The move-to-earn app Walken announces that its registered users have surpassed 2 million. This substantial community growth confirmed the high demand for applications that empower users to have healthier and more active lifestyles.
Walken is a mobile app that utilizes smartphones’ movement capabilities to count users’ steps and reward them with WLKN tokens and NFTs. It’s in the public beta phase and downloadable in App Store and Google Play.
The team, who also built Appyfurious and GetFit Apps, is dedicated to onboarding millions of web2 users to web3. The registered Walken users had surpassed one million in August 2022, and despite the market downturn, the growing trend continues.
Many factors have played crucial roles in this success. In addition to the app’s sustainable tokenomics, easy user interface, and no entry barrier, the addictive gameplay has been an important factor.
For the uninitiated, Walken connects walking with online gaming and offers users opportunities to earn crypto. To this end, it uses mobile phone tracking abilities to count users’ steps. The app also supports wearable devices to count the steps, including Apple Watch, MiBand, and Garmin. Besides walking, the app also counts steps while running as well as steps gained via running or walking on treadmills.
Users can earn GEMs simply by carrying out these daily sports activities. GEM is an in-game soft currency, not a cryptocurrency. At the time of writing, 1000 steps equal 1 GEM. When users reach the 10,000 target steps daily, they can earn 5 extra GEMs.
Users can spend earned GEMs to upgrade their in-game NFT characters, known as CAThletes. When you first join the app, you’re given one free CAThlete. These characters enter battles in PVP matches to win rewards paid in WLKN, the app’s native token. The number of crypto tokens a user can earn depends primarily on the level of their CAThlete character.
Walken’s referral program
Walken distributes a unique referral code to each user, which they can share with friends. Existing users earn 10 GEMs for each new referral. Newly registered users receive 5 WLKN and 10 GEM tokens for a fast start. When you refer a friend to the application, you’ll also earn 5% of the WLKN amount spent by that friend during the referral period. The duration period depends on the number of users you refer. For example, if you invite 1–25 friends, the period is 30 days.
Walken’s ambassador program
You can join the ambassador program of Walken to support and promote the app. You can, for instance, run local communities, create local content, onboard new players, educate the community with AMAs, or spread the word on social media. The program grants financial support and perks based on the members’ achievements. Ambassadors can also have direct access to team members, exclusive merch, and special events. The program also assists ambassadors in content creation.
More updates are in the pipeline.
While the growth in registered users and other recent updates mark essential milestones, new features and events also await Walken fans.
Walken Runner will be the first hyper-casual game of the Walken ecosystem. The new game will require players to run, collect bonuses and overcome obstacles to fight with the boss at the end of the track. The top winners will earn special prizes.
In the near future, the players will be able to stake WLKN to receive a percentage from the token pool.
It will also be possible to apply merge or fuse operations to CAThletes in order to create more scarce characters from common ones. Furthermore, app users will be able to complete daily activities to earn additional rewards.