Welcome back, NATIXIANs, to the July edition of NATIX Progress Update. This month has been busy with many milestones and achievements by our team. We are committed to doing our best and keep working to improve the experience for the Drive& app users, ensuring that they navigate and map the world as seamlessly as possible.
Let's dive into the highlights of what occurred at NATIX during July.
In only 11 weeks, we've brought on more than 10,000 drivers who have collectively traveled over 1 million kilometers using the Drive& app. This quick growth makes us stand out from other centralized and decentralized competitors like Google, Mapillary, and Hivemapper.
A big part of our success comes from our smartphone strategy at NATIX, where we use a global network of smartphones to build a one-of-a-kind crowd-sourced camera network. This approach has let us grow very quickly and effectively, helping us hit the 1 million kilometers mark faster than any of our competitors.
At NATIX, we know that making Web3 widely used involves using the common features of smartphones. Our approach doesn't require extra hardware, providing a quicker way for users to adopt it. Today's smartphones have many sensors, which create a vast decentralized physical hardware network. This network can be used for various tasks such as mapping, collecting data, and planning smart cities, all while following privacy laws (GDPR). By doing this, we're not just using what's already out there but also moving towards a future where everything is more connected and clever.
Blockworks, a prominent Web3 media platform known for delivering in-depth news and insights about cryptocurrency to a vast audience of investors, has picked up this news among other media outlets. We encourage you to explore the article by Macauley Peterson, the Senior Editor at Blockworks, who provides a deeper insight on our latest achievements.
One more surprise! Google Maps team noticed our achievements on Twitter 👀
After several months of development, we introduced the Drive& app on the Apple App Store, making it accessible to all Apple device users. This launch marks a substantial milestone in our ongoing effort to transform navigation and enrich the way individuals explore the world, supported by the integration of millions of Apple devices globally.
By extending our presence to the Apple App Store, we're opening new opportunities, allowing us to reach a wider audience and invite more people to join the NATIXIAN community. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to our existing community members for their valuable feedback during the app development, which have been essential in enhancing and refining Drive&.
The Drive& app has also received an update. This release introduces a brand-new detection screen, enhancing event notifications for a more comprehensive experience. Additionally, we have exclusively introduced Portrait (Vertical) mode for the detection view, providing a fresh perspective and improved accessibility while on the road. We value your preferences, and with this update, you can now select your preferred distance units—miles or kilometers—for a personalized navigation experience.
Update your Drive& app to explore these exciting features. We look forward to your feedback as we continue to enhance your driving experience. Happy and safe driving!
In celebration of the Drive& App Store launch, our team have improved the Referral Program and the NATIX Grand Prize Raffle. The primary goal was to make it fairer and more accessible, particularly for new users who were just stepping into the Drive& community.
The top-of-the-line rewards add an extra layer of thrill to the program. Among the prizes included the iPhone 14 smartphone, the Meta Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset, and Amazon gift cards to fulfill whatever their heart desires.
NATIX has achieved notable recognition, being featured in Messari's prestigious DePIN Sector map. This highlights our position as one of the leading innovators in the DePIN space, acknowledged by Messari. Together, let's embrace the opportunities that await us as we forge ahead into a bright future for NATIX and the DePIN ecosystem.
"EthCC '23 was an incredibly productive experience, filled with engaging meetings with relevant projects and venture capitalists. The energy and optimism present didn't align with the perception of a bear market at all; it was a vibrant and optimistic gathering that has left me very excited about the Web3 & DePIN future." - Alireza Ghods, co-founder and CEO of NATIX Network
You can reach our community managers and executive team anytime through our Telegram and Discord channels. Whether you have questions, feedback, or just want to connect with other members of the NATIX community, our team is here to help. Thank you for being part of the NATIX community and see you in the next month’s update!