Welcome to @thatdappguy‘s IOST dApp Tier List!
Every two weeks, Q (our resident dApp lead) will release his latest rankings within the IOST dApp ecosystem. The list includes a ranking from A-F (A being best, F being worst), as well as risers and fallers from the past week. Users are encouraged to forward dApps they believe should be reviewed and ranked, as well as comment on the existing rankings.
*None of the following content should be construed as financial, invest, legal, or any other type of advice. Users should do their own research before interacting or investing in any type of blockchain/cryptocurrency project*
Endless Dice remains in our top-spot this week due to the team’s stranglehold on 24h users (6,000+), as well as the addition of OnBlock’s integration to the platform. Their position at #1 seems to be solid (for now), but at least one other dApp is hot on their heels…
Last week: A flagship of IOST, EndlessDice was the first ever dApp to launch on the network (after porting over from EOS). The team includes Ray Xiao (IOST COO), and boasts the highest daily volume of any dApp on the network. Miners and stakers looking for profits are currently giving this dApp a big boost.
IOSTPlay moves up one spot this week after it’s implementation of dividend payouts and once again overtaking Endless Dice in 24h volume (36,000,000+ IOST). This lead change has happened several times before, so it remains to be seen whether the platform can maintain a consistent edge in the all important metric of volume.
Last week: The team launched with not one, but three seamless mobile and desktop games with great English translation and support. IOSTPlay takes the third spot on our rankings list only because it trails in the volume of EndlessDice by about half, which will deter the miners chasing profits.
TokenPocket falls one spot this week, but it still remains the best wallet option on the market. Will OnBlock’s integration into IOST cut into TP’s user acquisition and retention?
Last week: Providing one of the first wallets with private key creation, TokenPocket also boasts a great dApp explorer, resource manager, and voting tool. With support for multiple chains including EOS and Ethereum, the Singapore-based team is making a name for itself in the blockchain space.
The chrome extension wallet maintains its B tier status because of its current integration into most dApps within IOST. However, there is a possible scenario where OnBlock’s integration could be favored by the IOST Team and therefore could completely replace the iWallet given enough time.
Last week: Providing the first chrome extension on the network (via a developer bounty) has landed iWallet in the B-tier of our first ever rankings, however the lack of transparency around the product and team responsible for maintenance/updates will likely see it remain stagnant or drop off as more legitimate contenders arise. As a plus, iWallet now offers resource management as well.
I might concede I was a little harsh on IOSTJoy the first go around. After interacting with the dApp again, I did not encounter any latency issues. However, the dApp has some major UX/UI issues that affect gameplay, and must be addressed before they can rise in the near future. Better explanations for what the rules and stakes are in each arena, as well as a live ticker of how many users are in each arena at a given time would go a long way…
Last week: I was truly excited for the release of IOSTJoy when it was first announced. Snake games are very interactive and an excellent use of blockchain within a gaming dApp. However, in my first attempt, latency issues caused me to lose my entire wager of IOST and I haven’t been back since (#LostJoy). I’ll try again this week and if the issues are fixed Joy will likely be a big riser on the next Tier List.
A voting tool created by the team over at Liebi, IOSTVoter allows you to explore all of the elected Node candidates within IOST as well as manage your votes for those candidates.
The problem? Transparency. It essentially only highlights Liebi and their partners and provides the user little context as to how the nodes are listed or ranked. A “fair and detailed” list of all nodes and their contributions would be great for the community, this just isn’t it, yet…
In the Battle of Your Average Gambling dApp, GAMEABC narrowly beats out Mango Dice due to it having two games and a 127,000 IOST (24H volume) advantage. Not a bad place to start your introduction into our dApp Tier List, but looking forward to more from these two teams going forward….
Mango Dice falls one spot, with the addition of their Sicbo game as the only notable platform update. Still struggling with 24U/24V.
Last Week: It’s a solid gambling dApp, but suffers from translation and several lazy text errors. 24H Volume (8,600~) and Users (10) are also not currently strong enough to attract any miners or stakers to the Mango Dice platform.
No updates. No volume. No users.
Last Week: At the end of the day, Cell Evolution just isn’t very entertaining, and it’s managed to retain zero users from the initial hype of being one of the first dApps to launch on IOST. Pair that with Chinese text still appearing in critical areas of the platform and you have a recipe for a D-tier dApp.
Still a ponzi.
Last week: Just calling a spade a spade here, this is a blatant Ponzi scheme.