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At the moment, most IPFS apps have issues with adoption, and seem clunky to use. There are few applications that provide a great user/developer experience.
At any given point in time, there are a high number of dead links on the IPFS subreddit, as there is little incentive for users to replicate and ensure availability the data of other users (outside of altruism).
Assume our goal is to create a less clunky experience where IPFS adds value. We want to drive adoption and show off to people learning about this tech that it could be very useful to the apps they are building. One idea related to this is a video player or image explorer like imgur, where instead of just returning a .png file like most ipfs explorers do, the ipfs app has a nice viewer and user experience. Another might be related to availability of public data sets like FFHQ (used in StyleGAN) for consistency/immutability of core training datasets across ML projects.
Please write a detailed proposal for an app that we could build on Storj IPFS as a comment in this issue. Here are some questions to answer:
## What is your app idea?
- What is the function of the application? How can end users take advantage of available ipfs data?
## Why does it benefit from using IPFS?
- What is the function of the application? How does it leverage the unique properties of Storj and IPFS to create a differentiated value proposition for end users? IPFS is a content-addressed file-system, and Storj is a decentralized backend that can be used to ensure the availability or ‘liveliness’ of IPFS data (at half the price of the big guys).
## Who would use it and how?
- Who is the target audience? (i.e. developers, individuals with large amounts of personal biometric data, general users, etc.)
## How would it be implemented? What tech would you use?
- What does it take to build it? Are there any additional dependencies, technologies, etc. that would compliment the build?
## How much would you think it would cost to build this if we funded it?
Target is about $40 an hour via gitcoin bounties.
We will split this bounty between the top 3 proposals we see here.