Designed to be the fastest, most convenient way to win airdrops, browse ÐApps, keep track of tokens, and stay ahead of the curve on up-and-coming blockchain projects.
For crypto newbies and veterans alike, Quarry was there to help navigate the mine field -- pun intended -- of budding cryptocurrencies gaining traction around the world.
This app is no longer available in app stores.
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Aiming to capitalize on the crypto-craze of 2017, we positioned our mobile application as a money-making, crytpo rewards & discovery platform. We saw a lot of confusion and distrust with ICOs and ÐApps as more and more were launched, and we also saw socially incentivized, competitive content elements as a fun answer to these problems.
There was a lack of straightforward and innovative mobile crypto apps tackling information asymmetry, and we were established well-enough that we could execute our go-to-market strategy quickly by building off of our past social-content applications.
Airdrops are a major part of the marketing budget for nearly all blockchain projects, but for prospective users this is a tedious and time-consuming endeavor, even for diehard fans. So we brainstormed a number of solutions and centered around features that helped streamline the participation requirements and submission process. We also decided to give all new users a complementary ERC20 cryptocurrency wallet to be used alongside these features.
Below is a sampling of +100 blockchain projects I researched and promoted in the app while working closely with our Content Manager and back end developers. Each campaign had it's own unique rules for payout, and I designed a feature to track that as well.
Key Insight / Secret Sauce: The most lucrative way to maximize coinage from an airdrop campaign is always referrals. So I championed a feature that gave our users a way to submit their own referral links back to us to use and seamlessly boost their payout from these companies.
Blockchain -- for better or for worse -- has an inherent (some might even say incessant) meme culture, and so we opted for a playful yet credible vibe when communicating with our social media fans and when pushing for new installs.
Back in 2018, purchasing ad-space for anything cryptocurrency related was blocked on a lot of ad platforms (Facebook, Google, etc.). To curcumvent this, I optimized SEO / ASO for our listings in the Google Play and Apple app stores. Then I created an in-app airdrop campaign of our own where I incentivized word-of-mouth evangelization for our app with ETH (a cryptocurrency that is actively traded on exchanges), something no other airdrop was currently doing.
This innovated approach allowed me to keep user acquisition cost as low as 0.20 cents per install, with LTV ranging from 0.20 cents to $1.00 on average.
What is there not to like? You have an amazing way to connect to the cryptocurrency world and you get free airdrops that will build your crypto portfolio.
Sorry, we ceased operations for Quarry in early 2019. I redesigned the Token Block Friends website as a tribute page for Quarry and all the Quarriors who made building the app a blast. Click or tap the button below to visit Quarry's digital graveyard and to get a feel for this project while it was in production and to learn more about people who put their blood / sweat / tears into it.