TL;DR: I’m requesting 1,000 DAI to cover infrastructure costs for 3 months for a brand new Daolist. Apps, redesign and more statistics included.
This topic is about a funding proposal for daolist.io, an explorer for Aragon orgs.
As of now Daolist is a simple list of orgs on the mainnet, but I’ve been wanting to expand it into so much more since I initially deployed it a few months ago. To do this, I’d need to cover some server costs, though, and this is what the funding will primarily cover.
Why does Daolist need to exist?
First a little background.
Daolist was created to cover some of the most frequently asked questions in the community: What orgs are there? What can a DAO look like? Are people using it? For what?
These are some tough questions, but ultimately answers to some of them already lie on the blockchain, albeit in a very obfuscated form. Daolist is simply an automated way to search for answers to these questions in a nice-ish way.
Plans (next three months)
Right now Daolist is really just a bunch of boxes. In order to accomodate all of the plans I have for Daolist, I’d need to redesign the appearance. I already have an idea of how it might look (very WIP, heavily inspired by Makerscan), screenshots below.
As an aside, if someone with design experience is interested in helping out, they can reach me on Twitter (@ONordbjerg, ignore the shitposts)
I’d like to scrape the blockchain for apps in the ecosystem and provide information on number of installs per app, their versions and the versions orgs use. This not only provides explorability for end-users (like an app store of sorts), but also provides nice statistics for app developers.
Actions are transactions directed at Aragon orgs, such as votes, withdrawals and app installs. This information provides a nice metric for how much Aragon orgs are currently used, and how adoption is increasing.
It can also be used to figure out how many unique accounts are interacting with Aragon orgs.
More statistics on Daolist, such as # of active organisations (by # of actions over time), # of active participants (number of unique accounts that send transactions to orgs), # of created orgs over a specific period and more.
Rich metadata for apps
This feature is intended for app developers to be able to verify that they have publish rights for a particular app in order to provide more information on that app, such as a description, a logo, tags and so on. This makes apps easy to explore.
Another feature I’d like to add eventually (in conjunction to this one) is the ability for app developers to add their own custom metrics to the app page. An example would be the amount of value held in finance apps. This could be added by a Flock team or The Association.
The implementation of this feature is somewhat simple, since it would probably just require app developers to publish a verification key and a list of accounts in a Daolist-specific file.
Rich metadata for orgs
This one is a challenging one, mostly because it requires “proof of control” or “proof of ownership”.
The general gist is to allow accounts to verify that they are in control of an organisation in order to allow the account to provide additional information about an org on Daolist, such as a description of the organisations activities, an org logo and a more “human” name.
This feature would add a page for actions (described above ) where you would be able to track an action from intent to execution by displaying the path it took (or could take).
To realise these plans I need to cover some infrastructure costs (the biggest expense here is an archive node), but I’d also like to have a designer on board to spice things up a little bit.
My ask is as follows:
Infrastructure: 1,000 DAI (costs are an estimated $315-320 per month depending on chain growth)
Thank you for considering Daolist
Also, is there a tag for Bounty DAO funding proposals?