Meet a Builder with GARI Network
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In these short format interviews, we speak with the teams behind your favourite projects for their insights on what they’re building behind the scenes and what’s next. Join us for an inside look at the projects shaping the future of the web3 earning ecosystem.
Join us as we explore the captivating realm of GARI Network. Far beyond a conventional social network, GARI Network is a web3 platform that fosters a vibrant ecosystem of content creators, enthusiastic consumers, and a supportive community.
SARAH, web3earner: Welcome back to our Meet a Builder interview series. Where I have the pleasure of talking to the teams behind your favorite web3 earning projects.
Today, we’ll be delving into the innovative world of GARI Network. GARI Network is not just your typical social network. It’s a web3 platform that brings together content creators, consumers, and a thriving community, all united by a shared passion for engaging and rewarding interactions.
At its core, GARI Network’s mission lies in the empowerment of creators and viewers. They strive to provide users with state-of-the-art technological tools and enticing financial incentives that grant them unparalleled control and direct interaction within the platform’s social economy. In this ecosystem, everyone has a chance to be recognized and rewarded for their contributions.
Today, we have Prakash joining us. How are you today, Prakash?
PRAKASH, GARI: Hey, Sarah. Nice to meet you. Glad to be on this interview.
SARAH: Lovely to have you here. Can you start us off by explaining what GARI Network is and how it works?
PRAKASH: Yeah, happy to explain that.
So, the short answer is this: when you look at big Tech, you spend a lot of time on social media, but you end up becoming the data points for the larger big Tech corporations You don’t get incentivised for the time spent on the platform and that is something the founders worked very closely on. How do we solve that in a very different way? So, GARI Network already has this flourishing short video app called Chingari, which has been flourishing in the last four or five years, especially in India and emerging markets.
So, what GARI Network really enables is empowering the creators through value-based incentives. They become a network of content creators themselves, providing value to each other and getting a good share of daily incentives as well. That’s the summary of GARI Network and how we empower creators by earning for the time they spend on the platform, which they do not get on any other web2 platforms.
SARAH: And how can people earn with GARI?
PRAKASH: Right now, one thing that we really wanted to prioritize with the platform is making it simple and user-friendly. If you look at traditional web3 protocols, there are a lot of complexities involved and a very compelling narrative that you have to understand the tech. We don’t want to take that path, for us, users are the core focus. They don’t even need to understand the tech behind it. The simple, effective outcome should be: I create content, I think it’s valuable, and I earn from it on a daily basis.
Being a GARI Creator could be a career in itself. So, we want to make it clear that they don’t even need to know what blockchain is or which specific blockchain we use. What matters is that we encourage them to create content, engage with other people, and the “engage to earn” mechanics is something they understand well. That’s the user experience we want to provide, which not many platforms do at scale, especially for millions of users on a daily or monthly basis.
SARAH: Awesome! Very simple, very user-friendly. We love it.
SARAH: And finally, what is GARI working on that will bring more value or create new opportunities for people earning within web3?
PRAKASH: This is a great question. Our vision is not just to rest on what we can do on the mobile platform or just with short video apps. We want to bring an “X for everything app” experience to the people. Our vision is to not just restrict ourselves on what we can do on the mobile platform. It started as a short video app but now the kind of experience that we are bringing to the average user is circle based.
Take something like Insta Reels that they’re very familiar with. These habits for activities that they see on the other platforms, they’re able to replicate that. This freedom is something we want to give to the users in terms of what they really prefer as these are powerful tools that you experience on the other platforms. But also, not just limiting users to those interactions, allowing them to bring their content on our platforms and explore different ways they can actually gain value from the ecosystem. That is something we are strongly leading the team on, different kinds of features that can explain the platform.
So that is something we are going to be exploring as much as possible, is how they can be engaged and how they can gain value from the platform. I think that’s the most compelling feature and we are building towards it. Every two weeks, we are tracking our rating levels and really working for the users. Using the data points we have, we can make sure that is valuable for our user base and that the incentives are being distributed on a daily basis.
SARAH: I love it, so you guys are actively communicating with your community and getting that feedback and working towards developing the network, I think that’s great!
Thank you for joining me today Prakash. It was great to have you on today’s show and gain some insight into what you guys are building at Gary and how it’s shaping the future of web3 social.
PRAKASH: Lovely chatting with you.
Thanks to all those that have tuned in and we’ll see you next time.
Learn more about GARI Network and how you can start participating and earning with their app here.