AMA Recap of Dude’s Army x OMNI

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13 min readJun 17, 2021

On Friday, June 11th, Dude’s Army community had the great opportunity to host an AMA with OMNI’s team, very instructive and educational. We will share with you a little bit of what this experience was like.

The Dude👨‍💼:

To start the AMA with a good vibe I will give you freedom now to intro yourself and share a bit of your background!

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Sure thing My name is Emanuel Hernandez but most people know me as Manny Hernandez. I am a Direct Response Marketer at the Core.

After finishing my time in the USA Army where I served with the 5th Special Forces Group I dedicated myself to build technologies geared towards lead generation for Major Corporations. From 2008 to Present our Marketing Tech has positioned us as one of the Top Super Affiliates in the Cost Per Action (CPA) Industry.

In 2014 I started Mining Bitcoin and in 2017 I was already an avid ICO Investor with a deep technical knowledge of how Decentralized Ledger Technologies can truly help humanity.

In the beginning of 2018 after reading a hacker noon article the idea of OMNI came to mind. I spent most part of 2019 working with our CTO Boban and our CFO Sameer building the Model

At the end of 2019 we started building the Omni app and are currently on an Alpha Stage with Beta ready to be released in Q3 2021.

The Dude👨‍💼:

Amazing! So you have been building Omni for +2 years already! That’s awesome. So explain our community what is Omni and why the space will change with it.

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Omni is a never-been-done-before mega social media app, that’s full of world-class features and tools.

Inside the app, you can go live, share stories, create channels, chat with other users, video or audio call, sell or buy products in stores, create videos and photos with special effects, and much more. All of these in-app actions are rewarded with Omni Coins that can be used inside the app or exchanged p2p.

We are People Driven.

Everybody hates the wealth and power accumulation that Zuck has with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp and we all complain about it but we never leave their apps.

We do all our complaining in their apps but never actually leave. That is because there has not been a true competitor yet to come to market. There is no true alternative.

We are right now building that alternative. A Social Media App that looks, feels, and behaves like other Top Notch Social Apps but that its People Driven. If people are given the choice of picking an app that cares about them, and that incorporated them into the business model to make sure they receive their fair share of the pie. I truly believe that they will pick OMNI vs picking other apps that only see them as a product.

Before people can have that option there must be somebody crazy enough to believe that he can build such a solution and that he can compete with the giants. The reason why such an alternative doesn’t exist is that nobody even dares to try anymore. Well, here is a crazy Puerto Rican that built an amazing team willing to do whatever it takes to build the solution and place it in the hands of the people.

Our Premise is simple, It’s Not About The Money, It’s About the Freedom

Here is a 1 Minute Simple Explanation:

The Dude👨‍💼:

Loved the intro! Thanks for introducing Omni to our community! Indeed it takes guts to create an app to compete with all of them. Nice to see so many functions on it. Thanks as well for providing the video showing a bit of it. Feel free to share some pics of the app in the end of the AMA

How will Omni token work in the ecosystem?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

The uses of OMNI coins include:

SEND COIN TO FRIENDS THROUGH CHAT: Chat box can be used as a platform to send OMNI coins to your friends.

TIP YOUR FAVOURITE CONTENT CREATOR: Watching content over the app and tip your favorite creator.

PURCHASE GEAR FROM IN-APP STORES: Use OMNI Coins to buy shoes, headphones and much more from the in app online brand store.

SEND DIGITAL GIFTS: Use OMNI Coins to send stickers like a flower to your favorite influencer or even throw them an egg on a bad live stream.

UNLOCK SPECIAL FEATURES: Use OMNI Coins to unlock features like face filters, emojis and songs.

We will reward the users while they are scrolling using the app and having fun. Have you ever wondered, I am spending all this time on this social media app, and I am not getting anything in return? Well, that is an issue addressed by the OMNI app. In 2020, people, on average, spent 145 minutes per day in a social media app. This situation translated into huge returns for social media companies, and the users found themselves just spending their time without any other benefit. OMNI’s coin distribution is through an incentive mechanism. Omni will reward its users according to weights and luck probabilities as they perform everyday in-app actions, such as following a content creator or creating a news feed post. What does this mean? It does not matter if you’re producing the content or solely enjoying it. Everyone in the Omni app will be rewarded. Amongst the actions within the app that will translate into OMNI coins include:

Contact referrals

Follow a content creator

Share a post/video

Create a video

Post a story/status

Create a news feed post

Tip content creators

Follow a content creator

Chat with friend/users

React/duet with the content creator video

Buy product from the content creator

Create a news feed post

Livestream on a platform

The Dude👨‍💼:

And a bit more open question, how do you plan to beat current players in social media sector? What are your major advantages against them and how to migrate users to Omni?

Which chain will Omni be on?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

By the Power of the People and Flipping the Script on the Top Giants

Our app leverages core characteristic benefits of blockchain technology to ensure that users of this social network are rewarded for their contribution to it’s growth. The reward comes in the form of the $OMN Coin, offering users a lucrative alternative to the unfair value model adopted by the current giants of social media.

Everybody hates the wealth and power accumulation that Zuck has with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp and we all complain about it but we never leave their apps. We do all our complaining in their apps but never actually leave. That is because there has not been a true competitor yet to come to market. There is no true alternative.

I think that given an alternative people would make the move.

We also have an amazing Marketing Strategy in Place.

The Dude👨‍💼:

What are the advantages for an influencer to join Omni?

Also If I am not mistaken you guys will also support NFTs! How will that work?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Also in order for us to be successful we do not need to beat Facebook. Even if we capture just a small fraction we will be a Giant.

In OMNI you get to actually Enjoy the Journey. In other platforms you have to become very famous first before you can qualify got Creator Rewards

We will launch an Influencers Incubation Program that is aimed to incentivize all those influencers trying to get noticed in other platforms. and thanks to our Influencers and brands Matching Engine they will get a chance to get exposure to top brands.

We plan to partner with Major Brands that would list their latest collections to be sold right inside the App. For example a Brand like Loreal can List their latest Make Up, then using our Influencer/Brand Matching engine they can hire makeup influencers to make Sponsored Videos of their latest collection. Users can buy right from the store from the influencer post giving the brand a plethora of analytical data about how well that influencer campaign performed. We will save major Brands Millions on unnecessary Advertising costs.

More details about how our Brands and Influencers Matching Engine can be found in our Whitepaper

The Dude👨‍💼:

Another one more common, which notable investors, partners and advisors have you secured so far and when/where can we expect the public sale?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Some of our Investors on the List Are: Mantra DAO, Master Ventures, Exnetwork Capital, Moonwhale, Black Dragon, X21, Dutch Crypto Investors, Buidl Hodl Capital, Dots Capital, DAO Capital, Latitude Blockchain Services, Durty Crypto, MorningStar Ventures

We have a thorough go-to-market strategy involving international influencers & celebrities, enabling a rapid growth strategy to capture market share. We have Partnered with Grow Crypto and Moonboots who along Master Ventures are Stakeholders on Apollo-X our IDO Launchpad.

They are Expert Marketing Firms who have right now over 100+ people working on staging what IMO will become a new standard on Project IDO Launches.

On top of that, we have Several Community Reward Programs like our 1 Million OMNI Coins Give Away and our App Beta Waitlist referral program Opening Next Week which will create a massive hype for our App in the marketplace even before we launch on the App Stores.

We have a Very Special Surprise for $OMN Coin Holders that will be revealed at our Apollo-X powered IDO Launch Party

NFT Technology is used at the Core of our Model. Every Post on the App is an NFT

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven [NEVER DM FIRST], [11.06.21 10:18]

OMNI enables artists to establish immutable ownership rights on their creations by attaching an intelligent contract algorithm ensuring that the creator receives profits on his work even after resales by third parties. Every video post inside the social media app is Multi-Layered creation by an influencer, and the social media post itself is an NFT owned by that content creator. For the first time ever, a social media platform grants influencers actual authentic ownership over their creations. Their social media content earns them royalties inside the platform based on the performance of their creations.

The Dude👨‍💼:

Wow! Impressive.

If you are running on Ethereum people will need to pay fees to create those NFTs?

In other words to make the the posts?

or not exactly?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

The Token will come out as ERC-20 First but once the Beta App is Ready we will Bridge to Kusama/Polkadot because all our tech is built on top of Substrate.

We will use a Bandwidth Model Similar to Tron to allow Gasless Transactions while keeping the network secure from spam attacks at the same time.

That is how you will be able to make a Post Fast and Free and Mint the NFT

Community Questions

Q1 from Eberto Brusque:

In which commercial stores will I be able to use my Omni Coins? will I be able to send gifts to my friends on the platform? And the most important question … will I be able to change my Omni coins to USDT or another similar currency?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Our eStores are Empowered by SPLYT so before the App Comes out of Beta all those functions would be integrated and you should be able to buy from anybody who wishes to create a store. As a company we will have an outreach marketing team reaching out to all the top brands giving them incentives to come and create a store in our app and list their latest collections.

You will be able to exchange your OMN against any PAIR that Exchanges Decide to create right from the app.

Q2 from Sofía Isla:

It strikes me that your application has a certain resemblance to other famous social networks such as TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and many more. But what are the differences that OMNI offers with respect to these applications already mentioned? Will OMNI users be able to generate income by using it?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Is important for people to understand that we are a Social Media App first not a Crypto coin with an app in the middle (like others). Our goal is to deliver a Smooth UI/UX that makes the user feel at home. We are also an AI company and we have 4 different AI Algorithms working on different parts of the app to deliver a Personalized OMNI Feed that is enjoyable and keeps the user engaged.

The main challenge we faced was on the video rendering systems. We want to make sure the sync is 100% perfect when doing lip-sync or a duet for a smooth user experience. Other competitors don’t even offer tools, filters, stickers, video editing tech to help content creators produce their videos as all the top social apps do.

We have already identified and started implementing the best infrastructure video technology to resolve the issue. The solution will arm us with an advanced non-linear editing engine, so whether it is in recording or post-editing, all special effect operation allows a real-time rendering preview, which greatly improves the smoothness of recording and production and promises users the best operating experience.

The team behind the solution is the leader in research and development in the field of video and has more than 20 years of video-related experience with more than 70 video-related patents.

We are confident that this deep editing engine solution will allow us to deliver a user experience that is of the same level as any other top-tier social media app.

Q3 from Super Girl:

I am not a developer nor do I have much computer knowledge, but Omni being a “Mega App” with lots and lots of integrated functions wouldn’t it make it too heavy App? There are countries whose mobile devices do not exceed 1 or 2 GB of RAM. Wouldn’t this be a problem to reach these users?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

We are not putting All the features. We are choosing the best features and they are all integrated in a smooth and optimized User Interface that flows naturally for the user. The app will definitely take some space as we need some room to deliver a top notch experience but with the average smartphone having more than 100 GBs of space nowadays installing an app like OMNI shouldn’t be an issue. We should be smaller than other apps like Facebook or Instagram.

Q4 from Ada Wong :

How do you plan to make users data secure and protected…can you briefly explain to me your security system?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Audio or video calls, as well as chat messages to other users, use State-of-the-art end-to-end encryption (powered by the open-source Signal Protocol) to keep your conversations secure.

Social Media posts like Videos, posts, and other customer data in the platform are encrypted using SHA-256 encryption Algorithm and hosted on decentralized environments, preventing the system from having a central point of attack.

Q5 from Ang Bronx:

Omni is a never-been-done-before mega app, So with that being said how can you make all the features possible and still provide a good UX experience to the users? With so many features do you consider the importance of UI/UX experience to attract more users?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Our goal is to deliver an user experience that is at the level of what you see in other Tier 1 Apps like Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram and others. We have an amazing Dedicated UI/UX Team working diligently on creating one of the best User Experiences in Social Media.

Inside our App Users will be able to Dub & Duet, Lip-sync to songs, audio from videos and create challenges. Duet with other users or dub to an endless library of song bytes.

Chat to Keep in touch with friends by texting or calling, all while having the ability to share images, videos, contacts, and locations with secure encryption

Businesses and users can create stores where users can get a full shopping experience without leaving the app, from browsing products to checkout.

Enjoy live streams while chatting with broadcasters in real-time and reward your favorite streamers with gifts, or in-app NFTs 😉

Stream music like you would on Spotify or similar services and discover new songs from soundbites that go viral on the OMNI Feed. Make playlists that you can share with friends and much more.

On this video I demonstrate how the app will look and feel for the user.

Omni App — Where is the Value:

Q6 from 🍓Pui 🍓 Pui 🍓:

Why do you think facebook, instagram, messenger, and whatsapp don’t make all in one app like Omni? Is there any big challenges to create an all in one app that’s why those mentioned above are not doing it? Why can Omni make it possible then?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

The reason why they are Separate Apps is because Facebook didn’t built them they just bought them as separate apps with Millions of Users already. If we look at WeChat in China we see that they not only implemented this model they demonstrated is far better.

Q7 from Aryndra:

Many other social media platforms use users’ personal information and browsing to generate fees for themselves. Then what about OMNI, what benefits do users get from using your platform? How strong is the OMNI Security Protocol?

Manny Hernandez | OMNI — People Driven:

Such a Great Question!

Our plan is to do the exact same thing Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and all others do. We will use the best AI technologies to have an ads platform that keeps the user engaged with our ads without feeling intrusive.

Keep in mind that companies will never stop monetizing your data, no matter how much people push against it. At Omni, we believe that you are the true owner of that economic value that is being generated thanks to your data, and we plan to transfer that value back to you in the form of Omni Coins.

Now given that we are a Mega App instead of having your data shared across 10 different apps for example TikTok, Facebook, WhatsApp, Shopify, Instagram, Spotify, and many others. Our Ai systems would have much more data points to feed from allowing them to deliver a much more controlled and non-intrusive yet effective ads experience.

About OMNI

OMNI is a revolutionary mega social media app that uses cutting-edge technology to combine the best features and tools available whilst maintaining user privacy and monetizing its use. With an average of 8.8 accounts per social media user, OMNI has the potential to save a tremendous amount of time and energy through consolidation. Led by proven experts in customer acquisition and digital marketing, OMNI has a thorough go-to-market strategy involving international influencers & celebrities, enabling a rapid growth strategy to capture market share.

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