In my imagination, one of the high-upside use cases for SourceCred is for businesses that want better coordination, more incentivized employees, better recruiting, etc. It would be good validation for SourceCred if businesses started using it as a competitive advantage in tandem with open, decentralized org structures.
It would also be easy to test SourceCred on a business-oriented application. For example, you can put an app on the iOS app store and charge people for it pretty easily. So I could put an app on the store that costs users 1$ a month, and if 5 of us signup, now we’ve got 5 dollars to pay contributors, and real money and data to work with. And importantly, contributors would be incentivized to grow the pie they all collect from, instead of pitting them against each other over a fixed pie.
I built this app a while ago: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/athlete-resources/id1287204046 and gave up on it when I moved away from iOS dev’ing, but would like to give it another shot and possibly use SourceCred in the process. It would benefit myself, the app, and SourceCred if we could succeed in building a paying user base. The iOS/Swift community is pretty active on Open Source, and you can also persist a user’s data on their phone, w/ no need for server costs. I’m also really interested in how to get designers/ product people involved, b/c the success of a product has much more to do w/ UI/UX than an app or tool designed for developers.
Was curious to hear y’alls thoughts - are there hurdles I’m not seeing ? Is it a bad idea in the first place or premature ?