I was discussing an idea with Rulsan @vantuz-subhuman last year for a Daedalus plugin that users might find useful once the plugin capability is available. Ruslan and I both got busy at work ( and then Ruslan started working for Emurgo and I am not a dev) so we decided to just throw this idea out to the community for any one who wants to give it a shot. Maybe @adatainment or @bobert are already working on something like this or would know how to implement it.
The concept is a Daedalus plugin that allows users to view which smart contracts or dApps are available to the Cardano block chain, can be used with Daedalus, and provides a rating system for the dApp or smart contract. Here is the general idea…
- The plugin would show on the Daedalus interface when installed.
- The plugin would provide a user a list of the current smart contracts and dApps available for Cardano for users to access on Daedalus.
- The plugin will explain exactly what the smart contract does in plain English (or supported language).
- The plugin could categorize the smart contracts by type.
- The plugin would have a rating system for people who actually used the smart contract and rate it with stars like many other rating systems , , ,
- The user rated results would be shown separately from “official” scores, so it would be visible when something is rated bad by companies, but rated good by users to detect fake voting.
- The plugin may optionally have a badge system for smart contracts and dApps that are:
a. known good - green badge
b. unknown - gray badge
c. suspect scam (or excessive fees) - red badge
- The plugin can have its own dApp or web service where the plugin stores user ratings and averages them over time for display back on the Daedalus interface.
- The plugin can provide a web service (or use a dApp) that will allow external web sites to retrieve the user generated reviews, which will then be accessible by any centralized web server for review on a regular web browser without having to install the plugin.
We would likely end of having something like this on an “app store” in Daedalus anyway as there are so many talented devs out there.