Roadmap Updates – Syscoin 2.1.3, Blockmarket Desktop, Blockmarket Web
With a modest team like ours, prioritizing resources is critical and we’ve been able to seize the opportunities that have presented themselves. Fostering these relationships and planning these integrations takes time, as does the research and development needed to service the needs these organizations have expressed to us. That being the case, we’ve had to think carefully about how to mature these early-stage partnerships while also delivering on our product pipeline for 2017. One of our main goals is to increase Syscoin’s value and strengthen Blockchain Foundry’s value pre-investment; these partnerships will help us reach these goals.
After evaluating our options, we’ve decided to slightly rearrange our roadmap. Previously, our first version of “Blockmarket” was targeted for the end of Q1. As we have some additional major news targeted for the end of Q1, our experience tells us that it does not make sense to include a release at the same time as a large marketing push coordinated with one of our major partners as this up-coming announcement is not related to “Blockmarket” and would potentially steal the thunder that “Blockmarket” will create for the fintech industry.
“Blockmarket Desktop” and “Blockmarket Web” alpha will now be targeted for presentation at the “Consensus 2017” conference we will attend in New York, while releasing major updates along the way & building up to this important event. As shown in the diagram below, “Blockmarket Desktop” relies on two major products/components being developed by Blockchain Foundry, in addition to Syscoin itself. Due to our ongoing initiatives, we’re going to release Syscoin 2.1.3 in the next few weeks as well as “Blockmarket Desktop”, while work on the next major Syscoin core release has already begun.
Early in Q2 of 2017, following the release of Syscoin 2.1.3, we will
release an entirely new desktop application dubbed “Blockmarket
Desktop”; AKA “Blockmarket for Windows” & “Blockmarket for MacOS”.
This application is a complete rewrite of the wallet user-interface
experience and makes it a more modern and user friendly application –
like Coinbase but on the desktop, rather than the wallet experience of
today. As the graphic above illustrates, the fundamental components for
Blockmarket Desktop are stepping stones to our following product;
“Blockmarket Web”. Paving the way to ease-of-use and adoptability, the
“Blockmarket Desktop” release alone will greatly improve
marketplace-adoption thanks to its more eBay/Etsy like browsing and
purchasing experience. The building blocks of “Blockmarket
Desktop”/Syscoin Core UI and the Syscoin API enable us to then rapidly
deliver “Blockmarket Web” alpha in time for Consensus 2017 so we can
demo it there along with “Blockmarket Desktop”, other Blockchain Foundry
products, partner initiatives, Syscoin services, a multitude of
use-cases, etc. We wanted to make sure that our community was informed
before updating our official roadmap.
Work on “Blockmarket Desktop” is well under way aswell as preparing for the Syscoin 2.1.3 core update. Below are just a few of the screens we’re developing for “Blockmarket Desktop”. The UI should all be considered work-in-progress, but development is coming together well. We’ll share more preview screenshots and videos of “Blockmarket Desktop” development as we prepare it for beta release.