MapX :- Explore the World, One NFT at Time

Project Name: MapX :- Explore the World, One NFT at Time

Project Track: Artistry

Team Name: WalkUpLabs

Team Member(s): AdityaakaAd,yogesh07,Roshan4518,abhijeet

HackerEarth Project Link: https://devpost.com/software/mapx-explore-the-world-one-nft-a-time

Project Goal: MapX’s mission is to be an NFT platform with real-life utilities. It seeks to encourage exploration and adventure. Users can download the MapX app and venture outside
their doors. Collectable geo-tagged NFTs will be available around the neighbourhood, which players can redeem. These NFTs can be in the form of vouchers from retail businesses such as restaurants, stores and theme parks,collectables such as limited edition digital pets as well as digital art. This serves as a marketing tool for businesses to drive foot traffic while promoting health and wellness.

Project Value:

Opportunity

A next-gen geo-tagged playground where players meet opportunities offered with a timeless technology. Map-based gameplay with capabilities to engage players and provide market visibility to communities and businesses.

Value

The next generation of web building blocks are here— foster relationships between you and your customer .Tokenizes business offerings into a format that is hard to resist for target group.Pokemon Go has proven that it can flock people into places to “Catch them all”. MapX is aiming to offer businesses the exact same effect. Build communities by gathering people together.

Target audience


Crypto Projects, Firms and Communities.

Our main audience is crypto projects, firms and communities. They can choose to mint NFTs that Crypto projects, are tied to physical locations, allowing players to collect them at the location. These NFTs can have future economic or sentimental utilities. This serves firms and as a marketing tool to help engage their respective communities, at the same time providing an communities element of gamification to their project.

Our audience can also choose to mint NFTs for special events at certain locations. An example will be the Kaiju Kings community meetup in Singapore. Holders of the Kaiju Kings NFT were invited to a party with free food and drinks. Thus, these event NFTs can provide additional incentives for crypto communities to gather at a location. We foresee the increase of crypto adoption in the future, thus the emergence of communities big or small. Retail businesses

Our secondary audience is retail businesses. They can utilize the MapX platform as a Retail marketing tool to drive foot traffic. They do this by issuing NFT vouchers. This can be done by Businesses setting up a redemption point in or near their stores. All they have to do is to shake their phone with the Encrypt app on tablets or smartphones and a token will be marked as used. This reduces the operating costs associated with needing to have a spare tablet or smartphone.Consumers can then spend the NFT effectively “burning” it. On top of NFT vouchers, businesses can also issue NFT collectables as well as art pieces. Compared to traditional marketing tools, Encrypt provides several advantages to businesses.

Guarantee foot traffic/high conversion rate.

Since consumers have already made the effort to redeem the NFT vouchers physically, they are Guaranteed foot highly likely to spend those vouchers on the spot. A scenario is that hungry players would traffic/high scan the MapX app for possible food deals, and redeem the NFT voucher that would bring the highest utility/suit the player’s taste preferences.conversion rate. They would then use those vouchers on the spot to purchase from businesses.

This guarantees foot traffic to the store Minimally, players would be exposed to the underlying brand and its products. Optimally, players will be converted to customers through sales. Having physically been to the store also reduces consumer resistance. This can be in the form of difficulty navigating to the store or a mismatch between product expectation and reality. Low Cost and Effective Marketing.

MapX promotes businesses for free through the browse function. This is where users can search the map for possible NFTs to redeem. In MapX pricing model, businesses are charged for minting new NFTs. Since voucher redemption is highly correlated to conversion, businesses essentially are only charged for successful conversions. This was sociated with traditional marketing. Time-efficient

Providing an existing pool of users who are ready to venture out and collect NFTs. Thus providing businesses with potential consumers to be converted

Business

Artists

Artists can use MapX to tokenize both physical as value well as digital artworks. They can then give these artworks away or auction them off through the platform . MapX offers an intuitive user interface

Players

Players are users who collect NFTs using the MapX app

  1. Transferable vouchers. Traditional E- vouchers are often restricted to the person intended. Oftentimes, these vouchers are left unspent due to neglect,resulting in wastage.

  2. Non-perishability. Traditional physical vouchers are susceptible to damage , making them a hassle to store. NFT vouchers are stored digitally in the player’s wallet,making them non-perishable

Project Info:
MapX APK

Website

WhitePaper

PitchDeck

Project Website:

MapX APK

Website

Project Test Instructions:

  1. Install the application from here MapX APK
  2. Allow the Geo-location and Pedometer access when application asks for permission

Project Details:
youtube

Smart Contract links:
TRON TESTNET SHASTA DEPLOY ADDRESS TRON TESTNET SHASTA:-TB7tB2Emh98NK671VsSZFnbgCKwpLmTyCY

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Project Milestones:

What’s Next for MapX

Spring Q2-2024:

Release Beta Version on the Play Store:

  1.    Develop and integrate Move2Earn game logic, map-based gameplay, geo-tagging, and 3D NFT elements into the MapX app. ✅
    
  2.   Conduct thorough testing and debugging to ensure a smooth user experience.
    
  3.   Prepare and submit the alpha version of MapX to the Google Play Store for review and approval.
    

Summer Q3-2024:

Develop Tokenomics: :hourglass:

  1.  Research and design the tokenomics model for MapX, considering factors such as token distribution and utility within the ecosystem.
    
  2.   Implement the tokenomics model into the MapX platform, ensuring alignment with project goals and community interests.
    

Onboard Businesses: :hourglass:

  1.   Identify target businesses and industries for partnership opportunities.
    
  2.   Engage with potential partners, present the value proposition, and negotiate terms of collaboration.
    
  3.  Onboard businesses onto the MapX platform, providing necessary support for NFT minting and distribution.
    
  4. Release Beta Version on the Play Store: 
    

Autumn Q4-2024

  1. Release MapX 0.1 in App Store: ⌛
    
  2. Adapt and optimize the MapX app for compatibility with iOS devices, adhering to Apple's guidelines and requirements.
    
  3. Conduct rigorous testing to ensure seamless functionality on iOS platforms.
    
  4. Prepare and submit MapX 0.1 version to the Apple App Store for review and approval.
    
  5. Initial Release for Marketplace: ⌛
    
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Please are you submitting as one of the project in this hackatron.
I believe you should use the recommended format.

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Welcome to Season 6, it ain’t hard to tell the solution this provides just going by the name MapX. From my read I can deduce that the project addresses a real need for businesses struggling with traditional marketing methods, especially given the challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Can you provide more details on the tokenomics model and how it incentivizes various stakeholders within the ecosystem?

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Thanks @Gordian for mentioning it out i have update the format :pray:

Please be clear on which track your project belongs to

Welcome to the Season 6 of the Hackathon, I am seeing that your project is about maps, I am still a learner in how to use maps as I try to use it when I try to get hair products to be delivered to a location, please tell me how you are going to handle the security of all the nft that is minted in your platform, thank you

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Thanks @manfred_jr We recently named it MapX. Previously, we thought naming it Cryptorunner would be a good idea. I’m glad we didn’t choose that.

  1. Currently, our team has settled on finalizing the Tokenomics by the end of August 2024 (Q3 2024) because our high priority is to launch the beta, onboard users, onboard businesses, and finally launch on the Play Store.
  2. The following is our business and incentivization model:
  • Incentivize Users: The main incentivizing feature of the game is to create a massive funnel to get crypto and non-crypto runners into the mapx community, starting by allowing them to earn some mapx tokens in their wallet by walking or running.

  • Minting fees (1 NFT = 0.1MX): Incentivizes creators and artists to mint their unique NFTs on the MAPX platform by providing a straightforward pricing model. This would also benefit the business as they would have to pay for the conversion.

  • Territorial Influence (1m = 10MX): Incentivizes businesses to acquire virtual territories or spaces within the MAPX ecosystem, potentially giving them benefits like advertising, branding, or exclusive access based on the acquired territorial influence.

  • Partnership from merchants (exclusive discounts and coupons): By offering exclusive discounts and coupons, MAPX incentivizes merchants and businesses to partner with them, as it can drive customer traffic and engagement through the platform’s user base.

  • Location-based dynamic routing (Premium subscription-based): This premium subscription service likely incentivizes users by providing advanced location-based features or routing capabilities, potentially offering a more personalized or optimized experience for subscribers.

Thanks @manfred_jr for your review let me know if you have another doubts happy to help

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Hi @Gordian, to clarify, MapX have intersection of the Artistry and Web3 tracks. let me know if there is any issue with it

Update added project track to Artistry only

Welcome to Hackathon Season 6 with your geo-tagged NFT project. With this initiative how do you plan on collaborating with retail businesses to onboard them into the platform?

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Hi @ines_valerie, thank you for the question. Yes, we agree that maps can be tough. Initially, we started with the below map approach, but we found out that they are tough to navigate, not user-friendly, and not engaging. Many projects like Stepn and Sweatcoin use these naive maps, which are not friendly, engaging, and tough to navigate. We changed the whole UI/UX of the graph, used different frameworks to build this interactive game-fi version of the game, and we found that a lot of people like this UI and are interested.

To handle security, we have implemented all the NFT minting features on the server-side, making it impossible to mint all the NFTs. The NFTs are minted when you are at the specified location.

We have used a standard TRC-721 NFT contract with custom logic regarding geo-location.

With this approach, our system is pretty much secure.

Hi @Chukseucharia, thank you for the question.

Businesses can utilize the MapX platform as a retail marketing tool to drive foot traffic. They can do this by issuing NFT vouchers. Businesses can set up a redemption point in or near their stores. All they have to do is shake their phone with the MapX app on tablets or smartphones, and a token will be marked as used. This reduces the operating costs associated with needing a spare tablet or smartphone. Consumers can then spend the NFT, effectively “burning” it. On top of NFT vouchers, businesses can also issue NFT collectibles as well as art pieces. Compared to traditional marketing tools, MapX provides several advantages to businesses.

Guaranteed Foot Traffic/High Conversion Rate

Since consumers have already made the effort to redeem the NFT vouchers physically, they are highly likely to spend those vouchers on the spot. A scenario is that hungry players would scan the MapX app for possible food deals and redeem the NFT voucher that would provide the highest utility/suit the player’s taste preferences. They would then use those vouchers on the spot to purchase from businesses.

This guarantees foot traffic to the store. Minimally, players would be exposed to the underlying brand and its products. Optimally, players will be converted to customers through sales. Having physically been to the store also reduces consumer resistance, such as difficulty navigating to the store or a mismatch between product expectation and reality.

Low-Cost and Effective Marketing

MapX promotes businesses for free through the browse function, where users can search the map for possible NFTs to redeem. In the MapX pricing model, businesses are charged for minting new NFTs. Since voucher redemption is highly correlated to conversion, businesses essentially are only charged for successful conversions. This is more cost-effective than traditional marketing.

Time-efficient

MapX provides an existing pool of users who are ready to venture out and collect NFTs. Thus, it provides businesses with potential consumers to be converted, making the process time-efficient.

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Thanks you @community for your questions! If you have even the slightest doubt, feel free to fire it away right now

That’s a wise decision regarding the name change. MapX definitely has a broader appeal and captures the essence of the platform’s focus on mapping and exploration.

Can you provide more details on how users will earn MapX tokens through walking or running? Will there be specific criteria or challenges they need to meet?

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Thank you for breaking down everything, is there a feature where locations and navigation can be downloaded to be used for directions even when offline, thank you

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OK thanks for detailing the response. Now to a security conscious person, what measures can you take to address the potential privacy concerns of such users in relation to location tracking and data collection, ensuring that user data is handled securely and transparently within the platform?

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@manfred_jr In our MapX team, simplicity is key. We believe in making earning MapX tokens as straightforward as possible: you walk, you earn. No complicated criteria, no daunting challenges. Just lace up your shoes, start moving, and watch those MapX tokens accumulate as you explore the world around you.

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@ines_valerie Currently, offline navigation and downloadable maps aren’t available, but it’s definitely something we’re considering for our next roadmap update, We understand the importance of having access to navigation even when you’re offline, so it’s on our radar for future improvements

@Chukseucharia The safety and privacy of user data is our top priority. User data is never sold or provided to any third parties. We require access to location and pedometer/step count data in order to validate steps and filter out shakes, bumps, or other movements not representing real steps. This prevents cheating.

The Step Verification Algorithm analyzes your movement data to remove invalid steps. It cross-references steps with GPS location, speed, and movement patterns to ensure only legitimate steps are counted. Once verified, the remaining valid steps are converted into MapX tokens.

Your location data is completely anonymized and cryptographically protected to safeguard privacy. MapX will be fully compliant with GDPR and other data protection regulations. Importantly, MapX does not make any user data available to third parties. User data is only used for the purposes of the Step Verification Algorithm and targeting relevant offers to users based on their own data.

Protecting user privacy is top priority You can trust that your data is secure and never monetized or shared.

welcome.
Interesting project. The app is available only for Android or also for iOS ?
thanks

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