Step-By-Step Guide on How to Create Axie Infinity Scholarship Programme Application

Step-By-Step Guide on How to Create Axie Infinity Scholarship Programme Application

Axie Infinity scholarship program is an innovative way to build a more expansive, active gaming community for the NFT play-to-earn game – Axie Infinity. The scholarship came out of the concern to help aspiring players who cannot afford to purchase the team of three Axies required to start playing the game. 

Presently, some Axie Infinity scholarship programs have become a community of their rights, with many scholars play axie infinity under their identity. One of the critical ways to attain that height is to create an easy application for scholars, which is why you need this article.

Of course, there are several ‘How-to’ guides on the internet, but most of them are not instructive enough to teach you which step comes before and after another. Of course, I am not saying that you can’t find the comprehensive guide on setting up your Axie Infinity scholarship program application. However, I am writing from my practical experience.

The Process Involved in Creating Axie Infinity Scholarship Program

There are two routes leading ou can take to create a scholarship program application:

  1. Use a form builder, then share a link to the form
  2. Or, create a text-based template and ask some applicants to fill in the blanks

Let us look at each of the options in more detail.

Form Builders

Google Form is currently the most popular platform for creating scholarship applications. You can create an application form and connect it instantly with Google Sheets for everyone to view responses in a tabular form. You can also turn on your email notifications so that you are alerted whenever new responses are submitted.

Typeform is another credible option to consider if you’re serious about the aesthetics, as there are seemingly unlimited customization options. Typeform offers more advanced question structures and a wide variety of integrations. 

Text-Based Applications

Without a doubt, Text-based applications are a popular solution because they can be shared on various platforms such as Discord Twitter. You can pin a Discord message to Tweet containing the application questions and instruct applicants to copy all the questions, fill in their answers, then paste the completed applications in a channel.

The benefit of a text application is that it doesn’t require special software or a website, so it is easy to create and complete. One of the downsides is that there’s no structure to each question, and you have to analyze responses manually.

If you choose that route, ensure you create separate #applications or #resumes Discord channel so that all submissions don’t flood the rest of your server.

One thing you’ll notice is that many scholars fill out one text-based application and then post it everywhere, in private messages and general chat. Even if the application template is not specific to your scholarship program, they will still send it to you. Moreover, moderators in Discord can redirect these posters to a dedicated channel.

Structure of an Application

The general structure I would recommend is:

1. Scholarship Details: an intro section and blog post that describes how the application process works, the earnings split, and the payout schedule.

2. Rules: what scholars must do (or not do) while in your program.

3. Application Questions: basic personal, social, admin questions followed by open-ended or character questions.

Scholarship Details

Outline how the whole application process works and what the scholar can expect if selected. Will they need to interview you? Is there a probationary period?

It is essential to be as plain as possible about your plans for your scholarship. If you’re looking for five scholars, great, so say. If you are taking on 50, great, say so. Many “managers” are launching fake scholarship programs as a growth hacking strategy to get more followers. That is a pathetic tactic that gets hundreds and thousands of scholars’ hopes up for no reason. Come out clear about how many scholars you are looking to take on and over what period.

Make sure you highlight what is in it for your scholars, specifically, how many SLPs will they earn? That is commonly written as an X%/Y% split, where X% goes to the scholar, and Y% goes to the manager.

Step-By-Step Guide on How to Create Axie Infinity Scholarship Programme Application

Example Scholarship Details:

1. Apply to be a scholar by filling out this application.

2. If you make it to the next round, you’ll be contacted on Discord to set up a 15-min interview.

3. If you are accepted into the scholarship program, I will lend you a starter team of axies to play the Axie Infinity game. All axies remain my assets, and I may switch them out anytime. If I think I can power your team, I will talk to you to agree before making any changes.

4. The common earnings split is 60% to the scholar and 40% to the manager. The scholar’s share will be paid to your Ronin wallet every 14 days on Wednesdays.

5. While you are a ChillAxie scholar, you must follow the rules outlined below: *insert rules here*

Rules

Scholarship rules describe what is expected from scholars while part of your program and should be communicated upfront before scholars apply. Rules help protect your assets from being banned – for instance, due to an inexperienced scholar not being aware that playing on multiple users’ accounts on a single device is against the Axie Infinity terms of service.

Here are a few rules you need to know:

Example Rules

  • Multi-account is forbidden. You can’t participate in other scholarship programs or use other Axie Infinity accounts. If you use more than one Axie user account, the axies in your scholar account will be suspended and will not be usable.
  • To qualify for a scholarship program, you must follow XYZ on Twitter, sign up for discord, etc.
  • The target SLPs per week or month is X.
  • If you’re inactive for more than X days, your account will be suspended and given to another scholar.
  • You must have a Ronin wallet before you can receive SLPs.

Application Questions

The scholar will fill out the meat of the application. The application questions are your best chance to learn more about them as a person and their motivations for wanting a scholarship.

Example Personal, Social, or Admin Questions

  • First name
  • Age 
  • Email
  • Link to Twitter profile
  • Discord tag
  • City or Country
  • Ethereum wallet address
  • Ronin wallet address

Examples of Character Questions

  • What level of experience have you gained with Axie Infinity?
  • Describe your dream Axie team.
  • Do you have any other gaming experience?
  • What are the devices you will use to play Axie Infinity?
  • Do you currently own any axies?
  • Have you been once accepted into a scholarship program?
  • What type of internet access would you use?
  • How would you benefit from a scholarship?
  • What are the rules regarding multi-accounting?
  • How long do you plan to play Axie Infinity?
  • How do you want to cash out your earned SLPs?
  • Have you ever traded crypto assets before?
  • Why should we choose you as our scholar?
  • Do you agree to follow the rules of this scholarship?

Final Words

That is not all you need to know about creating the Axie Infinity scholarship program. However, it is an excellent way to start. Remember, you’re dealing with people, not objects. Hence, you must make every effort to make your scholarship program impressive enough to attract scholars. 

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Transform your Android smartphone to look like a Xperia Z

Transform your Android smartphone to look like a Xperia Z

Today, I’ll talk about a very nice mod available on XDA to transform your Android smartphone to look like a Xperia Z.

The project give you the possibility, installing some packages, to have an user interface closely resembling the one available on the Xperia Z.

You can find the mod at the following link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2103403

1) Prepare your phone

The first thing we need to do is to enable the installation of applications from Unknown source.

To do that we need to enable Unknown source from the Security sub-menu in the Settings page.

Now we are ready to go.

2) Install the launcher

The launcher is the default application available on our Android smartphone.
It’s the interface that give you the possibility to browse and execute other apps.
The Android operating system give you the possibility to install and use a third part launcher.
In our case we will install a launcher closely resembling the one on the Xperia Z.

Download the following package: Advanced Xperia Z Launcher

After the download you’ll see the apk file in the notifications bar and tapping on it will allow you to install the launcher.
After installed you need to press the home button that will give you a prompt asking you to choose the default launcher.
You need to select Xperia Launcher and tap on Always.


That’s it! Now your launcher is the new Xperia Launcher with an experience very similar to the original Xperia Z.

Here a video review of the launcher in action:

Now you can install some widgets to improve even more the resemblance to the Xperia Z.
I just choose four of them, but you can install all the ones provided by the author if you want.

3) Install widgets

Clock Widget
Weather Widget
Recent Calls

See you soon!

Bye.

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Linear Clock : A different way to display the time on your Android device

Linear Clock : A different way to display the time on your Android device

Are you bored by the standard clock widget? Do you want to see something different on your home screen? Here the right widget for you : Linear Clock

Linear Clock will let you get a very different clock on your home screen.

It’s a widget and you can setup it by a long tap on an empty space of your Home Screen (for Android version before 4.0) or from the list of apps under the tab Widgets (Android 4.0 or above):

After you drag the widget to your home screen (you can choose between Small and Large one), it will show a screen to configure it.

You need to decide if you want 1, 2 or 3 bands (3 bands is available in the pro version) and choose if you want to display hourday of the weekday (pro only)month (pro only).

You can then choose if you want a metal border and the color of the clock (transparent is only in pro version).

Here some nice screenshots:

It’s a really nice widget and if you like it you should really upgrade to the pro version that holds far more features.

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Cool Tool : The best way to monitor system info

Cool Tool : The best way to monitor system info

Do you want to monitor resources usage on your Android device? Here’s a very advanced app to monitor them with a floating window : Cool Tool

Sometime our devices are slow, but we can’t easily figure out why. Is it my CPU, storage I/O, Network? Now you can quickly monitor that.

The app is very advanced and it includes several options. As you can see when you first start the app you have to configure it.

The first step is to tap on Show Panel to make it visible.

Now that it’s visible you can move it where you want by using the pad control at the bottom.

You can choose to include the Labels you like and even change color for each one.

You can do the same for Gauges to customize it the way you want:

If you don’t like to spend too much time to setup your custom style you can choose from one of the existing Themes. You can also save your custom one.

In Sliders tab you can choose the size of the floating window, size of the font and transparencies.

The Advanced tab includes some nice settings you can play with.

The Exclusions tab will let you hide the floating window when you open some specific app like Google Maps. You can use Black List or White List.

Loggings tab is a feature available only on Pro and let you save in a log file of some specific system informations.

It’s a nice floating monitor that will let you customize your home screen and make it special. Checkout how to run Android 4.3 on your PC using VirtualBox by visiting http://techcookies.net/how-to-run-android-4-3-on-your-pc-using-virtualbox/

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App Dialer : Search apps using T9 dialer

App Dialer : Search apps using T9 dialer

Do you want a super fast way to search an app/game on your Android device? Check out this nice app : App Dialer

The app is very simple. The main screen is the dialer in the screenshot below where you can type the name of the app you want to search.

For instance if you want to search Google+ you can just type 4-6-6. The idea is exactly the same as the T9 prediction when we write a short text.

The app show the first 6 apps distributed into 2 pages. You can change page by swiping from the right to the left in the apps area.

You can also clear everything and start from scratch by using Clear button.

This app is really smart and reuse an old idea into a new context like app search on smartphones.

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Shake : Run any action with a shake

Shake : Run any action with a shake

Have you ever thought executing an action with just a shake? Would you just like to turn on your screen and your wifi network with a simple shake. Here’s a nice app to do that : Shake

Shake is a nice utility app that allows you to use a shake of your Android device as a mean to execute an action.

The main screen allows you to configure a couple of settings.

  • Action when shaken to configure which actions to run for each shake
  • Sensor sensitivity to adjust the sensitivity of the shake
  • Service state to keep the service running.
  • Start at the phone startup to run the service when you boot the device
  • Active when screen is off to keep the service running even where screen is off. It could consume more battery. Use it carefully.
  • Vibrate when shaken to have a vibration feedback when a shake has been detected
  • Notify when shaken to show you a message when a shake has been detected

If you choose Action when shaken you’ll see 3 different tab :

  • Simple if you just to want to run one action for any shake
  • Advance if you want 2 different action for horizontal and vertical shake
  • Pro if you want 3 different actions for horizontal, vertical and forward shake

This app is really neat and you can speed up some very frequent actions with just a shake.

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Notify Me : Notifications on lockscreen

Notify Me : Notifications on lockscreen

Do you want to receive notifications directly on your lockscreen? Here’s a nice Open Source app to do that : Notify Me

The first time you open the app you have to enable it through Accessibility Service. Once enabled you can configure which app notifications you’d like to see on the lockscreen.

You just tap on Add an app.

You can now choose the app and setup few settings. You can explore the several options available. Now tap on Save and you have done!

There are few additional preferences available from the main menu (icon with 3 dots at top right side of the screen). You can configure screen timeout, lock orientation, if you want to use sliders instead of buttons and the background color.

You’ll now see all notifications for the apps you configured on your lockscreen.

It’s a nice new way to receive notifications without have to unlock your device! 

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Greenify : Improve speed and battery life of your Android device

Greenify : Improve speed and battery life of your Android device

Today I’ll talk about an app that will help you to improve the speed and battery life of your Android device when you have a lot of concurrently running apps : Greenify.

One of the most common problem experienced by Android‘s users is probably related to lag when the number of installed apps increase.
This issue is not very common when you start to use your smartphone for the first time, but grows over time.
The source of the problem is seldom caused by lack of optimization in the Android OS. In fact, in most cases, it’s just because some of the apps installed are abusing your smartphone resources while running in background.

How often do you see apps running in background even if you are not using it? How often are they not doing anything important for us?

Task killers are one solution, but that is just a stop-gap measure that won’t fix the real problem in the long run.

Android generally keeps apps in memory to make it faster to reopen them at a later date and it clears the memory only when absolutely required.

A task killer would merely temporarily free a bit of memory, but in many situations Android will reopen the apps again after a while.

The process of opening and closing apps is a terrible waste of battery.

The best way to solve the problem is to tell the Android OS not to open that app in the first place by using the “hybernate” flag. That will keep that app completely closed without wasting precious battery life.

That’s where this great application called Greenify comes in, but unfortunately it requires root permissions on your smartphone in order to run.

There are plenty of guides available on the internet about how to gain root permissions for your smartphone, just give a search by specifying your particular smartphone model.

After you install and run the app you’ll see a very simple UI :

Now you can force your apps to “hibernate” by tapping on the + sign and selecting the option from the list.

As you can see Greenify will try to help you understand which apps can possibly create issues by giving you additional details of what the app is doing in background.

The hibernated app can be used normally, but remember that for some particular type of apps this may compromise its normal usage.

For example apps like Facebook Messenger or Hangouts won’t be able to send you notifications at all while hibernated. Remember to choose carefully what to hibernate.

I tried Greenify on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I can assure you that it improve a lot the performance and reactivity of the smartphone.

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Ubuntu Lockscreen : Bring a bit of Ubuntu Touch in your Android device

Ubuntu Lockscreen : Bring a bit of Ubuntu Touch in your Android device

Do you want to taste a bit of Ubuntu Touch in your Android device? Here’s a lockscreen very similar to the original one : Ubuntu Lockscreen

Ubuntu Touch is for sure a very promising mobile operative system and it will probably became popular in the long term.

I tried a bit on my Galaxy Nexus and even if it is not mature, it brings some new features that are really nice. The lockscreen is one of them.

Ubuntu Lockscreen brings pretty much the same features to your android device.

The main screen comes with a long list of options to customize it.

The main options are to enable it, change owner info (it’s the name displayed in the lockscreen), choose default home screen, customize animations e music buttons.

You can also choose music player, define a security with a password/pin, enable/disable notifications for each specific app.

When the app is enabled you’ll see it in the notifications bar. If you tap on it you can lock the screen.

Here’s how it look like. You can see a circle and in there it will show your notifications. If you tap on a notification it will bring you automatically to the app of the notification.

At the top you can see date and time and at the bottom the nickname (configured in the owner info) and the battery status.

If you want to unlock you just need to slide from right.

It’s a well done lockscreen and it’s a nice way to customize your Android device.

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Draw2Dial : Call your contacts by drawing a number on your screen

Draw2Dial : Call your contacts by drawing a number on your screen

Do you want to speed up the calls to the most common contacts? Here’s a nice app to call drawing a number : Draw2Dial

Draw2Dial is a smart app to speed up calls.

In the main screen you can Enable the app, automatically enable it on boot, follow a tutorial or test the handwriting.

You can setup which contacts you want in speed dial and which number assigned to each one.

When you enable the app you’ll see a little phone icon on the left side of the screen. You can configure the icon you like, the size and size and color about the brush when you draw the number.

If we long press on the phone icon we can adjust it’s position.

Draw2Dial6

After we setup our contacts we can just tap on the phone icon and draw the number we want to call. The system will detect the handwriting and call automatically the contact.

I think it’s an handy app and it’s nice to call a contact just by drawing a number on the screen.

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