Some of you may be familiar with my project, Spark Payments. For those of you that are not familiar, it is a Dash payment terminal that allows merchants to accept Dash payments denominated in their local currency, with fiat conversion through uphold.com (or you can use xpub keys). After the passing of my last DashBoost proposal, Spark supports 167 currencies and 12 languages.
Spark was initially funded by the Dash Treasury, and after delivering on that proposal, we received 15 DASH from DashBoost - that makes 2 successful proposals under my belt, for a 100% success rate of product delivery.
This is a proposal to continue the development of Spark, which has no fee mechanism, no ads, and no cost to download.
A sort of "wish list" has been delivered to me by key players in this space. These people spend Dash in physical locations nearly every day, and have a pretty good idea of what features are needed next.
This list includes:
1: Password protected settings page
2: QR code scan option for inputting address or xpub key
3: Modify branding to indicate Dash
4: Basic invoice history page
7: CoinText/DashText integration
8: NFC plastic card wallet integration
Last proposal, I was able to knock out items 1, 2, and 7 as key release features. I was also to do a number of other improvements, including creating the DashRates API which gets both mobile wallets, Spark, and several other projects all using a unified exchange rate.
There is approx 20 hours rolling over from the last proposal - this proposal will add another 50 hours of devlopment work! A lot of though has been put into item 3 and I have decided to get a professional firm to help me with this.
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I have heard many great things about Spark - especially from teams like Dash Colombia, who set merchants up with Spark every day.
Spark is a user-friendly payment terminal that is already reliable, stable, and easy - but needs a few more features.
The goal is to bring at least 2 new features to Spark, as well as modify it's branding to make things more clear to merchants/employees about Spark's association to Dash - to continue to develop Spark into a robust, merchant-first application.
This funding cycle is to fund 50 hours of development work towards Spark.
When 50 development hours are clocked on Spark, this project will be complete.