Interaction Survey
We investigated the applications to learn what features and interface components and patterns work and what may not work for users in designing future IPFS applications for mobile.
ManyVerse
Sharedrop.io
Status
FrostWire
uTorrent Mobile
Haven
Fairdrop
Connection status shown
On Connections screen
No
No
When network unavailable
When network unavailable
No
No
Connection quality shown
No
No
No
Speed displayed
Speed displayed
Speed displayed
No
Account with login and password
Optional
None
Required with private key
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Private key recovery
48 word recovery phrase
No
Seed phrase
No
No
Yes
Only when mailbox is setup
Profile change confirmation
None
N/A
When changing login information
N/A
Yes
No
No
User logout
No
N/A
Yes
N/A
If have account
No
Only when mailbox is setup
Syncing status shown
"Loading..." and greyed out on startup
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
File transfer confirmation
No
Yes
N/A
Notification of completed download
Notification of completed download
N/A
Yes
Privacy and connection information
During onboarding
During onboarding
During onboarding
During onboarding
During onboarding
During onboarding
During onboarding
Default avatar and anonymous name
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Sharing progress indication
N/A
Progress bar
N/A
Progress bar
Progress bar
N/A
Progress bar
Link or QR code to share
N/A
QR code and URL
For crypto payments
N/A
N/A
For crypto payments
URL
User discoverability
No
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Chat attachments
Images
N/A
Only in-app stickers
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
File search
No
N/A
Browser support dependent
In-app
Browser support dependent
N/A
N/A
Media player
N/A
Browser support dependent
Browser support dependent
Yes
Yes
N/A
Browser support dependent
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