FINAL Version 1.0 of Android App released!!
Today I can share with proud the final version of the NuBits Android App. The App can now officially be downloaded from the Android App store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.matthewmitchell.nubits_android_wallet
Please uninstall the TEST APK if you used it earlier, but make sure you have a backup if you have any coins in it. The install the version from the App store and then restore the wallet.
Thanks to all of you who tested this in the last 2 weeks. We can now confirm it is stable, functional and working according to specifications. I will transfer the funds according to the contractual obligations in the next 12 hours.
Please backup and encrypt your wallet before adding coins to it. Best to also move the backup to a USB or external device. Never store more coins on it than you are prepared to loose as the App comes with no warranties or guarantees. There are also ways to export the private keys but that is not for the uninitiated (search for Bitcoin ABE Android private keys export and replace Bitcoin with NuBits). Please use small amounts and nothing more you can afford to loose.
The repository for the ABE explorer here: https://github.com/Cybnate/NuBits-Abe-explorer
The repository for nubitsj here: https://github.com/Cybnate/NuBitsj
And the wallet itself here: https://github.com/Cybnate/Nubits-Android-wallet
Here is the link to the original contracted work: https://gist.github.com/Cybnate/dcc3cd4f682754314486
Please check the link (especially the functionality section) before submitting any issues.
Please use this thread or Github to submit any issues/bugs.
I’m also welcoming a wish-list, but keep it a bit down to earth and feasible. Some have already been mentioned in the gist, but happy to add to this list.The code is open source people are free to add pull requests with fixes. However I’m not promising any new releases until I have been able to contract or arrange a developer to test any PRs and compile the code. Stay tuned for proposals regarding updates in the next few weeks.
Why use this App over the other Android app
This App is paid by the NuBits shareholders and not in control of a third party or competing entity.
Although I don’t accept any formal liability I can be morally held accountable to ensure this App continues to work as per the custodial grant. As the hosting has been pre-paid for at least 18 months I will commit doing so or ensuring it will be done.
This App can be changed, tweaked and tailored by the community as they wish. I intend to raise at least one proposal based on input
from the community for a custodial grant to release an improved
It has an address book. Good to track your transactions and add e.g. your friend’s names to them
It is optimised for mobile and is likely faster (no guarantees).
Add your own trusted peer node (or run it uniquely for faster synchronisation)
It has NFC/URI and Bluetooth support for almost instant transfers of coins
(advanced) Source code is available so you could set up your own trusted server and compile the App to connect to your own server
Check out the features in the gist as there are a few more…