STRAKS Android Wallet Released


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STRAKS Android Wallet

Ahead of scheduled, we are pleased to announce the release of STRAKS Android wallet , with the iOS wallet following shortly. The wallet is a port of the highly recommended and utilised Bitcoin Breadwallet:

Overview:

  • STRAKS wallet is a real stand-alone STRAKS client. There is no server to get hacked or go down, so you can always access your money. Using SPV mode, STRAKS wallet connects directly to the STRAKS network with the fast performance you need on a mobile device.

  • STRAKS wallet is designed to protect you from malware, browser security holes, even physical theft. With AES hardware encryption, app sandboxing, and verified boot, STRAKS wallet represents a significant security advance over web and desktop wallets.

  • Simplicity is STRAKS wallet’s core design principle. A simple backup phrase is all you need to restore your wallet on another device if yours is ever lost or broken. Because STRAKS wallet is deterministic, your balance and transaction history can be recovered from just your backup phrase.

Features:

  • “simplified payment verification” for fast mobile performance
  • no server to get hacked or go down
  • single backup phrase that works forever
  • private keys never leave your device
  • import password protected paper wallets
  • “payment protocol” payee identity certification

Github release: https://github.com/straks/strakswallet-android/releases
Download from Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.strakswallet


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Today I installed the Android wallet and want to give some feedback so it can be improved early days.
I had to upgrade to android 8, which was mentioned after downloading.
mentioning this beforehand would be better.
Also, the security words are a bit cumbersome because a phone makes the first letter automatically uppercase thus a user has to correct these when the two security words are asked.
making these not case sensitive might be customer friendlier and an easy solution.