The problem we are solving: UX for Crypto
We were inspired by some of the user experience frustrations with Metamask and the lack of micro-transactions. We wanted to be able to take a mobile first approach and avoid the clunky user experience of submitting a transaction with Metamask.
What it does: Donate Crypto to Charity
Give DApp allows you to scroll through pictures of adorable dogs or any content created by a charity, and click the GIVE button to easily and quickly donate $.25 cents to a charity.
How we built it: Built for Coinbase Wallet!
Challenges: Micro-transactions with State Channels
We found two options for handling micro-transactions with state channels to batch the micro-transactions: Celer and Connext. We ultimately chose Connext as they were available at 3 AM and their documentation was good.
Accomplishments: RAISED $1227 for charity!!!
We gained 37 followers in our facebook chat during the last 72 hours. Real users on Twitter users promised to donate ETH using our DApp.
What I learned
We learned about micro-transactions and state channels. We also learned that DApps should really be static client-side only web apps rather than client-server apps.
What's next for GiveDApp
We will complete the Connext integration. We will share the DApp in person with numerous people because we did begin with a mobile-first approach.