SteemPeak - Update v2.0 - Guest 'Social' Logins and New Burn Promotion System

in steempeak •  last month  (edited)

A new version of SteemPeak is now available. This is probably the largest update we have released this year and I (@asgarth) will not be able to cover everything in great details in this single post. But there are some exciting new features that we hope you will like and that are a big part of our future plan to onboard users on Steem. Some of the features will be probably highlighted in separate posts in the coming weeks.

The new release is now live at https://steempeak.com

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1. Guest 'Social' Logins

Starting with this release users that don't own a Steem account (yet) will be able to login to steempeak.com using their Facebook, Google or GitHub accounts.

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This users will get a 'guest' account and will be able to configure their experience, have their own profile page and explore Steem according to their preferences. Each new account will get a random username (minimum 17 characters to avoid collision with Steem usernames) generated by the system. This is a sample of my own 'guest' account profile page:

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And in the following table you can view a features comparison between Steem and Guest account:

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As you can see we plan to enable more features for the guest accounts in the coming weeks/months.

2. New Burn Promotion System

The next big thing in this release is the Burn Promotion System. You can now promote your posts on SteemPeak burning STEEM and with a small fee (10% of the total amount).
The system can be extended to be used by other frontends and we'll be happy to support them if they are interested in this system.

To promote a post check out this page and specify all the required details. Promoted posts will be included in the Topic feeds.

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3. Rework the Explore page header menu

The top menu in the Explore page has been updated to allow more options and to be more useful and easy to configure. Now it's possible to add 'favorite' users, topics, curators directly from the menu.

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4. Merge the old HTML editor with the Markdown editor

Due to some issues with the previous HTML editor I decided to switch to a single editor that will allow you to work both in Markdown and HTML. So the new editor is exactly the same for both styles, but the syntax will be updated according to your preference.

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5. Allow post scheduling via Keychain

If you have granted the posting authority to the @steempeak.app account you can now schedule post publishing also when you logged in the Steem Keychain. To grant the posting authority check your Settings page.

6. Enabled the Battlegames tribe

The Battlegames tribe is now enabled. Check it out here.

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7. Show Scot rewards in the claim reward panel (Wallet page)

Thanks to an update in the Scotbot API (kudos to @eonwarped for this) we are now able to display the amount of the rewards in the claim panel.

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8. Some bug fixes and minor improvements

And as expected with a major release there is a large amount of small fixes and improvements ;)


Support the @steempeak witness/proposals

Now is probably a nice time to remind you of the ways you can support the development of @steempeak.

Recently we submitted a proposal to the Steem Proposals System (SPS). You can review the proposal here and directly on the proposal page.
If you agree to the proposal and you think the points mentioned add value to Steem consider supporting it using the above links or directly with this link.

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We also run a witness server to help produce the blocks for the Steem Blockchain. You can vote for our witness so we are in a position to process more of them.

Vote on out profile page: @steempeak
Vote on the witness page: https://steempeak.com/witnesses

This works for all witnesses BTW

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Guest accounts are really cool. Hopefully the masses will begin to flood in then demand real steem accounts.

Checking witness vote and voting on your proposal. Thanks for all you do.

Thanks for your support ;)

You're a machine, Asgarth! :)

Thanks man !!

Guest logins sound great. We need easy ways for people to start getting involved with Steem. I have created accounts with RCs for people. It would be cool to have ways to use that to upgrade guests to full users. Exciting times.

Thanks for the feedback. We already thought to different ways to upgrade the account (and using RC will be one of the way to do it). We just need a bit more time to complete all we have planned :D

I understand we will get RC delegation eventually, so that may open options. I am really liking the Steempeak user experience. You are heading in the right direction.

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I noticed the update in my wallet and came to check for a release post immediately. congrats on the guest account its a step in the right direction, look forward to seeing how many people take you up on the offer and convert to full steemains from it.

Most excited about the burn program and that it can be extended to other front ends I'll be sure to mention it those still bid botting

Thanks. We plan to add more features to complete our onboarding plans so guest accounts will be able to upgrade to full Steem account just using the platform as guests ;)

And I'm excited about the burn system too. Hope it is something the community will find useful ;)

Awesome updates! Thanks for all the hard work.

Thank you very much :)

You guys deserve every support you get. Keep up the good work!

Thanks !!

I dont think people are aware of how essential Guest accounts are.

It is the only thing, alongside price increase, that will lead to mass adoption. SMTs are being promoted as something that will be a great mover, and in terms of price it might be, but we need to realize that when it comes to tokenizing the internet all these SMTs that will be built will first need to create a value proposition.
As we have seen with Steem-engine that is incredibly difficult.

But what has already developed that value proposition?

STEEM, ofc.

For every website that might be interested in creating their own token they need to pass through a number of phases to develop value and adopt something that might or might not benefit them. While you and i understand what an SMT is and what crypto is, the mainstream user of the SMT creation tool will know neither.
First they will need to learn what crypto is and how this could benefit them, then they need to understand the basics of STEEM and then they need to develop a plan for their token.
Thats a lot of work that most will not be willing to do.

These guest accounts and their potential utilization can be seamless.

  1. They require little knowledge
  2. They use the same login and account creation methods like millions of other websites
  3. Theyre easily explainable.

User experience is something very few people on steem have bothered with during these last few years.
Ive mentioned website Steem comment section integration in your discord channel today and i really think that is where you guys should gravitate towards with these guests accounts. Peaking (no pun intended) interest via partnerships that require 0 work from the site owners, first with crypto publishing websites and then further, while rewarding or creating the potential to reward engagement on their sites.

Anyways... I went too long with this. Keep up the good work.

Thank you for all the ideas you shared. I totally agree that guest accounts can be a big deal and it's the big building block for our onboarding platform. Also because we plan to make it easy (and hopefully funny) for those accounts to earn a full Steem account.

Thanks for this update!
The guest social logins are a great idea.
Are you planning to offer a mobile app (ios or android)?

Thanks. A mobile app is planned, but not sure when we'll have the time to work on it :D

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As always, fantastic update :)
I would like to sugest adding SBD as promotion payment as we need to burn those too :)

Thanks. I would like to test the sytem with STEEM and add other options later (when we'll probably have SMTs and SE tokens too).

Nice :)

If you have granted the posting authority to the @steempeak.app account you can now schedule post publishing also when you logged in the Steem Keychain.

This is by far my favourite update of this update! I used scheduled posts often but hated using STEEMConnect for everything else. So happy about this!

Not sure I like guest login, if they were able to login and then immediately create a STEEM account from their social login data that would be cool, but otherwise I don't understand how it is more enticing for them to create an account and participate in curation if they can just do a lot of lurking around in a guest account. Don't mean to be cynical about it, just voicing..

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This is more relevant for content creators that have thousands of followers on other platform. We can't expect them to join if all their follower need to register a steem account to post a comment. We need to give a guest or basic account instantly to everyone so they can interact with the platform. With options to upgrade to something better later on.

Oh sorry wrote the comment before reading this one... which happens to be basically the same answer. So at least we're on the same page. haha

:D

We are considering not JUST creators or voters but fans and followers of the creators on this platform. Many creators are interested in their already established followers being able to come in and interacting with their content... with comments and maybe a non-voting LIKE button.

Hmm.. Commenting I hadn't thought about about, but I would say make it a decoy like button and if they click it the page tells them they can 'support their favorite influencer/creator by creating a free STEEM account ''

On second thinkings, I think it is a great idea.

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huge improvement! thank you for making great features.

Thanks ;)

Wonderful updates!
Great work - thanks a lot!!!

Thanks, much appreciated !!

I'm a relatively new user of steempeak but what I saw until now is just great!
Gave my votes for both witness as proposal. Keep up the great work!

Thank you very much :)

Great! Just tried your promotion, curious what it will do!
You are doing a great job here, thanks, and thanks!

wow, now I almost feel bad ;)

Great updates! 👍

Thanks

that's an absolutely brilliant way of handling it. well done. wow.

Thanks, any feedback will be appreciated ;)

i'll try and step through it and do a little video on it.

Awesome work :) can guest accounts later choose their name and migrate their profile and settings to a full Steem account?

That's the plan, but will take a bit more time to get there :D

Damn! This is some good stuff!! Thanks for the update! 😎

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Thanks !!

Question: Noticed tonight some posts have an orange outline. Why are these posts appearing in my feeds? They are unrelated, and not even tagging the tags I am exploring in my feed search.

Are these posts paying promotions to appear in between my search results? Does not seem like a feature users asked for. Is this the way the blockchain or steampeak operates now?

This post appeared in #gardening. Why?

This is the result of the new promotion system. More details in this post, check the second paragraph above.

Short recap: people can now burn STEEM and pay a small fee to steempeak to have their posts promoted on the feeds. It's something we are still tuning but the main point is that people are burning STEEM, so this will hopefully benefit the whole ecosystem. To promote a post the total amount of circulating Steem is reduced and this should lead to a price increase in the long term.

Thank you for clarifying that.

Let me know if you come up for a way to restore our feeds to be free of these promoted posts.

Right now, this new feature is going to be a constant irritant, and runs contrary to my curation goals. I, and others, might even be willing to offer delegation or a subscription fee for an improved user experience.

We are looking for ways to make the promoted posts more related to the topic an user is currently viewing. It will be less problematic for you if the content is relevant to the topic?

Also feel free to join our discord to discuss this with us and other community members ;)

Yes. Thanks for the understanding.

I use "created" filters daily to search for under-valued content in specific categories, so anytime I am forced to review older content that is promoted or unrelated it is dysfunctional to the chosen filter.

Keep up the good work.

Großartige Neuigkeiten sind das, es kann endlich los gehen!! 👍😁.
Ich finde @steempeak gleich von Anfang an schon super. Es ist alles sehr übersichtlich gestaltet und ist alles ordentlich in Kategorien eingeteilt! 😊
Super Arbeit geleistet 👍💪

Thank you very much ;)

Awesome update. I will certainly have a look into that promotion feature. It looks very interesting. Also congrats for adding guest accounts. I think the more frontends do this the more mainstream steem will become :) Keep up your awesome work!

Let me know when you have feedback ;)

Already tested the promotion and the post scheduling - been using Steempeak for more than 15 months and it gets continuously better :)

Thanks, let me know if you have any feedback ;)

Can I merge the guest account with a Steem account later?

We are working on it. But I think it will be an 'upgrade' of the social account, not really a merge.

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Thank you for really fast answer

You guys are seriously killing it! Amazing!

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Wonderfull! I love it to work with Steempeak. And my opinion is "The people behind thr frontend make a great job. Greetings Michael

Loving the guest accounts idea! high-5
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