The differences and similarities between APPICS and Steemit - Explained!

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APPICS - Next Generation Social Media

APPICS (XAP) is a Smart Media Token (SMT) on the Steem Blockchain.

There will be some similarities, but also several significant differences between Steemit and APPICS.
We often get questions regarding APPICS, Steemit, and the technology behind it -

Let's take a look at what makes the concept of APPICS so unique!




What are the main differences between APPICS and Steemit ?

First of all, APPICS will be a mobile application while Steemit is browser-based.

Steemit is mostly focused on text in the form of blogposts, but APPICS will be centered around visual content.

We will create an intuitive experience for the mainsteam social media user, making it easy to use and providing a simplistic approach for anyone who is completely new to cryptocurrency.

With our in-built wallet and the integrated shop system, earning, sending and spending XAP will be easier than ever. No previous knowledge about Blockchain Technology is needed for APPICS users.


Another big difference between Steemit and APPICS are the content categories.

On Steemit, content is categorized by the 5 different tags that each user can add to their blogposts.
APPICS will have a system with 15 different content categories, ranging from lifestyle to sports to technology.
After 1 year, they will be chosen by the users in an annual voting ceremony.
Of course, users will also be able to filter content by hashtags like # cars , # nature etc, in addition to the content categories.

Each category will have a team of representative directors, experienced social media users who are experts in their field and have built a reputation and audience on other social media platforms, namely social media influencers.

The category directors' “like“ will have a large weight on the rewards due to a stake (frozen funds) being put into their account wallets.

Because just like on Steemit, voting weight depends on the APPICS Power in their account.

The 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.
On Steemit, those with a large steem power are investors or individuals who are not divided in different areas of content.

Apart from the 15 static categories, the last one will be Charity.

Under the hashtag “#givingback”, foundations and individuals can ask for support from the community. The community can help by donating via the “donate button” besides, up-voting (liking) the content.
In cooperation with APPICS, foundations will have the unique opportunity to provide insight and buildt trust within their community and in return receive a reliable reputation score and funding.

Furthermore, for people living in third world countries, where the banking system is on a constant downward spiral, earning cryptocurrency via content sharing has the potential to change lives on a global scale.

- From the APPICS Whitepaper


Another difference to Steemit is that APPICS will also have an integrated shop system.

For one, this means that brands can directly integrate a shoppable feed and that users can make purchases within 2 clicks from the discovery page.
Users can in turn spend their earned XAP coins easily within the integrated shop of their favorite Influencer / APPICS User.
And Investors will be pleased to hear that the shops and discovery page add alternative income streams to our business model .


Does APPICS work on its own blockchain?

Many people get confused what exactly the relationship between APPICS and Steemit is.
APPICS is one of the first Smart Media Tokens (SMT) on the STEEM Blockchain.

An SMT is a native digital asset on the Steem blockchain that can be quickly launched by anyone to help monetize online content - especially practical in the social media space.
"They're like Ethereum's ERC-20 tokens, but with certain built-in ‘Proof-of-Brain’ properties and a token distribution reward system designed specifically for digital content businesses."
You can read more about the SMT protocol here

So will APPICS have its own cryptocurrency?

Yes. APPICS will have its own, independent cryptocurrency XAP.

Will APPICS posts automatically be posted on Steemit?

Once the SMT comes out, no - because APPICS will be independent from the Steem Blockchain.
But as of right now, you might see some APPICS posts on steemit because we are currently testing the app on the STEEM blockchain while the SMT is still under development.





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Interesting project blazing a trail as one of the first SMTs. Will be keeping an eye on its development as a photographer and blockchain nerd!

I am a XAP investors from the ICO and really like the project. One concern I have is with the subject "directors" and how they are to be chosen. There is such an issue right now with established names dominating fields even though their way of thinking is quite yesterday. Take in the personal/spiritual growth arena, recent racial controversy around people like Danielle LaPorte and even Marianne Williamson, who might easily be considered "experts" or "leaders" in their field. I would feel very uncomfortable having my posts vetted for relative rewards by people who may have big names, but who no longer are at the leading edge of ideas.

How are you picking the topic directors?

Well details clarification, looking forward to seeing the SMT lauching.

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Yea, but you should create more awareness by using other means so that there will be more registered users when it started, my own suggestion is for you to start with free Airdrop ICO. With many peoples will know about SMT.

I don't understand this.

Once the SMT comes out, no - because APPICS will be independent from the Steem Blockchain.

How can APPICS be separate from the STEEM blockchain?

Especially after this is posted...

APPICS is one of the first Smart Media Tokens (SMT) on the STEEM Blockchain.

An SMT is a native digital asset on the Steem blockchain that can be quickly launched by anyone to help monetize online content - especially practical in the social media space.

What am I missing?

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Read more confusing stuff here. They ignored stuff on Telegram any real feedback. They only wanted Yes men feedback... https://steemit.com/steemit/@phoneinf/warning-do-not-invest-in-appics

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"Once the SMT comes out, no - because APPICS will be independent from the Steem Blockchain." this is only meant as an answer for the question: will APPICS posts automatically show up on steemit?
Later on no they won't, because APPICS is not a client for the steem blockchain. Instead APPICS is an independent cryptocurrency and a smart media token.

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Where are the transactions posted then?

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I think all the SMT-Tokens that will emerge like XAP can be viewed as Sidechains from the original Steem-Blockchain. It should work the same like with Ethereum and ERC-20 Tokens.

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Thank God, reason I'm not using tons of steem dapps is that they all end up posting on my main timeline.

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On which blockchain will run then?

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Sidechain system I believe, kind of like lightning.

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Yeah, this isn't making sense to me either.
SMT's are records on the Steem blockchain.
The Appics site/app may be independent, but if XAP the currency is an SMT then it'll be recorded here by definition.

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Yeah. I'm lost as well.

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I love the inclusion of a shop on APPICS. This is a brilliant addition. Can’t wait to give the app a go. Is it available on iOS yet?

Thank you for clearing things out on similarites and differences between Appics and Steemit ! This post is very useful to read and it definitely helps users comprehend better Appics use and functioning!

Thanks for sharing this post ! We keep fingers crossed for Appics :-)

I have been following the developments of Appics all year now, being an investor, and a bounty hunter. I simply can't wait till this product offically launches.

Everything and feature on steemit really interests me, but the charity feature interests me more it shows the team have a heart for giving which really means alot to me and makes everything even more exciting, you guys are amazing.

I have been looking forward to this project each time i wake up in the morning . No doubt im super-excited about Appics and the fact that i invested some Steem on Appics. Appics will help many of us in the 3rd world run away from poverty. Giving back power to everyone :-)

Explained?
Maybe I'm stupid, but you bring even more confusion with this post.

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It's just a return to the old system of "brand is our client" and "your attention is being sold".
It was just a matter of time until these people will follow us everywhere.
I for one, didn't understand a thing of what they do, in clear. But I know I will have my life changed doing whatever they will let us do. Which probably is buy stuff from influencers :D

Appics is gonna be big.....I can already see that. Can't wait for the app

Contributed on the open pre-sale, already looking forward to use the APPICS platform!! Hope it all goes well, congrats for the great project and business organization 😁✌

Good comparison between STEEMIT and APPICS.
I love both social media platform.

This is very interesting to know. But the SMT is taking too long. Let it come on time.

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Great project and great team i know this will be huge success.

This is awesome project a few people introduced me @soldier and @etcmike they are really brilliant guys.

Great feautures when it is going to launch.

Real implementation of SMT. Looks like this is one of the more serious project for crypto social platform. Do you have more precise info on launching time?

hmmm sounds like improved mobile version of steemit, hope to see it grow! #Appics

Can we earn from appics also just like steemit.

Very good explanation I really can see the difference between APPICS and Steemit.com lets hope that everything plays out well for you guys. Keep up the good work and communication!

I look forward to trying this app out and posting my portrait photography on it.

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For a second I thought you were talking about shooting video in portrait mode :)

This is going to be such a great addition to my Steemit account and blog @appics ! Being mobile and on the go it will be so easy for me to use and share photos from my various graveyard security job sites ! im sure it will work great on my new Chromebook as well which I actually purchased with Steem I saved up! So awesome , im really looking forward to the launch! Will have plenty of photos to share as well in the fall when I move out to my little country property! Woot!Upped and resteemed💕✌😀

I love good things, this project is promising and i will make i follow up what happens next, so that i will be among the first to register, i see its built upon the weakness of many other social media....i have resteemed the post for more visibility. I believe in the project crazily and focusely the same time....i will go direct to join telegram.

APPICS IS THE MOVING TRAIN, REMEMBER, HE THAT COMES FIRST ON THE MOUNTAIN SITS WHERE HE DESIRES.
KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN ON THIS WONDERFUL PROJECT CALLED "APPICS".

THANK YOU.

Nice app. I'm still waiting for it launch.

Hello Sir/Ma'am,
I'm an Indian boy, I really like the vision of @appics ,

Can't wait anymore! Tic toc tic toc!

Real interesting. Will keep an eye out

Wow....I just got to understand for real what an SMT is and how APPICS differs from steemit.
Informative post....I feel I know more about Appics now.

@appics thankyou friend your blog is awesome

Am Happy to be a part of the next gen social media. Thumps up @appics

@appics interesting but may I know is appics is in its beta version?

The category leaders are something that sounds very subjective. In the long run I would rather suggest to create a more democratic voting system to boost the hivemind.

good luck appics

"The category directors' “like“ will have a large weight on the rewards due to a stake (frozen funds) being put into their account wallets."

I hope the influencers will do the "putting" otherwise we're playing with daddy's money, which means 0 responsibility.

My best wishes to the project with more future in 2018.

Success in the steem network One of the most solid projects of SMT, I can not wait for them to complete the development of these.

Thanks for the explanation Steemit and Appics are the future. The future of a new technology in crypto currency

Really looking forward to this app. Appics will be the project to watch in 2018. Glad to be part of this community.

"Competiton's healthy, but we have a partnership
Between @Appics and Steemit, that entail other hardships
Know the difference between both, it's not that stressful
Each are their own, and individually successful..."


-@Verbal-D

"Competiton's healthy, but we have a partnership
Between @Appics and Steemit, that entail other hardships
Know the difference between both, it's not that stressful
Each are their own, and individually successful..."

-@Verbal-D

appics is better!

This is really educating . Thanks @appics