Android wallets for altcoins are nothing new under the sun, yet not all of them works as smooth as one would like. Having tested several different altcoin Android wallets over the past fe months, only a handful seem to be working the way I would want them to. Energycoin have released their Android wallet yesterday, so let’s take a look at how it holds up!
Even though the ENRG Android wallet was originally scheduled to be released on October 31st, there were some last minute delays which pushed back the release date by about three weeks. Then again, I’d rather have a wallet that actually works properly instead of getting something that works half the time.
Do keep in mind this is only the first version of the Energycoin Android wallet, and more functionalities will come in future updates. One of the features being available from the start is mobile staking, which is a new “trend” for mobile wallets since a few months. As I currently have no ENRG in my Android wallet, I can’t tell you how well it works, but once I manage to get some funds sent over, we will do an update article.
Other available features include a transaction ledger providing all incoming and outgoing transaction details, the ability to have up to 3 different payment addresses; and a contact list where you can add other ENRG addresses and associate them with a tag. Pretty basic things, but they all seem to work well.
Once the next Android wallet version will be released, one of of the upcoming features we can expect will be in-wallet trading. That feature will be made available by using the Bittrex API , as ENRG is listed there. While other exchanges list Energycoin as well, MintPal is currently still down, and I am not sure if Palth has an API for such a feature.
Last but not least, here is a screenshot of the ENRG Android wallet in action: