|BitShares UI Team|
|Total||up to $437,587.5 (~¥2,953,715)|
|Duration||2019/02/11 - 2019/12/30 (46 weeks)|
|Accounting & Reporting||workers.bitshares.foundation/201902-bitshares-ui|
The BitShares UI (also known as reference UI) has a great deal of functionality, so much that it can be overwhelming for new users to grasp. Some users expect it to simply hold their funds securely and allow for transfers and trading, while others require the full power of the blockchain, e.g. for voting, asset management, permissions and multi-sig configuration, black and whitelisting, proposal creation and direct debit mandates.
The goal of this worker is to build out the reference UI to hightlight all the features that the blockchain provides and tackle one of the root problems in terms of connectivity and reliability of the UI.
Remark 1 There was a personel shift in the team of the BitShares UI. Bill Butler has decided to leave the UI worker and pass the hat on to Magnus Anderson (@startail), who will be stepping up to the role of general project manager. Additionally, Alex M (@clockwork) will be assisting with issue and fund management.
Remark 2 The previous UI worker had a purely decentralized approach for development, which basically was: Anything can be worked on by anyone at anytime. That had its perks, but also was inefficient in other areas. This new worker is restructured and moves a bit away from that for the team in order to enforce a tighter schedule to achieve key aspects of the development.
Issues that are in scope (see subsection below) will be gathered into milestones containing work over two week GitHub sprints. Those issues will be prioritized like indicated below, anyone in the community will be able to claim, work and submit a PR for that issue. If the PR is accepted, the user will be paid according to the terms on the README.md under the Development Process heading. Bounties are paid at a rate of up to 125 USD/hour.
In contrast to the previous worker, the immediate team mentioned in this proposal must work on high priority issues first. This prioritization of issues is done by the team as well and is meant as a self-control measure and to allow to pursue a defined roadmap. There have been cases in the past that important issues are being postponed simply because no one worked on them. And that is unacceptable.
The main repositories covered through this worker are the following (others may be addded if suitable)
This worker will, as before, continue to support Beet development within the workers coding bounty system. Beet is a stand-alone, multi-chain key/identity-manager and signing app for BitShares and is found in
There are many opinions across the BitShares community about what is most important. These opinions vary due to the broad range of individual capabilities. Some users want to see new features developed as soon as possible while others would like to see a refined user interface with reliable, less ambiguous controls and helpful documentation. It’s our goal as a team to listen to everyone and make decisions based upon what we hear from the community.
The team will pursue to ruther the UI in the following aspects
In addition to that, all community feedback will be considered and groomed into issues where feasible.
Bugs fixes represent the top priority for the UI Team and are worked first to ensure the Bitshares application meets our users’ expectations.
This represents features or tweaks that add give the application a lot of bang for very little effort. By focusing on low hanging fruit, we can drastically improve the UI for many people very quickly and cross these items off the todo list.
Tables, dropdowns, form fields, modals, fonts, icons, colors. To date we have invested a great deal of time streamilining the UI experience. Our past efforts have sought to improve the overall look and feel and have attempted to group similar functions. We recognize there is still room for improvement.
The BitShares core is ever evolving and anything new that comes out of it will need to be reflected in the UI as well.
Duties include grooming and prioritization of all issues and UI/UX cooridnation together with UX coordinator.
Milestones will be created for each 2 week Sprint. Sprints will be populated with enough issues to occupy 80 hours for the 2 week sprint. Each issue will be tagged as feature / task / bug / duplicate / rejected, estimated, and assigned to developers who request the work.
Budget includes development costs for bounties and the fixed positions of the team as well as a travel budget for conferences. Furthermore, the BitShares Blockchain Foundation seeks a management fee of 5% of paid invoices for dealing with the on-chain worker proposal, providing a legal framework and offer transparent accounting.
The hours of the fixed positions will be reported transparently together with invoices.
|Roles||Rate (USD)||Team Member||Estimated Hours|
|Project Manager (1)||125 USD/hour||Magnus Anderson||9 hours weekly|
|UX Coordinator (1)||125 USD/hour||Ihor Brazhnichenko||7 hours weekly|
|Release Management (1)||125 USD/hour||Stefan Schiessl||9 hours weekly|
|Funds and Sprint Management (1)||125 USD/hour||Alex M||4 hours weekly|
|TEAM EFFORT||29 hours weekly|
|– Code and UX||up to 125 USD/hour||-open-||40 hours weekly|
|BUDGET FOR BOUNTIES||40 hours weekly|
A one-time fixed travel budget expense is included to reimburse developers for expenses to suitable conferences according to travel expenses guidelines of the BBF.
|Travel Budget||up to 20,000 USD|
|Team Roles (Table 1)||3,625 USD (weekly)|
|Community Claims (Table 1)||up to 5,000 USD (weekly)|
|Travel Expeses (Table 2)||up to 20,000 USD (once)|
|Total Budget||up to 416,750 USD (46 weeks)|
|Escrow Fee 5%||up to ~452 USD (weekly)|
|TOTAL ASKING||437,587.5 USD (46 weeks)|
|equivalent (6.75 CNY/USD)||2953715.625 CNY (46 weeks)|
As the team size scales or BTS token valuations fluctuate, subsequent Worker(s) will be offered to fully fund the Intent.
Duration: This proposal will last for 46 weeks, starting from 11th Febrary 2019, ending on 29th December 2019.
Devaluation Multipler: This Worker introduces a devaluation multiplier to mitigate the impacts of a depreciating BTS token during the active period. We propose to protect against prolonged BTS devaluation of approximately one-third (-20%) by using a 1.25 devaluation multiplier. Initially, BTS will be accumulated at rate 125% of the required daily budget. The BBF will use the accumulated BTS to purchase bitCNY from the market, up to the UI Team Budget detailed above in Table 1.
Calculations (as of 27 JAN 2019):
|USD/CNY foreign exchange rate||6.75|
|Devaluation multiplier to mitigate market fluctuations||1.25|
|Total asking USD||437,587.5|
|Worker duration||46 weeks|
The daily BTS payout is calculated as follows
45,156 BTS/Day ≈ 437,587.5 USD / (46*7 Days) * 6.75 CNY/USD * 1 bitCNY/CNY * 3.93824 BTS/bitCNY * 1.25
Payments: All payments are converted from USD and remitted in bitCNY, converstion rates will be visible in invoices through the accounting provided by BitShares Blockchain Foundation.