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News App

A news app that benefits the authors, users, and advertisers.

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Last updated: 27 March 2022 06:20 PM

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The problem News App solves

Current news apps' revenue is advertisement-based and subscription-based. News articles are click baits. Revenue is made by organisations rather than individuals. This app is created in such a way that the user pays a miniscule amount for the article rather than subscribing. Authors make money per click. Also, users are not bombarded with intrusive advertisements. Rather, the advertisers upload their advertisements along with a deposit amount. Users can view whichever ads they want, and they get rewarded with a fraction of the deposit amount. Thus, users do not need to keep paying to continue using the app, and advertisers do need to pay exorbitant amounts of money to air their ads.

Challenges I ran into

I ran into many challenges while creating this website, since neither did I know about solidity developments nor the react-based frontend. I fixed some of the issues by using the discord channels, developers' YouTube presentations, and going through their github repos. Because of the lack of time and resources, the focus was on trying to incorporate many things rather than creating a perfectly functioning system, which is why the alchemy-nft page and livepeer advertisement page are separate. Ideally, they would have been together on the home page.

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