Hive Hackathon: Hivemessage
The first Hive Hackathon is over. From what I could see, the project was a success.
This was an initiative that was put together by Stemgeeks and @themarkymark. There was over 12,500 HIVE donated to be awarded as prizes.
It attracted 14 developers who submitted applications for consideration. In this post I want to cover one that I found really interesting and of great potential.
Here is the full post of the contest results (as of the writing of the post, the winners were not announced).
The success of this initial Hackathon shows the ability of the developers that we have on Hive. Most of these projects have enormous potential, so it will be interesting to see what is built out. It is important to note that part of the criteria of the contest is for all code to be open source. This means that others can pick up and add to the project if desired.
One that really stood out to me was Hivemessage. This was the submission of @ederaleng. It is a messenger application that is will provide the ability for communities to interact with each other. Of course, at present that role is filled with outside applications such a Telegram or Discord. Hivemessage is an app that is tied to the Hive blockchain, with all transactions going to the blockchain.
Obviously, during the two week contest, what was produced was MVPs. Thus, we see applications that are scarce in features yet have a lot that can be added. Based upon what I see with Hivemessage, this fits that description well.
We start by going to https://hivemessage.com/login to login. As we see, this uses either Keychain or Hivesigner.
Upon signing in, we are met with this graphic. It shows that private conversations will be added in the future.
In the upper left, we have our dashboard. Here is where we find the ability to create a channel.
Clicking on the Green + allows us to add a channel
The full write up about the project can be read here.
It is very interesting to see a messenger application being developed that is tied directly to Hive. This could evolve into something very powerful. The idea of a basic messenger is appealing yet it was one of the comments that caught my attention.
Not only do we see the potential for having a way to chat and set up different discussion channels but an audio room would be a huge step. The ability to easily create podcasts using an on-chain application would be a major step forward. This would assist in the people's ability to create content. Essentially, another resource that is part of the ecosystem, keeping people from having to go outside.
Of course, these are all plans and we can see that @ederaleng has many ideas about what to add to the project. We will have to see how it all evolves given the wide range of options that are available for an application such as this.
What are your thoughts on it? Do you think this is an application that can really help the Hive ecosystem?
Also, in looking over the other submissions in the contest, what caught your attention? Are there some you like better?
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