ANU#49 — Backup Notifications, PoA Screen & Recap of 2019 Events

Welcome to the AppCoins News Update , ‘ANU’ for short. This week, we’ve focused on a soft and forced AppCoins Wallet update, a suggestive backup notification and an improved PoA screen.

These are the latest changes the AppCoins team has been working on, since the last ANU:

Have you ever missed a major update because you didn’t know about it?

With this new release, users will now receive in-app notifications whenever there’s a new major release, suggesting them to update their AppCoins Wallet to the latest version.

Users will also be prompted to force an update to a newer version when opening the application or when doing a POA (if we really need them to update the wallet due to a critical reason).

To clarify the difference between the two types of update; the soft update occurs when our team releases an update that has major changes to the user experience, consequently sending them an in-app notification.

The forced update occurs when our team believes that the user’s version of the wallet has some critical errors that may compromise their experience. When this happens, a screen will pop up when the user starts the app or a notification will appear if they’re doing a PoA.

Have you ever lost your phone along with all the content inside of it or had to switch to a new phone and forgot to backup some app data?

With that in mind, we created a new backup notification mechanism that warns the user to backup their wallet and prevent them from losing all their AppCoins and AppCoins Credits.

We suggest users keep their wallet updated because in the following weeks we’ll share more updates regarding this matter.

Proof-of-attention (PoA) is one of the core value propositions of the AppCoins ecosystem. Developers create campaigns, campaigns drive new users to their apps, and then users get rewarded by downloading and trying these apps.

In order to improve the engagement of our users with the PoA mechanics, we will be introducing some changes to how users can manage them from their wallets.

This will allow the user to have a clearer overview of how many PoA’s they have made and how many they can still make in the next 24 hours. This, alongside other improvements we are preparing, will hopefully bump the PoA experience to a whole new level.

As always, you’re invited to follow our work regarding all of the products we’re working on:

Published artifacts:

At the time of writing, the current market cap is close to $3,36M USD, with $77,424 USD in volume in the last 24 hours across these exchanges: Binance (93,49%) and Huobi (6,51%).

Since the last ANU, APPC value has witnessed a high of $0.037 USD on November 17th, and a low of $0.032 USD on November 19th. You can see more info about APPC markets at Coinmarketcap.

Name: Carlos Sequeira
Role: Software Developer
Bio: Carlos has been working in the AppCoins team since August 2019. His role is to migrate new aplications so they can have the AppCoins Billing System. He achieves this by creating new Migrator Rules or fixing existing ones.

This past year has been a busy one for the AppCoins team! We have gone to various events promoting the protocol, including Chain Plus, Block Live Asia, PGConnects London, Unite Shanghai, Unite Tokyo, Unite Copenhagen, Unite India, Malaysia Blockchain Week, InnovFest Unbound, Bloconomic, Chinajoy, Pocket Gamer Connects, just to name a few!

Most recently, our VP of Asia Pacific, Tiago Alves, attended GameDaily’s Connect conference in Shenzen. He spoke at the event earlier this month, talking about how to ‘Reach New Heights with Blockchain Technology’. You can find the presentation slides below:

The AppCoins team are optimistic about 2020 and will continue to work on the AppCoins Protocol and ecosystem to help it thrive even further.

This includes new and exciting projects and solutions, to which Tiago Alves comments:

“In any new solution you always need to solve the chicken and egg problem, i.e. the supply and demand. Catappult has now more than 2,000 android games with the AppCoins billing and more than 10 app stores on-board including top OEMs like Xiaomi, OPPO and VIVO which gives us a lot of confidence in the success of the project.”

Our VP of Strategy and Monetization, Pedro Almeida, who has played a key role in the on boarding of developers such as IGG (Lords Mobile), GTarcade (Legacy of Discord and Era of Celestials), FunPlus (Family Farm), Zeptolab (Cut the Rope) and many more, shares the following:

“I am excited to see the growing number of developers and apps leveraging the AppCoins protocol on their apps”

Missed one of our previous publications? Not to worry. You can read them right here:

ANU#48 — Latest AppCoins Wallet, New IAP Flow, GameDaily Connect

ANU#47 — Improved Checkout Flow, App Bundles, the AppCoins Universe

ANU#46 — AppCoins Wallet Release and Unity Integration Support

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