Vibeo is building a new era of Instant Messaging/Social app powered by blockchain. Their MVP is available for download on App Store and Google Play.
Vibeo is the most complete and advanced instant messaging app powered by an Ethereum blockchain. Users can send and receive tokens from MEW or any ERC-20 wallets to the e-wallet within the app, carry out exchanges within the community of Vibeo users and use ETH to make payments from within the application. Users can exchange ETH for goods and services with registered merchants around the world, and can even interact with such merchants (such as making orders or bookings) from the chat app.
In communicating with loved ones, the Vibeo app gives much more functionalities than conventional applications with Advanced Location features that offer travel updates to selected loved ones or groups, currency transfer from one user to another, the creation of a strong community revolving around a decentralised economy using ETH
As a result of the increased global use of smartphones, which has surpassed the use of the conventional desktop and continues to increase, an increasing number of highly public social media networks are moving to private micro-networks to carry out their day-to-day communication. This group of people have adopted messengers as a primary means of digital communication, and with this increasing adoption comes the potential of making messaging platforms the novel portals to economic transactions.
Mobile messaging platforms now have more users than web 2.0 social networks, higher retention rates than these platforms, and have more smartphone users spend their time on the platforms than with other mobile applications. This presents the opportunity for developing messaging platforms beyond nodes for interpersonal conversations, but to communities of sub-cultures, economy and trends thrive.
In China, WeChat pay is used by over 90% of WeChat users to make offline purchases in Chinese cities. The WeChat App has been developed to be highly integrated into the day-to-day living of Chinese people. From social life, banking, transportation et cetera, almost all forms of payments can be made from within the messaging platform. One major problem however exists within the application. It is a closed-source, proprietary app which is subject to security risks, coercion and corruption as a result of its lack of a decentralised architecture. Other globally leading messaging platforms have not embraced the economic gateway potential of the large user base of such platforms (like WeChat has) and even if they do, they all face the same issue that results from their centralised architecture.
Vibeo aims to mitigate the current inherent deficiencies of instant messaging apps by building a mobile messaging application with a decentralised architecture on the Ethereum blockchain. It would create communities where merchants can receive payments from users securely via the application; users can carry out financial exchanges; merchants can securely interact with customers and carry out transactions, and; users and merchants can build a stronger community around the blockchain.
The Vibeo protocol is designed to build the feeling of community among all users. The app incorporates a map location feature where you can discover a fully decentralised economy; find merchants and other Vibeo users in your locality and choose to engage with them. This motivates users and merchants alike to exchange currency, exchange ideas and even render services within the platform thus helping the movement for decentralisation grow and develop more. The protocol also incorporates key security features, not only within the app's technology, but also in its application, to ensure that users can be safe both within the app and in real life. The security comes in sending payments within chats, and default encryption on all messages that is based on peer-to-peer protocols from decentralised servers. Key features such as the Safe Trip feature also ensures security in real life.
|“||January 2018: MVP: vibeo iOS and Android v1.1
February 2018 : MVP: vibeo iOS and Android v1.2
May 2018: vibeo v2.01 released with map and audio/video call features
September 2018: Pre-ICO and ICO. vibeo app to reach 100k users
November 2018: VBEO token listed on 2 major exchanges. vibeo iOS and Android v2.1 - e-wallet added
December 2018: First e-merchant agreements. vibeo app to reach 250k users