The OPAL development team never ceases to amaze, as they have the most peculiar habit of adding features to their coin which I personally plan to use at some point. Check out their latest addition for example, allowing Android users to use Opacity (encrypted messaging) in an iMessage style fashion.
Even though this feature had been announced a little while ago, the Opal development team had not given any ETA on when we could expect this feature to go live. You can imagine my surprise a few minutes ago, when I found out this feature was made available late last night, and no one told me about it.
The Android Opalcoin client is written in Java, and uses encrypted communications to interface with a secure server. This server monitors the network for messages, and then delivers these messages to the Android phone where they are decrypted.
An official announcement and press release regarding Opacity for Android smartphone users is expected to be released soon, and we will publish it on our website once it becomes available.
I have personally downloaded the Opalcoin Android client, and took some screenshots to show off the wallet itself, as well as the Opacity feature. As I have no contacts as of this writing, I couldn’t test it out for myself, but you get the general idea :