When it comes to crypto currency, I do like it when there is an Android wallet available for a coin I’m interested or invested in.
One of the main reasons for that train of thought, is because I do see a future for mobile payments. Even though we have NFC as an option, it either doesn’t work properly, or it just doesn’t get adopted in your country. Unfortunately for me, I’m in the second category.
Then again, crypto currencies are also frowned upon here in Belgium, as people’s eyes will glaze over when you dare to mention the term.
One way that would change, is if you can actually show people how easy it would be to send a mobile payment. Most people own a smartphone, so that’s a good thing.
Now, I know, Android is the largest mobile OS in the world, even though most people in Belgium seem to have an Iphone. So there still could be compatibility issues with that, I guess.
Either way, there are some Android wallets in the works for five different crypto currencies, so let’s take a look at what’s to come :
– DigitalCoin (testing backwards compatibility)
– Franko (added native Kimoto Gravity Well support to speed up blockchain syncing)
– InfiniteCoin (beta testing has just started)
– MegaCoin (optimization of code, Kimoto Gravity Well sync is slow)
– Quark (open beta testing phase)
We discussed the Quark Android wallet a bit in the past, but it is currently still in beta, which reminds me to upgrade to the latest client at some point….
As you can see, the Android wallets in development are all for highly usable crypto currencies, and I must say, I like all of them.
I will gladly beta test any of the wallets, because I think it is important to provide as much feedback as possible, especially when you’re in a different part of the world, with a different system language, etc
The people who are developing these Android wallets, are called Hash Engineering Solutions. A hard-working, dedicated team, whom I’m sure will delivery, after plenty of testing.
If you are a crypto currency developer, looking to get an Android wallet for your coin, you can contact the Hash Engineering Solutions team.
They won’t be taking on any new projects until the five Android wallets mentioned above are completely finished though.
These wallets definitely are an interesting turning point for crypto currency in general. We can only hope this will speed up worldwide adoption of the many crypto currencies we all love.