Grant Proposal: French (Français) & Turkish (Türkçe) Chatbots and additional app features - GRTDataHub

Grant ID: 34127hp

Summary:

GRTDataHub has been building, both in terms of community members and support and features within the app along with continuous improvements. My goal is to bring The Graph communities from all around the world together through daily data statistics. Working closely with a multitude of community admins to share the GRT data on a daily basis with photo and video content. The app now have a Graph Advocates Spotlight page where the user can access the weekly newsletter made by an Advocate at all times, in 4 different languages. Three chatbots are currently built, with 2 fully released and being used by the English and German communities and a Spanish one in Beta Phase 2, almost ready for the final release. All three are being continuously updated and improved.

All chatbots are having a re-design in the way that the user can use them, this improvement will vastly improve the onboarding on newcomers who may not know what questions to ask about and currently stare at a blank canvas unless they search in the question bank. Currently you ask the chatbot a question and it will provide an answer. However, I have realised that not everyone looks at the question bank, so a lot of the information within the chatbot may not be utilised to its full potential. To best utilise the chatbot and its content, the welcome message will have various button for categories; Delegator, Indexer, Curator, Subgraphs, News, Events, Tools and so on. Once these are clicked on, it will then trigger a secondary menu / set of buttons etc. The user will still be able to use the chatbot as normal with text messages if they wish. However, I believe the new and improved method may make for a better user experience for newcomers and create an easier learning and onboarding experience.

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If available, please enter a link to your project below:
http://www.GRTDataHub.com

Are you applying as a team or individual?:
Individual

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Project (one-off)

Please select the category your project best fits into:
Education

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Delegators, Indexers, Subgraph Developers, Other

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):
6000

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:

  1. GRTDataHub France (Français) Chatbot and Turkish (Türkçe) Chatbot - Labour and Development - $4,000

The chatbots will be kept up to date at all times, any new GRT news / features will added within a 24-48 hour period (target) with documentation and tutorials if applicable.

  1. Additional Feature on all current and future chatbots to have button alongside text input to enhance the user experience to ensure the user is getting the most out of the content and to ease the onboarding on newcomers. -$1,500

  2. Graph Advocates Spotlight Integration and future newsletters with continuous improvement -$250

  3. Continuous app development and upkeep, community work by enhancing community engagement and providing a positive data view, providing content for content creators and community admins to share amongst a multitude of communities. - $250

Total: $6,000

Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:
Yes

If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
The Graph - GRTDataHub App Development and Data Analytics -Wave 6 - $2,000
Graph Advocates DAO for inital English chatbot development - $2,000
Graph Advocates DAO for subsequent German and Spanish chatbot development - $4,000 (grant on-going in DAOHaus at time of submission).

Although funding is in USD, at the time of the grant being processed and submissed unfortunately the USD value does not equate to the grant amounts recieved due to unfortunate price change. However, ALL GRT recieved has been re-distributed within the network through Curation, Delegation and to support the start-up of a new Indexer.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
All of the features within the app are tailored towards educating newcomers and enhance the onboarding within all communities, the GRTDataHub Chatbot provides the most up to date documentation, text and video tutorials in seconds of receiving the question from a user; with translated documents and tutorials and have not previously been available or easily accessible to these communities. This instant support in whatever role they would like to take part in The Graph ecosystem will ensure new GRT holders from these communities can contribute promptly and with accurate and current information / tutorials on how to do so. Not everyone learns the same way, some cannot easily interpret instruction or guides through reading text alone. I have made an active effort to ensure that video tutorials are also included within the chatbot response where possible. So that all users can get the most out of this tool.

What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
I currently work closely with the following communities, Graphtronauts, The Graph - Germany, The Graph - Turkey, The Graph - Arab, The Graph - Persian, The Graph - Bangladesh, The Graph - Español, The Graph - Brasil, Graphrica, The Graph - Indonesia, The Graph - France, The Graph - Belgium, The Graph - Indonesia, The Graph - Japan, and The Graph - Ukraine. And I will welcome all new community admins with open arms if they wish to join our daily GRT data statistics community.

I showcase how proud I am of this achievement on the homepage of the app. Making a clear statement that all communities are welcome to join and share the daily GRT data statistics telegram group, just get in contact with me first and I will invite them.

Having already made the English, German and Spanish chatbots, I am hoping to provide the majority of these with communities with chatbots if they so wish. I have been approached to make a French and Turkish chatbot so I also asked within the communities, both were greatly appreciated and look forward to the finished product. So I am more than happy to build if the communties want the tool.

I really do appreciate the contact support and praise from all various communties and from people with different roles within the graph ecosystem. It is a pleasure to speak to and and provide these tools for you all.

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
I can proudly say that I am now officially a graph advocate! I still make an active effort to speak to community leads and app developers to enhance the onboarding of their members and integrate new tooling into the app, along with collaborating with other advocates.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
I still spend between 1-2 hours daily reading through telegram and discord, often interacting with the GRT communities, multiple nationalities and across a multitude of groups; sharing content, and data analytics. I endeavour to create a positive attitude towards The Graph project and portray the data analytics as a continuously progressive and growing ecosystem. Adding all the finding into the chatbot so that the community can find them easily and to ease onboarding of new or potential GRT holders, Delegators, Indexers and Curators.

I stilll really enjoy spending time building up communities, building tooling to enhance the graph communities and ecosytem. I still do this as a hobby, although that shocks some people from the amount of time and effort that I apply, it is great to have such great feedback and support. This keeps me going and makes me thrive to try and learn more, to achieve higher quality results and tooling.




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My apologies for not including the following information within the grant proposal above.

The dates below are personal deadlines. However, these deadlines may be fluid and move from left to right depending on the progress of the building. The community knows me and that I take pride in my work, I will ensure the end result is finished to the best of my ability before moving onto the next phase. Items 13 and 14 will be done continuously, normally before I start building new items and I will also take advantage of the Beta Phases where I wait for the feedback and then implement any changes and potential improvements.

  1. French Chatbot start date, 1st Dec 2022.

  2. French Chatbot Beta testing phase 1 start date, 1st Jan 2023.

  3. Update and translate all documentation into French and have a linked page within the app, (target), 7th Jan 2023.

  4. French Chatbot Beta testing phase 2 start date, 14th Jan 2023.

  5. French Chatbot Official release for public use (target), 21st Jan 2023.

  6. Chatbot to be kept up to date at all times, any new GRT news / features will added within a 24-48 hour period (target) with documentation and tutorials if applicable.

  7. Turkish Chatbot start date, 22nd Jan 2023.

  8. Turkish Chatbot Beta testing phase 1 start date, 22nd Feb 2023.

  9. Update and translate all documentation into Turkish and have a linked page within the app, (target), 1st Mar 2023.

  10. Turkish Chatbot Beta testing phase 2 start date, 8th Mar 2023.

  11. Turkish Chatbot Official release for public use (target), 13th Mar 2023.

  12. Chatbot to be kept up to date at all times, any new GRT news / features will added within a 24-48 hour period (target) with documentation and tutorials if applicable.

  13. Additional feature on all current and future chatbots to have button alongside text input to enhance the user experience to ensure the user is getting the most out of the content and to ease the onboarding of newcomers.

  14. Graph Advocates Spotlight Integration and future newsletters with continuous improvement

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I would like to add some images to support the new chatbot feature. I have only done a few categories so far but I believe this will greatly improve the user experience and their ability to learn about The Graph, vastly reduce their onboarding time and increase their likelihood of investing and contributing to the ecosystem via Delegating, Curating and potentially Indexing.





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Hi @GRTDataHub ,

Thanks for applying for another Community Grant! After reviewing your application I have a few questions for you:

  • I see your timeline starts on 12/1/2022 (French Chatbot start date). Even if this grant were to be awarded, the approval and payment would likely be no sooner than a month from now. With that in mind, would this timeline start once payment was received or near 12/1 no matter what?
  • Can you please provide about how many hours each of the items listed in your breakdown will take? Basically trying to see what the per hour rate would be.

Lastly, not a question but a comment. I really like the new upgrade and overall think these chatbots are of great value to the community! I’'m also personally grateful for you incorporating the newsletter.

Thanks again for applying, looking forward to your responses!

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Hi Kyle,

Thanks for the questions.

-Yes, almost all of the work that I carry out is done prior to any grants that I receive. So for me this isn’t an issue. As it takes a long time to build and as life can be busy I like to make the progress when I can, so I will always be building.

-I have seen other grants put down an hourly rate but as mentioned previously, I put in around 2-3 hours most evenings and 1 hour at lunch right now. This is almost every day non-stop. So it would probably equate to around $5 per hour. However for me being a novice coder I am always learning new skills each and every day. Some task may take me 2 days to learn and then the rest of the week or month to then build and implement.

-For example, learning the logic, making it my own and ensuring it is efficient and allows me to make the content user friendly with documentation and links etc, learning to embed video tutorials if needed. This maybe took me 3 days to learn (9-11 hours) and then to build the initial chatbot took over 2-3 months. As there was a lot of new elements that I had not touched.

-As I have now learnt these skills the other chatbot took me less time to build from my previous experience, however with more complications in terms of translation and working with the communities. This then takes more hours of work, testing and applying the changes.

-And finally, the new feature to allow users to navigate through the question set via buttons. Once again, a new skill that took me 2 days to learn. (4-6 hours). I could then build the next 3 menu option in less time and find out which category they belong to.

Putting it in a short answer. An hourly rate isn’t feasible as it can vary and there is no chance it can be for example $50 per hour like it could be making video or text content where it usually takes 1-2 hours per item. The works is completely different. I hope my explanation makes sense of this.

And thank you for the support! It felt only right to integrate the newsletter so no problem at all, plus I learnt how to work with PDFs so I can now use that within the app in the future if needed.

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Thanks for your speedy and in-depth responses @GRTDataHub ! That all makes sense and I have no further questions at this time.

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I cannot wait to see this Chatbot helping our french speaking community, it’s a very needed tool. I hope this grant proposal will find the support it deserves, I want to thank @GRTDataHub for all his hard work.

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Thank you for the support Armando! I am excited to build and release this to the French community, it seems it will be a well received additional tool that will be used within the community. The response from people about the chatbot has been amazing all round!

https://twitter.com/grtcrypto/status/1599161547561259008?s=46&t=WDBR93OonOjd87qOnFSRoQ

Please see the above tweet for a new feature update.