Zappl - Twitter For The Steem Blockchain?

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Zappl - Twitter For The Steem Blockchain?

I'm always on the lookout for dapps (decentralized apps) that I think you guys might be interested in. And today I'm going to be covering Zappl which is a micro-blogging platform similar to Twitter, and utilizes the Steem blockchain. It's grown in popularity since it's launch almost a year ago, but is it something you might want to use? See today's video for my initial impressions, features, and things I think might be improved. I recommend you all to check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think in the comments!

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Oh Yeah! I'm All In For Zapple!

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Thanks!

I am a huge Twitter user. Been there since day one and have a healthy following there. So when I heard there was a 'twitter' version on Steem I ran as fast as I could...

I used it a few times and just thought the way it interacted with Steemit and Steem in general left a lot to be desired.

That silly tag they leave on the Steemit platform when you use it it odd. And I get it, they are trying to get people to use Zappl rather than Steemit and that's fine...I'm just not sure it's something I will be using daily...Yet.

Would love to because I absolutely love Twitter (more than any of the other centralized social apps)...But this just feels like it's missing something. Not sure what though...

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I'm with you on this one. I might be swayed eventually if they make improvements and add a lot of features.

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I can definitely see that. The titles look a little tacky as well. After looking through my post on steemworld it looks as if they're posting as a comment, not an actual post. I guess this is because on Twitter you wouldn't create a title either. But it does leave some room for improvement from a visual standpoint.

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I'm with you Jon. It lacks a lot to be desired. However, I am sure they will continue to improve upon it and I plan to revisit it's use in a couple months.

Great review and this is definitely something for me to consider soon, but not until I fully understand Steemit first, it's good to know this vlog is here so I can come back to it anytime. 💯 % upvote and resteem.
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Since I'm not a twitter user I also didn't see a need for zappl so far. But if they really introduce chat, it becomes clearly interesting.
You pointed out the "draft" option. I just tried it. But once you wrote a post and saved it as a draft you can't delete it. It stays there forever in the saved drafts unless you post it.

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I agree, just the chat functionality makes it super valuable. I really hope that will come to Steemit in the near future. We really need that. And that's interesting about the drafts.. seems like you would be able to remove them if you're not going to use them. That could get kind of cluttered.

Thanks for sharing your feedback. If this comes to iOS I may add it to my iPhone! I do believe it's already available for Android.

so true, the wave of zappl has been so intense lately, I had no other choice but to join in.

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I'm going to have to start using it more myself. It will be useful for my travel channel for sure!

Like that Alexa page. So many apps and adjunct sites with steemit. The thing though with sticking with twitter and (cough) Facebook is that more people will start asking what is this steemit. I thinking posting off the block chain is still very important to the growth of the blockchain:)

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You've got some great points. That's one of the reasons I'm so big on using YouTube (aside from them hosting my videos for free). Exposure. Exposure. Exposure! I've heard from so many people who have found me on YouTube and have come over here to create an account. Gotta keep sharing the word! :)

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Hi @brandonfrye. I heard about Zappl some months back and I meant to dig up some info about it. However, due to procrastination (for the most part) I didn't quite get to doing so. This vlog has certainly rekindled my interest. Thanks for sharing.

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You're very welcome, @faraicelebr8!

Thanks for information about zappl. I'm not exactly twitter kind of guy, but I will check it out. This week only 2 candidates went through?

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Hey @samaritanfriend, yes unfortunately only 2 applicants met our requirements for the voting round. Hopefully we'll get more and more applicants as time goes on. Just have to spread the word.

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This is great looking forward to this specially when we facebook twitter and others holding cryptocurrency back this platform will help raise more awareness and thank you brandon for bringing this information to us.

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Absolutely @ychaudrys, I had been hearing about Zappl for a while but never really looked into it much. Seems to be more popular outside of the U.S. but that could definitely change.

Nope. Zappl is just crap. I keep testing it from time to time and it keeps failing to post my content. Pigs would be delighted to have it on the floor. Such a shit app!

Nope. Zappl is just crap. I keep testing it from time to time and it keeps failing to post my content. Pigs would be delighted to have it on the floor. Such a shit app!

Strike the iron when its hot . Social media are under huge pressure right now , rightly so . Data manipulation, misuse, selling without permission all these are done by social mughal and time has come to dis-intermediate . Steemit is at the crux now to solve the puzzle . Great going .

This sounds excellent! Pretty sure we will see enough Steem powered apps to eclipse what the legacy social media has built so far.

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Very true, just on the Steem blockchain alone we're outpacing the centralized web! :)

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I feel like an X-Wing pilot in the trench of the Death Star if you know what I mean. Wonder how that will end? Muuhaaa!

Red Leader told me, "Stay on target!", so I am!

Great to see that more apps continue to be added to the STEEM ecosystem as it will drive more users in the long term. It also shows the bandwidth it continues to have as performance has yet to be impacted by all the interaction of these apps.

I was wondering when you would get around to reviewing Zappl. I first used it a couple of months ago and I'm still undecided if I'm going to use it regularly. At first I was searching for the place to enter tags but then was told you just use hashtags in the zap itself just like you would in Twitter.

As for the header, maybe Zappl is trying to figure how to customize them so they aren't imported from Steemit. The imported Steemit header on the other apps I use all look terrible. I wish they would fix that.

A couple of my zaps did get upvoted by Zappl (the first time one of the apps has upvoted my content) so that was nice.

Gonna park this for the moment because I have enough on my plate as a newbie trying to get my head around Steemit. Found you along the way and appreciate your demo here and your other videos, which I'm munching my way through and finding really useful. You're a positive force on here from what I've seen so far.

Hey Brandon, thanks for this great video. I think I will take a look at that platform, too. But first I have to take care of other things. I wrote you in chat because I have some big problems regarding pictures for my first post :( Could you please help?
I am this why also obviously still not ready and suitable for the upvote bot (in case you picked me). Cheers Anna

Thanks for sharing the info. Look like not a lot of people knowing this platform yet.

Hey @brandonfrye, I transfered 0.1 SBD to get a vote on my post https://steemit.com/life/@hmushtaq/how-to-spot-a-psycopath, but I never received that. Can you kindly refund that money to me.

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Hey @hmushtaq, thanks for reaching out. I'm looking into what happened as this is the first time my bot has missed a vote, but I will refund you immediately. Thank you for letting me know.

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No worries. Thanks for the refund :)

zappl is wonder app.

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It remains delegated until you undelegate it. So as long as you want to receive daily payouts you don’t have to do anything. And you can remove it at any time.

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Ok Thanks!

your writing skill is awesome.thanks for this helpful post.

Thanks, Brandon! It’s awesome that you’re on the lookout for new Dapps developed on Steem. The more users this platform gets and the more development that ets put into Steem, the better off more people will be by earning their crypto.

Thanks, Brandon! It’s awesome that you’re on the lookout for new Dapps developed on Steem. The more users this platform gets and the more development that ets put into Steem, the better off more people will be by earning their crypto.