Building User-Friendly DApps: Tips for Founders.

Building User-Friendly DApps: Tips for Founders.


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Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have a natural knack for learning new things while others struggle to grasp even the basics? It's a question that has puzzled educators and researchers for years. But as we dive deeper into the world of blockchain technology, it becomes clear that the answer may lie in our approach to education.

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Everywhere you look, there's a growing demand for blockchain education. From online courses to in-person seminars, everyone is eager to learn about this revolutionary technology. But is education the key to success in the blockchain industry? Or are we missing something crucial?

In this article, we'll explore the idea that education, while necessary, may not be the most critical factor in achieving success in the blockchain world. Instead, we'll examine how curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving skills play a role in helping individuals and companies navigate this rapidly evolving landscape.

But before we dive in, let me share a short story that illustrates my point. It will be exciting and may change how you think about blockchain education.

A Little Background

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Let me take you on a journey back to 2008, or maybe a year earlier, when my parents got me a phone that changed my life forever. It wasn't just any phone but a game-changer - a device not limited to only phone calls. With this phone, I could finally browse the internet, and best of all, I could own a Facebook account. The excitement was too much to bear, and I knew I could search for my friends and connect with them again, being someone who moved around quite a lot as a kid.

But it didn't stop at Facebook; there was more. I could also own 2go, and the experience was unbelievable. I remember how much I loved being on 2go. I made friends I had never met and met some later in person. As I recall these memories, the smile on my face is contagious, trust me.

And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, it did. I remember how happy I was to own the Nokia Asha 201 because the Asha 200 couldn't use WhatsApp. Then came BBM, and I was over the moon with excitement. The list kept growing, and I could mention different apps that brought ease to my life, but I will fail on my promise not to bore you, and I wouldn’t want to do that, so I’ll stop here.

But let me ask you this when you used those apps for the first time, did you have any idea what technology they were built on? Did that even cross your mind? If you answered yes, then you are definitely among the 1% of users who knew what made those apps tick. The rest of us were happy that they solved our problems and made our lives easier.

And that's the crux of the matter - mainstream adoption is not dependent on the knowledge of the product or its underlying technology; instead, it is solely reliant on what problem the product is solving and the quality of user experience.

So, how do you build a mainstream decentralized application?

Building DApps for mainstream adoption

Is crypto education irrelevant? Hell No!

If you have a product, by all means, educate users on how to use it effectively. But as founders, it is essential to note that learning about DApps is vital for developers and enthusiasts, but there are more critical things for improving DApps' popularity. What matters most is creating DApps that are easy to use and solve real problems for people. I am convinced that the best DApps are ones people don't even know are built on blockchain technology.

Here are some tips for building successful DApps:

1. Focus on solving real-world problems

I know I sound like a broken record, but that’s how vital this point is. When creating a DApp, focusing on solving a real-world problem is critical. Think about a problem people face that could be fixed using your DApp. Then, build your DApp to solve that specific problem. This will help you attract people looking for a solution to that problem.

For example, you're interested in building a DApp for the healthcare industry. You could focus on a common problem like patient data privacy and security. Create a DApp that gives patients complete control over their medical records and securely shares them with their doctors and healthcare providers. By solving this real-world problem, you could attract users concerned about their privacy and look for a better solution to manage their healthcare data. This could make your dApp stand out in the healthcare industry and gain traction among users.

2. Prioritize user experience

Your product must be about the users; you must keep the users in mind. Ensure your DApp is easy to use and understand and provides a smooth experience. You want users to enjoy using your DApp.

Users should be able to navigate the DApp easily, find what they want, and complete tasks without confusion. By prioritizing the user experience, you can make your DApp more attractive to users and increase the chances of mainstream adoption.

3. Scalability

As your DApp becomes more popular and gains more users, you must ensure it can handle increasing users and transactions. This is called scalability and is essential for your DApp's long-term success. You don't want your DApp to become too slow or stop working as more people start using it.

To keep your DApp scalable, you can use layer-2 solutions or other techniques like sharding and sidechains (DYOR). This helps your DApp handle the growing number of users and prevents any problems with performance that could frustrate users and make them stop using it.

4. Interoperability

This allows your DApp to communicate and exchange data with other blockchain networks, making it more versatile and highly useful to users. I see interoperability as being able to speak multiple languages. Just as knowing various languages allows you to communicate with a broader range of people, building a DApp with interoperability in mind allows it to communicate and interact with other blockchains and DApps.

This expands the reach and potential user base of your DApp and allows it to take advantage of the unique features and benefits of other blockchains and DApps, creating a more robust and versatile ecosystem.

5. Build a community

Education can come in here. Building a community is an important step toward the success of your DApp. Just like a plant needs a community of bees for pollination, your DApp needs a community of users to help it grow and thrive. To build a strong community, you should engage with your users by providing them with relevant information about your DApp and how it can solve their problems.

You should also listen to their feedback and suggestions and implement changes to improve their experience. You can also use social media platforms and other online forums to connect with your users and create a sense of community. Encourage your users to share their experiences with your DApp and spread the word to others who may benefit from it.

By building a solid community, you can increase awareness and drive the adoption of your DApp, which can lead to long-term success and growth.


Well, I've been yapping away for longer than intended. We wouldn't want you to doze off and start dreaming of blockchain, would we? So, without further ado, let's put a bow on this article and set you free to conquer the world of decentralized applications. And who knows, maybe someday you'll create the next big thing that even Elon Musk will want a piece of!

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Phew, we made it to the end! Congrats on sticking with me through this rollercoaster of an article. I hope you found it informative and not just a cure for insomnia.

Let's face it; blockchain technology can be pretty intimidating, and it's tempting to impress people with technical jargon. But remember, it's not about sounding smart but solving problems and making people's lives easier. Focus on building DApps that people want to use, not just ones that sound impressive on paper. And let's do it with a touch of humour and creativity to keep things interesting. After all, who said blockchain couldn't be fun?