[Proposal] 🦪🟣 Ocean Pearl: The Ocean Ecosystem Project Tracker [Round 9]

:oyster::purple_circle: Ocean Pearl: The Ocean Ecosystem Project Tracker [Round 9]

Key Project Data

Name of project

Ocean Pearl

Website

Proposal Wallet Address

0xe6E3459bA0d70699F54464cc4b5d273810E7EC7B

The proposal in one sentence

We bootstrap a community-based project tracking platform for the Ocean ecosystem with an early focus on the OceanDAO community.

Project Category

⌧ OceanDao

Country of Residence:

Germany

Funding Amount

17500$

Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant?: Yes (Round 5+7)

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Project Overview

Background

Currently the number of proposals for the monthly oceanDAO fundings is constantly increasing and it is almost impossible to track the progress of all (funded) projects. This is the reason why Ocean Pearl was created.

Ocean Pearl is the first product that was initiated by the Ocean Tech Ship. The Ocean Tech Ship focuses on identifying problems that block the growth of the Ocean ecosystem. Ocean Pearl has become independent, but will continue working with the tech ship.

Additionally we are working closely together with the oceanDAO to align our goals to improve the general experience for everyone since the early adopters of Ocean Pearl will be the OceanDAO community.

The Ocean Pearl members have a strong background in web development and are dedicated to building the project for the long run.

After the current MVP release we are especially working on enhancing the user experience and improving data quality. We want to establish Ocean Pearl as the key tool for exploring the Ocean Protocol ecosystem.

Problem & Opportunity

While the Ocean ecosystem is growing, it is difficult to keep track of all the developments, announcements, events, and conversations. This is especially evident when you look at a subset of the Ocean ecosystem: oceanDAO.

It is almost impossible to keep track of all proposals, deliverables, progress, and impact on the ecosystem. Users who want to vote also need to touch several platforms to inform themselves (Github, port, vote). As a project owner, you have to write a new proposal based on a text template which is not ideal as formatting differences make it very difficult for automated software to extract the relevant information from a proposal.

Opportunity:

  • Get a (quick) overview of the projects in the Ocean ecosystem via an easy to use web app

  • A community-initiated project as a foundation for a decentralized OceanDAO

  • Improve transparency of (funded) projects

  • Create guidelines for (future) OceanDAO proposals

    • better comparability between projects/proposals
  • Give more people with a non-tech background the opportunity to overview current developments.

  • Build the foundation for a place to get a high-level overview of the health and diversity of the Ocean ecosystem

  • Standardized, clean data through an API for third parties

  • Keep up with new proposals in the OceanDAO

  • Check if OceanDAO projects delivered what they promised

  • Track the progress of funded projects

  • A quick way to find exciting projects (to contribute to)

  • Aggregate Ocean Protocol content into one platform

Our Mission

  • Track projects to make sure the funds are used in the best possible way

    • Reward projects that are legit and delivering on their promises
    • Identify malicious actors
    • Identify weaknesses and strengths in the funding strategy of OceanDAO
  • Track projects in the whole Ocean Ecosystem

    • to give them a platform to present updates and announcements
    • to provide users insights into what is out there and what is just marketing hype
  • Support the Ocean Protocol ecosystem

    • by providing an overview and insights based on data from the community
  • Further, the outreach of Ocean Protocol

    • for new users who want to get a first impression
    • for news pages who want to keep track of the development in the ocean ecosystem
    • for active users who do not want to participate in time-consuming community meetings but still would like to use their tokens to vote e.g. or participate and support projects
    • businesses who want to use OP
  • Promoting best practices throughout the Ocean Community how an OceanDAO project can succeed

    • completely open-source
    • all processes are transparent and our groups are accessible
    • responsible management of the funding

Project details

Ocean Pearl aims to aggregate all Ocean Protocol content and resources onto one platform, which will listed on oceanpearl.io

  • oceanDAO (current main focus)

    • Collect all projects on oceanDAO
    • Display all projects from oceanDAO on a web app
    • Aggregate fundings from individual projects from oceanDAO
    • Show current proposals from new oceanDAO projects
    • Detail Page for oceanDAO projects
    • Landing Page with relevant numbers from oceanDAO
    • Leaderboard - see whether a proposal will be funded or not at the current voting state

Deliverables

Previous Round (Round 7 Proposal)

Milestone 2: Enhance current functionality :white_check_mark:

  • integrate API to fetch data from Airtable

    • Update Round metrics to R7 data
    • show real-time round metrics and votings
  • add missing data regarding past fundings

    • fixes the got funded with 0 OCEAN bug
  • upload and show project images and logos

    • define workflow to receive images and logos from projects
    • setup cloud-storage + CDN
  • add filter-options for proposal overview

    • filter by round
    • filter by category
    • search by project name
  • add design for project-detail pages without images

    • create Design
    • implement Design
  • improve project-sharing

    • add more human readable project links
    • Open Graph preview for projects

THIS Round Deliverables:

Milestone 3: :bar_chart:Voting Leaderboard & :star2:UX improvements

  • Leaderboard

    • see whether a proposal will be funded or not at the current voting state (considering earmarked proposals)
    • overview over the entire voting process
  • Filter for Projects page

    • implement filter functionality for projects page
    • update current categories
  • Project-Profile (aka Project-Detail) improvements

    • image-gallery to display multiple images per project
    • display social links to other external pages
  • Project Management Page

    • upload multiple images to display on your project-profile
    • add social links for your project
    • adjust project category
  • SEO optimization

    • optimize how pearl is found over different search engines
    • optimize meta tags and shareability
  • Proposals Page

    • switch round metrics on round selection
    • store filter options inside URL to improve shareability
  • Reliability

    • add auto-backup for the Database
    • endpoint monitoring with Notification on downtime
  • Onboard projects and collect feedback

    • get in touch with community to update project profiles
    • start marketing to get more engagement

KPI Targets

By end of October 2021

  • total unique visitors to Ocean Pearl: 1400
  • at least 10 Projects with updated project-profile

Expected short term ROI

  • The community has an easy to use interface for voting on proposals, thus more people will vote on proposals

    • Increased use of the utility token OCEAN - TVL (Primary Fundamental Metrics)
    • Growing demand for OCEAN token (Secondary Fundamental Metrics)
  • Total Value Locked (holdings for voting): 3M

  • Rise of Total Value Locked with Oceanpearl: 1M

  • Likelihood of success: 75%

  • Bang: 1M * 75% = 750k OCEAN

  • Bucks = 10k $OCEAN = 7.5k OCEAN

  • ROI = 750’000 / 7’500 = 100

  • We expect in the long run a significantly higher ROI due to Ocean Pearl. A rise of 10x is very likely.

Ongoing

  • Significant growth of community engagement in voting for proposals

  • Considerable growth of project quality

    • enhanced transparency of projects
    • improved cooperation between running projects and free developers/contributors

Outlook

  • Propose directly on Ocean Pearl

  • post status updates for your proposal on Ocean Pearl

  • Ocean Protocol Calendar (most important events, product releases, community events, etc.)

  • One Place to Find it All

    • List of links to important projects in the ecosystem
  • Ocean Token Tracker Board (collaboration with other projects)

  • News Plattform

    • Newsfeed
  • Newsletter

  • Integration of other projects

  • OceanDAO voting

    • Community voting: delivered what was promised? (vote with the tokens, which voted for the project in the DAO-voting)
  • Tutorials on how to vote on oceanDAO (text and video)

  • Show which projects get a lot of attention (views/upvotes/…?)(community favorites)

Team

Meet the Pearls

Core-Team:

  • Sebastian Abromeit. Full Stack Web Developer, Hamburg, Germany (LinkedIn)
  • Moritz Murauer. Designer & Front-end Developer, Munich, Germany (LinkedIn)
  • Dominik Nolte. Full Stack Web Developer, Hamburg, Germany (LinkedIn)
  • Marcel Haßlinger. Full Stack Developer, Frankfurt, Germany (LinkedIn)
  • Brian Böhm, Front-end Developer, Hamburg, Germany (LinkedIn)

Advisors:

  • Albert Peci. Full Stack Web3 Developer, Berlin, Germany (LinkedIn) (Twitter)

Github: https://github.com/ocean-tech-ship/

Discord: https://discord.gg/PP4S5Fg5Xx

Figma: https://www.figma.com/file/7dtPoxdTarwvlPXOPPg4UO/Ocean-Pearl?node-id=292%3A2

Current State of https://oceanpearl.io :ocean: :purple_circle:

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I think likewise keeping data in relation to location and success rates/number of voters would be useful for the inevitable point at which someone does a study on the efficacy of daos and wants a dataset (which could be bought on ocean market)

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Hi @inKin,

thank you very much for your comment. I agree with you that there is a lot of potential in voting data.

I don’t quite understand what you mean by location because projects often have teams spread across the globe. Maybe you could elaborate more on what you are referring to here.

Rather than project location it could be team member location, I think as far as project success rate for team member location that is valuable information for investors, because a great project with a skilled team who live primarily in venezuela with some Puerto Rican members probably can’t deliver, for reasons outside of their control. You feel?