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Austin Fatheree, March 24 2023

ICDevs.org Cross-Service Poster - #59

Current Status: Retired

  • Discussion (03/24/2023)
  • Ratification: (TBD)
  • Open for application: (TBD)
  • Assigned (TBD)
  • In Review
  • Closed

Forum Link - Discussion

Bounty Details

  • Bounty Amount: $5,000 USD of ICP at award date.
  • ICDevs.org Bounty Acceleration: For each 1 ICP sent to edaa35657e696ec3ca92fc45edf8f7204139adea348d3f3fa17a26dffce8493b, ICDevs.org will add .25 ICP to this issue and .75 ICP to fund other ICDevs.org initiatives.
  • Project Type: Team
  • Opened: TBD
  • Time Commitment: Weeks
  • Project Type: Dapp / Single Page App
  • Experience Type: Intermediate/Expert - Motoko, IC Services Ecosystem, Svelt, React


The proposed project aims to create a cross-service poster that allows users to easily distribute content to a number of Internet Computer (IC) social media services, including but not limited to Distrikt, OpenChat, Taggr, DSCVR.one, and Catalyze. The new application will be designed to be modular so that users can easily add services as they emerge. It would be great if posting to classic social media was an option as well, but posts to those services should include links into the IC based services.

The cross-service poster will be a valuable tool for content creators, enabling them to easily distribute their content across multiple IC services with a single submission. The new application will also include features for registering accounts with each service, making it easy for users to submit content natively to each service.

To create the new cross-service poster, the project will require a team of experienced developers who are proficient in Motoko and have a strong understanding of the IC services ecosystem. The team will work closely with the IC community to ensure that the new application meets the needs of content creators working on the Internet Computer.

The on-chain portion of this application will include a motoko ‘wallet canister’ that will assume the identity of a user such that all posts to services on the IC will come from that Principal. This cansister should understand the .did schemas of the different services and process social posts to go across each service.

The off chain portion is a Dapp that lets the user create a post and then format it for each service according to the rules of that service(ie Distrkt is limited to 300 chars but can do multiple posts, taggr may need a place to put custom Tags.).

Overall, the new cross-service poster will provide a valuable resource for content creators working on the Internet Computer, enabling them to easily distribute their content across multiple IC services with a single submission. By incorporating features for registering accounts with each service, the new application will make it easy for users to submit content natively to each service, enhancing the user experience and simplifying content distribution.

To apply for this bounty you should:

  • Include links to previous work building web applications and any other open-source contributions (i.e., your Github).
  • Provide a brief overview of how you will complete the task. This can include things like which dependencies you will use, how you will make it self-contained, the sacrifices you would have to make to achieve that, or how you will make it simple. Anything that can convince us you are taking a thoughtful and expert approach to this design.
  • Give an estimated timeline on completing the task.
  • Post your application text to the Bounty Thread

Selection Process

The ICDevs.org developer’s advisors will propose a vote to award the bounty and the Developer Advisors will vote.

Bounty Completion

Please keep your ongoing code in a public repository(fork or branch is ok). Please provide regular (at least weekly) updates. Code commits count as updates if you link to your branch/fork from the bounty thread. We just need to be able to see that you are making progress.

The balance of the bounty will be paid out at completion.

Once you have finished, please alert the dev forum thread that you have completed work and where we can find that work. We will review and award the bounty reward if the terms have been met. If there is any coordination work(like a pull request) or additional documentation needed we will inform you of what is needed before we can award the reward.

Bounty Abandonment and Re-awarding

If you cease work on the bounty for a prolonged(at the Developer Advisory Board’s discretion) or if the quality of work degrades to the point that we think someone else should be working on the bounty we may re-award it. We will be transparent about this and try to work with you to push through and complete the project, but sometimes, it may be necessary to move on or to augment your contribution with another resource which would result in a split bounty.


The bounty was generously funded by the DFINITY Foundation. If you would like to turbocharge this bounty you can seed additional donations of ICP to 1a25118faf5e325df52b38ff021560e6e0232b816f6526eb575156a6cb5f1ce1. ICDevs will add .25 for every 1 token donated to the bounty. All donations will be tax deductible for US Citizens and Corporations. If you send a donation and need a donation receipt, please email the hash of your donation transaction, physical address, and name to [email protected]. More information about how you can contribute can be found at our donations page.

FYI: General Bounty Process


The draft bounty is posted to the DFINITY developer’s forum for discussion

Ratification: (01/09/2023)

The developer advisor’s board will propose a bounty be ratified and a vote will take place to ratify the bounty. Until a bounty is ratified by the Dev it hasn’t been officially adopted. Please take this into consideration if you are considering starting early.

Open for application

Developers can submit applications to the Dev Forum post. The council will consider these as they come in and propose a vote to award the bounty to one of the applicants. If you would like to apply anonymously you can send an email to austin at icdevs dot org or sending a PM on the dev forum.


A developer is currently working on this bounty, you are free to contribute, but any splitting of the award will need to be discussed with the currently assigned developer.

In Review

The Dev Council is reviewing the submission


The award has been given and the bounty is closed.

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