Introducing DTaste: A decentralized food and recipe platform based on the STEEM Blockchain
today i want to introduce myself. I'm DTaste, a decentralized recipe and food website based on the STEEM Blockchain.
I'm really thankful that you're here and found this introduction post, you may want to get 1 STEEM* and a chance to win one of two 500 SP delegations for one month for resteeming this post if you like it.
*The 1 STEEM offer is limited to 25 steemians, excluding bots. Please post a comment about your resteem. Everyone, excluding bots can win the 500 SP delegation, you can also opt-out in the comments, if you don't want to get a chance for a 500 SP delegation.
- What is DTaste?
- Why DTaste
- Rich metadata
- Easy submittion process
- Review recipes with stars
- Collections and Favorites
- Keychain support
- Fast search
- "GDPR compliant"
- Who is standing behind DTaste?
1. What is DTaste?
DTaste is a Steem frontend that encourages Steemians to view, review, collect foodblogs and create recipes, without focussing on the earn money part. DTaste is free to use for users and authors and a ad-free alternative to existing recipe sites.
2. Why DTaste
With DTaste, you have several advantages over current steem front-ends if you're creating a recipe. I want to point some of them out to give you an idea.
2.1. Rich metadata
Metadata is text what you may never directly view as a regular person, but search engines are watching out for these and like if they get some interesting data about the site they are watching. This is very powerful for recipes and other specific posts in general.
Because metadata gives the search engine more to know about what it is viewing, we can tell it what is relevant, like the title of the recipe, the category, ingredients or the preparation steps. Thanks to this, the search engine knows it is a recipe and can display it better as a result. But thats not the only thing, metadata can help us, also digital assistants can help you and navigate you through the recipe, but this is not tested because i don't want a spy in my house tough.
2.2. Easy submittion process
Like on other Steem Front Ends, it is very easy to submit a new post. DTaste is guiding you with a easy type and click recipe builder and creates a easy to read recipe with a logical layout for other steem front ends and DTaste itself.
2.3. Review recipes with stars
Since this is a recipe platform and you may want to know what others think about a recipe, DTaste is offering a new function to review and rate any steem foodblog or recipe. This helps you to directly know what's good and also gives recipe creators more feedback about the quality of the recipe itself.
2.4. Collections and Favorites
Sometimes you may really like a recipe or a foodblog and want to keep it. But some of you may know, the bookmarks in your browser can get really messy and may you never gonna find the recipe again.
With DTaste, you can create unlimited Collections which you can name and fill with recipe and foodblog posts you like on the steem blockchain. Because the favorites and collections are stored on the blockchain, you own it and can't loose it. Also you are showing visitors of your profile the collections and favorites too. As a recipe creator, you can create collections of your own posts with specific topics to help visitors navigate.
2.5. Keychain support
You may already heard of STEEM KEYCHAIN, a browser extension for steemians to protect their keys from being stolen. DTaste is fully supporting steem keychain and suggests to use it as only option to use it. Although, there is a bug which may interfere with the user-friendliness, it works great with DTaste and is the best option to do it, because you don't have to worry about giving anyone access to your account. If you really do not want steem keychain for some reason, DTaste also allows to use a private posting key.
2.6. Fast search
Currently, it is possible to find recipes through search engines. But if you want to view recipes or foodblogs on the steem blockchain, inexperienced users may only get a bad experience because usally there are no pictures, ratings or search settings. DTaste is giving users a fast search with a big preview picture and allows to filter recipes and foodblogs for tags, ingredients*, cooking time* and category*. *Only for DTaste recipes, currently.
2.7. "GDPR compliant"
Every connection on DTaste is going through the DTaste proxy to ensure full privacy. Also DTaste does not store any cookie and saves only elemental data directly in localStorage. Since DTaste is located in germany, this is forced by law and may slow the site down a little bit but protects your personal data, like browser information, ip address and access time. Also, DTaste is storing your ip address only for 3 days until it gets anonymized.
For many people, it is hard to read not native language. DTaste starts with 6 different languages. I really don't have the skills for all the 6 language pairs, thats why most of them are translated by a machine translator.
3. Who is standing behind DTaste?
DTaste is created by @immanuel94. Because i'm not a trustworthy person for you guys on the blockchain, i am are very glad that there is now steem keychain.
I created most of the sites by myself, but it has to be mentioned that i still learn to code. I used a template because im not very good with css. :P I worked fulltime in a restaurant for a while, so im not a experienced coder and simply wanted to try how it is to do something like that.
I hope, i could convince you that DTaste is a good extension to existing steem front ends which gives some advantages to users and creators of the food and recipe section. I want to point out, that this is the first version of DTaste, it can contain serious bugs and is labeled as Alpha. Although i tested it, you may encounter bugs which you can report in our Discord. This is also a reason to use steem keychain.
Now, i want to remind you about the offer you may read in the first lines, if you liked the introduction of this post: Everyone who resteems (excluding bots) gets a chance to win one of two 500 SP delegations for one month and the first 25 steemians (no bots) who are fast to resteem this post also get 1 Steem for free after 7 days if they created a comment about it.
Please tell me, what you like and don't like about DTaste in the comments. Because this is the first (real) approach to do something on the steem blockchain, i would really like to hear what you think. =) If you're interested, i'm also developing @steem.craft, a minecraft plugin, where players can use the social aspect of steem (like posting content and voting) within minecraft.
Check it out here: https://dtaste.io
SteemKitchen Discord: https://discord.gg/XE5fYnk
I wish you all a nice day,