Appian, found online at Appian.io, is an app store for Ethereum. Find out everything you need to know about the platform and its ongoing ICO today.
What Is Appian?
Appian is an app store for the Ethereum ecosystem. It’s an Ethereum decentralized app store – or DApp store.
Appian connects users and developers with each other over a decentralized platform. The platform provides easy access to all Ethereum applications through one convenient app.
The goal of Appian is to help bring decentralized apps to the mass market. Just like traditional app stores changed the way we used mobile phones, Appian sees similar mass market potential in Ethereum.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at how Appian works.
How Does Appian Work?
Appian calls its platform the “Decentralized Application Creator”, or DAC. It consists of four key components, including all of the following:
Appian Builder is a smart contract creator that simplifies the solidity programming language for beginner developers. Thanks to Appian Builder, it’s relatively easy to build a smart contract on the platform. You drag pre-made functions onto a screen. The UI aims to provide an easy interface for beginners while still giving enhanced flexibility to advanced programmers.
Appian Escrow is used to facilitate trustless transactions. It provides a reliable, decentralized escrow service for buyers and sellers through the use of smart contracts. Any purchase made on the Appian platform is guaranteed to be safe and reliable because of the Ethereum blockchain. It’s an immutable record of the transaction.
Appian Helper wants to front the bill for product testing and quality assurance. With the Appian Helper, users are incentivized to provide high-quality feedback and suggestions to developers. Depending on the quality of feedback given, users are awarded APP tokens for their efforts. Those tokens come out of Appian’s own pockets, which means more money is given to users and developers. Basically, users can contribute to the development of an app, then get rewarded for their work.
Appian DApp Store
The Appian DApp Store aims to be the world’s first online store for decentralized apps. It will have all of the features you would expect to see in an app store, including the ability to easily browse apps and find new favorites. Users can sort for apps based on four tabs, including Featured, Highest Rated, Categories, and Search.
Appian Features And Benefits For Developers
Appian aims to offer all of the following benefits to developers:
- Ease of Use: Appian allows developers to seamlessly deploy pre-built contracts without any coding knowledge.
- Improve your App: Access high quality feedback from valued users.
- Decentralized: Appian is fully decentralized on the Ethereum network, meaning your apps will be available online.
- Amazing Publicity: Get your app listed on the most popular Ethereum app store.
- Uncensored: Appian has no single point of authority, which means developers enjoy complete freedom you won’t find on any other app store.
- Cross-Platform Support: Appian is available on all major operating systems, including Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, and Android.
Appian tokens (APPs) are the native currency of the Appian ecosystem. Users can spend APP tokens on decentralized apps. Tokens will also be used to pay for services Appian provides to developers, and to reward users for high-quality feedback.
There’s a total supply of 1,000,000,000 APP tokens. They’re ERC20 tokens built on Ethereum. That total supply is fixed, and there will be no more tokens created after the initial token generation event.
Of the total supply, 60% (600,000,000) is available during the sale. 20% (200,000,000) are allocated to the development team, and 20% are held in reserve for use in Appian operations.
The crowdsale is scheduled to last for 30 days. The ICO began on October 17 and is scheduled to end on November 16.
We’re not totally sure about the end date of the crowdsale. The whitepaper mentions the crowdsale lasting for 30 days, while an initial press release stated that the sale will last 3 weeks. Meanwhile, the official website has a countdown timer scheduled to end on October 27.
Token prices range from 1 ETH = 10,000 APP at the start of the sale, to 1 ETH = 7,500 APP at the end of the sale.
Who’s Behind Appian?
The Appian website and whitepaper make no mention of any details of the Appian team, so we can’t tell you any further information.
Articles on Appian also have no interviews with the team, or any further information about the location, legal structure, or background of the company – at least, none that we could find.
This isn’t necessarily a red flag. However, it’s always nice to see more information about the team, the location, and the legal structure of the organization before participating in an ICO.
Appian is a decentralized app store built on Ethereum. The app store features decentralized apps in a traditional app store structure: users can browse for apps in different categories, or check the most popular apps, for example.
The platform also has development tools for developers, including a smart contract creation wizard.
To learn more about Appian and the platform’s DApp store, visit online today at Appian.io.