The slightly unfortunately named What Q&A, has recently launched as a mobile app for iOS.
The concept of the app is simple: ask questions and answer. Great questions and answers can benefit from the unique Steem blockchain reward system.
Question and Answer is a no-brainer vertical to be built on the Steem blockchain, almost literally implementing the concept of Proof of Brain by which the best answers get rewarded most.
The mobile app is clean and easy to navigate and login is offered via SteemConnect. Once logged in the user has three different feeds highlighted: New, Following, Trending.
What Q&A also has other smart navigation options, highlighted by the bottom nav bar: one option is the main feed, users can also left or right swipe to navigate What Q&A, as well as visit their own answers they have given and of course their own profile. Profiles which show one's questions asked as well as answers posted.
Posting and answering support Markdown.
Like most other interfaces which focus on one specific use case or content verticals, What Q&A (Steem user account: @what-app) only shows content posted through its mobile app. Currently, there is no desktop version available for the initial release of the platform.
Each question on What Q&A is a post on the Steem blockchain, answers show as comments. Both can be upvoted by Steemians. Similar to Utopian-io, what-app also adds a small footer to each post (question) when submitting it to the Steem blockchain, promoting the use of What Q&A the platform.
Asking a new question is as simple as hitting the ask or pencil in the top navigation. The question template is clean and easy to use, although there may b some ambiguity about the category and tag. Like most Steem apps, What Q&A sets its own tag as first tag, thus the Steem category. Additionally, it offers the user to select one category, as well as add up to 3 tags. This may be confusing to many.
Overall I liked the app very much, as well as the basic concept. Combined with Steem's reward principles and also reputation management, What Q&A can become a major player in the question and answer niche online.
Currently, the app is still in a very basic, minimal format and maybe the team may have to consider future additional features such as the option to answerer to post a mini-bio specific to the question, in order to highlight their knowledge and/or experience, in other words why their answer should be considered. But What Q&A is off to a good start and could become one of the more disruptive Steem apps.