The idea for Vue Live came up while I was watching a live-stream of an online content creator called ‘Everyday Astronaut’.
He drove thousands of miles to a test site in Texas, to stream the first ever launch of a new rocket prototype called ‘Starhopper’.
Tens of thousands of people were watching his stream and a non-trivial number of them tipped him for ‘gas money’ or to ‘help pay the bills’.
You might be wondering, how is this relevant?
Well, I thought: ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if I could tip him with KIN?!’.
That’s what inspired me to create Vue Live!
A video streaming app, where anyone can earn KIN by going live!
What it does
Vue Live is a live video streaming app with KIN!
Here’s how it works, in three simple steps:
- Create a live stream
- Share your unique Vue.Live link with your fans and followers
- Go Live and start earning KIN tips from your viewers!
How I built it
Vue Live utilizes a whole range of open-source Kin Modules, for features such as:
Backup & Restore for Wallets, Kin Ecosystem App Discovery and Send / Withdraw!
An experienced developer could add all of these modules to their app in less than an hour to get full Kin functionality.
Challenges I ran into
Turning a simple idea into a minimal viable product is not always easy but the Kin Software Development Kit lets you save on development time, so that you can focus on your core product and launching your app using a new way to monetize!
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Users can instantly "go live" at the push of a button.
What I learned
KIN is more meaningful than a like and the Kin Rewards Engine (“KRE”) helps developers create more rewarding experiences for users, instead of annoying them with ads.
The KRE does not discriminate. Meaning, it does not matter where your users come from or how much advertisers are willing to pay because in the KIN Ecosystem, everyone is valued the same!
What's next for Vue Live
- Real-time chat
- Premium streams
- Buy Kin within the app