[ANN] Peercoin Android Wallet 3.2 Released


#141

It does matter, it matters a lot.


#142

if on one hand you have a multicurrency wallet where keys are stored on server and on other you have a older looking client that keeps keys on the device, which one is better?


#143

Thanks @backpacker69 and @willy. I’m going to look into the things that need doing to this app and consider what to do next.


#144

To show my support, I’ve removed the outdated python-abe server and installed the new valid-hash-server.

https://abe.peercoinexplorer.net/q/getvalidhashes now proxies https://hashes.peercoinexplorer.net/peercoin

as an intermediate solution.

Hope @MatthewLM will add hashes.peercoinexplorer.net as the new url.

Python ABE explorer is no longer available and abe.peercoinexplorer.net now points to mintr.


#145

Good app. Would love to see it updated.


#146

TLDR: I’m going to appeal the app suspension and report back.

I have evaluated the current position of the app today. I discovered that there was a SSL problem with my trusted servers which I have fixed. If anyone has any problems with the current trusted servers, please get in contact with me.

I have found a bug where the settings and diagnostics menus do not open. This bug exists when I tested on Android 7.

Also Github warns of a vulnerability in one of the dependencies of peercoinj, but this is only used in the tests and does not apply to the app itself. I’m not aware of any vulnerabilities that effect the app.

Since v0.7 reduces the fee requirements, transactions from the app should be compatible with v0.7, though the app will produce slightly higher fees than required. To verify compatibility with v0.7 it would perhaps be a good idea to create a testnet version of the app to test changes to the protocol.

As things stand, I will appeal the suspension of the app on Google play. If the app is not reinstated then I will discontinue all maintenance of the app. My guess is that most people are using the app via google play (there was over a 1000 active installs before it was suspended) and I would like to see it reinstated before doing any other work on it.

If the app is reinstated then I will continue to maintain the trusted servers until September 2020 or later and I will add willy’s new URL to the trusted server list. If the settings menu bug is easy to fix I will do so. The app should still be good to use.

Beyond this, either I can continue to work on the app given adequate funding, someone else can take over maintenance of the app, or maintenance can be discontinued.

If I were to do continued work on the app, I propose that I can do work on an hourly basis from donated funds. This would be the simplest arrangement but it would require a level of trust. But before I contemplate that any further I will appeal the app suspension, so I will let people know how that goes.


#147

To keep people informed, unfortunately Google has rejected the appeal. In their rejection email they claim:

your app currently infringes on the “Peercoin” brand.

I have made a response to this email with further details and arguments and will report back once Google has responded.


#148

Unfortunately Google never replied to my response. If they refuse to respond there is nothing else I can do. I’m sure most users were using the app from Google Play so I will not be maintaining this app any further. I’ll keep my trusted servers online for now, but I may shut them down at any time. I cannot speak for @willy’s server.

Thanks for all that have used the app and have previously given donations. I’m sorry that this has happened.


#149

It will stay online ufn.

Very sad to see this project end.


#150

Matthew, would it be worth a try to upload the apk from a different account?