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.

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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