Steemle is a project i started about a week ago.
It's currently in an open alpha stage. (Which is why some data is out of date or missing.)
I wanted it to be public as soon as possible so users could give me their input on what they want to see and how they want it to be presented.
What it is? (or what will it be?)
Well, several things.
A search engine, a meta data analyzer and an api provider.
But at least for me, the most important part is the meta data analyzer.
With a platform like steem, there is a lot, and i mean A LOT of data hiding in between the discussions.
And I'm not talking about witnesses and price feeds.
I'm talking about trends, statistics and hidden values that are constantly changing and evolving that are for the most part invisible to the average or even experienced steem user.
What do the top authors have in common?
What's the average text length of a post?
How many sentences are being used?
What are the most used words?
How many votes do authors recieve and from whom? (the same goes for downvotes)
What's the average payout of a post or an author?
I could go on for days with this.
And that's not only off the top of my head but more or less overall statistics.
Imagine information like that on every author, account, voter, post, reply, witness etc...
There is just so much to discover and to analyze in the steem universe.
The other part, that is already pretty much usable, is the search engine.
It's a simple to use search with a couple of more or less useful sorting options.
The results are not perfect.
But over time, it should get better.
And the last part is the api.
If steemle is already gathering all this information, why not let it be used by other developers?
After I made all the information available on the website, I will provide the same data and more on the api so other developers can use if they need it.
So what is left to talk about?
Just a couple of days ago, while working on steemle, I realized the amount of work required to develop it is more than I expected.
Not too much for me in general, but with the current situation I'm in, working part time and working on steemle the rest of the day is just not an option if steemle should be somewhat usable anytime soon.
If I could work on steemle full time, it would not only progress much faster but my motivation would stay high enough to not just give up on the project and throw it away.
Which is what I'm currently thinking about.
If I could somehow be compensated enough to not work part time I would greatly appreciated it and continue working on steemle.
But couldn't a top 19 witness position help with that?
Yes and no.
The current witness pay would be enough get me what I need but with unexpected price fluctuations it's not an option in my case.
And after asking some of the top actively voting stake holders, getting voted in in exchange for a platform like steemle is not what they have in mind when deciding on who to vote for.
I would greatly appreciate if someone has a solution on how to solve this problem.
Either on steem or in the steem slack.
If not feel free to give your input about steemle.