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AE’s New Browser Extension: Try it out and leave your feedback

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Hello Crowdholders, 

 

For many of you who already set up an AE wallet from base.aepps, we now have an opportunity to try out the new AE browser extension wallet for Google Chrome. The MetaMask-like browser wallet extension — Wællet — aims to integrate with æpps making it easy for users and developers alike to experience the advantages of blockchain technology first hand. 

 

For those who use Metamask and who are familiar with Brave, AE also has a tipping function for enabling website tipping. However, in the case of the Wællet - any website can receive a tip, even before the site owner has created an AE account. This allows for any website to participate instead of an approval process that takes time and manpower. 

 

In order to make this work, apart from enabling tipping inside the Wællet, AE is also programming the Sophia smart contracts that will manage tips, and creating two Oracles that will assist with domain records verification. The smart contracts will function as a tipping jar and will store AE tips for any website. Once the website admin claims the domain by adding a challenge string to the DNS records, they can access the AE tokens through the Wællet. The oracles will be used to read challenge strings and associate tips with domain owners (up to the domain expiration date). 

 

Your job: 

 

  1. Download the extension here using Brave or Chrome

  2. Next, review the functionality

 

Questions to help with your feedback:

 

  • How do you like the layout? Is it easy to navigate and understand the functionality?

  • What do you think of the tipping feature compared to Brave?

  • From experience what other functionality ideas/models would work well with a wallet extension?

 

Thanks for the feedback!

Note: Rewards of AE will show up virtual in your account. CH is working to integrate  AE blockchain and in the near future you will be able to withdraw your AE rewards, so stay tuned!

 

 





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Newbee Gamer senior

because I am a trusted person and can be a good listener

Very good design, intuitive, easy and userfriendly

3 days ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

The web extension addon is good and the layout is very easy and also the colours that were used for the web addon matches the colour, and it also makes the public key on the dashboard to stand out when compared with the previous on the website.

And also the account recovery options were easy and went well, and also the various account integration.

I think this will make the wallet more dynamic and also encourage more users to use it.

have really tried it out but was wondering if the addon is sync with metamask such that one can initiate transactions on one and then complete the transaction on the other end.

looking forward to more update from the addon.

6 days ago

  • How do you like the layout? Is it easy to navigate and understand the functionality?

- Very good design, intuitive, easy and userfriendly. 

  • What do you think of the tipping feature compared to Brave?

- I don't understand the difference between tip and assignment? However, it seems useful but difficult to understand function. I think it should be explained better. But it's interesting to be able to send tips to users.

  • From experience what other functionality ideas/models would work well with a wallet extension? 

- I think an interchange function, for example, to change ETH to AE.

1 week ago

Ok, Now I have installed it and I do have some feedback. First of all, I like the idea of having an integrated wallet, because going back and forth to find your address is a PITA. Especially if you have wallets on mobile and are working on the computer. So, the idea, I like. 

Now for the constructive feedback:

 

The layout is ok, easy to understand, but I am missing a help button. Something to guide you to your website where you explain (for dummies, like me) what everything means, what it is, how to use it, etc.

Honestly, I would prefer to use the Brave tipping because it is already in my brave browser. It seems easier. Maybe, if someone would accept AE and not BAT I would use yours, but I really like the idea and project behind brave so I would support them with tipping with BAT. If there is somehow a way you can work together with Brave, that would make it a lot better. I think trying to compete is the wrong idea here...
On the other hand, for those who do not use brave, this might be a good option. However, those who do not use brave and are into Crypto, I think mainly do not use Chrome either. It might be worth your while to do some marketing research and see which browser they use and write an app for that one. (Mainly saying that because Brave is based on Chronium. There are people who do not like that, especially with the current safety issues).

What I would also like to see in a wallet extension is a way to link to external wallets. Maybe just a simple list of your addresses and the coin/token it takes. That way you don't have to go back and forth with your wallet. And if you can make it integrate that you can see how much you have in each wallet, even better :)

Now for some random feedback:

 

There is a button there that says copy, but it does not say what it copies. I copied, and also copied my receive address, and noticed that they were the same. So it would be a good idea to maybe have that be a bit more obvious?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This could be because it is just testing, but if you want to send money, it doesn't work. You just get this screen, and cannot change it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


If I try to scan a code, first it gets me to a weird website where I have to give access to my camera. Having done that, the website closes itself.

Going back to the app, this is the screen I get and it does not scan, open the camera or does anything else.

Again, here a help function would be very useful. Maybe a small pop up with a short explanation of what is supposed to be happening and a link to the website with a more extensive help page. 

 

Anway... I hope this helps in anyway for you guys. Good luck with the project!

1 week ago

Karen M guru

Help functions are always good to have.!

1 week ago

I haven't installed it, and therefore feel free to ignore this... But how do you keep the wallet and the information safe, with regards to the current scandal about chrome having secret web pages tracking your information? 

1 week ago

Karen M guru

I don't know if anything is truly 100% safe. If something can be created, it can be hacked.

1 week ago

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1 week ago

Jamie Haley new user

Here is our feedback on the Google extension.

  • How do you like the layout? Is it easy to navigate and understand the functionality?

It has a great bold colors with a great layout and easy to naviagate. The layout of the address was a little confusing at first in what order it went (example across first or horizontal) The functionality is easy to follow as well. 

  • What do you think of the tipping feature compared to Brave?

Haven't used the tipping feature on Brave so can't compare the differences or similarities 

  • From experience what other functionality ideas/models would work well with a wallet extension?

The only thing I can think of at the moment until we really get into using it would be more variety of currency options.

1 week ago

Diovanne Sagosoy expert

A SIMPLE TRADER

its working great ,smooth transition but the color is not that good i dont link its color, i think you must have a currency selection because it just usd and euro is the front and also the address not showing all

1 week ago

Matan Argental senior

Live the moment, Think for generations.

How do you like the layout? Is it easy to navigate and understand the functionality

Basic and smoth interface, quick to use add-on (using ''Brave')

What do you think of the tipping feature compared to Brave?

For a prospective to 'Brave' tipping options to your project, the "Defualt" Auto Tipping option in 'Brave' will be a "hony pot" of privte data that synch and collected to some storage, the Data entery records, encrypted or not has to have some kind of IP, MAC address or User Name, ect..   this "Defualt" option can introdes the basic privacy of un technical users.

From experience what other functionality ideas/models would work well with a wallet extension?

Include an option to a "Note" with the TIP (On-time, Daily or Monthly with an official Fan signature) 

1 week ago

First thing I noticed is that the app dosnt work in Opera on Mac but the majority of my chome extensions work. 

The side scroll bar on the default home screen is really enoying.  There . must be a way to design the home screen so that it dosnt show up. 

The app itself is easy to use. Would be great if you could auth with the base app for importing a walett. I didnt import by secret as it was a pain. 

Is there any reason you default to testnet instead of mainent?  I sent myself AE and went to look at the transaction but it was showing testnet not mainnet. 

As a featrue request. Could you add push style notifications when a transaction is processed/recieved?

"Note: Rewards of AE will show up virtual in your account. CH is working to integrate  AE blockchain and in the near future you will be able to withdraw your AE rewards, so stay tuned!"

What does this mean? Can you send AE or not. How do I recieve this. 

2 weeks ago

Added vote to a push style notification for processed transactions! That would be great!

1 week ago

Ethan Clime guru

CEO of Crowdholding.com

Hey Jason, your last question has to do with the reward for this task that’s giving out AE tokens on CH. Meaning after this task expires the tokens will show up virtual in your account and not withdraw-able until we finish integrating. This is separate from the browser extension task here.

3 days ago

Everything was really smooth! I really love how simple and straightforward all the functionalities are, including the tipping functionality. In my past experience with Brave, it was very clunky, so with how easy it is with Wællet, it really makes a huge difference in terms of a pleasant experience. Is the "allowance" functionality related to recurring tips? If not, it would be interesting if it's feasible to set up recurring tips.

 

2 weeks ago

Installed the "Waellet v.0.1.1beta" extension for Brave, very easy to setup and generate new waellet.
Like the layout and easy navigation, although could not find the "backup" feature to back it up as it was mentioned. 
The wallet was set up by default to the "testnet" 
The tipping feature is much easier that Brave


Would love to see clearly marked "backup" wallet functionality 

2 weeks ago

the first thing I noticed is that u cannot access the terms of service as it will just be showing [terms and conditions in progress]. I will really love it if they can work on that because I don't like to register for a site that I cant read their terms of service. I will love if they could work on that before I can sign up for it. Thanks 

Am making use of chrome.

 

2 weeks ago

Roberto Williams new user

The waellet chrome extension is easy to setup and use the UI is dead Simple. Maybe a good idea would be to encorporate an “advanced mode” where you can have more conteils on the Tx settings.

 

The tipping feature nice. Maybe having a recurring tip (that you pre-sign ahead of time) can be interesting for subscription-like paymennts.

 

Also would love to see soon more features like transaction limits ( per day, per address...) social recovery, whitelisted addresses,... and maybe a mobile version that sync with the exemtension on the same account, and that can act as 2-step verification!

2 weeks ago

ahmed musa expert

1. The desktop extension of the aeternity is easy to setup and straightfarward. Simple UI.

2. The tipping feature is quite similat to that of Brave. The verification parr is a great idea as well.

3. I am not really a user of wallet extension, especially since it is only a desktop thing.

2 weeks ago

M B

Here is my feedback to the questions above:

1. How do you like the layout? Is it easy to navigate and understand the functionality?

The layout is great, even though I observed some sizing problems with maximized browser window on a standard MacBook Air, please see below. Last sentence overlaps with button.

Last sentence overlaps with button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigation and understand the functionality is easy for users of cryptocurrency wallets. I observed the following minor issues:

  1. The menu entry "Utilities" was not really clear to me.
  2. How the account addresses are shown is a bit confusing.
  3. When adding a subaccount without entering a name for it, the vaildation warning says "Required fields! please fill in all fields". However, the app does not communicate to the user what mandatory required fields are (even though here there is only the name field given)
  4. How is it possible to remove subaccounts? Did not find a delete button for that.
  5. When editing subaccounts, the save button (green check) and cancel button (red cross) are misaligned, see screenshot below

misaligned buttons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. What do you think of the tipping feature compared to Brave?

The tipping feature is similar to Brave. I like the verification feature, even though it is unclear to me what the Check button verifies exactly. Some help button to clarify that could be an idea.

3. From experience what other functionality ideas/models would work well with a wallet extension?

I really like the feature from MetaMask to use the wallet extension for sign in to webapps. Using the wallet as authentication mechanism: https://www.toptal.com/ethereum/one-click-login-flows-a-metamask-...>

Other observations

  • Already mentioned by others, not being able to copy & paste the seed phrase out of the browser extension into a digitally safe place (not paper wallet) is really missing IMHO.
  • Register name: Not sure why the Github icon is there. Message should be "Only letters and numbers allowed" instead of "Allowed only letters and numbers".


     

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • I would prefer languages written out in full names (shown as English instead of en). The languages in the selection menu are not properly aligned, see screenshot below.

 

2 weeks ago

Karen M guru

As to your first screen shot, I had the same issue on desktop.

2 weeks ago

Sara Spahic new user

You did a great job reviewing! Great observation skills.

2 weeks ago

The onboarding process is good. Maybe you should (similar to base aepp) introduce the possibility to secure the seed phrase at some time after the onboarding process. But that's not crucial. Just saying that people that don't care about the phrase will probably store them temporarily in an editor and don't backup this file at all.

The progress that was done is really good. I think most important functionalities are already covered. The section about tokens couldn't really be tested because I don't own any tokens right now.

I tried to send the maximum amount possible to another address. This is a feature I currently miss - it wasn't possible for me.

I also wanted to test the tipping functionality. But when clicking on "SEND TIP" nothing happened. Should this already be possible? And maybe the menu "Utilities" should get another name. I accidentially found the tipping feature by clicking around. That wasn't intuitive enough I think.

-> I tested all the functionalities on the testnet!

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

Karen M guru

I downloaded on my desktop (I prefer to use android phone) your site seems easy enough to navigate.The layout was organized well.I had no problem understanding how it works. The tipping feature seems similar to Brave, although I haven't used Brave tipping. I am aware that Brave has auto-tip function and the ability to turn it off, where on Waellet, it looks like you just click to tip. I'm not sure why we need wallet extensions. I hope with the integration, we are able to keep everything we earn on crowdholding in ONE place! 

2 weeks ago

・The pink color is beautiful and the connection with airgap and ledger is easy to understand.

 

・It is easier to understand than Brave. Because Brave is not a simple destination input.

 

・ it is easier to understand if you can convert it to Japanese , because I'm japanese. and big market in JAPAN.

2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

Your layout looks good. The same cannot be said for its usability. The first step made me invent a special approach to proceed. I mean a seed phrase. I do not use paper notes for recording seed phrases. And many of your potential future users won’t do it as well. Each time when I was trying to minimize a browser window with the seed phrase, the latter was disappearing. So, when I opened notes on my Linux laptop to record the phrase, I had to type seed words one by one getting back to a browser window and waiting the extension to download the phrase. Then, when the next step of verification of the phrase took place, I had to copy the phrase from my notes and put it to a search string in a browser to make it visible when the extension was opened. Awkward, right? So, not every system supports a split view to work with two apps simultaneously. Please fix that feature with a disappearing seed phrase. Otherwise the initial impression on your extension could damage your image in the eyes of those users whose computers do not support a split view. Thank you.

2 weeks ago

Ryan Dodds new user

1) I loved the layout. Simple UI that explained everything that needed to be explained with simple speech. 

2) Tipping feature looks great! Looks easy enough to use without having to know their address. Verified websites is a great idea to send donations.

3) I would love if you could copy the 12 seed words at the beginning instead of writing them down or taking a picture. Makes it easier to copy onto your computer. Only suggestion I have so far.

2 weeks ago

Answer to question 1: The Browser extension is easy to navigate, I have used Metamask a lot in the past and I would say the Waellet is very similar to use, meaning very much self explaining.

Answer to question 2+3: The tipping function is very similar to Brave in my opinion. At the moment various tipping applications are mostly not integrated into any major websites/platforms where you could support content creators (youtube, tumblr, wordpress) as I know at least.

In my knowledge (please correct me if I am wrong) if you want to tip with BAT, the creator has to be a BAT wallet or to make one, not so convenient.

With Bittubes you have integrated directly into youtube a Donation button, the most convenient solution, even though I am not so much excited about Bittubes.

AE has the worst implementation for the moment, if you want to tip on youtube, the tips will go to youtube directly, since the go to the domain owner? I attach below all the screenshots. 

AE Waellet extension has implemented some interesting features confronting it with Metamask, the tipping function (as mentioned in the task) and the option to register a name instead of an address (a major problem for better UX in cryptocurrencies and therefore for broader adoption needed). What I miss as a feature in AE Waellet (from Metamask) is the integration of a block explorer and "Expand view" feature in a new browser tab.

 

 

 

2 weeks ago

Dean Walsh guru

Don't listen to me because of who I am, I'm nobody like everone else.

The layout is good, but graphically it doesn't look very polished and I found the way the address is displayed with just the first part showing and split up into chunks for some reason a little bit confusing. Also there needs to be more explanation of some things because I was curious about the 'allowance' section but couldn't see anything to tell me what exactly it is or how it works.

The tipping features is pretty cool. I like that it shows wherther a domain is registered yet or not. There doesn't seem to be an auto-tip type thing like in Brave, but apart from that it seems nice and easy to use.

You compare it to MetaMask, so here is what I use MetaMask for:

  1. Connecting to decentralized exchanges to trade from my wallet balance.
  2. Connecting my wallet to games websites to play games or to view / trade gaming related assets

Personally I don't use MetaMask for anything else, I would use a different wallet if it wasn't one of these things, so that is the kind of functionality I would suggest. Since they both involve a sort of 'logging in' to a website (not exactly I guess but that's what it feels like) perhaps also some kind of pseudonymous digital identity platform to log in or even register for services using AE might also be a nice idea.

2 weeks ago

dr dent18 expert

1)love the layout. way better than other chrome extension wallets. Easy to use

2) easy to tip and custom amounts.

3) looks great so far.

2 weeks ago

1. How do you like the layout? Is it easy to navigate and understand the functionality?

The layout is great. it is easy to navigate.i will gain a better understanding when I start applying the functions to my activities. I understand what I have used so far.

2. What do you think of the tipping feature compared to Brave?

I love this one better because I am allowed to specify how much I want to tip. brave allows me to tip 1, 5 and so on.

3. From experience what other functionality ideas/models would work well with a wallet extension?

I hope to see a swap feature that will allow eth tokens to migrate to AE Mainnet.

2 weeks ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

- How do you like the layout? Is it easy to navigate and understand the functionality?

I now have an AE wallet and don't have to use one from exchanges. I love the layout. Yes, it is very easy to navigate and understand how the extension functions. I also realized just like Metamask, you tried to conserve as much space as possible by shortening the public keys, keeping the wallet pop-up window confined to the top right corner, etc. However, what is the purpose of switching between testnet and mainnet?

- What do you think of the tipping feature compared to Brave?

I think it makes sense to also give the wallet extension a tipping feature just like brave. It is the allowance I don't really understand? What's the difference between the two: tipping and allowance? And why did you introduce the allowance here and not on Brave?

- From experience what other functionality ideas/models would work well with a wallet extension? 

I think a swap feature won't be bad for the extension. We should be able to switch one cryptocurrency for the other. I've not seen this in Metamask but my blockchain wallet allows swapping among four cryptocurrencies namely bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash and stellar. It's a web wallet though and not an extension. You could be the first to implement one, who knows?

2 weeks ago

The extension is good and its is working very well, and also I really appreciate the colour change and it really makes the public key more visibly, the part that I like the most is that any website tipping function, with this it will enable website and cooperation to wnt to key into the crypto community more. very nice project.

3 weeks ago

Karen M guru

I tried to download the extension. It looks like this has to be done on desktop computer only. No Android phone. Will it eventually work on Android phone? That's all I really use, although I do have a desktop.

3 weeks ago

I downloaded AE's new browser extension using Chrom and have tried to use it several times. The layout was neat and easy to understandand, by working not bad. However, its contents were a little bit lack because it is Testnet and beta version. And the function of copying private key did not work properly. Compared to Brave, its tipping feature was also not so good and there was something to need to explain. 

3 weeks ago

Fred Blauer guru

Open for business

It all looks good and sounds interesting, but you really need some serious defi apps to be able to compete with etherium. There are a few that I use every day to earn real interest and staking rewards. In my opinion, that is what will drive adoption, which is what you ultimately need. You have the advantage of seeing what they are doing right and wrong, and make it better. You have to overcome their advantage of network effects. In order to do that you will need practical use cases. 

3 weeks ago

Igor Silverio senior

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3 weeks ago