ANU #28–AppCoins Wallet Translation and Developers Incentives Program

AppCoins News Update, or ANU for short, is a regular bi-weekly update by the AppCoins team. As usual, we are going to cover dev updates, market reports, team members and upcoming events. This weeks focus is on the translation of the AppCoins Wallet, Credit Card payment improvements and APPC Top-Ups, as well as the reopening of the Developer Incentives Program.

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Since the last update, we’ve been working on the continued improvements of our wallet. This means that we’ve kept working on the previously mentioned features including MultiSig protection for our contract, the Catappult SDK, the attribution system and the wallet provider.

We’re already in the testing phase of the MultiSig integration for our contract, and we’ll start to apply it soon. In addition, we are still working on additional improvements to our contracts, to make sure that they are as secure as possible.

When it comes to the AppCoins Wallet, our work has been focused on helping both developers and partners. We’ve already finished the first approach of the solution for the attribution system, and for the upcoming release, our wallet will be ready to support the revenue share with third-party stores that partner with us. In addition to that, on the next release, we will be able to show our permissions solution for the providing of the wallet address.

But our improvements do not stop there — we’re now focusing a little more on the users, too. Our scope for the last week has been the improvements on the billing and the access to AppCoins Credits.

Credit Card Payment Improvements

Right from the beginning, and as soon as our users started making payments with credit cards, we noticed that most of the times, the users like to keep their payment details stored for future purchases. On the other hand, there are times that they prefer to change the card that was used on a previous purchase. Although it looks like a minor detail, this has a huge impact when we make our purchases. With that in mind, we have started to work on allowing the user to change that information while making a purchase when that information is already stored.

APPC Top-Up

Many of our incentives programs aim to get users on board with our billing solution by rewarding them with AppCoins Credits. We think that the APPC Credits have more applications than those we’ve explored so far, and can be useful in many other situations.

For that reason, we started thinking about how we can give users the possibility to get APPC Credits, either by being able to buy them for their own use or on how they could purchase APPC Credits for others.

We think this has a huge potential, not only because it allows the user to set their balance for purchases, but also because it allows others, such as family members, friends or even neighbors to have access to APPC so that they can make in-app purchases on the games they fancy the most — even when they have no access to a Credit Card or PayPal account.

AppCoins Wallet Goes Global

We have also shared some exciting news with our community regarding the translation of the AppCoins Wallet into 31 languages. We believe this is bound to improve our users’ experience and boost the adoption of the AppCoins Protocol worldwide.

The fact that users will now be able to use the AppCoins Wallet in their native language is another step towards giving them a more flexible and trusted environment. You can learn more about this here.

Developers Incentives Program

Last but not least, we are glad to announce the reopening of the Developers Incentives Program. As you know, in the last few weeks, we have detected some irregularities on how developers were trying to bypass some of the rules, so we temporarily paused the program while we worked on new security features to better the program and prevent these issues from happening again. We’ve applied several new rules that aim for the fairness of the Developer Incentives Program and will be sharing more news on this soon.

The Incentives Program is designed for all Android developers that integrate the AppCoins SDK for in-app purchases in their apps and games. The weekly Incentives Program consists of distributing 125,000 APPC proportionally to the number of IAP transactions per game, which means that each developer that participates in the program will automatically earn APPC.

You can find more details about the program here.

Following last month’s protocol KPIs performance, on this ANU we have collected the values from January, regarding both flows using AppCoins, IAP and User Acquisition, the number of apps downloaded with the integration of AppCoins as well as indicators from the SDK, as the table shows below.

KPIs performance for January 2019

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

Published artefacts:

At the time of writing, the current market cap is close to $4.18 M USD, with $179.18 K USD in volume in the last 24 hours across these exchanges: Binance (49,90%), Huobi (47,81%), HitBTC (0,06%) and Kyber Network (2,25%).

Since the last ANU, APPC value has witnessed a high of $0.053 USD on Jan 19th, and a low of $ 0.040 USD on Jan 29th. You can see more info about APPC markets at Coinmarketcap.


Name: Carlos Gómez Garrido
Role: Translation and Localisation Specialist
Bio: Carlos joined Aptoide in 2017 as a Translation Specialist, and is currently responsible for the localisation of both Aptoide and AppCoins websites and apps. His goal is to ensure the quality of the translations work, and adapting all AppCoins materials into multiple languages. Carlos is the man of the hour, as he is responsible for the latest update on the AppCoins Wallet, which is now available in 31 languages.


Blockchain Safety & Transparency: The AppCoins Solution

As you know, the AppCoins Protocol seeks to create a circular economy where everyone involved is benefited. Whether by unlocking the world of apps to millions of new users or by giving a fair share of revenue to developers, our primary goal is to create a more transparent and fair apps ecosystem profitable for all.

To achieve that we are continually trying to improve our work and give all parties involved, the best experience possible. Since at AppCoins security and transparency are the main pillars of our work, every step we take needs to take these two factors into consideration.

That is why we felt it would be essential to let our community know how AppCoins keeps your transactions safe. We do this by continuously improving security, reliability, and scalability by using authentication frameworks, Merkle Tree-based structures, and Address Proxy Contracts.

You can read the full article here.