With chainBB being one of my top priorities at the moment, I've been working slowly over the past couple weeks on some statistics to track the performance of all of these new apps/platforms coming out for the Steem blockchain. Today I'm happy enough with how it's turned out, so I've added the apps section to the block explorer I tinker with, steemdb.com.
If you haven't been to steemdb.com in a long time... there's a lot that's changed this year. I haven't really written much about it simply because I've been busy actually working on other projects. But this I feel warrants a post since there's so much interest in Steem blockchain powered apps.
If you're app isn't included, or you want it included in the future when you launch, don't hesistate to reach out. The entire system is based off of the
app tag standard within the
json_metadata on posts, and also uses
beneficiary rewards tracking.
With that being said, here's the link to the new section, which is also on the main menu of the site now:
and now onto a quick tour and explanation of these elements!
The platform dominance graph shows where all of the posts on the Steem blockchain are coming from (which app) as a percentage. As you can see from the chart above, almost always 95%+ of the posts on the blockchain come from Steemit.com (the blue area).
You can click on the name of each platform in the legend of the chart to disable/enable it in the view. I'd recommend clicking on the first one (steemit) if you'd like to see how all the 3rd party platforms are performing, and the chart will look more like:
Rewards Generation for Users
This pie graph shows where users are earning the most rewards. Once again, you can see how dominate Steemit.com is in this metric, and clicking it's name in the legend will let you add/remove platforms from the view.
Beneficiaries Earned by platform
Some platforms take a percentage of post rewards to support their development. This percentage chart shows which of these platforms is earning what share of rewards based on it's user activity.
These numbers are reported as a percent on the sidebar, but have a tooltip representing VESTS generated if you hover over it.
NOTE: These rewards will be a little strange for the next 24 hours or so. I'm replaying the blockchain back from the block that Beneficiary Rewards were introduced to recapture all the data.
Recent Performance for each of the platforms
Below all of the charts you'll find a long list of data that represents a day-by-day view of all of the apps/platforms that participate in the Steem blockchain (and provide an
app tag on the posts it generates).
The main columns from left to right are:
- The date
- The rewards on posts from this day
- The total posts this day
- A breakdown of the various reporting apps
The little breakdown table for each day (albeit not the prettiest) ranks each platform's performance for that day. It shows how many (and what percent) of posts were created via that platform and how high the rewards currently are.
You can also click on some of the names in this list to jump to a profile page for that app!
Platform Leaderboards (30-days)
Each platform is now getting a profile page and some various different sections with information. The navigation works a lot like the account navigation, with various buttons across the top to access different sections. More detailed breakdowns and sections will be added to these profile pages as I find time somehow to add them.
The homepage for each platform right now is the platform leaderboard.
This leaderboard will show the most prominent users on this platform and what their rewards have been over the last 30 days.
Much like your account page has an Author Rewards and Curation Rewards, these platforms have Benefactor Rewards pages to track the rewards they earn.
These are broken down by date, show the rewards earned, as well as the number of posts created by the user's of that particular platform.
Question: so, what do we call these new websites? Apps, Platforms, something else?
By the end of the year we will likely have a dozen or so major apps/platforms, all with slight variations, for users to choose from.
So what do we, as a community, want to call them? Apps seems a little broad, but a widely accepted term. Platforms seem technical but more accurate.
No matter what they're called, I'm incredibly excited to see how this all plays out. I've seen/heard so many different great ideas on how to use the steem blockchain and can't wait to see them developed. I also help by surfacing this data, we can encourage other developers to join existing projects or start their own!.