DApp Survey Results 2019 is a report that provides a holistic overview of the development of DApp in 2019. Fluence Labs, the creators of Fluence Network, released the report.
The latter, is a network infrastructure project that facilitates blockchain trustless transactions.
Fluence Labs has searched and compiled a list of almost every single publicly existing DApp project: around 1600 in total.
160 Dapp development teams participated in the survey. The survey led to a thorough view of the state of decentralised app development in 2019.
Fluence Labs is led to produce the report, and is the incomplete and sometimes conflicting information on the use and performance of DApp.
This is why the Fluence team decided to contact the developers and founders of these projects directly. So directly to the people responsible for deploying DApp on blockchain networks such as Ethereum, EOS and Tron.
What are the Dapp and survey results
First, Fluence starts with a definition of DApp, decentralised application. The term “DApp” (Fluence team) originated in the Ethereum community.
It can be applied to virtually everything that has a smart contract as a key component. To reduce potential ambiguity, the report on DApp has been limited to applications that focus on the end user.
The survey revealed that most of the DApp projects were launched in 2018 and self-financed. 72% of the projects surveyed were launched in 2018, with most teams with an average of 2-5 developers. 87% of the projects are built on the Ethereum blockchain: follow EOS (19%) and Tron (8%).
59% of Dapps were self-financed, while 16% were financed by token sales. 33% of DApps do not have a plan to scale in case the increase in the volume of transactions causes of the bottle packages. The limited number of encryption users (67%) and the ineffective user experience of encryption (44%) were indicated by developers as major critical points.
About 50% of projects use a centralized cloud backend and centralized tools like Infura to connect to the Ethereum blockchain. Most projects, continues the report, monetizes through transaction fees. The biggest obstacle to the greater adoption of the DApp is the onboarding process of new users, according to 75% of respondents.
Present and future of the Dapp
Despite the evidence of many areas of improvement, the responses provided by the 160 teams that contributed to the survey show reasons for optimism. According to Fluence Labs, the report reveals the strength and depth of the DApp developer ecosystem.
Ecosystem that survived the turbulence of the cryptocurrencies market in 2018. Fluence sees evidence suggesting that the development of DApp and user adoption will increase in 2019 and follow up.
According to the CTO of Fluence Labs Dmitry Kurinskiy, it is very difficult for observers to detect the true state of the development of DApp. This is because statistics such as the number of active users on a daily basis do not reveal the intense and extensive work being carried out behind the scenes. As well as the problems that developers are overcoming to introduce decentralised applications for a new audience of users.
In addition, Dmitry Kurinskiy points out that the research activity of the report has highlighted some surprising results. Like the fact that the number of DApps using decentralised storage solutions like IPFS is more or less the same as the number using a centralized CDN. The teams, Kurinskiy says, are obliged to make compromises to balance the need to provide a high level user experience, with the need to create sufficiently decentralized DApp.
In addition, the developers, some anonymously, shared the problems encountered by working on the DApp. Common complaints are the lack of clear documentation for blockchain clients and difficulties in integrating different libraries.
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