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Launched on June 27, the Web3 app allows users to prove their social credibility through blockchain technology, according to a statement from the app’s development team. Called “Quivr,” it allows users to connect apps they use regularly, such as Spotify, Steam, Apple Music, and more. Based on their behavior on these apps, Quivr generates blockchain badges that prove their interests or community memberships, which can then be used as a way to identify users who share common interests.
Quivr has launched on the Apple App Store, with an Android and web version due in about two weeks, the developers told Cointelegraph. Over 10,000 users created accounts during the app’s beta period.
According to the announcement, Quivr has formed an initial set of partnerships with celebrities and organizations to help build communities through the app, including Ross Butler, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ohio State, Arizona State, Kansas State, and Fenix Games.
Speaking to Cointelegraph, Quivr co-founder and CEO Ray Lee stated that the current version of Quivr can connect to 11 different apps: Spotify, LinkedIn, Steam, Twitter, Apple Music, Apple Health, Instagram, TikTok, Audius, and Canvas.
The behavior of users in these applications determines the badges they can receive, which allows them to verify their credentials with their actions. For example, if a user listens to jazz music on Spotify, they might get a “jazz fan” badge, and if a user plays fighting games on Steam, they might get a “fight player” badge.
If users want to record credentials that cannot be verified with one of these apps, they can instead upload a video or image and have it verified by community validators as an alternative form of proof.
Users can view each other’s profiles and send each other private messages using Quivr, allowing them to find and connect with those who share their interests. In the current version, only private messages are available. But the team is experimenting with ideas of building a “community and sub-groups around conversations” in the future, like “approved Discord,” Li stated.
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Quivr runs on the Polygon network. However, users are not required to download a separate wallet or copy and save the original words. Instead, it uses the Magic SDK to log in, a type of new wallet technology that doesn’t require seed words.
Web3 application developers continue to compete for a share of the lucrative social media and influencer market. Polkadot-based chat app Subsocial implemented Ethereum virtual machine compatibility on June 8, and Polygon-based Lens network created a new “layer 3” scaling solution for faster publishing on April 26.
While none of these applications have yet to challenge Facebook and Twitter in the world, some Web3 experts believe that social applications will be the killer use case that will bring blockchain technology to the masses.