alga. is an accessible mobile data-token platform built based on the Ocean Marketplace, integrating pricing history, deep-learning data research, staking-indicators, community-curated ratings and data-driven pool analyses on a customizable application that is linked to the user’s Ethereum wallet.
Access. Navigate. Stake.
The Data Whale alga. application development will cover the following aspects
⌧ Building an application built based on the Ocean Marketplace
⌧ Supporting the outreach / community with a customizable mobile application to navigate the data economy.
The proposed application aims to provide a mobile platform for all things “data economy”. It combines a customizable interface similar to Coingecko & Blockfolio, exclusively tracking data-tokens and providing pricing, liquidity and trading volume history to all data-pools on the Ocean Marketplace. The application also allows users to seamlessly connect their Ethereum address and update their staking wallet balance.
Furthermore, the application will integrate with existing Data Whale datasets in Phase 2 and provides data-users an exclusive access to a mobile dashboard, providing insights to the global data sentiment analysis, marketplace metadata, staking recommendations and much more.
Data Whale is also excited to announce the marketplace’s first data partnership! We are establishing a partnership with Bridging.Tech research and the dataset WONPEL-82 will also be integrated on a premium section of the application at a later stage.
Both the Data Whale and BridgeTech research section of the app will only be accessible for users that previously bought access to the datasets via the Ocean Marketplace, which adds a valuable use-case and possibility to increase sales for the respective sets.
What problem is your project solving?
Our project aims to encourage adoption of the marketplace in a simple user-friendly interface on iOS and Android devices. Similar to Blockfolio and Coingecko, users may refer to the application to learn about many variables for each data-token on the Ocean Marketplace, helping them to “stake smartly”.
What is the final product?
The final product is developed with the help of Dr. Ali Masood, a PhD project lead & data scientist who is working with a team of React Native and full-stack developers. The application will be deployed with beta features on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store within a projected timeframe of 3.5 months.
How does this project drive value to the Ocean ecosystem?
The application capitalizes on an easy user-interface, providing network participants a comprehensive platform to navigate the ‘Data Ocean’. It is user-friendly, accessible and customizable.
alga. aims to become an integral part of the economy, linking to existing datasets & research.
Project Deliverables - Mobile Application
The Beta App will be live on iOS and Google Play Store within 3.5 months of a potential grant. We have already completed the full brief, followed by a full UI-design. The back-end will be integrated once completed.
The alga. application will be developed in several phases outlined below, starting from the day when the grant is awarded.
Alpha Development Phase
Publish a Medium article, including initial design brief and functionality until 21st December.
UI Development Phase
The full UI Design to be completed within 30 days and posted for community review and suggestions.
Back-end Development Phase
The back-end will be integrated to a workable beta product within 90 days, providing the index and price history feature of all data-token pools, as well as fixed price assets.
The staking wallet backend feature is also targeted to be integrated within 90 days, including a full automation with the user’s Ethereum wallet address.
Dataset Integration Phase
We are integrating the following datasets in our application.
Within 6 months of the day of grant, a dedicated premium section for our dataset users will be created, allowing access to a customizable Dashboard that summarizes important indicators to “stake smartly”. The research will be derived from the above datasets.
Future Integration Phase
Following the full integration of aforementioned features, we will provide additional functions to the application. Our ideas include, but are not limited to the below.
Data-token exchange functionality, including decentralized swaps, sending and receiving on the application.
Purchasing data-tokens and dataset access through the application.
Decentralized community voting functions with data-token rewards / bounties and integration with other data-partners.
Maintenance will take place on regular basis, the app will be developed continuously.
Are there any mockups or designs to date?
The full UI design will be made available as soon as possible. However, please find some basic examples below.
Data Token Index
Data Token Staking Wallet
An overview of the technology stack?
Our team of developers will make the code available on our GitHub in the following phases: UI design, database coding & data gathering, backend development with major services, deployment and testing.
The team will deploy the following technology stack.
The application is made by the community FOR the community. We require your support to encourage adoption.
PLEASE VOTE FOR US to approve the grant, which will be pledged entirely for the development of alga.!
Lead Data Sourcer: Data “Rango” Whale
Commercial leadership background with a proven track-record of change-thinking, generating profitable win-win solutions, business development and client acquisition.
Award-winning regional achiever
Creator of Data Whale Curation & Management
Ocean Ambassador (since 2018) in stealth mode
As an Ocean Ambassador, Rango received several discretionary grants from the Ocean Protocol founding team for his work on early research projects in 2018 and the utility of the Directory dataset, which assisted to create the Ocean Market purgatory.
Development Lead: Muhammad Ali Masood (PhD)
External development lead, PhD data-scientist, leading a team of React Native and full-stack developers under the guidance of his partner Syed Zain Hasan. We are proud to work such a talented and skilled team, who will play an integral role in our collaboration moving forward.**
M. Ali Masood (PhD) has almost 10 years of extensive experience in development and teaching. He is a lecturer at the Sir Syed CASE Institute of Technology in Pakistan and has worked as a team lead for the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he collaborated with INTERPOL to develop on-premises solutions to identify criminals. Dr. Masood is the project manager and CEO of Zaytrics Pvt. Ltd., where he develops innovative solutions for various industries together with his team. Dr. Masood and his team recently received a substantial local funding capitalizing on his previous experience to develop a robust crime-solving protocol.
His expertise, among other areas, covers data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain.
Data Partner: Bridging.Tech Datasets
Background / Experience & Relevant Credentials
Data Whale Community FAQ
What will be the main benefit of developing this project?
The application aims to be considered as one of the main platform’s for the community to navigate the data economy. The functionality of the app will be customizable and focus purely on the crypto-currency niche of “data-tokens” and liquidity pools. Users benefit from a simple UI that helps to gain access to valuable information about datasets, data-tokens and liquidity pools. We want to develop a product that will help existing and new network participants to understand the Ocean Marketplace and future eco-system better.
How will this application add value to the existing datasets?
In the dataset integration development phase, we are aiming to link previous datasets purchased by the user’s Ethereum wallet on the application, encouraging dataset sales and adding a substantial value to our existing liquidity pools.
Therefore, our application will automatically reference to the Ethereum wallet transactions and identify whether the user bought access to the specified datasets. The application will then provide the user with access to a separate customizable Dashboard on the application that integrates all our past research of the Directory, Data Sentiment and Bridgetech’s charts in separate tabs (access is granted depending on which datasets the users bought access to).
What are you going to do with 10,000 Ocean Tokens?
The majority grant is pledged to our development team under the lead of Dr. Ali Masood and will cover development costs. Transactions for each stage of the project development will be vested according to completion and the code will be made available on our GitHub for review. We invite external developers and users to audit the code in regular intervals to ensure that the development is on track and the grants to our development team are justified.
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