Alphaday builds crypto experience dashboards for enthusiasts, developers, and projects. Users can drag and drop from hundreds of services, news and social feeds, charts, and dapp functionality to create their daily workflows inside a single dashboard. This eliminates the need to have multiple browser tabs open to get different bits of information. i.e. imagine having token prices, gas prices, twitter feed, latest news headlines, TVL, borrowing rates and any other information any user could possibly want all within one single dashboard.
Market research we conducted in 2021 concluded that crypto users are overwhelmed with information and spend a lot of time jumping from one news source to another, from one social site to another, and usually have dozens of tabs open to stay up to date with everything happening in a community.
We would like to create a Firo ecosystem dashboard that aggregates the following information into a single community dashboard:
The latest Firo official announcements and blog post content
A feed of all news mentions of Firo from coindesk, cointelegraph and 20+ other news sources aggregated from across the internet
A calendar containing all Firo events including Firo Governance votes, meetups, hackathons with Firo bounties, AMAs
Podcast feed containing the latest appearances and interviews given by Firo team members
Integration with Firo Forum to show the latest and trending discussion topics
Discord & Telegram Integration to show a feed of latest discussions
FAQ, Whitepaper, FIRO tokenomics information
Firo Careers integration to show the latest open jobs listed
Firo Developer Center
A widget featuring the Firo roadmap with all the descriptions and links included
-Firo key Team Members
Widgets dedicated to Firo Research and Academic Papers
My name is Paris and I work in Partnerships and Business Development at Alphaday. Alphaday’s co-founder is Deniz Omer, he has been involved in the Ethereum space since early 2016 and joined Kyber Network in 2017 as Head of Ecosystem Growth before quitting to start Alphaday full-time in 2021. He previously worked at Thomson Reuters for a decade building financial products that rivaled the Bloomberg Terminal. He is also currently a Venture Partner at IOSG.VC
His co-founder Felipe has also been involved in Ethereum since 2016 and was a Developer Advocate at Pegasys and Consensys before quitting to work full time on Alphaday.
Alphaday’s third co-founder is DeFiDude who used to be a community manager at both Aave and Kyber Network before co-founding Alphaday.
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• We should be able to build and deploy the above dashboard within 2 months so if this grant is approved we want to launch the Firo dashboard by April 2023. We will require 1,200 USD upfront costs for development including integrating the discussion forums, blog post, social feed, jobs listing and academic papers.
• 120 USD per month for 12 months for maintenance including having an Alphaday content analyst quality-checking the dashboard every day and ensuring the Calendar widget is up-to-date with latest Firo events, all news mentions across the internet are captured by the dashboard, any updates not automatically captured by the Alphaday aggregator engine is manually added to the board, and other maintenance tasks.
Once we’ve launched the board, we will do user interviews and feedback sessions to tune the dashboard. We will continue this process of iterating, deploying, and collecting feedback continuously to build a dashboard that Firo stakeholders truly love to use.
This looks very interesting.
In order to evaluate this proposal properly I would need a couple pieces of information.
What is the current user base numbers as well as the numbers for previous years (or months).
This can give us some insight into future growth potential and value of the proposal.
@Fiendish regarding user base, we launched our beta in August to 500 MAU, since then we’ve grown MAU 500->1,200->2,100->2,500->2,900->7,300 month-on-month and we’re currently on-track to pass 10k MAU in February and this is without a big marketing push. We expect growth to accelerate significantly March onwards because we have agreements with Avalanche, Dfinity, Aave, Zcash and a few other projects to launch boards for their communities.
@reuben yep, we’re asking for 1,200 USD upfront to cover initial board building and deployment costs (our costs are actually higher but we’re happy to subsidize these costs early on in our lifecycle) and then 120USD per month for the next 12 months but we’re flexible and could receive the 12x120 at the end of the 12 month period to avoid your treasury having to make monthly payments.
Just one other thing, do you plan on being ad supported at any point?
The reason I ask is that as new significant protocol upgrades happen to Firo. It would be nice to have the ability to inform the wider crypto community of the new features etc.
Banner ads etc. maybe a good solution for various crypto projects.
Great suggestion and we’re actually thinking of implementing ad support (ie. something like featured widgets or an ad widget) probably Q2 or Q3 onwards, we thought we’d focus on getting good product-market fit first before thinking of monetization options like ads. Another tool we can implement is the Alert feature where if you as the Firo team want to push out an announcement to your community (ie. to Alphaday Firo board members/subscribers) they get an in-app alert or a browser alert regarding the announcement.