Announcing: APPICS | The Next Generation Social APP | First Smart Media Token!

in steemit •  2 months ago

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Recently, Steemit CEO @ned announced the new concept of smart media tokens for the Steem Blockchain.

Smart Media Tokens (SMT) give ”anyone the power to launch and sell Proof-of-Brain tokens, which are tokens distributed by “upvote” and “like”-based algorithms”.

Smart Media Tokens give anyone the unique opportunity to create their own token on the Steem Blockchain and use the technology of “upvote” and “like”-based systems.
For more detailed information, visit the SMT whitepaper.


Introducing the first Smart Media Token on the Steem Blockchain: APPICS !

APPICS is a mobile social media application that runs on top of the STEEM Blockchain and was created with full support of Steemit Inc.

Similar to Steemit, users earn rewards in form of cryptocurrency by creating and curating content. But in contrast to Steemit, APPICS is a mobile application that focuses on instant sharing and fast consuming of visual content like pictures and videos, as seen on one of the fastest growing social media applications in the world, Instagram. APPICS targets mainstream social media users who spend countless hours on centralized platforms and yet struggle to monetize their brand - whether those are Influencers who don’t receive a fair share for the value they bring to the platform, or even users without a large following who have never experienced any form of monetization.

APPICS aims at introducing the mainstream world to the benefits of Blockchain technology.

- APPICS WEBSITE -

- APPICS WHITEPAPER-





Introduction

Steemit has already successfully introduced the concept of turning “likes” into currency, and we all know how amazing the Steemit platform is.
The APPICS team has been working on this app idea for over a year now, and when Steemit introduced the opportunity to launch smart media tokens on their Blockchain, it was the perfect opportunity for APPICS to be born.
Since the founders have already been early adopters on Steemit, cooperating with Steemit Inc and making APPICS a smart media token on the Steem Blockchain seemed just right.
Despite being a smart media token, APPICS will have its own, independent cryptocurrency: the APPICS coin (XAP).
The platform APPICS will serve as a mobile social media application that returns a fair share of the created value, back to the source – namely the social media users, back to the creators and curators of the network.




The App

APPICS will be a mobile application that makes it easy for users to share pictures and videos, while earning rewards and benefitting from Blockchain technology.
Just like on Steemit, people can post, comment on and upvote (like) content and get rewarded for it through APPICS tokens (XAP).
Users will have their own built-in wallet to store their XAP, which they can use to make payments, send to other users in instant transactions, or exchange for any other currency.

There will also be features that set APPICS apart from Steemit, for example the ability to post live-streams or create your own shop within the application.

Categories

The content on APPICS will be divided in different categories that provide structure and visibility for the user experience.
These are:

LifestyleTravelMusic
FashionMake-UpGaming
SportsFitnessArt
DanceComedyNews
FoodTechCharity

Charity

The different categories can be adjusted depending on the interests of the market, only the last one will be static. Under the hashtag “charity”, foundations and individuals can ask for support from the community. The community can help via direct transfer, the “donation button” beneath a post or simply by liking the content. In cooperation with APPICS, foundations will have the unique opportunity to provide insight and built trust within their community, and in return, receive a reliable reputation score and funding.

Extra Categories:

PopularChallengesLiveWelcome

Besides the 15 categories there will be 4 extra categories that each serve the purpose to highlight different posts and give users a chance to become visible. The category "popular" features trending content, the category „challenges" consists of viral trends picked up by the community, "live" shows users that are currently live streaming and with the category "welcome" new users get an opportunity to highlight their first post, introduce themselves and gain followers from the start. All extra categories will be managed by the APPICS team.




The Influencer Network

APPICS introduces an economy that is based on a network of influential people.

Strategy

Each category within the app has a representative team of category judges, whose votes will have a large weight on the rewards due to frozen funds being put into their account wallets.
These category judges will be Social Media Influencers, experienced users who already established a large audience and reputation on other social platforms.
These Influencers will be able to judge content and give advice within their specialized category and act as a moderator, filtering valuable content, as well as bringing their existing audience to APPICS, allowing them to benefit as well.

We are currently living in the "Age of the Influencer".

Social Media Influencers & Personalities have become a global phenomenon in the past years.
The APPICS Team has realized that Influencer Marketing is the most effective way to advertise nowadays - Social Media Influencers are trusted by their followers and interact directly with their audience.
By cooperating with Influencers from all over the world, APPICS doesn't only gain well-known category judges, but also introduces its concept to their millions of followers globally.




Token Economy

The native currency of the APPICS network is the APPICS coin XAP.
It serves as credits that are created via content contribution and curation on the application, which users can easily exchange for any other currency.

APPICS Power

Similar to STEEM Power, APPICS power represents APPICS tokens which have been integrated into a smart contract.
The amount of APPICS power represents the level of influence that an account has compared to the rest of the network.

Each APPICS user has an integrated wallet and can send APPICS coins to other users and via the feature “direct transfer” transactions are credited within a few minutes.
APPICS coins can also be spent at shops within the app, giving merchants the opportunity to combine business and social media in one convenient application. APPICS supports entrepreneurship and encourages users to start their own business venture. Anyone can build their brand on APPICS and once the verified status is reached, they can begin selling goods, tickets or services that are directly linked to their profile and posts.



APPICS Team

APPICS was created by Steemians of the first generation.

Founder and CEO @sirwinchester first discovered Steemit in summer 2016, and has been an active blogger on this platform since then. The APPCIS-team quickly realized the enormous potential of a blockchain-based Social Media platform - so we put a twist on it and are now proud to present APPICS as first smart media token on the STEEM Blockchain in full cooperation with Steemit Inc.
The APPICS core members and advisors include some of your favorite Steemians who already understand and live the concept of a blockchain-based Social Network.

Founder & CEO - @sirwinchester

Founder & COO - @mrs.steemit

Founder & Art Director - @sandroieva

Founder & CVO - Christin Topp ( @topp.c-cret )

Administrative Manager - @agent

CTO - Christian Heusinger

Advisors :

@ned , @pharesim, @good-karma

Ambassadors :

@timsaid , @sweetsssj, @theglobopreneur , Paul Ring (Universal Music Group)

The APPICS-team is unlike most cryptocurrency projects, well-established in both worlds, mainstream, as well as crypto. The founders of APPICS happen to be the founders of a global digital marketing agency, and have been trading, programming and mining cryptocurrencies since 2011. Finally, they bring their expertise, strategies, tools and global partners to the crypto-space.




APPICS Core Values

  1. We believe time is our most valuable asset, and that an economy must be formed that rewards time and contribution accordingly.
  2. We believe in freedom of speech and expression.
  3. We believe in our mission to give people back their return-on-investment for the time they spend on Social Media.
  4. We believe that user experience comes first, always.
  5. We believe in simplicity.
  6. We believe in a decentralized economy, where the power belongs to the people.
  7. We believe in fair distribution of power and rewards.
  8. We believe in our ability to introduce the world to Blockchain technology, through our social network.
  9. We believe in the technology behind our network and are aware of its unique benefits.
  10. We believe in deep collaboration, the power of social media and its influencers.
  11. We understand the rapid growth, market and technology revolution, and work to constantly improve, prepare for, and be ahead of future changes.
  12. We believe in the power of social media users - we believe in you.




Want to become a part of APPICS?


Now it’s time STEEMIANS! Head over to appics.com, read through our whitepaper, and SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER to receive updates on our ICO. Don’t forget to write “Steemian” in the subject line to get a private invite for the alpha launch.

The APPICS ICO will begin in a few weeks - so stay tuned!

You can even meet the APPICS-team in person as they are attending STEEMFEST 2 in Lisbon. If you haven’t gotten your ticket already, it’s not too late!
For more info, visit: the Steemfest website.

Feel free to give us feedback: mail@appics.com or down below in the comments!




STAY PASSIONATE & STEEM ON!

Team APPICS





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Finally OFFICIAL! I'm so excited, we've been working on this for while and I can't wait to hear what you, Steemians think. See you in two weeks at STEEMFEST! <3

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No offense, but they need to fix Steemit first, and then worry about this bullshit.

I've been 403'd so many times trying to sign-in to Steemit this week, that I can't even walk straight.

Whose going to sign on to use the Smart Media Tokens, if you don't even have your own house in order mate. Not to be a Debbie downer here, but please fix Steemit first, and then play with your little Smart Media Tokens... end rant.

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you confuse Steemit.com with the blockchain. The issue that you are experiencing have nothing to do with the blockchain itself but with a website. If you have issue with steemit.com go over to busy.org in order to have access to the blockchain via another interface.

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The point is, I shouldn't have to go over to something else, Steemit is the face of the Steem blockchain, and just saying "go over to something else to fix the problem" is not fixing the problem.

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Let's see where APPICS can bring us!

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I think a social media app, that runs on block chain could be really exciting. Whats app,snapchat, insta, twitter these really blew up on the mobile devices.

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lol Steemit.com is like any other website on the internet. They all run into issues at some point. The good thing is you do have to ability to access the service through multiple interfaces while they correct issues with Steemit.com. Website maintenance has nothing to do with their smart tokens or other platforms like APPICS that will give you the ability to post to the STEEM chain.

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Actually we CAN just go over to something else because then you will LEARN that steemit is just a FRONT END and the ACTUAL system is the STEEM blockchain which has nver been down, its always beenup even if steemit is being DDOS attacked! You ned to realize that when you start using something like the official Steemit App coming soon, you wont need the Steemit.com website and the steemit app wont "go down" Just like a Bitcoin allet appp never "goes down" or the Vesel Desktop Steem wallet by @jesta is already working and is never "down" it wil always be available for you to spend steem power downor do whatever ou want and you canalso always access steemit using other apps like steepshot which wont need a website....

you need to realize you are the tip of the spear youre a beta tester youre here early so you get to learnabout programming! yeah! you getto take part in the web development! yay! Its actually a great honor! the steemit.com website is just a gateway into the steem blockchan! You keep brushing past this as if you need education about how steem blockchain works anhow its NO all about one single website and busy.org is simply one example orf a backup site!

Steem blockchain will have MANY gateways! I promise you we will have steemit.com fixed dont you worry about that but the answer is NOT to focus on ONE website... no.. we need MULTIPLE gateways and we sjould all get USED to that so steemit is seen as MORE than just oone website!

Thi is not reddit we dont need one website centralized we need multiple websites and multiple front ends! :D It will be ok my friend :) It will work out! we will have a whole ecosystem of steem blockchain explorers and apps and gateways it will be glorious.

Steemit App an steemit 1.0 and new partners with big social media stars and new hardfork and new way for new users to mine their own new accounts into creation and so many other nw developments and features will all combine to make for a beautiful new steemit and we will all feel so happy to be apart of this!

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Exactly. Thank you for clarifying.

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@appics You said ICO will start in a few weeks but SMT is still just a whitepaper...
How are you going to do the ICO and develop the application? I'm confused, please clarify.

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Use bitshares? Its where the first smart media tokens called whaleshares were born. :)

Move to steem when its done. And even in worst case if for some odd reason smt doesnt manifest (which is just preparing for a worst case scenario), you still have the tokens up and running!

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Not to perpetuate the Steem - Steemit confusion. But while Busy certainly has their house more in order, last DDOS (not these small other seemingly random errors) affected all major UIs. So there are still some rather important issues to address with the current state of decentralization in the (all parts included) network.

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@cryptoctopus Yes, you are right. busy.org is working flawlessly. I wish I knew it a couple of days back. Thanks for mentioning that.

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I have to wonder if busy.org working flawlessly is why steemit.com is not.

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finally finnian the finnish fintech finalist finished first.

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I totally agree with you.

I love the idea of SMTs, but steemit.com needs to be stable. It sends a strange message for a new social media platform that has the potential to become the future, is down so often.

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To describe this project as "bullsht" can be construed as offensive. Frustration with the problems associated with Steemit is one thing but I find the language used to describe this project completely unjustified. Please remember, Steemit.com and this project are two different things.

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I agree with what you are saying as well, also we have been bringing people to the steemit network and its going on almost 2 weeks and still no approval email, for a good amount of people, i dont know about you but when it takes that long to get an account for something, i would give up on that.

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And I certainly would not blame them.

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Everyone avoided saying this. I have the same suggestion.

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That's because everyone on here for the most part are blind yes-men and women for Steem, and it's products.

I track the daily statistics every morning, and they are absolutely terrible, like adding 191 new accounts terrible, and everyone in the comments are saying: Steem to the Moon!

These people need to wake up, and we need to start letting the developers know that Steemit is broken, and we want it fixed!

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Go get 'em tiger. Lol.

It's not surprising that there's resources being devoted to trying to get other offerings out. In the first place, they seemed to be planning that from the get-go. And from a business standpoint, if what you're saying is correct and their intake is anemic on Steemit and the beta version is struggling with load then why devote resources to a struggling product in terms of growth when the crypto community is largely driven by hype. That is to say newer products get more attention than the older ones. So, it's a good business idea to back-fill Steemit (if that's the plan) by piling on another form of the offering using the same technology. If that's achievable is anyway's guess. Personally, I imagine it is.

I still find it ironic that in being "decentralized" and most of the contributors on Steemit loving decentralization, the model's outcome has been to centralize influence in what are the whales on the platform - crowding out a lot of the little guys. I've paid attention to the bots and they really do not do a good job incentivizing creative, original content. It is possible to make a name for yourself, but it's definitely an uphill climb. If you should have an extra $100,000 USD lying around to lock up for a few years then it's infinitely easier. On paper it would seem then that "hey we're welcoming of everyone," but at the same time, "Whales enter through the VIP entrance." And I know some rich people and I haven't found their opinions to be any more enlightened writ large. ;)

Plus, what you're experiencing and perhaps suffering through is the whale-centric, centralized system in place and the fervent loyalty of early adopters. Personally, it can be a bit daunting to take in first navigating around Steemit. On one hand it's cool that people tend to be polite. However, on the other, it is painfully obvious that the discussions are being influenced into being of "one mind." If anything, it would be nice to see Steemit free itself of the "well, isn't it so wonderful" phase to letting people be pissed off once in awhile so that the platform itself can mature to include a larger audience that probably would be more prone to assert itself.

But that's just my two cents. Warts and all, I'm still curious as to what direction Steemit will end up, but if it doesn't figure out a way to open up and decentralize it may very well be stuck awaiting more general acceptance of crypto.

For my part, I just post for my own ideas to get them down somewhere. I, apparently, don't have anything good to say because I've earned a total of a buck or something. So, take everything I say with a grain of salt.

Good luck!

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I think another thing to remember is that Steem as a crypto currency and a blockchain are something different than Steemit the blogging interface with the blockchain. Steemit already has two competitors. One of which, Busy.org, has been getting some hype as of late. I've used it when Steemit has gone total shit show and it works fairly well.

I'm all for rolling out new products that interface with the blockchain and create more demand for steem the currency through SMT's. I'd like to see a bitcoin level price please.

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would you also like the bitcoin level volatility?

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Buy low, sell high, absolutely

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You know, I've come to accept the whole pay-to-win aspect of Steemit via the whales, by just doing what I enjoy doing on here, and if I get something out of it, then all the better, but...

I do expect the platform to perform, and perform well. It's the little things as they say, and I really hope they put most of their attention on it instead of trying to branch out to other things already, when they haven't even taken Steemit out of Beta.

That's just my opinion, and I hope other feel the same.

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I totally agree. I like to work on here during the day, but lately it has been lagging and missing my posts. I almost lost a piece today and that's just horrible in my view because that's the service right? Get me to post to create more value for the blockchain that supports Steem? But meh. I finally got my post up.

I like busy.org, but I haven't figured out how to get it to show full comments. That's just noob stuff, but when I'm in the flow trying to get stuff done. Well, that's tough y'know?

(Sorry for complaining. Had to do it somewhere.)

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Nice , i agree to what ever you say

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Yes well Steemit is still in its Beta phase and they're working on fixing the registration system with the next hardfork. They are still improving and working on the platform.
But we're not Steemit and don't have any control over their servers or platform.

And the Steemit community might be growing rather slowly, but that's because they haven't started mass adoption with marketing, and will improve in this area in the future as well.

But this has nothing to do with APPICS, we will build our own community on top of the Steemians worldwide!

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Well, they need to focus on Steemit, and then worry about other things.

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The Steemit team will continue to focus on Steemit and the APPICS team will focus on APPICS. Two different projects that are simply based on the same underlying technology.

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Thank you! Steemit can focus on steemit and APPICS can focus on APPICS I cannot wait for this! Beta testers needed any time soon? I would love to be a part of it.

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Can we please let the respective dev teams set their own priorities, instead of random people telling them what they NEED to do?

I'm certain that Steemit is quite aware of on-boarding, access and interface issues.

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Go get 'em tiger. Lol.

It's not surprising that there's resources being devoted to trying to get other offerings out. In the first place, they seemed to be planning that from the get-go. And from a business standpoint, if what you're saying is correct and their intake is anemic on Steemit and the beta version is struggling with load then why devote resources to a struggling product in terms of growth when the crypto community is largely driven by hype. That is to say newer products get more attention than the older ones. So, it's a good business idea to back-fill Steemit (if that's the plan) by piling on another form of the offering using the same technology. If that's achievable is anyway's guess. Personally, I imagine it is.

I still find it ironic that in being "decentralized" and most of the contributors on Steemit loving decentralization, the model's outcome has been to centralize influence in what are the whales on the platform - crowding out a lot of the little guys. I've paid attention to the bots and they really do not do a good job incentivizing creative, original content. It is possible to make a name for yourself, but it's definitely an uphill climb. If you should have an extra $100,000 USD lying around to lock up for a few years then it's infinitely easier. On paper it would seem then that "hey we're welcoming of everyone," but at the same time, "Whales enter through the VIP entrance." And I know some rich people and I haven't found their opinions to be any more enlightened writ large. ;)

Plus, what you're experiencing and perhaps suffering through is the whale-centric, centralized system in place and the fervent loyalty of early adopters. Personally, it can be a bit daunting to take in first navigating around Steemit. On one hand it's cool that people tend to be polite. However, on the other, it is painfully obvious that the discussions are being influenced into being of "one mind." If anything, it would be nice to see Steemit free itself of the "well, isn't it so wonderful" phase to letting people be pissed off once in awhile so that the platform itself can mature to include a larger audience that probably would be more prone to assert itself.

But that's just my two cents. Warts and all, I'm still curious as to what direction Steemit will end up, but if it doesn't figure out a way to open up and decentralize it may very well be stuck awaiting more general acceptance of crypto.

For my part, I just post for my own ideas to get them down somewhere. I, apparently, don't have anything good to say because I've earned a total of a buck or something. So, take everything I say with a grain of salt.

Good luck!

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It is necessary to fix a lot more. I do not think that the development of the steem is already complete. At steem there are still many problems that need to be solved. But nevertheless, we should not dwell only on the bad points, forgetting about the daily progress that is happening.

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They have to at least get the simple operations right though.

A functioning, and available website is a must, and lately... Steemit has been messing them both up.

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Whilst I understand the comment and it is true that Steemit still has some teething issues and needs further development, it is still a young product yet the issue you are describing is tied to the Steemit platform, not the Steem network itself. The Appics project will help here - since successful projects built on top of Steem will add more value to Steemit indirectly through the monetisation that it generates for the Steem platform itself. There is an upward virtuous spiral in motion here, it is simply in its early stages and this is a good time to jump aboard.

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ohhh hi surpassing....

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I agree with you. It should be more user friendly. At least if we wanna increase our community we have to improve our user experience,right?

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Use busy.org instead of steemit. It is 10x better.

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Awesome work! I'm glad it's finally official. This is an important niche in the Steem ecosystem and I know a ton of people will love using it.

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Thank you very much for your feedback, glad to hear that.
Exciting times ahead!

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YES! Super cool stuff. Next up..... DICPICS.
I can't wait.
Thats a project I could really get in front of.

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This is great to see @mrs.steemit. Congrats on the release this video looks and sounds great. You guys have my full support.

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@thejohalfiles, sorry if this is not the appropriate way to contact you. I hope i reach you. for the upvotes. I really appreciate them. They keep me going.
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No worries @bluerocktalk dont mention it. Glad to have you in the Crypt0 world with us all. Looking forward to some interesting posts from you in the future!

Take care

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Hi again, @thejohalfiles, I have posted 2 more Stan interviews and thank you for watching the others. I have a handful more to go, then he comes back home in time for us to do more! However, I am writing to ask about what i received in a post. Sounds cool, but I know nothing about these things. Can you give me your thoughts? Maybe it is an interview waiting to happen. https://ico.echat.io/
~bluerocktalk🖖

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@thejohalfiles Thanks, I have added a few. Its so hard to see some great content not be noticed, but time will teach me I am sure. If you have suggestions or advice for me, please pass it on, I would appreciate it!
Thanks again,
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heyy @thejohalfiles i've heard about ya good works. You was recommended by @ackza. I'm following you. Greetings from #teamghana

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Hi @thejohalfiles. You are my biggest upvoter, thank you. I noticed you have no posts, yet you are doing well. Can you tell me about your strategy?
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hi @thejohalfiles,
I now have 3 post up with videos of interviewing Stan in the past week. If you know of specific questions for me to ask him, I can add them to my list of questions for him in a series I am doing. I am still wrapping my head around this. In doing so, I don't know the questions to ask that I am missing. Know what I mean?
Thanks in advance!
~bluerocktalk🖖

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Dear... I can see you voted for witness arhag who doesn't have a working witness anymore since a long time.. I am new, dedicated and hoping to achieve dreams. Your vote can really really help me. I hope you would consider it.. https://steemit.com/witness-category/@rival/rival-week-2-steem-witness-update-thank-you-daretoask

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💪🏽

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Yes again a nice contribution again. Can I point out that you have a witness vote for arhag who is offline for months. I hope you would consider to give me a vote.. a new witness on the block(chain) and soo thankfull if you vote for me.. Your vote can make the difference for me to break even or making a monthly loss.

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@mrs.steemit!
Congrats on all the hard work. This looks really slick! Looking forward to downloading and playing around.

Are there any large differences in tech between this and Steemit, despite the focus on mobile social networking?

Can you think of any extensions to social networking that would benefit from monetary rewards? Maybe to prevent fraud that is so common on traditional social networks?

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Congratulations! The project seems to be really great! there is a public that is demanding for this. And I'm sure that being hiding this project for a years was a pain! Really enjoy this times people. And if you need translation to Spanish... I'm the man. One more time! CON-GRATS!

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we will announcing our Bounty programm for languages soon! Thank you very much for your Feedback :)

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Great! I'd love to get involved with some translation work! Mandarin and French available :)
Will be tuning in soon to learn more!

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I like that @appics is visually oriented, which, imho, is the road to mass adoption. Will the social network also be accessible via desktop, or is this solely a mobile app? And will APPICs content be shareable and embeddable outside of the network, i.e., could I embed APPICs posts, or a portion of an APPICs post in a blog post on another site, such as Steemit, for example?

Thanks.

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Hi @joshpeterson the APPICS project will be focusing on a mobile APP first, but who knows what the future will bring to us. And yes we will use and integrate Social Media platforms that already exist, so you will be able to share your content to the world :)

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Thanks, @sandroieva - that's really great to hear!

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Woohoo! I'm sure @soldier will be one of the top shots in dance category, haha. Big moment of course.

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Amazing! I am so excited for this! Congratulations!!!

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Owh that's what you've been doing! So glad you finally announce it after months of trying to keep it in!

I wanna SO GET IN ON THIS!! i can already see myself as an advocate for APPICS in my local region. i've signed up on the newsletter and is there is a Pro-ICO even, let me know.

and SEE YOU AT STEEMFEST!!!

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Color me impressed. The official video was well done and very informative. I'll be doing a bit more research before deciding to join the ICO but first impression is good and exciting.

I hope great success finds you and your team!

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Awesome, thank you very much!

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How is it to be one of the proud developers working on this challenging project? Also, have a lot of fun at STEEMFEST!

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Great project and looking forward to seeing how it comes to life as the first SMT. Also ee you in two weeks at Steemfest to learn more!

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congratulations and success in your wonderful project

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@mrs.sreemit
me too
Finally OFFICIAL! I'm so excited, we've been working on this for while and I can't wait to hear what you, Steemians think. See you in two weeks at STEEMFEST! <3

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Can you please let me know when we can get the app and from where? I'm really very excited about the whole things of STEEM and Steemit.

APPICS is looking like crazy for the ameteur photographer people like me. I'm really very excited here to get started as soon as possible.

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omg you are the one in the video :O xd :))..appics sounds "eppics" am so excited too, everyday there is something new ...just glad am here, following the rise ... :))))

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I love it, again a real use case on the steem blockchain. I wish you all the suc6 with this and I hope soon we all know it..

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I'm you'r fan since long time, i hope you will become successful this wonderful Appics!

Are you going to wait with the ICO until the infrastructure is ready to issue the Appics-Tokens as true Steem-based SMTs? Or, are you aiming for a self-contained (BTC or ETH -fueled) ICO asap and issue the actual SMT afterwards?

I think this is a pressing question for many Steem-holders. So thanks for taking the time to clarify.

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Good question indeed - voted for a little more visibility

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i really wish to be there

We have been working on APPICS for so long - and finally, it's official!

We are excited to start this journey with Steemit, and to be the very first smart media token on the Steem Blockchain.
APPICS will become a mobile app for all Steemians, as well as introduce crypto to a new audience of social media users!

Steem On!

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Tbh, I was actually surprised that the first SMT announcement would be another social network, given that the way that @ned initially sold the idea, it sounded like the SMT's were primarily for something like a crypto-based Disqus. If the SMT's are going to allow for the development of more Steem-backed social networks like that can compete with Big Tech, then this could be very interesting and I am excited to see where this goes. I'm especially excited to see that the founding team consists of several prominent Steemit users. That gives me confidence APPICS will head in the right direction.

Congratulations on the announcement, @sirwinchester. Looking forward to trying out APPICS. How do I get to be an alpha tester?

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Sign up for the newsletter: appics.com :)

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Okay, thanks!

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Congratulations @sirwinchester

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I also congratulate those who have worked so hard. Great job!

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hi @sirwinchester and @mrs.steemit, great stuff! this is the piece that is missing/most needed in the Steem ecosystem... look forward to it!

actually, upon seeing this post and finding out the team, my first thought is: oh, this was what they were up to for the trip to Dubai!!

haha, I don't need an answer. Just feel fun.

Wonderful news.

a few remarks

  1. when subscribing to the newsletter there is no option to really put in steemian anywhere as you state here

  2. and the thing you discribe is basically Steemit but a bit more streemlined and nicer looking focused on pics and videos.

on the website on the timeline you just say you have an idea and a concept
has any code been written? is there already a working app? or are they just nice looking mockups for now?

  1. in the video you claim that transfers are without delays and there are no fees but then contradict this in your whitepaper by claiming that there are fees (even if they are minimal)
    Some might find this nitpicking but there are more annoying people out there then me who would.
    I would really support a project like this not only because it would boost the steem platform but it makes use of this great backbone tech we have
    but for the moment even a lay man like me can see a lot of vague things and I really hope these get cleared up fast so that this project can become a resounding success

How are the influencers choosen that receive this tremendous head start? It will again like in here with the same circle of voters? Or the ones that got massive delegations and go with every post into trending because of autovotes?

This needs to be clarified, as this is one of the major issues with the steemit concept, this circle of voters who are voting themselfs up.

With simple-format content, what measures are there to prevent outright plagiarism / manipulation? It becomes harder to tell the simpler it gets, imo. All the best!

Good luck in this new project, powered by excellent steemit users. Best wishes to the team. As support for the Hispanic community, I will be writing information regarding this official news and sharing it with the Hispanic community. Steem On!

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Awesome! Thank you very much

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Thank you for your positive feedback. We are more than happy to have the Hispanic community behind us. Steem on!

WOW!
Appics will chance the world in positive ways. Can`t wait for it. Congratulations!!

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We have been working so hard for this and can´t wait to launch it. Thank you for being a part of APPICS

Sounds like it might be big, or not.

These are truly amazing news! I am was looking forward to the first SMT projects but never expected we have the first one so soon and on top done by @sirwinchester and @mrs.steemit! Very well done!!

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Thank you so much!

so excited to steem. I am glad I discovered things like this in my life lol

Is this similar thing like ZAPPL who suddenly disappeared?

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We didn't disappear! we are def. here. Also, just got the .com domain transferred today, so you can visit Zappl.com , or Zappl.io w/ the launch day of the Zappl in the link in this comment.

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Thanks for the information. I'm glad to hear that. So, is this similar to appics?

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You're are so very welcome. I'm still reading what Appics is doing so tough to say what the huge difference are just yet. Good question though :)

HI! Wonderful to finally see this post here on steemit!

It was great to be producing the video with all of you together, @sirwinchester , @mrssteemit , @sandroieva , Christin , @soldier & @timsaid ! It was a hectic weekend in Hamburg with all the police around for the G20 .

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I'm hugely excited to see this project gaining wings. Let's spread the word together about APPICS!

xx
Elena & Alessandro

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Awwwww Elena & Alexandro best wishes. Hope your fine :)

If there is a historical inflection tip of where mass adoption of cryptocurrencies across the world and social begins... this is it.

the excuse of "regular people wont use it because they don't know how to use it" will no longer hold with APPICS.

I am really positive on how will this pan out. I've signed up for the newsletter to hopefully get to join in on the alpha as well as the (Pre)ICO. if you ever need a translator to get the app translated to Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia, im here to help!!

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Awesome! Thanks for the feedback

Good job!
APPICS sounds so cool!
Can't wait to meet you guys and discuss it at SteemFest2!

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Thank you! We are looking forward to see you in Lisbon!

Hmm... an app similar to Instagram, but you will be paid to use it? Sounds almost to good to be true.
This is a disruptive technology to the established social media platform. Expect a lot of push back, trash talk, etc. There are a lot of stock holders, investors, CEOs and businesses that would hate to see this succeed.

With that being said, I'm all in!

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Exactly - but even more reasons for us to succeed!
Thanks for your comment and support, we are looking forward to all the feedback and to the exciting times ahead!

Woo-hoo! And here we are with the official announcement! I am so happy to see this mate! I was waiting for it since some weeks now! Looking forward to the ICO!
Btw if there is any air drop of APPICS , don't forget me!
I will be mainly on the food category btw!
Thanks again for this man!
You and the APPICS teams rocks!

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Thank you for your kind words and for your support!
I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures in the food category of Appics soon :)

Really nice project and even better team (actually some of my favorite people here on steem)! Looking forward!

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😬 thank you, much appreciated!

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are... are you the foodpanda?

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A reason to celebrate!

This is exactly the kind of evolution of the STEEM blockchain I was hoping for when I first showed up here. First, the reddit-like client. Now the instagram client.

I fully expect an ICO for the wordpress comments plugin in the next little bit. It really is a great time to be both an investor and content creator. After 15 years of doing this, I can finally see a path to true independence which rewards me and my audience properly for our time.

Cut out the middle-men and STEEM ON, folx. Looking forward to your ICO

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Thank you!

This is great news. Photography social media platforms are the fastest growing ones. Adding a currency will just bring a much faster growth and will bring its most active users the rewards they deserve.
I also see the great potential of developing Apps over Steem after the blockchain has shown its strengths.
Good Job to both teams!

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That is true! APPICS (just like Steemit) will give back blogger their ROI for the time they spend on social media. Thank you for sharing your thoughts

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In deed it's a welcome development! !! Thank you for adding value to the human life.. U are appreciated .

Congratulation guys. You worked hard and desserve support for your project. Building the first SMT on Steem. I love the touch and synergy you bring tin the ecosystem. I support this project and wish u all the best. Other projects will surely need your advise and support in the future. Congrat!

Nice Project but I would like to see big companies like New York times implementing SMT than we all know that this is going to be a huge success!!!

It sounds really great. Looking forward especialy to charity donation buttom. I started to believe we will succeed to save and restore Abongphen Highland Forest in @kedjom-keku thanks to steemit but with appics it will become even easier. Thanks a lot for it cant wait

Sounds great - But I have one huge question:

How big in percent is the impact of a "Social media Influencer"? I know I am not going to get an exact answer, but something like 1%,5%,10%,20% would be nice :)

The whole thing sounds great - only this part bothers me. While it may be great for marketing and rolling out to public (which of course is key), it sounds a little bit like an upcoming circle-jerk.

Can you give some more details on this? " The influencer’s “like“will have a large weight on the rewards" is not very detailed an leaves a lot of room for speculation.

Thank you, great project and marketing so far!

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It will be between 5 and 10% .
Of course we want new users to have a chance to get big on our platform!

We introduced the system of influencers so that we have judges who are experts in specific categories, and so that they can reward great content within their category, similar to whales / witnesses on Steemit

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Thank you for the answer, I definetly will stay tuned on your project :)

Yay! I am pretty much sure about that appics gonna rock on the blockchain and it will be a cracker of a happiness to all the steemians.Honestly I can't wait to have the app in my mobile and moreover damn sure it will be able to gather a huge audience attracting from other social sites like fb/insta etc.

Looking forward for it.Thanking you all for providing a great platform.Steem on! :)

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We can´t wait to see your content on APPICS. We are happy for every kind of support! STEEM ON :D

Very interesting. I like the constant development by the Steem Team. Thanks for your work guys.. of course thanks to the community aswell, we wouldn't be here if it weren't for quality content delivered on a quality platform.

Congratulations. Can hardly wait. Joined your FB group to get updates.

Hola hola hola......this is awesome news,we are monetizing the whole internet.

A big thank you to Steemit founder @ned,now we have many posibilities on the internet especially for a person like me from Africa(Uganda).

Steemit will replace Facebook
Dtube will replace YouTube
Zappl will replace Twitter
Appics will replace Instagram

This replacement might happen permanently in 5 years from now(my prediction)!

The world is becoming a better place where you can monetize your time on the internet,thank you all guys for the amazing work.

This is so exciting! I’ve been trying to grow on Steemit, but it is already so saturated, it will be fun to start with something fresh and more up my alley. Good job you guys!

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We would love to see you on APPICS - There is nothing better than being an early adopter!

Nice post...,
Help me,,
Follow me too brother,, i'm beginner in steem....
Thank... 😊

Massive stuff... finally!

Eager to start using an app...

I am extremely excited for this. The interface looks awesome!

This looks amazing! Can't wait to use the app already. What credentials will be required? Do I have to give someone my private keys? I hope not because that is going to be a huge deterrent for me and many others to sign up.

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I don't think it will have to do anything with your steemit keys at all - correct me if I am wrong ;)

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That is right @theaustrianguy, Thank you for responding :)

Damnm i missed this!! I will join the ico, will be instagram decentralized!

This is an opportunity not to be missed by the Steemian community. I guess that the majority of new members will be from this community. I can't wait to join,

I would like to suggest to add in some more categories to the proposed 15 categories. One new category can be motivation/inspiration where users can share motivational/inspiration quotes or short inspiration stories. Another can be hobbies/leisure. I know sports and gaming are already part of the categories but hobbies such as gardening, reading, movies that can be included in the hobbies/leisure categories.

Looks interesting for the steemit platform...I'll have to read on it some more

Grate addition to STEEMconomy :)

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Thank you!

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart. Alan Alda

Totally looking forward to see this app and we would be glad to join as soon as it becomes available. There's definitely a necessity for something like this, since most of us are fed up with putting our content into facebook and instagram shareholders pockets.

Wow, Exciting stuff :)

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It definitely is!

wow

I am really looking forward to this. I will definitely be a part of it as soon as it is available!

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We are glad you like it. Did you already sign up for our newsletter?

Awesome, cannot wait! I hope the mobile app is very quick and easy.

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Yes, it will be an APP with an easy application!

Yes! I love this idea!

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Glad you like it!

Woah! This looks so cool.

good technology
good work

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Thank you :)

It’s just a beautiful face for a vast of unknown gigantic project ! But I think first we need to have a better understanding of the whole media blockchain ! And smart contract by using Steemit thechnology!

Good work!

I really love the corporate design. A golden pyramid covered by white limestone. Value & stability. Wish you good luck! 𓋞𓏙𓋹

@appics I tried to join the telegram link but I can't is keep saying there is no telegram account with the link.

Also I am trying to figure out some modality as a minnows I heard about #whaleshares #beyondbits although they are both on #bitshares exchange but you mentioned APPICS COIN as the first smarter media coin I need a little clarification of this for better understanding.

Good work buddy...

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We refreshed the telegram link - it is https://t.me/appics_official

Yes, APPICS will be a smart media token on the Steem Blockchain. Independet from Steemit, independent from Bitshares.

Hoping the fact that I can't seem to access the website here in the US is because there is so much traffic going there :) This is an awesome development, something that can be used by people like my wife that don't want to put the time into blogging or curating, but are always uploading photos and short videos to Instagram. Thanks so much @sirwinchester and team, looking forward to reading more and getting in on the ground floor!(hopefully I can get on the website soon)