I believe that ‘CrytoKitties’ is a definite non-starter for FOAM. This was a flash in the pan, just like beanie babies and I think this is played out. Daily active users is a definitive metric to watch.
If you’re soliciting the community for ideas, I’d like to see some progress on implementation first. A quick survey of the public FOAM Github seems like it is stagnant since Q4 of 2018:
I originally became interested in FOAM based on the efforts of the team on PureScript and chanterelle. At this point if you are not building an app that leverages FOAM, than you should be doubling down on making the Development tools for FOAM world-class, this means, well documented, and accessible.
What this project screams for is something like what Apple has offered, but for the Web3 development framework: Apple mapkitjs. I’d also like to see a Bounty, or development funding effort funded by the reserved tokens. We have an early mover advantage, lets keep that inertia going! If you are not soliciting cryptodev’s to work on your project for FOAM, it makes me wonder what value FOAM has in the longer term.
As an exercise, any application that requires location, to, from, or travel times is applicable for a FOAM app.
An Airbnb type application for accommodation could deliver discounted stays based on where the user is right now, think HotelTonight, or Priceline and with a smart contract to eliminate credit card processing. Both the guest and host could receive time-locked FOAM for redemption at a future time. This would be analogous to air-miles, that could be redeemed for services. Just one big virtuous consumer cycle, the consumer can accumulate FOAM for future travel and the FOAM market can see that these FOAM are spendable in a future transaction based on the contract conversion.
See that was easy, but it requires development now. Who’s going to do that? There is already a bitcoin airbnb: https://www.cryptocribs.com/ what’s missing is the value that dPOL brings to the table. (locks that can only unlock when the guest is in the locale for instance? Often a host will give a PIN code out for an accommodation, this could instead be moderated via a smart contract and FOAM)
To sum up, the core team should provide guidance on what they are providing for the improvement going forward. Ideas are great, and they need support to make them happen. If the core development team cannot work on applications, there must be incentive (bounties), or adequate development resources provided for the community to use FOAM in dapp projects.