Welcome back, NATIXIANs, to the May edition of our Progress Update. The NATIX team has diligently been working throughout the weeks of May, striving to deliver the best possible user experience to every NATIXIAN. This month, we achieved several key milestones ranging from long-awaited battery optimizations for the Drive& app to our most recent partnership with Peaq. This month was as eventful as our previous ones. Without further ado, let's dive straight into the most notable achievements of May.
NATIX Network has partnered with peaq, a cutting-edge Web3 network designed to fuel the Economy of Things (EoT) on Polkadot. By providing a robust platform, peaq enables entrepreneurs and developers to build innovative decentralized applications and DePINs (Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Network) specifically designed for vehicles, robots, and other devices. Through this collaboration, peaq empowers users to exercise governance and generate profits as interconnected machines deliver goods and services within the ecosystem.
The first stage of integration between NATIX and peaq will involve the development of a proof-of-concept project on peaq, testing the use of self-sovereign peaq IDs within NATIX's recently launched Drive& app.
Once we deem the first stage successful, the second stage will involve integrating Drive& with peaq, allowing users to earn additional rewards through its machine rewards mechanism. The Drive& DePIN will then become part of the peaq ecosystem, beginning with a launch on Krest, peaq's sister network on Kusama.
This strategic partnership holds the potential to enhance the capabilities of both NATIX Network and peaq, while safeguarding user privacy and ensuring a more connected, efficient, and secure future.
CEO Alireza Ghods and COO/CPO Lorenz Muck joined Twitter Spaces for our first AMA since the release of the Drive& app. Listen to our co-founders as they answer the community's questions, covering various topics such as post-app launch insights, additional app functionality, and what the future holds for Drive&. You can find the Twitter Spaces link below.
Earlier this month we released a new update for Drive& based on the community feedback in order to improve the user experience. Through bug fixes, and great new features, let’s have a quick rundown of what changed:
We remain committed to delivering the best possible user experience and have numerous exciting product features in the pipeline. One of the initial significant updates to the product will be our in-app navigation, aimed at enhancing utility for app users and supporting guided mapping in the future. Additionally, we are working on revamping our redemption options for NATIX points, which will include special products that you will be able to redeem. Stay tuned for further updates in the future.
In the month of May, we achieved our most impressive milestone to date: ten million detections. Moreover, Drive& has garnered nearly 9,000 registered users who, together, have mapped over 750,000 kilometers in total. NATIX Network and Drive& serve as a strong testament to the effectiveness of utilizing existing infrastructure and devices to create a decentralized physical infrastructure network. With its focus on smartphones, NATIX Network has the potential to become one of the largest DePIN networks globally.
We are thrilled to announce that NATIX Network is gearing up to onboard an additional +1 billion devices globally, further facilitating the expansion of our decentralized physical infrastructure network of cameras. Phase 1 of testing has been successfully completed, and we are excited to confirm that the Drive& app will be available on the Apple App Store by the end of June. Stay tuned for official announcements on our social media channels.
We are excited to present you with our NATIX Drive& TikTok/Reels challenge. Show off your skills by creating a short video in the style of TikTok/Reels, highlighting Drive& as an exciting new side hustle for drivers. You can showcase the app in action during your real-life experiences or simply demonstrate its impressive in-app features. Let your imagination run wild! Discover more about the challenge and find additional details below.
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!