I was wondering if there was an interest from the community in developing an official StormX community site. The purpose of the community site would be a place for users to view and promote active cashback stores within the StormX app, and to share their shopping experiences. Ideally the official StormX site would include some of the features I’m suggesting below, but if the community would like to build it, then we as a community can take the load off the StormX Dev team while they work on other features.
If we would be interested in a community project of this scale, what sort of features would you like to see?
Some possible features I can think of would be:
This would be a separate app that’s available on the site. The default mode is to display all stores in a paginated format. Filterable options would include: Country, Store Type (Entertainment, Clothing, Food Gaming…), Cashback Rate, Popularity. Each store result would link out to the external store page and also provide an internal link to the StormX Community Review page for that store.
A personal page of sorts to share shopping experiences with the community in the form of a micro-blog. Depending on availability of data, it could retrieve information about your shopping experiences from the StormX API. A custom trophy system unique to the community site could also be made available for bragging rights (cash back acquired, number of times shopped, member reward tier duration etc)
A dedicated review page for each of the stores that are providing cash back. Users could leave reviews about their shopping experience at the specific store, and any notable deals they have found within that store. It could also be a place to flag issues with tracking, so that users could filter store lists by the most successfully tracked stores (crowd-sourced rating system). Users and StormX staff will also be able to see the stores that have the most problems being tracked.
I think this feature provides value to both the community and the StormX developers, in the form of a crowd-sourced diagnosis tool, not just for the most successful stores, but also for the most problematic stores that need attention.
These are just some examples, maybe we could flesh them out some more, but would really like to see what the wider community thinks about such a project. What features would you find beneficial?