I tried, but hadn’t been able to test it, because I don’t own (and hopefully don’t ever have to own) a apple device. (personal antipathy against that company )
I don’t really have any feedback as I don’t fully understand what the app is there for.
Is it just a sort of sybil protection or is that app actually managing the wallet, including private key management and stuff?
In general I don’t like the way to force users to use a specific (new) product to use a faucet.
Some promotion is ok, but forcing users to use a special kind of wallet is too much.
Especially in the way coinbase does it with their additional mainnet balance restriction,
it introduces an additional risk to users, who need to use that new wallet they’re not familiar with to fiddle around with mainnet funds…
Think about the scenario where faucets are mostly used:
A developer built some smart contract and wants to test it on a testnet.
He probably deployed something before, using metamask / hardhat / other toolings, so he’s familiar with that.
Now he needs some testnet funds and is suddenly forced to use a completely unrelated product he doesn’t really need and actually don’t want to use, just to get hands on some testnet funds.
That’s not really Developer friendly.
I think it’s not even helpful for the app operator when force-onboarding users that actually have no real interest to use their product. Of course, it pushes user counts and looks great in marketing reports
But I think new applications should onboard users by offering some great feature, so users actually want to use that product, instead of forcing them by using the rare testnet funds as the actual “feature”.
However, I don’t want to prejudge your faucet - as said I haven’t been able to test it
If you’re just using the app as a sybil protection to check for the apple id or so, that’s something different in my eyes. A little bit over-protective, but that’s up to the faucet.
Sorry if that wasn’t what you wanted to hear, but you’ve asked for it
I tried testing it already some weeks ago, but couldn’t proceed without the apple stuff.
I didn’t write yet, because I don’t always want to nag around about new faucets.
Like others you’ve probably invested a lot of time to build it up and if you didn’t steal funds to run it and don’t sell these funds for profit, it’s definetly nothing to critism too much