I loved the idea and am still excited about Fountain, but for now my experience has been a bit frustrating. The first day was great, stacked lots of sats. But after a few days, the earning function just stopped working. While I listen I can see the sat counter going up, but every minute or so it resets back to zero. I understand that for now the funds available for distribution might be low and would grow later, but it would be better to have a more reliable indication of how much you are earning. This 1... 2... 3... 0 loop is quite frustrating.
Hopefully these kinds of bugs can be fixed, I think this app has a huge potential.
Update: today I installed an update and now earning seems to be working pretty smoothly. Very exciting!
Thanks for the feedback and sorry to hear you're seeing these issues. We've been having quite a few problems with our systems scaling with the growth - and also a bunch of false positives on our bot detection systems...
Things should be much more stable now but it may take a few weeks for us to get all the kinks ironed out.
Thanks for your patience 🙏
Been using fountain more and more. Smooth and great UI.
Thank you! 🙏 There were a lot of small UX / performance updates in this version too - lots more to come on that front.
Looks great, thanks!
How does the referral system work?
Only the person referring gets extra sats, or also the person referred?
I didn't see that defined anywhere.
Yes the person referring can earn more - https://fountain.fm/faqs/listener-earning
Been stacking sats all day with this, pretty awesome. Who's funding the sats for earning while you listen?
Advertisers fund it completely if you're listening to promoted content.
We take a cut of the promotions budget and use that to fund normal listening.
BlockFi is a DeFi scam. (8.6% APY)
HODLnaut is a DeFi scam. (9.41% APY)
Fountain is a well made app with a lot of great potential, unfortunately it has decided to fund itself by running ads for companies which make money by scamming the bitcoin community.
After talking to the parties involved directly on this matter I want to update you all that they also shares my concerns with protecting the bitcoin community from potential fraudsters.
I can truly say I am really impressed with the team over at Fountain and I think they are just trying to navigate this crazy ecosystem as best they can with the rest of us.
But the battery drain is crazy. A few hours listening on my iPhone and the battery is empty.
Had the same issue but figured out it only
happens with episodes that weren’t downloaded before playing it
Okay, great. Thanks!
We're aware of some performance issues when streaming episodes rather than playing from a download - we're working on getting a fix out ASAP.
Thanks, love the app. Keep up the good work.
Sir, check your Telegram ;)
I think this is best app
If anyone has a referral code I am glad to use it. Mine is vitoshi-9ff05f671e
Do you need to create an account to earn sats?
Yes you do