After the Flipstarter node campaigns, we mentioned three good next steps:
User experience (UX) improvements: low-hanging fruit
UX improvements: moving to smart contracts
About a week ago, Corentin Mercier, a well known web developer in the BCH ecosystem, made a proposal to accomplish step 1: easy deployment. We reached out to potential campaigners including all the active nodes to make sure this proposal would provide as much utility as possible to the next generation of campaigners.
To quote Corentin's proposal:
Visit the flipstarter.cash website and click "deploy to heroku"
Create an account and wait for the app to get deployed
Click "open app"
Fill in your campaign's information
(optional) Add your custom domain name in Heroku's app settings
Please remember, you will need to use your own domain (for example
MyCampaign.com. Flipstarter is not planning to host any further campaigns directly on the flipstarter.cash domain.
In addition to improving the code to be easily deployed, Corentin also plans to offer no-hassle campaign deployment for a reasonable fee. Other people are welcome to offer this service as well. Flipstarter will not promote any particular service.
Hard work, good communication, trust, marketing, and more. It is not easy. You can read one of our old articles which has a basic outline.
This is only step 1 of the improvements for Flipstarter. It improves the situation for campaigners and it will have the same user experience that we have today. Once everything is easily accessible, then work can begin to improve on the user experience. If you think you can accomplish steps 2 or 3 or if you have other ideas for improving Flipstarter, we welcome your participation, and especially proposals. Please join us on the Flipstarter telegram.
Thank you to Corentin for making a specific proposal including a budget and deadline. Thank you to everyone who has provided constructive feedback for Flipstarter so far. The cost of this proposal will be covered 50% by BCH Node, who has a mandate in its budget to develop Flipstarter capability that benefits its own deployment, and the rest by Flipstarter funds from generous donors. We are looking forward to a new generation of campaigns.
Lead image by sasint on Pixabay.