Let's Talk About Steem Assistant

in #utopian-io2 years ago (edited)

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Good Morning Steemians,

After having issues with my browser extension last night and issues still carrying on while I write this post, I figured I would write something talking about the current state of Steem Assistant and what I plan for the future.

Currently at the time of writing this post wss://steemd.steemit.com is experiencing timeout errors. A quick fix it to replace that line in steem.min.js with wss://steemd-int.steemit.com

This is a short term fix, but in my opinion not a long term solution. What I'm planning on doing is trying to add in some sort of fallback in the source code so that if for some reason a particular node is inaccessible, that the code will reach out to the next available node.


Let's talk about the future!

Alright, so now that we have the most glaring issue out of the way, lets discuss the future of Steem Assistant.

Currently Steem Assistant only adds a widget to the bottom corner of your screen to easily track things such as voting power, wallet balances and reward balances, but I'm looking to add many more features to make Steemit much easier to use and provide functionality that currently is only available using third party websites and tools. How cool would it be to be able to do all of this directly from the Steemit website?

Another thing I want to address is the current state of the source code. Since I was putting connections together and adding pieces on pieces, the code became somewhat messy. I'm already planning v2.0 in which the code base will be rewritten so that it's easier to update and work on for future releases.


Features I want to Add!

Here are a list of features that I want to add to the extension:

  • Better options for customization of the Steem Assistant widget.
  • Allow support for multiple user account tracking.
  • Allow claiming of rewards without visiting the wallet.
  • Fallback node during outages to decrease downtime of the extension.
  • Code rewrite to allow for easier debugging and updating.
  • Add additional information to blog pages to track upcoming payouts etc.
  • Add additional functionality to post page to allow for more control over your posting.
  • Add the ability to change voting power % when the user does not have access to the voting slider.

In Summary

There are many features I want to add and I appreciate all the support that I have received so far. This community is amazing and I'm hoping to develop for the people of this community for quite some time. I hope you enjoy my work and please feel free to contribute, critique or give me suggestions along the way!


Stay Connected

Steemit: https://steemit.com/@jrmiller87
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jrmiller87
Twitter: https://twitter.com/realjrmiller87

Developed By: @jrmiller87

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Hello,

Your contribution cannot be accepted yet.

  • It seems this is a quick update on the steem assistant project. However, we have strict rules on the content and formatting.

From the Utopian Rules:

You must provide an original and a unique editorial content of very high quality that is strongly related to the promotion and development of open-source related projects. Blogs must have a unique and consistent format.

  • Personal banners and any call to action on resteem/follow are not allowed.
  • There is no mention to github repository or chrome app store to get access Steem Assistant.

Instead of directly rejecting, I am pending this contribution. If you think you can fix these issues, please reply this comment once you're done. However, the first issue (detailed content/unique formatting) is very important and we're being stricter than ever.
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Due to restructure on Utopian -will happen soon- this post is rejected now. We can't wait for improvements at this time.

woo brilliant and interesting job , do you think is possible to ad all that ?? for me with not to much experience i think needs an easy way to finding your followers, resteemit , i can follow you ??

I think I can, it'll take some time as I'm new to the site (only 18 days) but I've been working hard to contribute to the community as best I can. The followers thing is definitely something I want to look into! Thanks for the feedback and the comment!

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That would be awesome! I’m not going to lie, I am completely lame to the ways of these things. I’m slowly trying to figure this all out. I know this is still the beginning for steemit, but this is the stuff that needs to be in place when the masses of common folk (like myself) arrive, to make the average users transition from FB, IG, etc seamless and easy. It’s very exciting to be part of this community this early on, and I can’t wait to see where it goes! Thank you for your work.

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Anytime! Thank you for reading and commenting. It makes me excited to keep developing on this platform!