projects. Admittedly, the coverage of its application scope is more than half of the existing internet applications. This can be considered as one of the strengths of Steem across the globe. However, it is rather unfortunate that the situation is quite different in China. The voice of Steem is too low in China.        

We strongly believe that EOS can develop rapidly, but the power of the Chinese community cannot be ignored. This can be attested in several ways. From the statistics, we queried the node data of EOS, and discovered that 7 out of 21 super nodes (especially, the top three) are from China. So, we want to associate ourselves to Steem to turn things around in China. The key question is: is it possible to develop the Steem Chinese community to a wider extent? So that more Chinese can join in? The answer is yes, we can do it.    

Steem Chinese Community  

For the past few months, we started the journey to build Steem Chinese community (www.cnstm.org). We then applied WordPress and Steempress to connect Chinese users to Steem. The mission of Chinese Community Steem (cnstm) is to promote the development of the Steem blockchain protocol, innovation of decentralized applications (Dapps) and construction of Steem's related ecology in the cn area. During this period, we engaged a group of Chinese-language partners to write on cnstm. Also, the service (cnstm) public account got the agent of 31091SP of 57 agents in cn area. So far, we are fascinated by the power of community. This has pushed us to do more.  

Based on the Steem blockchain protocol, we have developed a social media payment platform that demonstrates lifestyle——WhereIn (www.wherein.io). At the initial stage, we used WhereIn to explore the application of Instagram in the blockchain direction, and also integrate people’s social life with business payments more effectively. Now, the concept has been officially launched, and achieved some milestones, there is still more work to be done. The sky is our limit.  


First, Light blog——A simple way to share the world's moments

 This allows people to express their feelings about the real world more quickly and also record the beautiful moments in their life. 

As we continue to learn more about Steem, we are increasingly convinced that Steem is more like a blog. With our personal experience, especially with China’s super internet platform (WeChat), which has nearly 1 billion users across the country. However, the WeChat public blog, and WeChat public account possess less than 3.5 million active accounts. The most intriguing aspect is that millions of users use WeChat friends circle (light blog). 

Obviously, in the WeChat ecosystem, users of light blogs are 100 times more than blogs. We hope that every user entering Steem will have an opportunity to send Instagram, take pictures, record the beautiful moment of life, and express the feelings of the real world in simple and refined words. 

We are quite aware that at the initial stage, Steem was compared to Facebook, Twitter and Reddit. These platforms allow users to post feelings as simple as possible. Simultaneously, Instagram has increasingly enjoyed popularity, especially among the youth across the globe. But we promise to compete favorably in the intense competitive market. With Wherein in mind, Steem will be easier for users to take photo, write sentence, among others.   

Second, the check-in Dapp——Remember everywhere

 This allows people or users to share you locations with friends and keep a record of all the places you go.   

For instance, in the Instagram platform, 30-40% of users have geographical location in content, 35.4% of photos have geo-location maps, and 30.9% of videos have geo-location tags. Conversely, foursquare is popular around the world. Indeed, geo-tags make our world real. Google also occupies vast majority of online searches, but it still cannot search for offline data that accounts for up to 92% of all data. 

It is geographically located from the start, except that it lets users remember every place that they have been to, and also lets them meet up with friends offline. Find a good place, mark it. Or see who is hanging around, find a coffee shop to talk to. Go to the city, sign up, call friends to meet. The Internet has made each other closer to the Internet, but it has opened up the distance between each other. WhereIn allows us to return to reality again. 

Third, the community tokenization tool——Activate the community economy

 This allows the integration of the once-distributed online community and offline commercial entities to create a new offline business ecosystem. 

The Internet allows information to flow at a high speed, making users feel like living in a global village. However, the existing social media and offline business entities are still fragmented. Blockchain has been identified as an antidote to make it possible to collaborate more efficiently. Frankly, the Internet has brought social media to commercial entities, and physical products have a window of display, but with the expanding of internet, the existing Internet has become a traffic business, and traffic acquisition is becoming more cumbersome. To address this phenomenon, a blockchain known as “True Machine” has emerged to make it possible for communities to collaborate more efficiently. In the past, the online community was built on hobbies and interests. It was maintained with the heart of charity. However, the system was affected by commercial operations. Simultaneously, the offline business entities are having a fair share of suffering from the increasing cost of people. In this new era, we believe that Steem will allow the offline business community to become more closely integrated into the online fan community.  

Combined with Steem Power's unique agency and praise mechanism. We strongly believe that community sponsors will get members’ agents to raise funding for community development, as well as encouraging community development through praise and community tokens.  

 In this way, the online community can form a self-contained system. At the same time, the offline commercial entities can also develop their own products or space communities to tokenize products or spaces. Under the ecology of Steem, we intend to bring the two together through the connection of Token. 

Now that the community has created a social media tool for sharing lifestyles, the next step is to further develop community operations tools including group, discussion groups, community Token systems, support for STEEM, and payment tools for community Tokens. This will help to build a better community and its easier for collaboration.  

Fourth, easy to use——Specifically for ordinary users

 This allows users to have Internet experience, and also enjoy the benefits of blockchain. 

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Blockchain is like a whirlwind sweeping the globe, but after the vents have passed, there is not much left. We have seriously reflected on this and found that the blockchain is still popular among a small group of people, just like a technical geek is playing his toys. The many characteristics of the blockchain and the regulatory layers of local governments have increased the threshold for users to enter the blockchain sector, especially Steem and EOS. It is noteworthy that regulators have put in measures to avoid spam attacks, by increasing the cost of creating accounts.  

We are looking forward to support the purchase invitation code to have a Steem account, which users can use to pay for their regular WeChat payment, Alipay or PayPal. These will be integrated into the software of WhereIn. In the follow-up, we will promote merchants in some parts of China to support Steem. Users can complete the entire purchase process by simply scanning the QR code of the merchant. Our goal is to make it easier for users to come in, leave Steem to use, and even pay Steem in their daily lives. This can make the community become more harmonious and integration becomes closer.  

WhereIn Road Map: 

Q1 2019 Improve function and optimize experience        

     1.1 The existing function optimization        

     1.2 The functions of sharing, notification, downvote, and Favorites on-line;        

     1.3 The short video function online

Q2 2019 Wallet        

     2.1 Wallet optimization support        

     2.2 Support for purchase invitation code with Steem account        

     2.3 Support for sweeping the transfer

 Q3 2019 SMTs, community token       

     3.1 WhereIn SMT plans & agent plan release        

     3.2 On-line community operations tools online        

     3.3 Community Token goes online 

Q4 2019 Trading Market        

     4.1 Support for Token internal transactions        

     4.2 To trade in the mainstream trading market        

     4.3 Supporting the integration of offline merchants, online communities and Steem 

2020 Further support for offline commercial and online social media 

Support Us

At present, our team comprises 8 skilled developers and 3 supporting staffs. A strong team are the foundation of a successful business. Everyone is unique and will be able to offer their own experiences and knowledge that others may not possess. Indeed, all members of the team have a role in up lifting the image of Steem to a different level. We hope that as time goes on, more hands will be engaged to enter Steem. We strongly believe that 99.99% of Steemians are out there waiting patiently to line up. 

Although, we have received a seed financing from a local investment institution. It is not enough for a complete take off, more funds or community support are needed. We need more hands-on desks to promote Steem in China and beyond. Join us, let spread Steem further, please give us the agent (@wherein). For the wherein agent, we will give 10 times upvote power, and we will also give the excess WhereIn SMT reward to you. Let's come to WhereIn with Steemians!

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@wherein your product and roadmap looks really fantastic and will hopefully be a catalyst for Steem adoption in China. Is there some way I can get in touch with you, maybe through Telegram or Discord? I would like to see if there is a way we can work together and promote Steem Monsters to your audience through some type of advertising / sponsorship arrangement.

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WhereIn working together with Steem Monsters would appear like a real win-win-win situation:

  • another good reason for new Chinese users to join and stick with the STEEM blockchain,
  • a lot more potential customers for Steem Monsters,
  • a huge benefit for the whole STEEM community!

Thank you very much.My discord is iguazi123#7670,looking forward to communicating with you.

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Hey guys!
Hope you end up with more traffic than steemit.com in a matter of months.

This is a long-term goal, and We believe that Chinese users will enter Steem faster.

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Love this idea. I am currently located in Shanghai and am willing to help with this project if there is a need for English speakers in this CN community. I have been around Steem for a yeah and a half and fully behind this project but we as the users definitely need to do more to spread the word. Let me know if there is anything I can do

Ok, We are very happy to hear that you are willing to help us. If you have WeChat, we can add WeChat to each other for more communication.

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For sure. jaypshyk is my wechat id

I’ll be very interested to take a look at the app.
Having a bit of contact with the ONO team, I am aware of some of the obstacles that social media dapp development (and blockchain projects in general) face in China.

I’m also familiar with the potential ethical challenges that might emerge. (In that sense, I am a little disappointed with the steem community’s lack of critical appraisal of this project.) But I want to look over the app and carefully read the relevant documentation before saying any more.

Thank you, at present our Dapp is online, you can go to http://www.wherein.io to download, welcome to communicate with us at any time.

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I must say, the roadmap excites me and if you are able to accomplish it, then it will be a big leap for the Steem community. Resteemed!

Thank you very much.We will work hard for it.Now,we have 11 staff members to do this together ,and we have already set up steem chinese community.I hope more friends will come with us,and can experience using WhereIn Dapp(www.wherein.io).Thank you again.

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great work @wherein , im delegating some sp to support you guyz

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Thanks for your support. We are creating a good tool for Chinese users to get into the Steem community. Although this is difficult, we have a group of people like you to support, we will work hard.

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Very nice work, I have downloaded the app and its fast and works great. Its easy to use as I am able to use it even without understanding any Chinese. Nonetheless, an english version would be fantastic and I would use it daily especially that steepshot is a dead project now and APPICS is limited sign ups. Seems like that your project is the best and almost only accessible "instagram" steem app on the chain at this moment.

Thanks you for your liking!We will launch the English version at the right time.It should not be too long , pls wait a little more.

Yes please work on the english version asap and iOS app would be awesome. Love the idea of the whole thing it sounds amazing. Already a big steem community, to create a platform like this on steem is brilliant.

Thank you!The ios version is ready for download(www.wherein.io), but the english version will take some days.

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Excited to try out this app soon!
How many users of this app in China now?

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Thank you!We just started,about a dozen active users every day.

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This is exactly what I was thinking we need a platform more for light blogs like instagram etc. on STEEM blockchain. Great idea I think its brilliant. Wish you guys all the best and success.. Resteemed.

Thank you very much.Yes, we need a light blog that is easy for everyone to post.The STEEM we earn also needs to be used in our daily lives.

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Cool stuff, i'll check it out

Thank you

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link to the social media platform?

This is part of the plan

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Sounds very exciting! All the best to your team and im sure the community looks forward to more updates from you. :)

Thank you ! We will do our best to do for community.And the dapp of wherein is ready to install.Looking forward to your feedback.

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Wonderful initiative!

Thank you for your approval.

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I like your project upvoted and resteemed.

Thank you very much!

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Loving it, @wherein! I didn't know light blogging was a real trend but It looks like you've really done your research and it sounds like an exciting project. I wish you all the best and will be following you guys closely!

Make steem great again with dapps like these taking a chance on this blockchain!

Thank you very much!As the most widely used blockchain project,let's push it to more people.

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Looks good! Will be waiting for the English version 😀

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Thank you!We will launch the English version as soon as possible, but there are a lot of things to do now, please wait a few more days.

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Looks like it maybe good but what does it offer the small Steemer?

We hope that everyone can express themselves freely and conveniently in Steem. And, everyone can use STEEM in their daily lives. Now, the impact of many people on Steem is that it is a blockchain blogging platform.We want to make a little change.

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I'm very curious about this one and seem something with a great potential. If I delegate some Steem today, your upvote with 10%?

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Thank you very much for your recognition. Currently, if you proxy 100SP to wherein, you will receive a 1000SP weight upvote once a day. At the same time, you will receive 0.022 STEEM (8% annualized rate of return) every day.

来自于WhereIn Android

Great project!

Concerning delegation: in case I don't write articles every day, would you also upvote comments instead of a full post once a day then? Am I correct that I would also receive some of your SMTs as soon as available (how many?) in case I delegate now?

Thank you very much!It seems harder to automatically upvote the comments than to the article.And we will see it.
WhereIn SMT will not be available at this moment, but now the agent will have the opportunity to get the priority of WhereIn SMT.We will also record your agent from the moment of the agent, and there will be a corresponding reward after the launch of WhereIn SMT.

来自于WhereIn Android

I am thinking about delegating you 5000 SP ... maybe if I do that you can find a way to upvote one of my comments daily (a manual upvote would be an option also)?
(The problem is that I am not writing more than 1 or 2 posts per week in average, and delegating means to lose own voting power and curation reward).

I am looking forward to your future SMT.

Thank you!Ok, we can manually upvote your comments. And we will launch SMT as soon as possible, but what we are more important now is WhereIn Dapp, please wait a little longer.

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Please, check your incoming delegations. :)

@jaki01 😮 that great for 5K,

I cant got that, except at minnowbooster. 😃

Let's cheer together, everything is possible!

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I delegate you 100 steem power and hope this small amount will help in your project even if I don't speak Chinese. I encourage people who bring more people here and bring value. :)

Thank you very much.We will do our best,And bring Steem to more chinese people.

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Great initiative. Is there anyway I can reach out to you on email or discord?

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Thank you!I am very happy to hear these.You can connect me with the discord number "iguazi123#7670".Also, you can send me email,my email is [email protected].

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Great. I've added you on Discord and emailed you as well. Waiting to hear back :)

Congratulations @wherein!
Your post was mentioned in the Steem Hit Parade in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 3 with $ 136,46

Thank you very much!

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加油 💪 已转发~


See, it's this kinda thing that gives me renewed faith in Steem... May it live forever!!!

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Thank you for your trust in us, we will work hard!

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Thank you for your kindness.And we hope you can give us some more suggestion.

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I always get excited when I see new Steem apps! I have read the other comments and I am happy that you have plans to launch an English version. Though, you don't need to rush it, I am learning Chinese and being forced to read in Chinese is great for practicing!! hahaha

Thank you for your interest in us. We are also very happy that you can learn more about Chinese.And we will work hard to launch the English version.

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Oo and im just looking around about apps like this looking forward for english version. Good Job.

Our honored !And we will work hard to do it.

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China can bring many new users, but its a complete different world! Your website looks indeed like a true Chinese social media platform! Greetings from Ambr, a Chinese company!

Thank you! We want to bring Steem to as many Chinese as possible because it is great.

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100 SP delegated, mate: enjoy! 👍🏼

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Thank you very much for your recognition. Currently, ou will receive 0.022 STEEM (8% annualized rate of return) every day. And also you will receive a 1000SP weight upvote once a day.

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Beautiful road map. Hope you achieve more than that. Love from India.

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Thank you!It's hard, but we will work hard.And try our best.

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This is exciting news for the steem blockchain. Welcome and thank you for joining us! :)

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We are also very honored.Thank you , we will work hard.

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Good project!

I have just delegated some SP to @wherein ...

Regarding your statement:

For the wherein agent, we will give 10 times upvote power, and we will also give the excess WhereIn SMT reward to you. Let's come to WhereIn with Steemians!

Could you explain better how delegators will be SMT rewarded?

Thanks in advance

Thank you!Currently, if you delegate 100SP to wherein, you will receive a 1000SP weight upvote once a day. At the same time, you will receive 0.022 STEEM (8% annualized rate of return) every day.WhereIn SMT will not be available at this moment, but now the agent will have the opportunity to get the priority of WhereIn SMT.

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Love the sound of this project I just delegated 500 SP. Can you clarify when the SMTs will be calculated from? Thanks

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Thank you for your agent!
WhereIn SMT will not be available at this moment, but now the agent will have the opportunity to get the priority of WhereIn SMT.
We will also record your agent from the moment of the agent, and there will be a corresponding reward after the launch of WhereIn SMT.

来自于WhereIn Android

OK thanks for that and how will the daily upvote % and steem payout be for 500 SP delegation. Will be 5× what you say for a 100 SP delegation?

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Yes, five times the agent of 100.

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OK great thanks for the information :)

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Interesting project. So is it dunctioning similar as instagram? Gonna test it out one of these days.

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Thank you very much!You can think of it as Steem-based Instagram, but it's definitely more than Instagram, because Steem is born with payment.

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This post has been included in the latest edition of SOS Daily News - a digest of all you need to know about the State of Steem.

Thank you very much.And we are honored to be selected.

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Fantastic post friend congratulations

Thank you very much!

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The product and its roadmap sound very exciting! Resteemed. Best wishes to the development team in unlocking and developing the CN community for Steem!

Thank you very much.We will try our best.Also,We need the help of community to reach the final goal.

来自于WhereIn Android

Interesting so more like an instagram on a Steemit?

Yes,also like wechat moments or Sina Microblog.

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i am here to encourage you with these words; "don't stop".

Thank you very much!

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@wherein, this looks like a real great project for our Chinese people. Want to support your work so delegated 2500 SP. What is the return rate for this? And keep us posted of the progress. Just downloaded the Android version.

Thank you very much for your recognition. The current agency rewards are 10 times upvote and all curation rewards are assigned to the agent. Of course, when WhereIn SMT is launched, it has a certain priority and a certain percentage of rewards.
Our beta version is online, and the main tasks in the first quarter were the optimization of the existing version and simple community features. From the current development progress, community functions will soon be online.

来自于WhereIn Android

This looks good. Excited to see where this ends up.

Thank you!We are working hard, so stay tuned.

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Well, this is good to know. Considering I heard Facebook is banned in China at least Steemit is not. Now you have Wherein too. Good job.

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Thank you very much!We will work hard.

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Hi wherein will you upvote my last post as it would have been done by now every other day it has been. And can you update us on your progress as it seems to have slowed down? Thanks.

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I am sorry to hear that.Maybe the mistake is that we switch the robot to rewarding.We will improve it.

We are developing WhereIN Power and steemkillers.And they will launched recently.Also we are connection the wherein and the wechat.It will launched a few month later.

Thanks I got the upvote just now and good to know things are still progressing.

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Is that social media still alive?