Let me run something by you guys, see if it sticks

Something occurred to me today. I don’t have any programming chops, sadly, so I thought I’d run it by you guys.

CoinSlinger-- a small, open source app that serves one function. You feed it a private key, and an address. It makes it happen.

Available on all operating systems, and as an android app with qr functionality.

Something like this doesn’t sound like it would be too difficult to make (would it?), but to a noob, this could be a game changer.

I wonder how many people out there are hesitant to get into Bitcoin because they don’t have much in the way of technical ability, and are worried about their ability to store it safely away from their teenagers porn malware and what have you.

It’s easy enough to make a paper wallet. Importing it can be a little more daunting.

How many of those people might be tempted to try Peercoin for the first time, due to knowing they will have a solid way of retrieving it from storage?

Bitcoin has blockchain.info, and who knows what other options. With peercoin I’m pretty sure the only option is importprivkey, isn’t it?

like this idea. i should make a github repo for it and raise issues and see if i can add it to the Peercointalk services


okay… so I was thinking about maybe taking a crack at this.

well… trying, in vain, to anyway.

I took a year (two years actually, but failed the more advanced course) of java in college.

so I was looking at http://code.google.com/p/bitcoinj/ and thinking “holy shit, I kinda understand this stuff. I could maybe be able to handle this if I brushed up a little. now that I’m older and smarter.”

can this be altered to work for peercoin?

if not, what language would be the best choice to approach this? is there something like a peercoin API I could use somewhere?

Good on you. I would check out other Peercoin projects on e.g. github first to find which APIs or bits of specific code are being used for Peercoin. Not sure if it’s java, but you might check out the Android peercoin client project, to learn from or even contribute. Search for Android in the forums to start with.

Wish you a lot of time on your hands and lots of bounties :wink: