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CardanoPress, A Plugin for Builders

$12,000.00 Requested
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Problem:

To build with an API such as Blockfrost, you need to understand frontend development, REST APIs, Cardano transactions and more technical web development capabilities. This is a barrier to adoption.

Challenge: Building (on) Blockfrost
funded Awarded 24% of the fund.
Proposal Assessor Reviews:
4.6 (30)
Yes Votes:
₳ 150,513,144
No Votes:
₳ 20,488,861
Unique Wallets:
698

Experience

The team working on CardanoPress have been developing WordPress solutions for 15 years. Using WordPress & corresponding technologies, we've delivered API solutions for clients worldwide.

Recently, we've delivered WordPress/Cardano solutions for projects building on Cardano.

Solution

We've built a plugin for WordPress called CardanoPress. It removes technical knowledge needed for APIs, Cardano wallet integrations, and transaction writing allowing anyone to develop a Cardano DApp.

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[IMPACT] Please describe your proposed solution.

The core CardanoPress plugin is still in BETA. Many projects are using it successfully, but we need more development to complete the core plugin and bring it to a stable version.

Improving its installation process, admin interface, and error handling for the builder and end-users will help immensely with adopting the plugin.

Projects choosing to build on Cardano for their NFT collection, NFT minting, self Governance, ISPOs, stake pools or online e-commerce sites will be able to install the plugin, configure it to Blockfrost and be integrated with a wallet DApp connector within minutes.

[IMPACT] Please describe how your proposed solution will address the Challenge that you have submitted it in.

CardanoPress relies 100% on the Blockfrost API.

Every project that uses and implements the CardanoPress plugin on its website must sign up to Blockfrost to use it.

More projects choosing Cardano and CardanoPress will mean more sign-ups and usage of the Blockfrost API.

[IMPACT] What are the main risks that could prevent you from delivering the project successfully and please explain how you will mitigate each risk?

There is little risk in delivering the final stable version of the CardanoPress plugin.

The main risk we have, which is out of our control, is submitting to the WordPress Plugin directory. Since this is a third-party controlled platform and we have no control over accepting our plugin to the directory, it is essentially out of our hands.

To help mitigate this, we have reached out and made connections with key people in the WordPress community that can help us get the plugin over the line and accepted into the directory for mass adoption.

The other risk for our plugin is the Blockfrost API platform stopping us and other projects from using it within our plugin. To mitigate this, we'll connect with the team to see what issues may arise from our plugin using the Blockfrost API.

[FEASIBILITY] Please provide a detailed plan, including timeline and key milestones for delivering your proposal.

Phase 1 - Gathering Feedback & User Testing

2 Weeks: Time for users to test and provide the team with feedback for the Core CardanoPress plugin.

Phase 2 - Creating Use Cases and Testing Scenarios

1 Week: Based on the feedback, the team will organise and priorities the required development and scenarios to deliver the final stable version.

Phase 3 - Develop Against Use Cases and Scenarios

2 Weeks: Allocated development time for the use cases defined in phase 2.

Phase 4 - Test Against and Gather Feedback

1 Week: Test the new code base against the use cases and scenarios defined in phase 2.

Phase 5 - Submit the final stable version 1.0.0 of the plugin to the WordPress plugin directory

2-3 Week: Submission of the plugin to the WordPress plugin directory as stable version 1. Allowing the WordPress editorial and plugin teams to review the plugin and allow for its acceptance on the official plugin directory.

[FEASIBILITY] Please provide a detailed budget breakdown.

The team's hourly rate is $150 an hour.

Use testing: 16 hours $2400

Development: 40 hours $6000

UI/UX design: 16 hours $2400

Administration: 8 hours $1200

Total budget breakdown: $12000

[FEASIBILITY] Please provide details of the people who will work on the project.

Peter Bui - Project owner and creator

Gene Torcende - WordPress & API Developer

Martina Kocian - UI/UX Designer

Karlo Ilanos - WordPress Developer & Frontend Developer

We have worked as a core team at PB Web Development for over 6 years.

[FEASIBILITY] If you are funded, will you return to Catalyst in a later round for further funding? Please explain why / why not.

If we are funded, we will return for additional funding in the future.

As of now, the project isn't fully monetised, and we have no way of sustaining the development of the core product.

As Cardano evolves and more projects and ideas come to market, we will need to continuously develop and grow core CardanoPress to cater to market needs.

We will come back with new proposals as market conditions warrant.

[AUDITABILITY] Please describe what you will measure to track your project's progress, and how will you measure these?

The final goal of having the stable version, v1.0.0, will be the final goal for the proposal.

Progressive milestones can be measured as we progress through the stages to reach the final stable version of the plugin.

[AUDITABILITY] What does success for this project look like?

The project's success will see more users and projects install and use the CardanoPress plugin to power and launch their websites. It will lead to more users using Blockfrost to communicate to the Cardano blockchain.

In the long term, we'd love to see a thriving ecosystem around the plugin where other WordPress and development agencies start using the plugin to create solutions for their clients.

[AUDITABILITY] Please provide information on whether this proposal is a continuation of a previously funded project in Catalyst or an entirely new one.

This is an entirely new project and proposal not relating to any in a previous Fund.

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The team makes it very clear that the goal of this project is to lower the "barrier to entry" for developing in the Cardano ecosystem using the Blockfrost API. This clearly aligns with the goal of creating a thriving developer ecosystem around Blockfrost. Doing this via a WordPress plugin makes sense because of the vast number of users that are already on WordPress who could then easily incorporate the Cardano blockchain into projects that are already in development.

Additionally, WordPress is open-source, and CardanoPress has its source code hosted on GitHub as well which aligns with the stated goals of the campaign. It is worth noting that as of now, CardanoPress does rely on some closed-source and heavily centralized dependencies (such as Google ReCAPTCHA), but I believe this is a failing of internet development at large and not this project. This could be remedied in the future when suitably secure, open-source alternatives become available.

The one real downside I see, is that the proposers make it clear in a comment that documentation is not part of the scope of this proposal, and that a separate proposal will be made for documentation purposes. I think that this somewhat undermines some of the impact this project could have. That said, I'm not deducting from the rating as every project needs a reasonable scope, and this one is rather large even without documentation, which can be massive.

Ease of use like this brings all the advantages of a blockchain system such as Cardano to the easily approachable masses. I am not a web developer, but with some WordPress experience, I was able to install the beta release on a WordPress site in an hour or so.

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Wordpress is one of the most popular open source software today that makes building a website extremely easy. Proposing an idea to build a Plugin on Wordpress to help website administrators using Wordpress source code who do not need to know much about programming to integrate Cardano Wallet into their website. Help websites no longer have to use login with Google and Facebook accounts, but will use Cardano Wallet to log in. This will help attract a large number of users who are using Wordpress using the Blockfrost API. The proposed solution will help users of websites using CardanoPress Plugin easily log in with their wallet address on Cardano instead of having to use accounts like Google, Facebook. In the body of the proposal, the author should add some information, for example, who are the users of the plugin? What are their benefits? This helps non-tech savvy voters understand the benefits of the product and the value it brings to the user. The proposal should provide an overview of the implementation process. Regarding the risk assessment, I think there is a risk that Wordpress regularly updates changes that could cause conflicts with an older version of the product. It was a suggestion I added to the author. In the proposal, the author made it very clear that the proposed solution would help increase the number of subscribers on Blockfrost. This solves the claim made by the Challenge.

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Giving 5 star for how versatile and impactful this project planned to be by bringing Cardano as plugin for WordPress usage/development. It also satisfies the challenge of Building Blockfrost, as the plugin developed on Blockfrost and will increase the usage & feature development on and with Blockfrost.

The proposal has outlined clearly the currently-progressing development and its post-development delivery risk, while also mitigated the risk by reaching out the key people in WordPress community to get help if there is trouble in deployment in WordPress later on.

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The CardanoPress, A Plugin for Builders Problem Statement is poorly worded. Their Problem Statement should say “There needs to be an easy way for WordPress developers to use Cardano”. That is what their Summary of the Solution claims they have built. A quick Google search states that 60.8% of Content Management Systems and 14.7% of websites use WordPress. WordPress can be used by non developers to build Blogs and Websites. To do more complicated tasks it is necessary to use Plugins to add capabilities such as interacting with the Cardano Blockchain. Their Plugin is in Beta and needs refined. Their milestones are laid out and will be easily monitored. There is always a chance additional funds will be needed to keep up with changes to Cardano in the future. This project will add ADA capabilities to a lot of websites and CMSs that are already in existence.

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Making Cardano, through Blockfrost, accessible to WordPress developers is a very effective way to bring more more people to Cardano.

WordPress powers something like 38% of the internet. The number of users and developers is absolutely huge. This project directly targets that demographic.

Making a WordPress plugin that handles the hard parts of API calls to Blockfrost is needed and wanted. Many WordPress developers are looking for tools like this.

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The problem is well presented, which indicates that to build with an API such as Blockfrost, we need to understand frontend development, REST APIs, Cardano transactions and more technical web development capabilities. This is a barrier to adoption. The proposer also offers a solution that his team will build a plugin for WordPress called CardanoPress. It removes technical knowledge needed for APIs, Cardano wallet integrations, and transaction writing allowing anyone to develop a Cardano DApp. The proposer clearly presents how this project will add value to the Cardano ecosystem and the key metrics of the proposal meet the challenge settings and the proposal is able to scale to address future challenges.

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This is a great proposal with a potentially high impact and I would love to see it get up and running. CardanoPress already has a beta version and it fits extremely well in this challenge. The whole idea of the project is to facilitate the life of the user by removing the lack of knowledge of APIs and Cardano wallet integration barrier. That is done through a plugin heavily based on Blockfrost. This way the Cardano dApp development creation process gets smoother than ever. The metrics chosen are related to the usage of the plugin which in turn translates into the use of Blockfrost. In other words, it helps create an active ecosystem around Blockfrost. Finally, the proposer acknowledges that currently the project cannot sustain itself without external funding and suggests they may need to return to Catalyst for further funding. Regarding this point I would encourage them to start thinking about ways to monetize the project so it can reach a self-sustainable situation at some point.

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The development of a WordPress plugin that will serve a user interface on behalf of Blockfrost API, to webmasters managing WP installations, is a great challenge: APIs are not for everybody. The proposed solution will certainly lead the wider adoption of Blockfrost API: a WP plugin is a simple and neat way of interacting with the API without the need of technical preparation such as PHP or JS programming language. The proposer explains the risks that can prevent him to deliver the plugin: not being published in WP store can be quite a stopping barrier for wide adoption, but interested webmasters can also find the plugin in the official website, along with a well written, simple (yet incomplete) documentation.

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This proposal seeks to launch a plugin that they have already built called CardanoPress, which will remove the stated problem of having technological knowledge before anyone can develop a Cardano DApp. The proposer has explained that the core Cardano Press plugin is still in BETA and many projects are suing it successfully, but they need more development to complete to make it a stable version. Projects that want to build on Cardano for their NTF collection, NFT minting, ISPO, Stake Pools or online e-commerce sites will be able to install the plugin, configure it to Blockfrost and be integrated with a wallet DApp connector within minutes. Addressing the challenge, this proposal has said that CardanoPress relies 100% on the Blockfrost API, and that every project that uses and implements the CardanoPress plugin on its website must sign up to Blockfrost to use it. Thus, there will be more projects choosing Cardano and CardanoPress, meaning more sign-ups and usage of the Blockfrost API, and this is exactly what the challenge is all about. Emphasis has been made in the proposal about just a little risk associated with the project. The information provided by the proposer has effectively addressed the challenge. My rating is 5

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This proposal offers a plug and play solution to help wordpress sites integrate with blockfrost and cardano. Given that the majority of websites are built on wordpress, this represents a huge opportunity to onboard new developers and users. As someone familiar with the ease of using wordpress plugins, I'm excited by the possibilities this offers to accelerate mainstream use and adoption of cardano wallets for ecommerce. I also have some experience building dapps, and enabling wallet connections was a major challenge. Allowing devs to unlock that capability with a configurable plugin is massively powerful.

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4.7 / 5
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The existing beta release of the project provides a clear grasp of the technical side of this project, as well as proof of necessary skills. Additionally, considering that there is already a beta release for this project, and at a few sites with fairly mature implementation, I think the team has proven that this project is likely to be successful.

I do think that there is a lot of work to be done in only 80hrs of work, but the team has laid out an easy-to-follow plan with comprehensive budget. They have identified two possible pain points in the area of approvals from WordPress (which they have addressed well) and approval from Blockfrost (for which the solution is somewhat nebulous). The team does not provide any road map for what happens if timing goes over or the budget is expended.

To see 5 stars in this category I would have liked to see the proposal have more explanation for why Blockfrost may stop the plugin from utilizing the API, and a less nebulous solution for how to get this approved. Additionally, I think it would've been prudent to discuss what happens if an unforeseeable circumstance pushes the time table back and the team runs out of money. The team's experience mitigates these concerns, but it would have prudent to address them.

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The information on the proposed implementation plan is not detailed and needs to be added eg Which Member will perform the task? This, in turn, helps voters understand that the knowledge, experience, and skills of team members are sufficient to accomplish the proposed tasks. In the cost description, I see the author on Linkedin is living in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. With the cost for an hour of work is 150usd/hour is relatively high. Of course, this also depends on the quality of the work, so I can't comment much on this. It is just my own personal opinion. The information on the team members is very clear and I have researched their profiles on Linkedin and found that they are a team with a lot of experience. Their skills are perfectly suited to completing this proposal successfully. All information is very complete and detailed. There are only a few small additions that the author needs to add.

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Feasible break down on project phases and delivery timeline with duration on each phases (revolving on gathering feedback, developing, and testing between 1-2 week). It has also include the user analysis, market research, and testing in multiple phases before submitting the stable version. The proposal has also provided the details of team member and their hourly pay rate at $150 for 4 people in a logical working hour and budget explanation.

The proposal provided the accessible under-development repository, yet they had not mentioned technical aspects requirements explicitly. This could also infer that the project doesn’t require any funding for technical properties (softwares, assets, hostings, etc) since it is not mentioned in the proposal. Could these points written in more details it should be more refined. By the existing budget explanation, worktime plan, and currently developing status, the project is highly likely to be implemented successfully

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They are asking for funding to complete the Beta testing so the bulk of the work is complete. Their budget and timeline seems to be well documented and realistic. They have proven that their team has the skills necessary to complete this project or it would never have been possible to get it to the Beta phase. The risk factors are minor because this project is in the Beta phase.

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The beta version of this plugin works very well. The team has delivered a WordPress theme, as well, which makes implementation of the CardanoPress plugin as straighforward and predictable as possible.

The team is very engaged in the Cardano Community and are very responsive to feedback.

The biggest hurdle to mass adoption of this plugin is placing it in the official WordPress plugin repository. This is not an easy task. The team has already started that process which shows very realistic expectations.

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The team presented itself transparently through LinkedIn and GitHub links, from which we have enough information about the team's knowledge, experience and skills, that are necessary for the realization of this project. The budget is modest and a budget breakdown was made and a realistic time period within this project will be completed was presented. A weekly work plan was created and risks were presented along with risk solutions.

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The team is highly qualified and have a lot of experience with WordPress. They have provided evidence of their skills and past experiences by means of links to LinkedIn and GitHub pages. The only one without evidence provided about experience is Karlo Ilanos. Within the budget breakdown they clearly point which type of skills will be needed to implement the activities of the project (software development, testing and UI/UX design, for example). They also state how much is requested for each task. The hours of work that will be necessary seems reasonable but the average hourly rate of USD 150 sounds a bit overpriced. The timetable is realistic and well organized. There seems to be enough time both for development and for testing. As there is already a beta version, they have considered the risks low. Nevertheless, two of them were raised, not having the plugin accepted into the directory and not being able to use Blockfrost for some reason. For the first one they provided a nice solution of reaching key people from the WordPress community. In the extreme case of that strategy not working out they could migrate to a different platform. For the second risk they offered a similar solution.

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A WP plugin is strategic, being the most popular among the CMS, it will lead to mass adoption after being published in the WP plugin store. Timeline and milestones are provided, and they seem reasonable to me. Budget breakdown is clear and well explained, aligned with their competence and requirements of the plugin development. I’ve reviewed the experience of the team, by visiting their profiles on links provided – LinkedIn and GitHub. Every member is backed by years of experience in his work field.

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Outlined plan in this proposal consists of Phase 1 to Phase 5 with different number of weeks and activities added to make it meaningful. In total, the duration of the project is 8-9 weeks. The phase 1 has 2 weeks of gathering feedback and user testing; phase 2 has 1 week of creating use cases and testing scenarios, and the rest of the phase explained in detail. The budget requested is $12000 and that is within the challenge limit. The breakdown is understandable showing costs in hours for various items like use testing, development , UI/UX design, etc. The highest cost of $6000 goes to development, and that makes a lot of sense, since the proposal is an App development based. The team is made up of 4 persons whose names have been provided in the proposal and their professions provided as API developers, UI/UX designer, etc. It is mentioned that the team have been developing WordPress solutions for 15 years, using WordPress corresponding technologies, and delivered API solutions for clients worldwide. The team is qualified, looking at their experiences. Links to CardanoPress to check on the team is provided in the proposal. There is indication that the team will return to Catalyst for more support in the future for more development of the App. The team is also involved in other proposals in Fund9. The information provided meets all the requirements and it is highly likely that this proposal will be implemented successfully. My rating is 5.

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As someone with experience managing delivery of complex technical projects, the timeline seems overly optimistic. However, the proposal mentions that core development is mostly complete, which should help to drastically accelerate things, making the timeline more believable. Having actual beta users already helps to validate both the technical and commercial viability of the solution. The proposers add credibility by including links to linkedin and github.

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This project struggles to provide a clear view of what auditability will look like. The team states that "…. having the stable version, v1.0.0, will be the final goal for the proposal." But there are no metrics given to say what qualifies as "stable." It would have been prudent to give something measurable such as "inclusion of V1.0.0 in the WordPress plugin directory," but while this is mentioned as something that will happen, it's not stated as a goal. This means that, in theory, the team could be rejected from the directory, but still call the project "stable" and therefore a success.

Additionally, the team says "Progressive milestones can be measured as we progress through the stages…." but they fail to mention any official channels, frequency of updates, how often GitHub will be updated, etc. I think that it is easy to infer what this could look like, but it would have been easy to state where updates would be posted and how often this would happen.

The team has made it easy to infer what success looks like, and their experience lends confidence in the project, but from a standpoint of the proposal alone (which is what I’m assessing), metrics should have been more clearly stated.

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About the audit. I suggest they should build a telegram channel and update the completed tasks so that the community can track the results of their work. The author needs to add other metrics to evaluate the success of the proposal such as the number of plugin installs. The more rating points, the better. This, in turn, helps me and the community see the effectiveness of the CardanoPress Plugin and see how users rate the quality of the Plugin. Those are the information that I think the author should add and will make an impression on the voters. In the end, I found that the author and team provided important information that led me to believe they were qualified to carry out this proposal successfully. I also look forward to using their products soon in the future. Here is a side advice: They should have invested heavily in the UX design of the wallet connect button, that will make it more user-friendly to use.

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Giving 5 for the easy-to-audit final target the proposal has defined, which is by having their stable version usable and reach more user and developer, supported with their auditable defined roadmap of delivery, from feedback gathering, core development, and testing on the market users. They also had provided the development repository and related links to the projects developer for further project audits. The project has linear objective with the addressed problem with its aim to increase the number of user and development on BlockfrostAPI.

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The have defined a realistic road map that can easily be monitored. Their metrics and budget are sound. The outcomes have been well documented. Success will be the ability to add the plugin to a WordPress site and this can be easily tested.

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The evaluation looks at appropriate measures, such as an increase in users and installs.

What is lacking is hard numbers to look at. The team knows the current number of downloads and installs. The audit could be improved by stating those numbers and setting objective goals for growing them.

The timeline for evaluations seems a bit short. Even if development takes longer than stated in the proposal the project can claim success. Many software projects take longer than first expected.

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The team presents an elaborated roadmap, but I would like to see not only the mentioned milestones, but also elaborated so that the community could follow the development and success of this project. The team presents links where they will publish the progress of their project, which can serve the community to have an insight into how the project will develop.

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The team has provided clear milestones within the roadmap described. It is divided in five phases that last one to two weeks and for each of them a deliverable was set. Additionally, the deadlines for each phase seem in line with the tasks that will be performed. The KPIs defined, on the other hand, are not very clear. The only precise and objective one they described was the number of users installing the CardanoPress plugin. They could also use the number of requests made to Blockfrost and number of acquired developers from the Crypto space as KPIs. Moreover, the proposer could have also provided a public channel to update the community of the project's progress. If they intend to post that in their website, they have not written it down on the proposal.

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The solution is fully auditable, milestones are set, final goal is declared and easily auditable (WP plugin store). The final scenario is to have the plugin spread among WP-based websites, and this is can be easily monitored by the team. A website, a GitHub repository, and a YouTube channel along with an introductive video, is present. The proposer did not state where he will publish updates, although he has a variety of choices for it to be achieved, starting from his website.

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In tracking the progress of this proposal, it is said in the proposal that the final goal of having the stable version will be seen progressively. But as to where it will be seen, it is not mentioned, such as GitHub, google sheets, etc. The success story, according to the proposal, will be that more users and projects installed, and use of CardanoPress plugin to power and launch the websites. This will bring more users of Blockfrost to communicate to the Cardano blockchain. In the long term, they will see a flourishing ecosystem around the plugin where other WordPress and development agencies start using the plugin to create solutions for their clients. This proposal is new. Apart from the absence of where to access progress reports such as GitHub, Discord or Catalyst channels, the information provided is alright to audit the success of the project. My rating is 4.

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The proposal mentions progressive milestones, but fails to elaborate on them. They may have been referring to the phases outlined in the feasibility section, but even then, I would have liked to see clear stage gates for progressing across phases in the interest of auditability.

However, the team does give a clear definition of success, in addition to a few KPIs, including installs and user growth.

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