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Litecoin => Litecoin Development & Technical Discussion => Topic started by: warren on January 04, 2014, 09:12:58 AM

Title: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: warren on January 04, 2014, 09:12:58 AM
For 2014 the Litecoin Dev Team is splitting the fund raising into separate addresses so the public can choose to support different projects.

Litecoin Wallet for Android at
Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet_ltc)
BlackBerry World (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46329888/)


Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2 (http://ltc.block-explorer.com/address/LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AnlrnfU-U6E-dHBnYjhkZVdrZXVUTl94S2ROVGFUSlE&output=html
Sponsor listings for Litecoin Java Dev efforts during 2014 will be in this spreadsheet.  This fund is owned and managed by Erik Gregg (hank) the lead developer of Litecoin's Java software and is available for donations to other developers who help on that project.

Status: January 15th, 2014
Hank pushed version 3.29.3 to the Google Play Alpha channel.  He wants a few more days of testing then both the new and old apps with data migration guidance will be pushed to production.  All donations to the  Litecoin Android 2014 Fund are managed by Hank who is in charge of Litecoin's Java related efforts.  If other people join in Litecoin Java development he can choose to tip them from that fund.  Warren's role is primarily on the reference client but he will continue to help with the java-related issues as needed.

Status: January 12th, 2014
https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=12196.msg96450#msg96450
Our new Android dev hank introduces himself and posts a massive status update here.  It is a good read!

Status: January 6th, 2014
https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=12196.msg90476#msg90476
LiteGuardian posted a generous matching challenge where they will donate 50 LTC when the community has reached a total of 95.2454321 LTC to the Litecoin Android 2014 Fund (http://explorer.litecoin.net/address/LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2).  This helps out a LOT to incentivize our new Android developer because there is a great deal more work necessary to fix up the Litecoin Wallet for Android.

https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=12196.msg90759#msg90759
Pre-release of the new Android app is now available in a test channel of Google Play.  You must join the group here then the testing link will be unlocked.

Status: January 3rd, 2014
A new Android developer is joining the Litecoin Dev Team.  I have been working with him and upstream bitcoinj to prepare a proper release of a Litecoin wallet for Android.  It is now mostly working but we want to make a few more fixes before going ahead with public testing.  I am very excited that this new developer is joining the team because he is not only helping us to create and maintain a port, but fixing bugs and making useful improvements beyond the Bitcoin Android wallet.

Please join in supporting this new developer in this targeted Litecoin Android fund.  He and others who contribute to Litecoin Java efforts will be proportionally rewarded with whatever is donated to this address.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: HauntingShade on January 04, 2014, 09:20:47 AM
Donated 1 LTC :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: ThomasFX on January 04, 2014, 02:33:56 PM
Will donate as well.

Just wondering who this developer is? (background etc)

Good luck to him, he has an important task to fulfill.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: adria33 on January 04, 2014, 08:30:37 PM
Do his dev efforts end up in an equivalent bitcoin android wallet? If so, it may be worth making an appeal to bitcoiners too, via their team or directly.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on January 04, 2014, 08:31:57 PM
I too would like to know who this Dev is .
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 04, 2014, 08:49:25 PM
Do his dev efforts end up in an equivalent bitcoin android wallet? If so, it may be worth making an appeal to bitcoiners too, via their team or directly.

The developer behind the Bitcoin android app has a different design philosophy that we disagree with.  The improvements we will have for the Litecoin app are entirely UI and usability, some undoing things removed from earlier versions of the Bitcoin app, some being more informative.

We can submit improvements upstream, but I think he would reject most of it.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Otoh on January 04, 2014, 09:47:16 PM
Many thanks to all working on this & other developments, 10 LTC donated.

Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 6 nodes
Date: 04/01/2014 13:45
To: LTC Android Wallet Fund 2014 Donations LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
Debit: -10.00 LTC
Net amount: -10.00 LTC
Transaction ID: bd1b190f18502eade2c326f26451725354e91f11e00605e08afa1e0f02f65bcc
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: anarcoin on January 04, 2014, 11:54:23 PM
Great stuff!
I also just donated 10LTC

Lets get this party started!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: advanced on January 05, 2014, 12:34:17 AM
1LTC here

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: CryptoDude on January 05, 2014, 01:54:53 AM
Warren,

Just sent 12.5 Litecoins to the above address. This is perhaps one of the most important steps that you guys can take in order to promote Litecoin. We desperately need a secure Android Litecoin wallet. After this is out Litecoin adoption should explode!
 
I will donate more when you guys release an early version of this.

To the whole Litecoin Dev team, as a developer to developer, I wish you all the best in the new year!!!!
I really love your attitude and energy!!!!

-Cryptodude
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 05, 2014, 02:44:56 AM
Thanks for your support!  This helps to incentivize our new android developer.

We're a lot closer now.  The code mostly works but it can screw a user in some corner cases... still working on it.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 05, 2014, 07:46:22 AM
Status Update: Fixed a few more bugs on Saturday.  We want to fix one more thing before public testing.  Meanwhile here is a screenshot of one of the new features: Confirmation dialog before send.

https://plus.google.com/+LitecoinOrg/posts/esoDMnSAJTd
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DnTf5sLCuDI/UskKnEaBN4I/AAAAAAAAAGg/5iHUgcZTh_w/w640-h604-no/litecoin-android-confirm.png)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: CryptoDude on January 05, 2014, 02:04:50 PM
Warren,

This is looking good. But of course my main concern is security.
I think it would be nice to have an option to prompt for a password before sending (for the extra paranoid like myself)


Also how light weight is the client? Does it download the entire block chain? hope not.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: TheLiteCoinGuy on January 05, 2014, 02:56:08 PM
nice to hear that! good work. i will try it after release.



 [ltc]
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Morguk on January 05, 2014, 06:53:45 PM
This is awesome, been holding back for a decent Litecoin wallet. Friends keep asking why isn't there a good one on Android, yet there is blockchain for Bitcoin, the wait will be over soon! I plan to donate in the future, but I currently only have 10 LTC. Mining hard though!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: LiteGuardian on January 05, 2014, 09:31:53 PM
LiteGuardian believes the Android wallet app is vitally important to the growth of Litecoin so we offer this challenge for the community.   

We will match the next 50 LTC donated to the Litecoin Android 2014 Fund in support of the Litecoin Dev Team.

LiteGuardian applauds the Litecoin dev team in the great strides  they have made over the 6 months, reaching parity with bitcoin development is HUGE.  We have been very impressed with the work done, keep it up!

Spread the word, let's get this 50LTC matched so we can donate together 100LTC to the dev team (currently around $2650)!!!!!

Before the challenge we were up to 45.2454321, so we need to reach 95.245 total (50 more) to completely fulfill the challenge!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Megaparsec on January 05, 2014, 10:02:05 PM
Just sent 5 LTC :)
Can't wait till it releases, good luck guys!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 02:21:25 AM
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AnlrnfU-U6E-dHBnYjhkZVdrZXVUTl94S2ROVGFUSlE&output=html
Sponsor listings for Litecoin Java Dev efforts during 2014 will be in this spreadsheet.

Please PM me if you want to be listed or if there any corrections.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 02:33:10 AM
We fixed enough bugs where a public testing release is now ready.  We will be publishing it on Google Play soon, with the same signed .apk available for download elsewhere.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Megaparsec on January 06, 2014, 03:08:07 AM
My nexus 5 arrives tomorrow, the stars are aligning  8)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: CryptoDude on January 06, 2014, 05:57:16 AM
Warren,

If the Android LiteCoin Wallet is successful, and it is truly a "lite" client (it will not have the entire block chain), then logically the next step would then make a super lite desktop client using the same technology. This will have even greater benefits for quick litecoin adoption.
This is why I think so much emphasis needs to be put on creating a truly robust "Android LiteCoin Client".


I understand that Bitcoin devs are working on pruning the blockchain, and I am sure LiteCoin is part of that effort. This effort will become more and more important, because to synch up a BitCoin/Litecoin clients now takes many hours.. But this is not a concern yet, further more I suspect if you prune too much you risk to compromise the integrity of the network.


We need to create super lite clients as soon as possible. The "Android LiteCoin Client" is only the beginning. ATM machines, POS systems, hardware wallets, all these things will be built on to of the "Lite Client". This is why I think it's important to look at the root of this issue and put all efforts on creating the Lite LiteCoin client.

Because I think in terms of adoption it's even more important then the heavy client.


I see a world where there will be some "BitCoin/LiteCoin" Full Clients and many more "Lite" Clients that rely on the Full clients to confirm their transactions. I see the ratio of Full Clients to Lite Clients be something like 1:20 ultimately.

So if you look at it from that perspective then LiteCoin only has 5% of it's own potential market, because it doesn't have a "Lite" Client.

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 06:09:32 AM
For lite desktop clients, the next client to be ported will likely be Electrum because of its planned support for Trezor.  Multibit also plans to support Trezor but has some serious code quality and stability issues for Bitcoin.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 06:20:40 AM
Status Update: Pre-release, not for end-users yet
The app is published in Google Play for Alpha testers only.  It seems to work 99% now with a few known annoyance bugs.  The code is very messy.  It will be cleaned up after testing, more fixes, and discussions with upstream developers on what abstractions or fixes would be allowed upstream.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/litecoin-android
If you want access to the Alpha pre-release app in Google Play you need to join this Google Group with the Google account that is associated with your Android device.

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/de.schildbach.wallet_ltc
After you have joined the above group, the app should be available from here.

Data is NOT compatible with the old Litecoin Wallet by "Joint Security Area".  You can however export privkeys from the old app and import it in the new app by using the menus.  The new developer joining our team will soon be updating the old app to better automate the migration process.  He will be introducing himself in this thread soon.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: CryptoDude on January 06, 2014, 06:36:04 AM
Joined.

99% isn't good enough lol. Messy code? Refactor it dudes.
In software nothing less then perfection, otherwise you get the Windows operating system. lol

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 07:01:10 AM
Joined.

99% isn't good enough lol. Messy code? Refactor it dudes.
In software nothing less then perfection, otherwise you get the Windows operating system. lol

Refactoring and cleaning up the commit history is needed.  The hard part is coming to agreement with upstream on what they are willing to accept, as that determines in what way we will clean up the code to make it closer to upstream which reduces the burden of future maintenance.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: CryptoDude on January 06, 2014, 07:13:04 AM
I just downloaded the App, and it just crashed. I had to kill the app and restart it. Could be because I lost my connection temporarily..

Now it's trying to synch up looks like it's doing it...




P.S. You keep saying upstream, what does that mean?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 07:21:06 AM
I just downloaded the App, and it just crashed. I had to kill the app and restart it. Could be because I lost my connection temporarily..

Now it's trying to synch up looks like it's doing it...

P.S. You keep saying upstream, what does that mean?

Huh, the app appeared in Play Store for you?  I don't see it here yet! =)

Did you save or send the crash report?

Upstream is bitcoinj and bitcoin-wallet.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: CryptoDude on January 06, 2014, 07:28:05 AM
My bad, I must have downloaded the old version....
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 06, 2014, 08:02:55 AM
Status Update: Fixed a few more bugs on Saturday.  We want to fix one more thing before public testing.  Meanwhile here is a screenshot of one of the new features: Confirmation dialog before send.

https://plus.google.com/+LitecoinOrg/posts/esoDMnSAJTd
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-DnTf5sLCuDI/UskKnEaBN4I/AAAAAAAAAGg/5iHUgcZTh_w/w640-h604-no/litecoin-android-confirm.png)

warren i donated 8.76543210 LTC to "Litecoin Android 2014 Fund" .And  pls change litecointalk.org ip address,because chinese cant visit it.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Shrikez on January 06, 2014, 09:19:11 AM
Donated 1 humble LTC, more to come if things go well!

Go LTC!  :)

ID: 89dddf9710574cf670b4b1c637127b16e3d887d99c026d166caf38de4583df4a
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 09:33:40 AM
warren i donated 8.76543210 LTC to "Litecoin Android 2014 Fund" .And  pls change litecointalk.org ip address,because chinese cant visit it.

Sadly, I doubt changing the IP address would make any lasting difference in China's great firewall.  I have also heard complaints that some cannot reach litecoin.org from China.  It would probably be best if the Litecoin community within China operated a website in China that would serve Chinese language documentation, downloads and a community moderated Chinese forum.  Can anyone help with this?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: ThomasFX on January 06, 2014, 10:07:06 AM
I'll ask a fellow student who attends school here in the Netherlands, but who is currently visiting his hometown in China.
Will ask the same question to the Litecoin association, perhaps someone can help out.
A simple VPS, although with a fair amount of bandwidth, should be sufficient I presume.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: axebit on January 06, 2014, 11:09:38 AM
I just joined the alpha program, loaded the app and have sent a few LTC in various amounts backwards and forwards between my PC and my GalaxyNote1, including QRcode scan.. all good so far!
Have a few relatively minor things I could mention if this is the right place (is this the right place?) - but so far looking good!
I'm confident to at least carry around a couple of LTC "pocket change" to show people anyway.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 11:17:04 AM
I just joined the alpha program, loaded the app and have sent a few LTC in various amounts backwards and forwards between my PC and my GalaxyNote1, including QRcode scan.. all good so far!
Have a few relatively minor things I could mention if this is the right place (is this the right place?) - but so far looking good!
I'm confident to at least carry around a couple of LTC "pocket change" to show people anyway.

https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues
File issue tickets here.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: cosurgi on January 06, 2014, 11:18:10 AM
warren i donated 8.76543210 LTC to "Litecoin Android 2014 Fund" .And  pls change litecointalk.org ip address,because chinese cant visit it.
Maybe we could set up some kind of proxy for Chinese people?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 06, 2014, 11:19:25 AM
warren i donated 8.76543210 LTC to "Litecoin Android 2014 Fund" .And  pls change litecointalk.org ip address,because chinese cant visit it.
Maybe we could set up some kind of proxy for Chinese people?

That really wouldn't work, and can we please take this into another thread?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: trkmed on January 06, 2014, 12:12:37 PM
+2.2 LTC

Thank you! Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: anarcoin on January 06, 2014, 12:54:38 PM
I just added another 5LTC
Thats 15 in total from me. Thank you so much to all the dev's for their great work!

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 06, 2014, 01:07:10 PM
warren i donated 8.76543210 LTC to "Litecoin Android 2014 Fund" .And  pls change litecointalk.org ip address,because chinese cant visit it.

Sadly, I doubt changing the IP address would make any lasting difference in China's great firewall.  I have also heard complaints that some cannot reach litecoin.org from China.  It would probably be best if the Litecoin community within China operated a website in China that would serve Chinese language documentation, downloads and a community moderated Chinese forum.  Can anyone help with this?

warren, I can help you.pls tell me howto? and could you tell me your email?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 07, 2014, 10:23:56 AM
The app will remain in the Alpha channel (self-sign up instructions here (https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=12196.0)) for a few days, at least until the developer changes the old app to facilitate auto-migration of privkeys to the new app.  Meanwhile please test with small amounts of LTC and file tickets here (https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues) if you see any bugs.

34.5 LTC remains in LG's matching challenge.  This helps out a lot to encourage our new developer.  I invited him to introduce himself in this thread but he's a bit busy with his day job and I think he wants the app to be ready for full public release first.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on January 07, 2014, 11:03:37 AM
Just added 10.123 LTC

Amount: 10.123
Time: 2014-01-07 11:33:28
Confirmations: 13
0b9d732c627a7270239ad59e19f5856d6f8c8c5b44c236c9e79ced942bc833c3
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Giga on January 07, 2014, 07:39:15 PM
great news warren can't wait for the new android wallet, it's much needed!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 08, 2014, 07:06:58 AM
great news warren can't wait for the new android wallet, it's much needed!

https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=12196.0
You don't have to wait, you can get it right now!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 08, 2014, 01:54:28 PM
warren,i setup the app on my phone.i can send or recieve LTC very soon.IT is ok.i tell Chinese fans of LTC,LTC dev will let fans use it very soon.When will you provide the official version?Everyone's excited about it.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 09, 2014, 07:02:45 AM
warren,i setup the app on my phone.i can send or recieve LTC very soon.IT is ok.i tell Chinese fans of LTC,LTC dev will let fans use it very soon.When will you provide the official version?Everyone's excited about it.

https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues
Official version will hit the public Google Play store after the new Android dev fixes a little more and adds some kind of migration helper to the old Litecoin Wallet android app.  In terms of development there is still a great deal of work remaining.

I am guessing the Chinese will also want the official signed .apk available for Download outside of Google Play?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 09, 2014, 08:20:49 AM
Android Fund Status Update

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AnlrnfU-U6E-dHBnYjhkZVdrZXVUTl94S2ROVGFUSlE&output=html
Thanks to this community we raised 75.3554 LTC for our new Android dev!  Please let me know in PM if you have an update or correction to the sponsor listing.  19.89 LTC remains before LiteGuardian kicks in an additional 50 LTC.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: adria33 on January 09, 2014, 05:37:34 PM
Not sure how relevant, but a bitcoin android wallet app written in Haskell as just been open-sourced. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7029422

"The idea of a bitcoin app that stores funds in another currency makes a lot of sense for people who primarily want to use bitcoin as an exchange mechanism without speculating on its future value."

"It's an Android wallet, where you maintain a euro balance (held by Bridgewalker for you). Using those funds, bitcoins will be bought at current market price whenever you want to send any. This allows you to use Bitcoin only as a payment mechanism, without being affected by the exchange rate volatility. You fund your account via Bitcoin as well, which will be exchanged for euros at current market price and credited to your account.
So: Bitcoin as transaction mechanism, Euro as store of value."
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Otoh on January 10, 2014, 05:06:01 AM
Thanks Devs & Thanks LiteGuardian!

Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 3 nodes
Date: 09/01/2014 21:03
To: LTC Android Wallet Fund 2014 Donations: LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
Debit: -4.89 LTC
Net amount: -4.89 LTC
Transaction ID: 8c9c4c565bc5c6ac6b66c93b77e29922dc345a15a7581ee094aa7b582776fd65

Making 14.89 ltc total sent.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 10, 2014, 10:09:47 AM
warren,i setup the app on my phone.i can send or recieve LTC very soon.IT is ok.i tell Chinese fans of LTC,LTC dev will let fans use it very soon.When will you provide the official version?Everyone's excited about it.

https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues
Official version will hit the public Google Play store after the new Android dev fixes a little more and adds some kind of migration helper to the old Litecoin Wallet android app.  In terms of development there is still a great deal of work remaining.

I am guessing the Chinese will also want the official signed .apk available for Download outside of Google Play?

Chinese like Download the official version intside of Google Play.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: jevoldi on January 10, 2014, 09:58:13 PM
Great work guys I'm really excited about bringing Litecoin to mobile. Donated 1.19 LTC yesterday.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: ltcbuyer on January 11, 2014, 02:28:42 PM
Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 8 nodes
Date: 1/11/2014 09:24
To: Litecoin Android Wallet Fund LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
Debit: -2.5645679 LTC
Net amount: -2.5645679 LTC
Transaction ID: a405516dc25d490f345a668dd35ad355f1ad6473b427434f034f3ee98b876c73

This donation should eliminate decimal points in the balance.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 12, 2014, 08:06:24 AM
Alright I guess I'll make my entrance now (finally)!  I've been hard at work on this app (I estimate around 40 hours, but I haven't been keeping track - I work full-time during the week, so this is all my free time recently).  There was quite a bit of discussion and work that went into this between Warren, BlueMatt and myself, and I want to take this opportunity to thank both of them for their efforts to make this app so much better than the previous one.

I know many of you have tried my old forked app (Joint Security Area is my Google Play publisher).  I'd like to apologize for any trouble anyone has had with it. It had some serious problems from the get-go, mainly since it was the result of a race-to-the-finish-style bounty.  The original author of litecoinj made the necessary changes rather quickly, and I picked those up and converted Andreas Schildbach's Bitcoin Wallet app in a couple days.  Ever since, there have been various known bugs such as:

* Being unable to empty your wallet (I now think this is a bitcoinj issue where it assigns a zero fee to wallet empties)
* Stuck transactions (probably because transaction fees weren't being calculated correctly)
* Inability to properly handle large numbers of inputs

The real nail in the coffin was an official Litecoin update that tweaked the protocol a bit, which rendered all the android clients unable to sync with the official clients late last year.  Many of you contacted me letting me know that the app wasn't syncing.  After a lot of effort, I managed to get the old app syncing again, but I knew this conversion was coming.  Necessary changes were made in bitcoinj to allow easier Litecoin network parameter specification, meaning less conflicts when pulling from upstream.  This has made development of this app MUCH easier, and I thank those who spent their time on it.

Andreas completely recoded his Bitcoin wallet a while back, creating version 3.  We forked version 3.29 of his app (very recent) to create the new Litecoin Wallet, which is the subject of this thread.  This new wallet has so many new features and fixes. 

* We brought back the Disconnect feature, which lets you TURN OFF the blockchain service and exit the app (normally, it continues eating battery).
* We stopped the blockchain service from starting when the screen turns on or when the device is plugged in
* We re-added the Transaction Details dialog, so you can see the details of any transaction in your wallet
* Block explorer links work (explorer.litecoin.net)
* All translations .. translated to say Litecoin/LTC instead of Bitcoin/BTC (please file a ticket if any of them are bad/wrong)
* Icons all changed over
* Brand new send confirmation dialog (shown in previous screenshots) - lets you make sure you're doing what you think you're doing.  Also shows what's going on with the fee.
* Improved QR scanning (see below for recent changes)
* URIs are handled in a less strict way.  This means scanning liteaddress.org addresses works (just a raw address QR code) as well as other QR codes with the "litecoin:" prefix, as well as parameters like amount, description, etc.

Tonight, I fixed all the reported bugs in the bug tracker, including:
* a Stack Overflow bug in the address view (caused by some menu issues, reported by NoGreedy)
* a Google Drive import bug (caused by the wrong MIME type on wallet export, reported by Warren)

I also implemented currency calculation for TONS of currencies:

AUD BGN BRL CAD CHF CNY CZK DKK EUR GBP HKD HRK HUF IDR ILS INR ISK
JPY KRW LTL LVL MXN MYR NOK NZD PHP PLN RON RUB SEK SGD THB TRY ZAR

This will get the LTCUSD rate from BTC-E or Cryptsy (whichever one works, in that order), then convert to these other currencies using rates from Yahoo!'s JQL API.

I also implemented a setting to allow you to pick which QR scanner you want to use (QR Droid, Barcode Scanner, Barcode Scanner+, or Barcode Scanner+ Simple).
If you don't have a barcode scanner installed, it directs you to the Barcode Scanner in Play.
If you only have one installed, it will be used, regardless of which one of the 4 it is.
If you have more than one, it looks up what you have selected in the preferences, and uses that one (default: Barcode Scanner)
I tested this with liteaddress scanning addresses with QR Droid and Barcode Scanner and they both work great.

I'm looking forward to continuing development, with hopes to add some neat new features such as:
* Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallets (also known as "seeded" wallets) - this way, we can give you a seed when the app is first started, you can save it, and if you ever lose your phone, you can regenerate your entire wallet no matter how many addresses you created.  Try Armory if you want to see this sort of wallet in action.
* Ephemeral wallets - scan a private key into volatile memory on the phone, sync it with the blockchain, send from it, hit panic button to blow it away.  This would be ideal for paper wallets.  The main problem with this is the blockchain sync takes longer and longer the older the paper wallet gets.  We're going to discuss solutions to this, and feel free to throw out ideas!
* QR code private key import.  Would allow both vanity import via QR code and liteaddress/paper wallet import.  This address would become a permanent member of your wallet, as opposed to the ephemeral wallet idea above.  This would be much easier to implement, and I may do it sooner rather than later.
* Some ability to export/import your address book
* Password/PIN protection (thanks for reminding me CryptoDude!)
* Anything else you (the users) consider useful.  As a user of the wallet myself, I may just add some useful features here and there without much formal process.  Feel free to submit requests here: https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues?state=open

Thank you all for your generous donations - they will be used for lots of continuing development on this app.  I look forward to becoming more of a part of the community now, and I'm excited about the possibilities.

UPDATE: It has come to my attention that people would like some transparency about who I am since there are obviously security issues when using any financial software received as a compiled binary.  My name is Erik Gregg, and I've been involved in bitcoin/litecoin for some time (a couple years).  I live in the US in the state of Maryland.  I'm a software engineer by trade, and I've been hacking on Android since attending a training hosted at my company last year.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: illpoet on January 12, 2014, 08:33:01 AM
great work hank! welcome to litecoin you won't be sorry!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: canonsburg on January 12, 2014, 09:17:50 AM
Great job hank and rest of dev team for putting this together  :)

Hope my small donation will help.

Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 8 nodes
Date: 2014-01-12 01:05
To: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
Debit: -1.00 LTC
Net amount: -1.00 LTC
Transaction ID: 5a3ec2d5e075d90ae4fa90a5b5fab525667ed769030e85927f3a120ff4b0054a
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: anarcoin on January 12, 2014, 06:55:35 PM
Champion Hank and team!!
This is really sweet.

What do I do with the old wallet on my android? Do I delete it? where do I download the new one from?

Thanks man.

Edit,
It's cool.
I figured it out and now have 1 LTC on my phone ready to spend!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 12, 2014, 09:47:44 PM
What do I do with the old wallet on my android? Do I delete it? where do I download the new one from?

This is a great question.  I just uploaded a BETA version of the OLD Litecoin Wallet to Play.  You can access it by joining the litecoin-android google group here:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/litecoin-android

Then see this post for the link:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/litecoin-android/MVnHEnnyDME

You'll be asked if you want to join the Beta.  Say yes using your Google account that you use for your device.  You should be able to update to the BETA version at this point, and try out the conversion.  Here's a brief tutorial:

http://imgur.com/a/xv8oL#0

You can move between the images in the album with the left/right arrow keys.  They are in chronological order.  I hope the descriptions are adequate enough to guide you through the process - it's pretty simple.  You will end up with 2 wallet backup files in Downloads encrypted with the password you choose in the process - feel free to delete these when you're done, and make a new wallet backup from the new app.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Giga on January 12, 2014, 10:53:15 PM
great news warren can't wait for the new android wallet, it's much needed!

https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=12196.0
You don't have to wait, you can get it right now!

thnx warren i didnt realize, i will chk it out soon!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on January 13, 2014, 03:48:03 AM
Great job from Hank and dev team (Warren...).
"Bravo" as we say in France.
I tested the version from a few days and I think it's very good.

I upgraded very recently to v. 3.29.1 and bugs I had noticed before are fixed (no more crash, I can choose QR Droid as scanner...)
See Blockchain.info-Bitcoin Wallet screencapture below

(http://i.imgur.com/sGdlKhI.png?1)

Well, these are improvements that we are not obliged to implement immediately... perhaps for future upgrades...
Password/PIN protection is very important
Nevertheless, I repeat that the application is really good... talking about so much good things to come motivated me to donate 4 LTC

État: 6 confirmations, diffusée à travers 6 nœuds
Date: 13/01/2014 03:40
À: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
Montant net: -4.001 LTC
ID de la transaction: 4d23f97336181914c4946a7892a15fc40e67082df56b8ac61b20a0c280b1016b

Bye   :)





Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 13, 2014, 05:00:56 AM
@nogreedy - thanks for the donation!

I'll look into startup times, but since it's such an old phone, and newer devices don't seem to be as slow, it's not likely I'll be able to do much about it because it's likely related to scrypt/blockchain syncing, and the old processor is having a hard time handling that.  Sorry about that - if there were a web-wallet like blockchain for litecoin, that would be more appropriate for that phone.

I love your idea about being able to keep notes on transactions - I've created an enhancement ticket here: https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues/25

The app currently has a transaction details that is accessible if you tap a transaction and go to the menu - check it out.  The number of confirmations and fee would be good to have there too.  Oh and I like the "now" and "later" value idea - packing the exchange rate into the transaction record is an interesting idea.  This will require some thought on how to augment the normal transaction store in the wallet - perhaps just an app-maintained map to transactions would work... I just added tickets for all these ideas - thanks!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 13, 2014, 05:41:05 AM
I forgot to mention you can import private keys into the wallet by using the Scan feature on the main wallet page that shows the transaction list.  I just tried it with liteaddress.org and it worked fine.  It sets the creation time to NOW (meaning no rescan takes place), but I may add a feature soon to ask for the block height where the address first appeared.  This could simply be recorded with the paper wallet.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on January 13, 2014, 06:10:56 AM
I forgot to mention you can import private keys into the wallet by using the Scan feature on the main wallet page that shows the transaction list.  I just tried it with liteaddress.org and it worked fine.  It sets the creation time to NOW (meaning no rescan takes place), but I may add a feature soon to ask for the block height where the address first appeared.  This could simply be recorded with the paper wallet.

This was really needed , Thanks Hank.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: staffnsnake on January 14, 2014, 12:16:31 AM
1LTC sent.

Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 4 nodes
Date: 14/01/2014 11:13
To: 2014 Android LTC wallet fund LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
Debit: -1.00 LTC
Transaction fee: -0.0000001 LTC
Net amount: -1.0000001 LTC
Transaction ID: 6e9908e4973ec17d856cc4bfa1ade449b42f6c742cb2b8b8017356944490ff6d
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 14, 2014, 01:09:04 AM
Please join us in Freenode channel #litecoin-dev.  We need people to do some testing on Android.  If the testing goes well then the app can go directly on the Play store instead of the hidden alpha channel.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: staffnsnake on January 14, 2014, 01:43:42 AM
Sorry, as a linux noob I don't know how to join you at "Freenode channel #litecoin-dev".

What does that mean exactly? Otherwise keen to participate in beta testing with Nexus 7 (2013) running KitKat.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 14, 2014, 01:49:56 AM
  • I'm not at all an expert but I think we must be inspired by Blockchain.info-Bitcoin Wallet which is very good (for BTC) ...
    For exemple, the transaction summary is perfect for Blockchain-BTC Wallet : you can check fee, confirmations number, you can add a note to remember details about transaction , you see the coins value during transaction and later (now and then) when you check transaction summary...
See Blockchain.info-Bitcoin Wallet screencapture below

(http://i.imgur.com/sGdlKhI.png?1)


Thank you for supporting our new Android developer!

Regarding Blockchain.info, their app is able to be very fast in querying additional information like this because it relies on their massive database.  The entire point of the Android Litecoin wallet is to operate without reliance on any external services.  In theory it is supposed to better protect your privacy (although there are other problems in upstream bitcoinj and Bitcoin Core that they need to fix to improve the privacy thing with respect to SPV wallets).
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 14, 2014, 04:34:16 AM
There's a new version of the app, but it's still updating in the Play Alpha channel.  If you want the signed APK to install manually, it's here:

https://mega.co.nz/#!5JlXABiT!YTV6AAxTcLzB-hKmeY6XSGo_bIkDfzItrOUT0SDWSx4
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: anarcoin on January 15, 2014, 09:58:05 PM
Is it possible to sweep a paper wallet with the android wallet?

I think that would be really great! Because I back up all my coins on a lot of paper wallets and when I need some spending money I would love to import the keys onto my phone so I can spend them.


EDIT> I just read Hanks post and he mentions developing this feature. WOO HOO!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 16, 2014, 01:12:16 AM
There's a new version of the app, but it's still updating in the Play Alpha channel.  If you want the signed APK to install manually, it's here:

https://mega.co.nz/#!5JlXABiT!YTV6AAxTcLzB-hKmeY6XSGo_bIkDfzItrOUT0SDWSx4

hank,your Chinese friend find a bug.buy i dont konw how to upload the pic in this web.could you tell me your email?the bug is about display QR.The QR display bitcoin,it is wrong!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 16, 2014, 03:02:15 AM
There's a new version of the app, but it's still updating in the Play Alpha channel.  If you want the signed APK to install manually, it's here:

https://mega.co.nz/#!5JlXABiT!YTV6AAxTcLzB-hKmeY6XSGo_bIkDfzItrOUT0SDWSx4

hank,your Chinese friend find a bug.buy i dont konw how to upload the pic in this web.could you tell me your email?the bug is about display QR.The QR display bitcoin,it is wrong!

Thank you very much for the bug report!  This is fixed in 3.29.3 and has been pushed to the Alpha channel of the app store.  Please verify it works in a couple hours (once it updates).

I think this might be the last patch necessary.  Once there's a little more testing, we're going to push both apps out (OLD and NEW) to production.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: quakefiend420 on January 16, 2014, 04:06:46 AM
Just sent 2 LTC, TXID: 84d146e29234a28f41faaad17412a62de16a30a846feab6aafd3302d32b469c9

An Androind wallet is super important!  Now I'm off to find the other projects that we have going on this year to donate a bit there too...don't be stingy guys! :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 16, 2014, 04:50:47 AM
Status: January 15th, 2014
Hank pushed version 3.29.3 to the Google Play Alpha channel.  He wants a few more days of testing then both the new and old apps with data migration guidance will be pushed to production.  All donations to the  Litecoin Android 2014 Fund are managed by Hank who is in charge of Litecoin's Java related efforts.  If other people join in Litecoin Java development he can choose to tip them from that fund.  Warren's role is primarily on the reference client but he will continue to help with the java-related issues as needed.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AnlrnfU-U6E-dHBnYjhkZVdrZXVUTl94S2ROVGFUSlE&output=html
4.24543209999999 LTC remains in the matching donation challenge.  LiteGuardian is kicking in 50 LTC when the community meets the challenge amount.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 16, 2014, 05:04:12 AM
Thanks quakefiend420!  Now we only have

2.2454321 LTC

Remaining to reach our goal!

Thanks, Warren for updating everyone.  If there is anyone who has Java/Android experience that would like to help with the app or with other Java products for Litecoin (like Multibit), let me know and we might be able to work something out.  I'm going to be mostly focused on Android, but I have limited time to work on this (as I have a full-time day job).  Over the next couple months I'll try to add some of the features people want, such as better paper wallet / private key management.  There are definitely some issues that need to be worked out with bitcoinj upstream before some things are possible, so I'll be working a bit with that team to sort some of that out.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: CryptoDude on January 16, 2014, 05:32:49 AM
Just sent another 7.5 LTC. Keep up the great work!!!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: quakefiend420 on January 16, 2014, 06:39:00 AM
Just sent another 7.5 LTC. Keep up the great work!!!

And we're there! :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: LiteGuardian on January 16, 2014, 10:46:08 PM
Just sent another 7.5 LTC. Keep up the great work!!!

And we're there! :)

Great job community on filling LiteGuardian's matching challenge! 

LiteGuardian has just sent the matching 50LTC to the dev fund!

Thanks to all those who contributed.   ;D

 [ltc] [ltc] [ltc]
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 17, 2014, 03:11:08 AM
Just sent another 7.5 LTC. Keep up the great work!!!

And we're there! :)

Great job community on filling LiteGuardian's matching challenge! 

LiteGuardian has just sent the matching 50LTC to the dev fund!

Thanks to all those who contributed.   ;D

 [ltc] [ltc] [ltc]

Thank you all!  This will go a LOOONNGG way to continuing Java/Android development for Litecoin.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 17, 2014, 04:54:40 AM
Just sent another 7.5 LTC. Keep up the great work!!!

And we're there! :)

Great job community on filling LiteGuardian's matching challenge! 

LiteGuardian has just sent the matching 50LTC to the dev fund!

Thanks to all those who contributed.   ;D

 [ltc] [ltc] [ltc]

Thank you all!  This will go a LOOONNGG way to continuing Java/Android development for Litecoin.

pls upload the 3.29.3 version in the mega some people wanna install app manually。
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 17, 2014, 05:39:10 AM
pls upload the 3.29.3 version in the mega some people wanna install app manually。
Not a problem!

wallet-3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk 3.4 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!wIkS0B6I!Ify68iEXvq4lJqvUJlnrfkiS3spmJayeGdQwqnNr3UQ
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: advanced on January 17, 2014, 08:25:08 AM
Hi Hank, let me write directly to you ;)

I wrote a long email to warren 10 days ago that is still unanswered.  (why warren? )

I'm a software developer with now bunch of free time to allocate to other projects. I proposed myself to help the litecoin dev team volunteering.  I can help with java for sure.

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: advanced on January 17, 2014, 08:41:04 AM
ps: just sent another LTC to the fund.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 17, 2014, 09:29:57 AM
Hi Hank, let me write directly to you ;)

I wrote a long email to warren 10 days ago that is still unanswered.  (why warren? )

I'm a software developer with now bunch of free time to allocate to other projects. I proposed myself to help the litecoin dev team volunteering.  I can help with java for sure.

Hi am sorry I am unable to respond to everyone.  I am very swamped with many things including the upcoming release of Bitcoin 0.9 where I am trying to make sure certain features are stable since I want them in future Litecoin 0.9.  With Open Source you don't need to ask for permission to become a developer and often nobody has time to explain things.  Since the source is on github, you can file Issues and Pull Requests if you have improvements to suggest.  If you are particularly helpful over a long period of time then people notice and might invite you to the team.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on January 17, 2014, 09:35:11 AM
Hi Hank, let me write directly to you ;)

I wrote a long email to warren 10 days ago that is still unanswered.  (why warren? )

I'm a software developer with now bunch of free time to allocate to other projects. I proposed myself to help the litecoin dev team volunteering.  I can help with java for sure.
Hi,
Thank you and welcome.  ;)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: advanced on January 17, 2014, 10:29:33 AM
Thank you warren, it was for the interest of the community. I asked you for direction, I already contribute to open source in many different ways, I don't need to push just another random feature.

I know you have a roadmap, I know you have HIGH priorities, I asked you to indicate to me  what are the highest priority so that I can towards achievement of such goals. There are sorts of things are not embedded inside the code and this is one of them. I want to be effective.

Given that now you are, how many?, 5-10 developers.

if you don't even find the time to answer to someone who tells you " I'm available, enthusiast and energetic, I have development capabilities, I worked with crypto, I decided to DONATE my time to the LTC cause " then you might be leaving important stuff out.

That's only IMHO, I really appreciate all you are doing and I have no problems imaging you busy on very important stuff. Just, please, try to have a long term vision and not focus ONLY on 0.9 and issue tracking systems.

my 2LTCents

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: advanced on January 17, 2014, 11:35:41 AM
did someone just donated 50?

http://ltc.block-explorer.com/tx/b56ec0c47b9cf0fc3d705810b7a9070d6a05250d66b7f47f6e95cf6a224c39d0
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 17, 2014, 12:38:59 PM
pls upload the 3.29.3 version in the mega some people wanna install app manually。
Not a problem!

wallet-3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk 3.4 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!wIkS0B6I!Ify68iEXvq4lJqvUJlnrfkiS3spmJayeGdQwqnNr3UQ

Thank you HANK,i  had  told Chiinese people who can upgrade the wallet app to 3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk.And they can download with https://mega.co.nz/#!wIkS0B6I!Ify68iEXvq4lJqvUJlnrfkiS3spmJayeGdQwqnNr3UQ 
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 17, 2014, 12:57:56 PM
Thank you warren, it was for the interest of the community. I asked you for direction, I already contribute to open source in many different ways, I don't need to push just another random feature.

I know you have a roadmap, I know you have HIGH priorities, I asked you to indicate to me  what are the highest priority so that I can towards achievement of such goals. There are sorts of things are not embedded inside the code and this is one of them. I want to be effective.

Given that now you are, how many?, 5-10 developers.

if you don't even find the time to answer to someone who tells you " I'm available, enthusiast and energetic, I have development capabilities, I worked with crypto, I decided to DONATE my time to the LTC cause " then you might be leaving important stuff out.

That's only IMHO, I really appreciate all you are doing and I have no problems imaging you busy on very important stuff. Just, please, try to have a long term vision and not focus ONLY on 0.9 and issue tracking systems.

my 2LTCents

As stated earlier, people do not ask for permission to join open source development.  They see things they want to improve/fix and they just do it, then convince others to accept the code contribution.  I do not have time to hold the hand of everyone who offers to help in non-specific ways and determine how they can help.  It turns out the majority of volunteers quit too easily.  The learning curve of this software is particularly difficult compared to other open source software.

This being said, I had been thinking that we do need a formal area for dev volunteers to join and talk with other developers about goals.  We do not have time to explain things on an individual basis but we can do a better job of communicating goals en masse.  Perhaps the Development board on this forum should be more strictly enforced to actual development issues and it would be more useful for that purpose.  I will talk with the Litecoin Association about changing policy in that particular board.

For now, the fact of the matter is most of what needs to improved about Litecoin are issues or missing features that must be fixed in Bitcoin first.

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/issues?state=open
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pulls
This massive pile of open issue tickets and pull requests need developer attention.  Most of it is relevant to us, or it will be when we upgrade to Litecoin 0.9.  Some are simple tech support issues that can be closed easily.  Others require developers to fix bugs or to test/review proposed code changes.

https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/3383
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/3461
You were asking for clues of priorities.  These are two issues that are important for privacy and security improvements of the Bitcoin and Litecoin clients.  They are unlikely to be fixed for Bitcoin 0.9  because they are considered low priority to the Bitcoin devs.  These two tickets are among the easier of things that need to be fixed however they would likely be very time consuming to prove they are complete and safe.  I know for a fact that #3461 is broken in a very difficult to test way, see #3088 for notes.

The bitcoinj, Android Wallet and Multibit issues are entirely different.  Hank understands most of what needs to be done, mostly it involves complicated discussions with upstream about what abstractions and improvements would be accepted upstream before the Litecoin equivalent source is substantially cleaned in a series of rebases.  The learning curve here is quite steep too.

Someone else claimed to be working on bringing back Litecoin Electrum.  Where is that thread?  I don't know their status.

Apparently it wouldn't be a lot of work to adapt Armory to interface with Litecoin.  That would be a good project for someone new to focus on.

We want to do it one day, but for the moment 0.9 is our top priority.  Maintaining the security and stability of the Litecoin network relies largely on staying close to Bitcoin, where we sometimes fix things in Bitcoin so they don't consider us to be entirely leaches.  Understanding what is happening with 0.9 is also important because we need to know which parts to revert/disable/change when the Litecoin network upgrades.  They have a different design philosophy on a few key issues and understanding how they evolve is critical to adopting their improvements without accidentally breaking Litecoin.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: advanced on January 17, 2014, 01:09:24 PM
Thank you for taking the time and writing this down. Got it
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on January 17, 2014, 10:49:44 PM
pls upload the 3.29.3 version in the mega some people wanna install app manually。
Not a problem!

wallet-3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk 3.4 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!wIkS0B6I!Ify68iEXvq4lJqvUJlnrfkiS3spmJayeGdQwqnNr3UQ


hank, I would really love to try out your APK on my Blackberry 10 phone as I am already using the BB10-ported Bitcoin app from Andreas Shildbach which works great.  Did you know that Blackberry 10 now supports Android 4.2.2 Jellybean?  If you would kindly consider also packaging a BB10 APK I'd love to test this app and will contribute 2 LTC for the effort.  Most business professionals I know are on BB10 now, so this would be great to demo.

There is an Eclipse plugin that lets you sign for BB10 - check it out here:
https://developer.blackberry.com/android/tools/

More info here:
http://developer.blackberry.com/android/documentation/bb_runtime_release_notes.html/

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 18, 2014, 02:52:20 AM
pls upload the 3.29.3 version in the mega some people wanna install app manually。
Not a problem!

wallet-3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk 3.4 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!wIkS0B6I!Ify68iEXvq4lJqvUJlnrfkiS3spmJayeGdQwqnNr3UQ

Thank you HANK,i  had  told Chiinese people who can upgrade the wallet app to 3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk.And they can download with https://mega.co.nz/#!wIkS0B6I!Ify68iEXvq4lJqvUJlnrfkiS3spmJayeGdQwqnNr3UQ
You are welcome - I will try and remember to post any future updates of the APK to mega as well now that I know people will actually use it! :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 18, 2014, 02:58:35 AM
hank, I would really love to try out your APK on my Blackberry 10 phone as I am already using the BB10-ported Bitcoin app from Andreas Shildbach which works great.  Did you know that Blackberry 10 now supports Android 4.2.2 Jellybean?  If you would kindly consider also packaging a BB10 APK I'd love to test this app and will contribute 2 LTC for the effort.  Most business professionals I know are on BB10 now, so this would be great to demo.

There is an Eclipse plugin that lets you sign for BB10 - check it out here:
https://developer.blackberry.com/android/tools/

More info here:
http://developer.blackberry.com/android/documentation/bb_runtime_release_notes.html/

http://developer.blackberry.com/android/apisupport/unsupported_api_jellybean_intents.html
We use android.intent.action.ACTION_VIEW in a way that may be incompatible, but it's not absolutely necessary to use the app.

http://developer.blackberry.com/android/apisupport/unsupported_api_jellybean_hardware.html
We use BarcodeScanner or QR Droid for our QR scanning - are those available on Blackberry?  If not, that would be a big bummer.

I'll mess around with this for a few minutes and see what happens.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 18, 2014, 03:02:37 AM
Thank you for taking the time and writing this down. Got it

Hey just read all of the above.  If you'd like to do some pure Java development, I agree with Warren that MultiBit with the new litecoinj would be the ideal thing to do now.  If you need help getting started with this, let me know, and I can guide you through using litecoinj.  Everything is maven, so if you know that, you're golden.

If you want to help with Android development, I would love that.  There's tickets here you can work on:

https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues?state=open

Feel free to fork the repository, work on an issue, and submit a pull request to us.  If it becomes a theme, we'll consider adding you to the official development team.  This goes for anyone with some coding chops - shows us what you got using github forking and pull requests, and you might set yourself up to get some of these awesome donations from the community if the contributions are substantial enough.  There's nothing stopping anyone from contributing!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on January 18, 2014, 03:23:34 AM
http://developer.blackberry.com/android/apisupport/unsupported_api_jellybean_intents.html
We use android.intent.action.ACTION_VIEW in a way that may be incompatible, but it's not absolutely necessary to use the app.

http://developer.blackberry.com/android/apisupport/unsupported_api_jellybean_hardware.html
We use BarcodeScanner or QR Droid for our QR scanning - are those available on Blackberry?  If not, that would be a big bummer.

I'll mess around with this for a few minutes and see what happens.

Thanks for checking into that Hank!  Hopefully one of the native libraries works seamlessly across.

Andreas has released the source code publicly for his Bitcoin app which successfully implemented the barcode scanner.  Would it be possible to refer to his implementation for guidance?

You can find his source code here:
https://code.google.com/p/bitcoin-wallet/source/checkout
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 18, 2014, 04:38:22 AM
Well, the conversion to BlackBerry 10 went fine, and it runs in the emulator like a champ!

(http://i.imgur.com/d13qqgs.png) (http://i.imgur.com/gIaxN47.png)

Syncs with the blockchain rather quickly (~25 blocks a second in the emulator), confirmed a transaction I sent, backup worked.  I'm going to release this now.

Update: Waiting for BlackBerry to verify my Driver's License ...

Once they're satisfied that I am who I claim to be, it will be published.  It better happen tomorrow.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 18, 2014, 05:24:58 AM

Thanks for checking into that Hank!  Hopefully one of the native libraries works seamlessly across.

Andreas has released the source code publicly for his Bitcoin app which successfully implemented the barcode scanner.  Would it be possible to refer to his implementation for guidance?

You can find his source code here:
https://code.google.com/p/bitcoin-wallet/source/checkout

His barcode scanner is integrated into the bitcoin Android app rather than calling out to another app.  This has advantages and disadvantages, but I've found scanning with the scanner included in Andreas' app is much much harder than just using Barcode Scanner on many devices I've tried.  Several devices I've had don't properly autofocus with Andreas' code.  This is why zxing created the IntentIntegrator class - so people don't have to continue reinventing the wheel and supporting tons of new camera devices all the time.  Perhaps I could detect in the app whether I'm on BB10 and use the internal scanning code if I am.  There's also apps like this one:

https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/48843/?lang=en&countrycode=US

Maybe they'll work... I can always add their java namespace to my list and it won't hurt on Android.  I'll mess around with that.  As long as BB doesn't mess with the Intent, it should work.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on January 18, 2014, 05:37:02 AM
Well, the conversion to BlackBerry 10 went fine, and it runs in the emulator like a champ!

(http://i.imgur.com/d13qqgs.png) (http://i.imgur.com/gIaxN47.png)

Syncs with the blockchain rather quickly (~25 blocks a second in the emulator), confirmed a transaction I sent, backup worked.  I'm going to release this now.

Update: Waiting for BlackBerry to verify my Driver's License ...

Once they're satisfied that I am who I claim to be, it will be published.  It better happen tomorrow.

Wow, that was fast!  Looking forward to trying it out.  History in the making! :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on January 18, 2014, 05:42:37 AM
His barcode scanner is integrated into the bitcoin Android app rather than calling out to another app.  This has advantages and disadvantages, but I've found scanning with the scanner included in Andreas' app is much much harder than just using Barcode Scanner on many devices I've tried.  Several devices I've had don't properly autofocus with Andreas' code.  This is why zxing created the IntentIntegrator class - so people don't have to continue reinventing the wheel and supporting tons of new camera devices all the time.  Perhaps I could detect in the app whether I'm on BB10 and use the internal scanning code if I am.  There's also apps like this one:

https://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/48843/?lang=en&countrycode=US

Maybe they'll work... I can always add their java namespace to my list and it won't hurt on Android.  I'll mess around with that.  As long as BB doesn't mess with the Intent, it should work.

There may be a variance on Android.  I found BB10 works superbly, although people seem to have issues on Android.  It may be something to do with the focus or camera but I can assure you that it is perfect on BB10.  I've scanned QR codes on the web and on other devices, with detection about half a second on average.   

If you want to bundle in some test code for your next APK, I'd be happy to take a video of the results on a real device.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 18, 2014, 05:43:58 AM
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Wow, that was fast!  Looking forward to trying it out.  History in the making! :)

OK here's the scoop.  I'll have an account soon where I can release the app.  I'm unable to test it in the simulator with the barcode scanner app (which seems like it will work from what I've read) since I can't install appworld in the simulator.  If you want to beta test it for me, that would be awesome.  Thanks!  I'll let you know when it's posted.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on January 19, 2014, 02:24:28 AM
Hank is on fire  8)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 19, 2014, 05:49:31 AM
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Wow, that was fast!  Looking forward to trying it out.  History in the making! :)

OK here's the scoop.  I'll have an account soon where I can release the app.  I'm unable to test it in the simulator with the barcode scanner app (which seems like it will work from what I've read) since I can't install appworld in the simulator.  If you want to beta test it for me, that would be awesome.  Thanks!  I'll let you know when it's posted.

thanks hank,when will you release the  official  android  version?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 19, 2014, 05:21:46 PM
thanks hank,when will you release the  official  android  version?

I haven't gotten any critical bug reports lately, and there are theoretically 20 or more people running the app around the world right now, so I think I may push it out today to production.

DEVELOPERS: I've posted a developer HOWTO here (https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/wiki/Developer-HOWTO) that details how to get started developing litecoinj and litecoin-wallet.  It should have all (or at least most) of the information you need to get the app and library building and deploy it to a device.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 19, 2014, 10:53:35 PM
THE APPS HAVE BEEN PUSHED TO PRODUCTION!!  PLEASE TRY UPDATING!

OLD wallet with update to export to new wallet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet.litecoin
NEW wallet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet_ltc


The phone on the right is my development phone, the phone on the left is my wife's phone which got the production app:
(http://i.imgur.com/lY9wMVkl.jpg?1)(http://i.imgur.com/Xk04Mrxl.jpg?1)
Sorry about the blur - had my camera aperture set to super low f-stop for some reason.  You get the idea though.  Worked perfectly including QR scanning with QR Droid on her phone.

Thanks to everyone who contributed!  Please report any bugs to the bug tracker.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Giga on January 19, 2014, 10:58:04 PM
Today my old wallet asked me to update to the new one. I did and restored my private key. The wallet interface and features is pretty much the same as the old one.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 19, 2014, 11:04:31 PM
Today my old wallet asked me to update to the new one. I did and restored my private key. The wallet interface and features is pretty much the same as the old one.

So you're saying it worked!?  AWESOME!  If some of you could follow Giga's example here and give a positive report it would make me sleep better at night :).  Thanks Giga!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on January 20, 2014, 12:26:02 AM
will test when I get home thanks Hank and Dev team  [ltc]
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 20, 2014, 01:36:01 AM
THE APPS HAVE BEEN PUSHED TO PRODUCTION!!  PLEASE TRY UPDATING!

OLD wallet with update to export to new wallet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet.litecoin
NEW wallet: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet_ltc


The phone on the right is my development phone, the phone on the left is my wife's phone which got the production app:
(http://i.imgur.com/lY9wMVkl.jpg?1)(http://i.imgur.com/Xk04Mrxl.jpg?1)
Sorry about the blur - had my camera aperture set to super low f-stop for some reason.  You get the idea though.  Worked perfectly including QR scanning with QR Droid on her phone.

Thanks to everyone who contributed!  Please report any bugs to the bug tracker.

Thank you hank!nice job.i have told Chinese people to upgrade the app.everybody happy.:)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 20, 2014, 07:59:15 AM
We're holding up the international release for a little while to make sure we're export compliant.  I'm almost certain we are, but I want a definitive answer to avoid any legal liability.  The app is still available in the US for the interim.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: HauntingShade on January 20, 2014, 11:09:58 AM
I'm still anxiously awaiting the official Play Store app  ;D

Will install and test it when it's available!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on January 20, 2014, 12:40:08 PM
Really great job
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: anarcoin on January 20, 2014, 07:20:49 PM
Hank,
I think it would really set us apart if we implemented something like this in the Android litecoin client.

A series of beeps get played over the air waves or podcast, Then a user can hold up the app to listen to the beeps (like you do with Shazam or soundhound)

Like an audio based QR code.

Here is an article I found where someone achieved it using chirp.io But it would be great to have something like this in the wallet app.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/cbc-kw-sends-bitcoin-over-the-airwaves-1.2503580

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: HauntingShade on January 20, 2014, 08:03:30 PM
Like an audio based QR code.

That is an awesome idea! It's kinda like the old internet, where you had to hold your telephone to your computer and get an internet connection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG9pJB_dkfA#t=173
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 21, 2014, 12:56:49 AM
pls upload the 3.29.3 version in the mega some people wanna install app manually。
Not a problem!

wallet-3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk 3.4 MB
https://mega.co.nz/#!wIkS0B6I!Ify68iEXvq4lJqvUJlnrfkiS3spmJayeGdQwqnNr3UQ

Thank you HANK,i  had  told Chiinese people who can upgrade the wallet app to 3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk.And they can download with https://mega.co.nz/#!wIkS0B6I!Ify68iEXvq4lJqvUJlnrfkiS3spmJayeGdQwqnNr3UQ

hank,many people can't download the app in their country,is the wallet-3.29.3-signed-aligned.apk in mega.co.nz  the office? or you can upload the office 3.29.3 version in the mega.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on January 21, 2014, 09:11:25 PM
Really great job.
But some people are asking questions...
Can you (Warren, Hank...) answer them?
http://www.reddit.com/r/litecoin/comments/1vmpdw/the_new_litecoin_wallet_in_now_live_on_the_google/
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on January 21, 2014, 11:05:25 PM
Well, the conversion to BlackBerry 10 went fine, and it runs in the emulator like a champ!

(http://i.imgur.com/d13qqgs.png) (http://i.imgur.com/gIaxN47.png)

Syncs with the blockchain rather quickly (~25 blocks a second in the emulator), confirmed a transaction I sent, backup worked.  I'm going to release this now.

Update: Waiting for BlackBerry to verify my Driver's License ...

Once they're satisfied that I am who I claim to be, it will be published.  It better happen tomorrow.

I just sent 2 LTC to the development fund - thanks again for your efforts on getting it ported to BB10!  I encourage anyone else posting feature requests to also contribute if possible.

Hank, any chance you might be able to upload a signed .APK file so I can manual install and test right away?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 22, 2014, 12:03:47 AM
I've tracked down the information I needed for export compliance. 

[Removed unnecessary detail]

I'll get the Blackberry version posted shortly.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 22, 2014, 12:23:35 AM
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This email acknowledges the submission of the product named: 'Litecoin Wallet' and 1 new release(s) for the product.

Another email will be sent as soon as any updates are made in the approval process.

Sincerely,
The BlackBerry Team
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on January 22, 2014, 06:26:56 AM
App works great but how do I shut It down ? If I back out of it It says I'm still connected to peer on the top .
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 22, 2014, 07:05:03 AM
App works great but how do I shut It down ? If I back out of it It says I'm still connected to peer on the top .

Within the app Menu > Disconnect shuts down the app entirely until you run it again.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on January 22, 2014, 07:13:21 AM
App works great but how do I shut It down ? If I back out of it It says I'm still connected to peer on the top .

Within the app Menu > Disconnect shuts down the app entirely until you run it again.

thanks Warren that worked , perhaps renaming it to "Quit" would be easier for noobs to understand.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Giga on January 22, 2014, 10:09:22 AM
App works great but how do I shut It down ? If I back out of it It says I'm still connected to peer on the top .

Within the app Menu > Disconnect shuts down the app entirely until you run it again.

thanks Warren that worked , perhaps renaming it to "Quit" would be easier for noobs to understand.

+1 , most ppl i know using android wallet told me the "disconnect" thing is confusing from an end user perspective
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 22, 2014, 10:21:31 AM
App works great but how do I shut It down ? If I back out of it It says I'm still connected to peer on the top .

Within the app Menu > Disconnect shuts down the app entirely until you run it again.

thanks Warren that worked , perhaps renaming it to "Quit" would be easier for noobs to understand.

+1 , most ppl i know using android wallet told me the "disconnect" thing is confusing from an end user perspective

It can be renamed.  Only trouble is correcting all of the translations.  Our translations are currently copied from the Bitcoin app.  It would be a bit of extra work to setup a Transifex workflow for Litecoin.  In the vast majority of cases we will want people to submit translation fixes to upstream anyway, but it's difficult in these minority cases where we want to deviate from upstream's design decision to not allow quitting.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: rrasco on January 22, 2014, 07:05:56 PM
I'm trying to upgrade to the NEW litecoin wallet, but after I export the keys when I hit the import button on the next step, it keeps crashing...
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 23, 2014, 02:57:46 AM
I'm trying to upgrade to the NEW litecoin wallet, but after I export the keys when I hit the import button on the next step, it keeps crashing...

dont export the keys,pls  uninstall OLD version,and install 3.9.3 version,sent the coin to new version。
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: staffnsnake on January 23, 2014, 11:49:32 AM
I downloaded the new wallet and it works really well. As a noob though, might I ask that since it is peer to peer, what are the memory/data implications of this app. I don't think for a moment that it downloads the whole block chain but how much data does it use?

Thanks
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 23, 2014, 12:44:48 PM
I'm trying to upgrade to the NEW litecoin wallet, but after I export the keys when I hit the import button on the next step, it keeps crashing...

dont export the keys,pls  uninstall OLD version,and install 3.9.3 version,sent the coin to new version。

Be careful.  Uninstalling the old version without exporting a backup of your data can mean you lose your wallet!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 23, 2014, 03:44:18 PM
I'm trying to upgrade to the NEW litecoin wallet, but after I export the keys when I hit the import button on the next step, it keeps crashing...

dont export the keys,pls  uninstall OLD version,and install 3.9.3 version,sent the coin to new version。

Be careful.  Uninstalling the old version without exporting a backup of your data can mean you lose your wallet!

you can sent your coin by OLD version wallet to another wallet.then uninstall the OLD version,and install 3.93 version.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: KC82 on January 23, 2014, 08:27:36 PM
How does the Android Litecoin Wallet handle change addresses? Is change from a transaction sent back to the normal wallet address, or are hidden change addresses used?

EDIT : I reviewed a transaction I made with the app and I see that change is sent back to the original wallet address. I happen to like it that way, please don't change it.  :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: MannyEric on January 24, 2014, 09:39:45 AM
Thanks for making the app installation so fool proof :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 24, 2014, 10:20:43 PM
I'm trying to upgrade to the NEW litecoin wallet, but after I export the keys when I hit the import button on the next step, it keeps crashing...
If you can make this happen again, please go back into the new app and see if it asks you to submit a bug report.  Submit it and we might be able to fix whatever the issue is.  Alternatively, you can just go into the new app, go to backup, import and select the exported keys file and it should import fine.  Do that rather than going through the old app.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 24, 2014, 10:23:10 PM
I downloaded the new wallet and it works really well. As a noob though, might I ask that since it is peer to peer, what are the memory/data implications of this app. I don't think for a moment that it downloads the whole block chain but how much data does it use?

Thanks
It's what's known as an SPV wallet

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Scalability#Simplified_payment_verification

This way, you don't have to mirror the entire blockchain.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 24, 2014, 10:27:48 PM
For those who want this on F-Droid:

https://f-droid.org/forums/topic/litecoin-wallet-new/
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 24, 2014, 11:54:39 PM
Just released 3.29.4 into production.  This should fix the crashes we're seeing when initializing peer groups.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: CryptoDude on January 25, 2014, 12:23:51 AM
Hank,

Is there a way to know the stats on how many Android Wallets are Being Used?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 25, 2014, 02:02:09 AM
Hank,

Is there a way to know the stats on how many Android Wallets are Being Used?

The Play page should give a ballpark number:

Installs
1,000 - 5,000

As the developer, I have access to the current "real" number of installs (1,551 as of yesterday).
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 25, 2014, 02:07:09 AM
Just uploaded 3.30.1 into Beta.  If you're a Beta Tester (see previous posts in this thread for details) you'll have access to it as soon as it's available.  Feel free to try it out.  It includes the latest changes from upstream (Bitcoin Wallet).
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: teekan on January 25, 2014, 04:01:47 AM
Just uploaded 3.30.1 into Beta.  If you're a Beta Tester (see previous posts in this thread for details) you'll have access to it as soon as it's available.  Feel free to try it out.  It includes the latest changes from upstream (Bitcoin Wallet).

Very awesome!  downloading now and donating for all your hard work, thanks again!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 25, 2014, 05:55:13 AM
Just uploaded 3.30.1 into Beta.  If you're a Beta Tester (see previous posts in this thread for details) you'll have access to it as soon as it's available.  Feel free to try it out.  It includes the latest changes from upstream (Bitcoin Wallet).

Chinese people thank you , hank.nice job.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 25, 2014, 10:47:15 PM
3.30.2 is in beta now - seems to be working well here.  3.30.1 had an issue with the help pages.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 26, 2014, 05:37:15 AM
3.30.2 is in beta now - seems to be working well here.  3.30.1 had an issue with the help pages.
hank,Microsoft allows Bitcoin trading app on Windows Phone 8 ,do ltc dev have a plan for Windows Phone 8?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 26, 2014, 05:38:17 AM
I'm trying to upgrade to the NEW litecoin wallet, but after I export the keys when I hit the import button on the next step, it keeps crashing...

dont export the keys,pls  uninstall OLD version,and install 3.9.3 version,sent the coin to new version。

Be careful.  Uninstalling the old version without exporting a backup of your data can mean you lose your wallet!

warren,Microsoft allows Bitcoin trading app on Windows Phone 8 ,do ltc dev have a plan for Windows Phone 8? http://www.techienews.co.uk/975217/microsoft-allows-bitcoin-trading-app-windows-phone-8/
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 26, 2014, 05:50:59 AM
How popular is Windows phone though?  Also "trading"?  Developers are not involved with trading.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: axebit on January 26, 2014, 10:37:59 AM
I've been using the beta app on my Galaxy Note 1 (Android 4.0.4) and a bit of testing with the standard app store app on my seriously underpowered old Galaxy Ace (Android 2.3.4).

Both work fine! .. doing tests sending LTC between the two devices.

Also when my Cryptovest unloaded coins arrived it was very easy to load them up using the 'droid app by scanning the QR codes, I think this app is a big step up for making casual use of LTC easy. Thanks and well done.

I stick to Linux on my other computers, but it strikes me as people worried about malware stealing their coins (if they are windows users) could do worse than buy a basic android tablet and only install official wallet apps and use that as their cryptocoin repository.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 26, 2014, 02:15:57 PM
How popular is Windows phone though?  Also "trading"?  Developers are not involved with trading.

sorry,i dont konw what is your mean. your mean is nobody use Windows phone?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on January 26, 2014, 02:20:28 PM
How popular is Windows phone though?  Also "trading"?  Developers are not involved with trading.

sorry,i dont konw what is your mean. your mean is nobody use Windows phone?

Almost
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 26, 2014, 03:20:49 PM
How popular is Windows phone though?  Also "trading"?  Developers are not involved with trading.

sorry,i dont konw what is your mean. your mean is nobody use Windows phone?

Almost

ok ,thank you for your patient.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 26, 2014, 05:40:15 PM
I've been using the beta app on my Galaxy Note 1 (Android 4.0.4) and a bit of testing with the standard app store app on my seriously underpowered old Galaxy Ace (Android 2.3.4).

Both work fine! .. doing tests sending LTC between the two devices.

Thanks for the report!  Glad it works!  It's working here too on my devices.  I'll push to production shortly.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on January 27, 2014, 09:39:33 PM
I use now v. 3.30.2 and it works very well, with some interesting improvements.
When is there going to be possible to make a direct link (to Google play) on the site https://litecoin.org/  with features and benefits of this great app...?
There is a direct link on Bitcoin.org to choose and dowload Bitcoin Android Wallets...
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 28, 2014, 03:55:08 AM
Just moved 3.30.2 into production.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on January 28, 2014, 08:19:02 AM
I use now v. 3.30.2 and it works very well, with some interesting improvements.
When is there going to be possible to make a direct link (to Google play) on the site https://litecoin.org/  with features and benefits of this great app...?
There is a direct link on Bitcoin.org to choose and dowload Bitcoin Android Wallets...

agreed , a direct link on litecoin.org is a must.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Otoh on January 28, 2014, 10:27:49 PM
I'm trying to upgrade to the NEW litecoin wallet, but after I export the keys when I hit the import button on the next step, it keeps crashing...
If you can make this happen again, please go back into the new app and see if it asks you to submit a bug report.  Submit it and we might be able to fix whatever the issue is.  Alternatively, you can just go into the new app, go to backup, import and select the exported keys file and it should import fine.  Do that rather than going through the old app.

I have a couple of coins on the old app, I'm prety sure that I backed the wallet up somewhere but not sure how that works or where it is, I was going to send the coins somewhere else while I installed the new wallet & then tried to import the old keys but the old wallet just crashes now every time I try to open it, should I just install the new wallet & hope that it can import the old wallet's keys from where ever my phone saved them to?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 29, 2014, 01:04:42 AM

I have a couple of coins on the old app, I'm prety sure that I backed the wallet up somewhere but not sure how that works or where it is, I was going to send the coins somewhere else while I installed the new wallet & then tried to import the old keys but the old wallet just crashes now every time I try to open it, should I just install the new wallet & hope that it can import the old wallet's keys from where ever my phone saved them to?
The new wallet should be able to import old backups.  If it does not, I'd be happy to help you recover the keys from the backups.  Let me know if you need assistance.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: KC82 on January 29, 2014, 01:00:31 PM
I have found a bug that I can reproduce consistently. I have submitted a report using the app.

Basically when I have the edit screen open on on address in my address book, or when adding a new address, I can rotate my phone and instead of rotating the screen the app crashes.

I'm making a small donation to the dev fund because I love this app but I don't really have a lot of LTC. Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 30, 2014, 02:48:48 AM
Yay it's on BlackBerry!

BlackBerry users, please try it.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46329888/?lang=en&countrycode=US&CPID=KNC-kw631619_p6#
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 30, 2014, 02:49:52 AM
I have found a bug that I can reproduce consistently. I have submitted a report using the app.

Basically when I have the edit screen open on on address in my address book, or when adding a new address, I can rotate my phone and instead of rotating the screen the app crashes.

I'm making a small donation to the dev fund because I love this app but I don't really have a lot of LTC. Keep up the good work!

Thanks!  I'll try to reproduce and possibly fix this tonight.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on January 30, 2014, 01:11:40 PM
Now, I haven't access to fiat exchange rates (only USD in fact) and I need € ...
Have you the same problem?
V. 3.30.2
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: MannyEric on January 30, 2014, 02:13:32 PM
Have you the same problem?

Yes
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Otoh on January 30, 2014, 05:07:54 PM

I have a couple of coins on the old app, I'm prety sure that I backed the wallet up somewhere but not sure how that works or where it is, I was going to send the coins somewhere else while I installed the new wallet & then tried to import the old keys but the old wallet just crashes now every time I try to open it, should I just install the new wallet & hope that it can import the old wallet's keys from where ever my phone saved them to?
The new wallet should be able to import old backups.  If it does not, I'd be happy to help you recover the keys from the backups.  Let me know if you need assistance.

Many thanks for the offer, I've updated the wallet (to what I assume is the new version - I didn't uninstall the old one) & it just crashes when I try to open it, though it does still briefly show the couple of coins that were in it, should I uninstall & start again?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 31, 2014, 03:28:39 AM

I have a couple of coins on the old app, I'm prety sure that I backed the wallet up somewhere but not sure how that works or where it is, I was going to send the coins somewhere else while I installed the new wallet & then tried to import the old keys but the old wallet just crashes now every time I try to open it, should I just install the new wallet & hope that it can import the old wallet's keys from where ever my phone saved them to?
The new wallet should be able to import old backups.  If it does not, I'd be happy to help you recover the keys from the backups.  Let me know if you need assistance.

Many thanks for the offer, I've updated the wallet (to what I assume is the new version - I didn't uninstall the old one) & it just crashes when I try to open it, though it does still briefly show the couple of coins that were in it, should I uninstall & start again?
What kind of device?  If it's a Galaxy Note, I think I found the crashes in Google Play.  I'll probably work on this bug over the weekend.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on January 31, 2014, 03:30:54 AM
Now, I haven't access to fiat exchange rates (only USD in fact) and I need € ...
Have you the same problem?
V. 3.30.2
https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues/29
Apparently, Yahoo's API is inaccessible for some people occasionally.  I have no idea why this would be, but we're planning on adding some other data sources.  Perhaps I can at least get Euros in the mean time from BTC-E.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 31, 2014, 04:40:20 AM
Yay it's on BlackBerry!

BlackBerry users, please try it.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46329888/?lang=en&countrycode=US&CPID=KNC-kw631619_p6#

Hank,pls let the app on litecoin.org homepage,and pls add mobile wallet/blockchain/pool/donations on homepage as well as any function that you think is needed for user. Thank you.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on January 31, 2014, 04:59:00 AM
Yay it's on BlackBerry!

BlackBerry users, please try it.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46329888/?lang=en&countrycode=US&CPID=KNC-kw631619_p6#

i told Chinese people,thank you.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 01, 2014, 06:17:45 AM
Yay it's on BlackBerry!

BlackBerry users, please try it.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46329888/?lang=en&countrycode=US&CPID=KNC-kw631619_p6#

Hank,pls let the app on litecoin.org homepage,and pls add mobile wallet/blockchain/pool/donations on homepage as well as any function that you think is needed for user. Thank you.
Uh I don't run litecoin.org, so I have no power to do any of that.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on February 01, 2014, 09:09:24 PM
Yay it's on BlackBerry!

BlackBerry users, please try it.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46329888/?lang=en&countrycode=US&CPID=KNC-kw631619_p6#

Hank, it works!

I tried pressing all the buttons to test all the features and all core features work fine.   Sending / receiving LTC works fine and fast.  Currency exchange rates are showing.  Very nice to have Litecoin on Blackberry 10!

Although it's functional, a few usability issues:
Also, I noticed the app is listed as developed by "Joint Security Area" rather than "Litecoin Project" like it is on Google Play.  Not sure if this is a big deal but I thought I'd mention anyhow.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 02, 2014, 06:12:55 AM
Yay it's on BlackBerry!

BlackBerry users, please try it.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/46329888/?lang=en&countrycode=US&CPID=KNC-kw631619_p6#

Hank, it works!

I tried pressing all the buttons to test all the features and all core features work fine.   Sending / receiving LTC works fine and fast.  Currency exchange rates are showing.  Very nice to have Litecoin on Blackberry 10!

Although it's functional, a few usability issues:
  • App seems to stay running in background somehow - I am still getting notification alerts like "Litecoin: 2 peers connected", "Litecoin: 4 peers connected", "Litecoin: 6 peers connected" even when I've closed the app.  I have vibrate turned on for notifications, so you can imagine this starts to not be so enjoyable after a while.
  • Disconnect feature does not appear to do anything.  Menu stays open and app minimizes to a tile - no visual indication of any action.  I noticed that I stopped getting notifications after closing the app right away after Disconnect so maybe it does do something but it's hard to tell for ordinary users.
  • 3rd party app (Barcode Scanner) was required to do any barcode scanning and button directs to Google Play link (broken) instead of Blackberry World link.   I manually searched and downloaded the app, but it wanted full access to every permission on my phone.  I'm not comfortable giving a strange app everything and my firstborn child - that will definitely throw off some users.  If there is a way to at all make an exception to include the same scanner as in Andreas's Bitcoin wallet - that one already scans perfect and doesn't have any hassle or need additional apps or unreasonable permissions.
  • "Data usage" button crashes if I press it in the settings panel.
Also, I noticed the app is listed as developed by "Joint Security Area" rather than "Litecoin Project" like it is on Google Play.  Not sure if this is a big deal but I thought I'd mention anyhow.

Awesome thank you for the report!
With regard to each issue:

Yes, I listed the app as Joint Security Area for now since I didn't feel comfortable registering as Litecoin Project without involving more of the core litecoin devs (eg. Warren).  Perhaps he can register with all the appropriate email addresses and such like he did with Google.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 02, 2014, 06:36:20 AM
Tickets created for BB10 bugs/features.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 02, 2014, 07:22:07 AM
Internal Scanner option created, works, committed, will be in next release:

https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues/48
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 02, 2014, 07:25:10 AM
Interesting permissions dump for the BlackBerry Barcode Scanner app:

Quote
Permissions Barcode Scanner asks for:
- Camera: to scan bar codes.
- Contacts: to allow the "do you want to get free updates" dialog that shows at the first app startup to pre-populate the email selection box.
- Messages: to allow easy "contact support" that is accessible in the About screen.
- Shared files: to store temporary cache files.
- Connect to BBM: to connect this app to BBM to share apps you discovered.
- Device Identifying: to allow anonymized in-app analytics that help us improve this app.
Feel free to uncheck any permission you do not want to grant. Barcode Scanner will still work then, but some functions might be limited then.

The Contacts one seems completely unnecessary.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 02, 2014, 09:42:25 AM
3.30.3 should be hitting play shortly.

Quote
Author: hank
Date:   Sun Feb 2 04:27:33 2014 -0500

    Patching exchange rate data
   
    Now fetching EUR and USD from BTC-E, with a USD fallback to
    vircurex, and only adding Yahoo! converted EUR data if we
    fail to get it from BTC-E.  This way, we should see consistent
    EUR and USD from somewhere theoretically.  Also updated vircurex
    url.  This is a massive hack until we get better structure
    for exchange rate fetching.  Closes #29 for now.

Author: hank
Date:   Sun Feb 2 03:59:07 2014 -0500

    Changing date format for backups
   
    The old format allowed you to blow away backups made the same
    day.  This way, you'd have to make another backup in the same
    second.  Closes #24

Author: hank
Date:   Sun Feb 2 03:48:59 2014 -0500

    Re-adding conn indicator pref
   
    Also extracting string resource for disclaimer for translation.
    This closes #39.

Author: hank
Date:   Sun Feb 2 02:19:39 2014 -0500

    Litecoin: Adding internal scanner option
   
    Closes #48.  Allows the user to re-enable the internal scanner if they
    so desire.  This is useful for people who don't trust scanner software
    and if for some reason the external scanners don't work.
   
    Still won't autofocus on my phone :/

Author: hank
Date:   Sat Jan 25 13:50:44 2014 -0500

    Litecoin: including Intel Atom scrypt
   
    This should optimize syncing on Atom-based devices
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on February 02, 2014, 09:56:20 AM
thanks Hank!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 03, 2014, 02:49:17 AM
Just implemented a new feature.  Let me know what you all think!

(http://i.imgur.com/YQRmhRIl.png) (http://imgur.com/YQRmhRI) (http://i.imgur.com/V6TA3REl.png) (http://imgur.com/V6TA3RE) (http://i.imgur.com/vbxSVobl.png) (http://imgur.com/vbxSVob)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 03, 2014, 03:10:32 AM
Just uploaded 3.30.4 to Google and BlackBerry.  It should be usable shortly.

Quote
Author: hank
Date:   Sun Feb 2 21:50:09 2014 -0500

    Adding transaction note feature
   
    Closes #25.  This feature lets you take notes on transactions
    in your wallet.  I partially implemented backup and restoration
    of these in the wallet backups, but it's incomplete.  In the future,
    we can add the ability to write these transaction notes to the backup
    file, and they should be imported properly

Author: hank
Date:   Sun Feb 2 19:07:01 2014 -0500

    BBWorld links fixed

Author: hank
Date:   Sun Feb 2 18:48:50 2014 -0500

    Disable data usage viewing in BB10
   
    Closes #49

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Otoh on February 03, 2014, 03:29:36 AM

I have a couple of coins on the old app, I'm prety sure that I backed the wallet up somewhere but not sure how that works or where it is, I was going to send the coins somewhere else while I installed the new wallet & then tried to import the old keys but the old wallet just crashes now every time I try to open it, should I just install the new wallet & hope that it can import the old wallet's keys from where ever my phone saved them to?
The new wallet should be able to import old backups.  If it does not, I'd be happy to help you recover the keys from the backups.  Let me know if you need assistance.

Many thanks for the offer, I've updated the wallet (to what I assume is the new version - I didn't uninstall the old one) & it just crashes when I try to open it, though it does still briefly show the couple of coins that were in it, should I uninstall & start again?
What kind of device?  If it's a Galaxy Note, I think I found the crashes in Google Play.  I'll probably work on this bug over the weekend.

Many thanks Hank, yep it's a Galaxy Note 3
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 03, 2014, 04:12:31 AM
Many thanks Hank, yep it's a Galaxy Note 3

This should be fixed in the new version.  Let me know!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on February 03, 2014, 04:51:13 AM
Awesome thank you for the report!
With regard to each issue:
  • The app starts an Android service, and apparently for some reason updates to the number of connected peers create alerts on Blackberry.  It's possible that it might be easy to disable this.  For now, since disconnect doesn't work, I'd recommend closing the app through the Settings menu when done with it (or whatever force close BlackBerry has)
  • Disconnect should close the app and stop the service.  Perhaps it is getting rid of the service since you stop getting notifications.  Let me know if you get any notifications after doing this in the future.
  • Interesting that barcode scanner requires so many permissions.  As far as I know it doesn't on Android.  I can potentially make it an option to use the app's internal scanning, since it apparently works for a lot of people (I seem to be the exception since it never focused properly on my phone or tablet).
  • I can hide the data usage button on BlackBerry for now, and maybe add it back later if there's some way to mimic the function there

Yes, I listed the app as Joint Security Area for now since I didn't feel comfortable registering as Litecoin Project without involving more of the core litecoin devs (eg. Warren).  Perhaps he can register with all the appropriate email addresses and such like he did with Google.

I was able to test this a bit further:
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on February 03, 2014, 06:03:58 AM
Awesome thank you for the report!
With regard to each issue:
  • The app starts an Android service, and apparently for some reason updates to the number of connected peers create alerts on Blackberry.  It's possible that it might be easy to disable this.  For now, since disconnect doesn't work, I'd recommend closing the app through the Settings menu when done with it (or whatever force close BlackBerry has)
  • Disconnect should close the app and stop the service.  Perhaps it is getting rid of the service since you stop getting notifications.  Let me know if you get any notifications after doing this in the future.
  • Interesting that barcode scanner requires so many permissions.  As far as I know it doesn't on Android.  I can potentially make it an option to use the app's internal scanning, since it apparently works for a lot of people (I seem to be the exception since it never focused properly on my phone or tablet).
  • I can hide the data usage button on BlackBerry for now, and maybe add it back later if there's some way to mimic the function there

Yes, I listed the app as Joint Security Area for now since I didn't feel comfortable registering as Litecoin Project without involving more of the core litecoin devs (eg. Warren).  Perhaps he can register with all the appropriate email addresses and such like he did with Google.

I was able to test this a bit further:
  • My recommendation is to disable notifications entirely on Blackberry as they don't add much value.  Connected peers alert is stuck and can't be cleared even after "Disconnect" and app close - they keep popping back in the Hub and the phone vibrates again.  I downloaded an app called TaskManager which displays apps hanging in the background.  Litecoin was actually not running at all so it seems to be just a notifications issue.
  • Disconnect actually does not give appearance of doing anything, so you may need to add some sort of "app kill" command to that - not sure on best way to implement
  • Yes, that would be perfect to allow internal scanning - maybe leave that as default for Blackberry.  The scan seems to "latch" onto the barcode very well with the BB internal scan.
  • Yes, hiding data usage would be good for now.  I think anyone worried about data charges will close the app when not in use.

I'm also getting this , using android.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: HauntingShade on February 03, 2014, 12:38:30 PM
I'm also getting this , using android.

Add me to the list. I had this problem on my S4 too. Dunno how I fixed it, but it didn't reappear after rebooting or something like that...

It happened each time after ~20 minutes I think. The notification came back and it started to connect to more and more peers. I had to "disconnect" the app over and over again (I think in total 5 times).
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 03, 2014, 12:48:28 PM
@HauntingShade and @Bossman: Thanks for letting me know - I'll take a look at that. 

Ticket created:
https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues/51
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Otoh on February 03, 2014, 07:19:43 PM
Many thanks Hank, yep it's a Galaxy Note 3

This should be fixed in the new version.  Let me know!

Nope, updated to 3.30.4 & it's still crashing when trying to open it, thanks for working on this, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: DennyLoko on February 03, 2014, 08:18:12 PM
Hello hank,

Thanks for this great app. I'm currently using it on my S4 and didn't have any issues so far. I've already received two payments from my pool and I've sent to my other wallet on my desktop. Everything went fine.

Would be nice if it's possible to select which address will be used to the change, in the settings pane. Can I create one ticket suggesting this feature?

btw, I sent my tip: fbf2fe53556656557ed2f8bfc7cc743faac28f86741fa7874d26387b418036b9

Thanks.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 04, 2014, 01:24:18 AM
Many thanks Hank, yep it's a Galaxy Note 3

This should be fixed in the new version.  Let me know!

Nope, updated to 3.30.4 & it's still crashing when trying to open it, thanks for working on this, much appreciated.

Interesting.  I believe this is you:

Quote
java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.google.bitcoin.core.PeerAddress.<init>(PeerAddress.java:99)
at com.google.bitcoin.core.PeerGroup.discoverPeers(PeerGroup.java:503)
at com.google.bitcoin.core.PeerGroup.connectToAnyPeer(PeerGroup.java:553)
at com.google.bitcoin.core.PeerGroup.run(PeerGroup.java:531)
at com.google.common.util.concurrent.AbstractExecutionThreadService$1$1.run(AbstractExecutionThreadService.java:52)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:841)

Hopefully fixing this now.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 04, 2014, 01:26:02 AM
Hello hank,

Thanks for this great app. I'm currently using it on my S4 and didn't have any issues so far. I've already received two payments from my pool and I've sent to my other wallet on my desktop. Everything went fine.

Would be nice if it's possible to select which address will be used to the change, in the settings pane. Can I create one ticket suggesting this feature?

btw, I sent my tip: fbf2fe53556656557ed2f8bfc7cc743faac28f86741fa7874d26387b418036b9

Thanks.

Change address selection would be cool, but would probably be superseded by HD wallets, which are coming in the future (see Armory as an example of this type of wallet).  This way, you get a master seed as a backup that doesn't need to constantly be updated as time goes on, and the change address is just the next deterministic address in the wallet.

Thanks for the tip!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: coinx on February 04, 2014, 01:53:43 AM
I haven't used the app yet but I follow your almost daily updates with great interest. It is nice to see that put a lot of own thoughts in the app and that it is not just a schildbach clone. Thanks for providing this really useful app to the Community.

Is there a difference between donating to the official fund address or your personal address?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 04, 2014, 02:04:03 AM
I haven't used the app yet but I follow your almost daily updates with great interest. It is nice to see that put a lot of own thoughts in the app and that it is not just a schildbach clone. Thanks for providing this really useful app to the Community.

Awesome - glad you're enjoying the progress.  There are things I'd like to do with this wallet that schildbach has not yet done, such as HD wallets.  This is really no fault of his since bitcoinj didn't support this until recently, so I expect him to do it at some point.  I hope the app is useful to you whenever you encounter it!

Quote
Is there a difference between donating to the official fund address or your personal address?

Yes - the official address will support further development of this app no matter who does it, and may support other Java development like for multibit down the road.  If you donate to me, I make no guarantees about what I spend it on :).  But thank you if you do!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 04, 2014, 02:34:23 AM
Many thanks Hank, yep it's a Galaxy Note 3

This should be fixed in the new version.  Let me know!

Nope, updated to 3.30.4 & it's still crashing when trying to open it, thanks for working on this, much appreciated.

Interesting.  I believe this is you:

Quote
java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.google.bitcoin.core.PeerAddress.<init>(PeerAddress.java:99)
at com.google.bitcoin.core.PeerGroup.discoverPeers(PeerGroup.java:503)
at com.google.bitcoin.core.PeerGroup.connectToAnyPeer(PeerGroup.java:553)
at com.google.bitcoin.core.PeerGroup.run(PeerGroup.java:531)
at com.google.common.util.concurrent.AbstractExecutionThreadService$1$1.run(AbstractExecutionThreadService.java:52)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:841)

Hopefully fixing this now.

This should be fixed in 3.30.5!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: coinx on February 04, 2014, 02:40:07 AM
Yes - the official address will support further development of this app no matter who does it, and may support other Java development like for multibit down the road.  If you donate to me, I make no guarantees about what I spend it on :).  But thank you if you do!
Ok then I will send another donation to your personal address

BTW: I wouldn't use Vircurex as a fallback for the usd rate. There is not enough volume to get an accurate rate.
Bitfinex has a volume of around 4k Litecoins per day:
https://api.bitfinex.com/v1/ticker/ltcusd
Kraken has the same Euro volume as BTC-E:
https://api.kraken.com/0/public/Ticker?pair=XLTCZEUR - (p: weighted average)

This would make the Yahoo api call redundant.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 04, 2014, 03:50:50 AM
BTW: I wouldn't use Vircurex as a fallback for the usd rate. There is not enough volume to get an accurate rate.
Bitfinex has a volume of around 4k Litecoins per day:
https://api.bitfinex.com/v1/ticker/ltcusd
Kraken has the same Euro volume as BTC-E:
https://api.kraken.com/0/public/Ticker?pair=XLTCZEUR - (p: weighted average)

This would make the Yahoo api call redundant.
I agree vircurex sucks.  I didn't know about the Kraken API!  That's awesome!  I'll be switching that out. 

https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues/55

The Yahoo API call gets the other 30 currencies besides EUR and USD - unless Kraken has those pairs with LTC or BTC... I'll have to look into that.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 04, 2014, 05:16:39 AM
3.30.5 is about to come out:

Quote
Author: hank
Date:   Tue Feb 4 00:08:18 2014 -0500

    3.30.5

Author: hank
Date:   Tue Feb 4 00:06:33 2014 -0500

    Adding Google exchange rates
   
    This uses a google spreadsheets hack to provide exchange rate data
    using the Google APIs.  It seems work very well.
   
    Relevant to #29

Author: hank
Date:   Tue Feb 4 00:06:15 2014 -0500

    Adding new checkpoints

Author: hank
Date:   Mon Feb 3 21:13:32 2014 -0500

    Removing notification from blackberry
   
    Should close #54

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Mon Feb 3 18:27:39 2014 -0800

    Remove AutosyncReceiver class.
   
    Commit 070222 removes the receiver from the manifest. This one removes
    the actual class that should have been removed along with that.

Author: hank
Date:   Mon Feb 3 20:30:50 2014 -0500

    Fixing edit icon
   
    Closes #52

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Mon Feb 3 10:45:11 2014 -0800

    Move the scheduling of service restart upstream from onDestroy().

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Tue Jan 28 13:25:06 2014 -0800

    Keep upstream behavior that dismisses notification on 0 connected peer.
   
    Although why we have the icon resource to indicate 0 connected peer to
    begin with, I don't know. This would only ever to be displayed briefly
    before the notification gets cancelled.

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Tue Jan 28 12:49:54 2014 -0800

    Implement a big-text style notification to add disconnect action.

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Tue Jan 28 11:50:50 2014 -0800

    Comment out maven central dependency on support-v4 r7.
   
    Latest version (r13) is not even on central. In fact, it is not
    official!
   
    A dependency on r13 that is bundled with the SDK needs to be added.
    Currently, the module only builds with said dependency added locally.

Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on February 04, 2014, 06:39:15 AM
nice job.thank you from Chinese.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: MannyEric on February 04, 2014, 07:15:48 AM
After updating to 3.30.5 I get this "Unfortunately, Litecoin has stopped". Sent a crash report.
Android 4.4.2
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on February 04, 2014, 09:21:25 AM
3.30.5 is about to come out:

Quote
Author: hank
Date:   Tue Feb 4 00:08:18 2014 -0500

    3.30.5

Author: hank
Date:   Tue Feb 4 00:06:33 2014 -0500

    Adding Google exchange rates
   
    This uses a google spreadsheets hack to provide exchange rate data
    using the Google APIs.  It seems work very well.
   
    Relevant to #29

Author: hank
Date:   Tue Feb 4 00:06:15 2014 -0500

    Adding new checkpoints

Author: hank
Date:   Mon Feb 3 21:13:32 2014 -0500

    Removing notification from blackberry
   
    Should close #54

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Mon Feb 3 18:27:39 2014 -0800

    Remove AutosyncReceiver class.
   
    Commit 070222 removes the receiver from the manifest. This one removes
    the actual class that should have been removed along with that.

Author: hank
Date:   Mon Feb 3 20:30:50 2014 -0500

    Fixing edit icon
   
    Closes #52

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Mon Feb 3 10:45:11 2014 -0800

    Move the scheduling of service restart upstream from onDestroy().

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Tue Jan 28 13:25:06 2014 -0800

    Keep upstream behavior that dismisses notification on 0 connected peer.
   
    Although why we have the icon resource to indicate 0 connected peer to
    begin with, I don't know. This would only ever to be displayed briefly
    before the notification gets cancelled.

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Tue Jan 28 12:49:54 2014 -0800

    Implement a big-text style notification to add disconnect action.

Author: Santoso Wijaya
Date:   Tue Jan 28 11:50:50 2014 -0800

    Comment out maven central dependency on support-v4 r7.
   
    Latest version (r13) is not even on central. In fact, it is not
    official!
   
    A dependency on r13 that is bundled with the SDK needs to be added.
    Currently, the module only builds with said dependency added locally.

Hank,3.30.5 has some problem,I install it in Samsung gt-I 8730t,the app is crash.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on February 04, 2014, 10:30:25 AM
After updating to 3.30.5 I get this "Unfortunately, Litecoin has stopped". Sent a crash report.
Android 4.4.2
Hank,3.30.5 has some problem,I install it in Samsung gt-I 8730t,the app is crash.
V3.30.5.1
Same problem for me
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on February 04, 2014, 10:40:28 AM
After updating to 3.30.5 I get this "Unfortunately, Litecoin has stopped". Sent a crash report.
Android 4.4.2
Hank,3.30.5 has some problem,I install it in Samsung gt-I 8730t,the app is crash.
V3.30.5.1
Same problem for me

I also got that right after updating , so far no other crashes.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: KC82 on February 04, 2014, 11:33:02 AM
I just updated to 3.30.5 and it crashes on start up every time  :(
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: pumpbreaks on February 04, 2014, 12:14:49 PM
Same problem here, litecoin stopped working - lg g2
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: worldlybedouin on February 04, 2014, 03:05:23 PM
Looks really cool.  Just hope it gets fixed so it doesn't keep crashing on my N5.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: escrow.ms on February 04, 2014, 03:58:45 PM
Thanks for the android wallet guys.. :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: santa4nt on February 04, 2014, 05:30:41 PM
java.lang.RuntimeException: Unable to instantiate ComponentInfo{de.schildbach.wallet_ltc/de.schildbach.wallet.ui.WalletActivity}:
java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: Didn't find class "de.schildbach.wallet.ui.WalletActivity" ...
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: santa4nt on February 04, 2014, 06:52:06 PM
I wonder if there was something wrong with the build process?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: HauntingShade on February 04, 2014, 07:36:32 PM
After updating to 3.30.5 I get this "Unfortunately, Litecoin has stopped". Sent a crash report.
Android 4.4.2
Hank,3.30.5 has some problem,I install it in Samsung gt-I 8730t,the app is crash.
V3.30.5.1
Same problem for me
I also got that right after updating , so far no other crashes.

Same problem on my S4 (4.2.2) with the latest version. It shows the black bar with the Litecoin logo (  [ltc]itecoin ) and the white background color. Haven't tried removing cache / re-installing / restarting.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: DennyLoko on February 04, 2014, 07:40:40 PM
Yeah. After the last update the same problem here. I've sent the crash report.
Using GS4 Stock Version.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Otoh on February 04, 2014, 08:13:53 PM
Updated to 3.30.5, still crashing on open for my Note 3, sent report.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Celledral on February 04, 2014, 08:17:18 PM
After update immediate crashes upon opening. Nexus 5
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: warren on February 04, 2014, 10:50:05 PM
Do not uninstall the app as doing so deletes the wallet.  I'm trying to contact hank.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on February 05, 2014, 12:33:42 AM
Now it immediately crashes when I open it , I think there was a new update today.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 05, 2014, 01:59:55 AM
I'm working this right now - it looks like the new support library isn't working right.  Reverting to the old support library now.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 05, 2014, 02:35:24 AM
3.30.6 pushed to production.  This fixes the issue on my wife's phone (which uses the signed and aligned market APK).  3.30.5 was working fine on my development phone, and apparently this was a build difference between IntelliJ and maven on the command line.  Using IntelliJ and testing with my development phone, the app was working great.  It was still working today.  As soon as I upgraded my wife's phone, the app crashed.  It was missing all kinds of classes like WalletActivity, which is rather odd.  I removed the changes to the support library I put in last night, and it started working again on my wife's phone.  All the changes in 3.30.5 are in 3.30.6, as well as a new Traditional Chinese language translation submission. 

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.  In the future, I'll be testing on both devices before releasing, as well as most likely pushing to Beta channel first.  This will slow down the releases a bit, but add stability.  I will need a segment of the community to sign up for the beta channel so we can get releases tested quickly and find any issues.  If we can get some active beta testers to download new releases of the app, try them out, and report ANY bugs either here or to the bug tracker, this will go a lot better in the future, and this sort of thing should not happen again.

Thank you all for your support and for letting me know so quickly what was going on.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: HauntingShade on February 05, 2014, 02:45:18 AM
In the future, I'll be testing on both devices before releasing, as well as most likely pushing to Beta channel first.  This will slow down the releases a bit, but add stability.  I will need a segment of the community to sign up for the beta channel so we can get releases tested quickly and find any issues.  If we can get some active beta testers to download new releases of the app, try them out, and report ANY bugs either here or to the bug tracker, this will go a lot better in the future, and this sort of thing should not happen again.

How about... you take some of the funding and buy a couple of phones? :D

Thanks for the fast update! And yes, Android development can be very strange... ;)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Bossman on February 05, 2014, 03:58:06 AM
new update works , able to open the app on my samsung S3 running 4.3.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 05, 2014, 04:04:42 AM
How about... you take some of the funding and buy a couple of phones? :D
I have quite a few devices, mostly 4.x, and I use emulators to test compatibility issues on 3.0 and 2.3.7.  I was considering the maven and IntelliJ builds to be equivalent, which was the real issue here.  I will not do this in the future :).  Beta testing will help too.

new update works , able to open the app on my samsung S3 running 4.3.

Awesome thanks for letting me know!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: HauntingShade on February 05, 2014, 04:25:00 AM
Working again! ;D
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: santa4nt on February 05, 2014, 06:01:04 AM
  It was missing all kinds of classes like WalletActivity, which is rather odd. 

Huh. I wonder what ever could have caused a build to do that? Does the maven build clean itself before rebuilding?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: DennyLoko on February 05, 2014, 02:12:17 PM
I'm already on the beta testing channel. I will help whatever possible.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on February 05, 2014, 03:11:27 PM
3.30.6 pushed to production.  This fixes the issue on my wife's phone (which uses the signed and aligned market APK).  3.30.5 was working fine on my development phone, and apparently this was a build difference between IntelliJ and maven on the command line.  Using IntelliJ and testing with my development phone, the app was working great.  It was still working today.  As soon as I upgraded my wife's phone, the app crashed.  It was missing all kinds of classes like WalletActivity, which is rather odd.  I removed the changes to the support library I put in last night, and it started working again on my wife's phone.  All the changes in 3.30.5 are in 3.30.6, as well as a new Traditional Chinese language translation submission. 

I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.  In the future, I'll be testing on both devices before releasing, as well as most likely pushing to Beta channel first.  This will slow down the releases a bit, but add stability.  I will need a segment of the community to sign up for the beta channel so we can get releases tested quickly and find any issues.  If we can get some active beta testers to download new releases of the app, try them out, and report ANY bugs either here or to the bug tracker, this will go a lot better in the future, and this sort of thing should not happen again.

Thank you all for your support and for letting me know so quickly what was going on.

3.30.6 is ok. i told my chinese friend. thank you,Hank! nice job.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Otoh on February 06, 2014, 03:52:37 AM
Working & my couple of coins showing up, many thanks Hank - I'd like to buy you a Litecoin Tea Box from: http://tealet.com/tea/profile/100

So I'm sending you 2 LTC for this to your addie: LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2

Please order one from them or send as a gift to someone else, many thanks!

Enjoy!

Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 7 nodes
Date: 05/02/2014 19:54
To: LTC Android Wallet Fund 2014 Donations - Litecoin Tea Box gift for Hank: LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
Debit: -2.00 LTC
Transaction fee: -0.001 LTC
Net amount: -2.001 LTC
Transaction ID: 092e4d5d5b617e22c8e9ffbb5e9d34f32bc0d7833301cdd4b84ed791fa953ad0
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: AllanFreegate on February 06, 2014, 10:44:51 AM
Is there plans to implement the android wallet to be able to scan BIP38 Priv Keys ?

I think this would be pretty handy.

Thoughts ?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on February 06, 2014, 11:04:24 AM
Working & my couple of coins showing up, many thanks Hank - I'd like to buy you a Litecoin Tea Box from: http://tealet.com/tea/profile/100

So I'm sending you 2 LTC for this to your addie: LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2

Please order one from them or send as a gift to someone else, many thanks!

Enjoy!

Status: 0/unconfirmed, broadcast through 7 nodes
Date: 05/02/2014 19:54
To: LTC Android Wallet Fund 2014 Donations - Litecoin Tea Box gift for Hank: LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
Debit: -2.00 LTC
Transaction fee: -0.001 LTC
Net amount: -2.001 LTC
Transaction ID: 092e4d5d5b617e22c8e9ffbb5e9d34f32bc0d7833301cdd4b84ed791fa953ad0

support you!
Hank,i donate 1 ltc to you. buy some Litecoin Tea Box from: http://tealet.com/ as a gift.

日期: 2014/2/6 19:01
到: Litecoin for Android Fundraising LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2
支出: -1.00 LTC
净额: -1.00 LTC
交易ID: 2187fc4dd879951cee87ebf7bc44f95567fc00f0d06d32e36f8bfc1270487a84
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 07, 2014, 02:09:37 AM
Thank you all for the tea - I will be enjoying that.

I've replied to every review on the app on Google.  If you could update to 3.30.7, test drive it a bit, and make sure it works for you, I'd appreciate either revised reviews or new positive reviews.  There are a lot of reviews right now that are negative (which is to be expected, and I'm really glad it happened since it got my attention).  I hope all the problems causing the negative reviews are fixed.

As I said in previous posts, all new updates will spend at least a few days in the beta channel before being pushed to production.  I've been on a rather rapid release schedule lately with the wallet, and I've been working overtime at my normal job, so it will be nice to have a few days between development and release to let things settle out in beta.

Again, I apologize to everyone for the crashes, and I hope I can rebuild your trust in the near future.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 07, 2014, 02:11:00 AM
  It was missing all kinds of classes like WalletActivity, which is rather odd. 

Huh. I wonder what ever could have caused a build to do that? Does the maven build clean itself before rebuilding?
I think this was the activity failing to load because the support library was missing.  I don't think the build included the support library JAR in the APK, so nothing worked at all.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on February 07, 2014, 07:41:33 PM
...
I've replied to every review on the app on Google.  If you could update to 3.30.7, test drive it a bit, and make sure it works for you, I'd appreciate either revised reviews or new positive reviews.  There are a lot of reviews right now that are negative (which is to be expected, and I'm really glad it happened since it got my attention).  I hope all the problems causing the negative reviews are fixed.
...


V. 3.30.7 works fine for me.
To Hank : Do you intend to make a Cydia Iphone app (alternative to the App Store with software for jailbroken iPhones...) ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydia
https://www.facebook.com/Cydia
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 08, 2014, 01:37:51 AM
...
I've replied to every review on the app on Google.  If you could update to 3.30.7, test drive it a bit, and make sure it works for you, I'd appreciate either revised reviews or new positive reviews.  There are a lot of reviews right now that are negative (which is to be expected, and I'm really glad it happened since it got my attention).  I hope all the problems causing the negative reviews are fixed.
...


V. 3.30.7 works fine for me.
To Hank : Do you intend to make a Cydia Iphone app (alternative to the App Store with software for jailbroken iPhones...) ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydia
https://www.facebook.com/Cydia

I'm not an iPhone developer, so no, but if someone else in the community is, perhaps they could start a project!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 08, 2014, 01:44:59 AM
Quick update: BIP38 private key importing by qr code works now - prompts for password and imports the key into the wallet.  I will eventually add the ability to sweep any key in the wallet.  The challenge now is getting the blockchain object to reset to a specific height rather than all the way at genesis.  It sucks to have to reset the entire blockchain to add a cold wallet address.  This requires some changes to bitcoinj, but I think I can make it work.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on February 08, 2014, 03:58:40 AM
...
I've replied to every review on the app on Google.  If you could update to 3.30.7, test drive it a bit, and make sure it works for you, I'd appreciate either revised reviews or new positive reviews.  There are a lot of reviews right now that are negative (which is to be expected, and I'm really glad it happened since it got my attention).  I hope all the problems causing the negative reviews are fixed.
...

if someone  start a iphone project for ltc,i will donate!
V. 3.30.7 works fine for me.
To Hank : Do you intend to make a Cydia Iphone app (alternative to the App Store with software for jailbroken iPhones...) ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydia
https://www.facebook.com/Cydia

I'm not an iPhone developer, so no, but if someone else in the community is, perhaps they could start a project!

if someone  start a iphone project. i will donate!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: whyme on February 08, 2014, 04:00:57 AM
Quick update: BIP38 private key importing by qr code works now - prompts for password and imports the key into the wallet.  I will eventually add the ability to sweep any key in the wallet.  The challenge now is getting the blockchain object to reset to a specific height rather than all the way at genesis.  It sucks to have to reset the entire blockchain to add a cold wallet address.  This requires some changes to bitcoinj, but I think I can make it work.

Thank you for you nice job,thanks!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: RTB2011 on February 08, 2014, 04:36:37 AM
if someone  start a iphone project. i will donate!

It'd have to be jailbroken.  Apple is very hostile to crypto.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 08, 2014, 04:40:41 AM
if someone  start a iphone project. i will donate!

It'd have to be jailbroken.  Apple is very hostile to crypto.
Yeah that's why he was suggesting Cydia.  One would have to port/write a litecoin library in C or Objective C.  The main codebase could possibly be used if it includes SPV support.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on February 08, 2014, 06:08:00 AM
Hank, any idea when the new version of the app with internal scanner will be pushed to Blackberry?  Really hoping to demo this to a few people as it's a popular phone in my area.  It looks like some very positive reviews already coming in on Blackberry World there (albeit noting the scanner missing).  Thanks again for your efforts so far!
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 08, 2014, 06:54:13 AM
Hank, any idea when the new version of the app with internal scanner will be pushed to Blackberry?  Really hoping to demo this to a few people as it's a popular phone in my area.  It looks like some very positive reviews already coming in on Blackberry World there (albeit noting the scanner missing).  Thanks again for your efforts so far!
Quote
Dear BlackBerry World Vendor,

Research In Motion is pleased to inform you that release '3.30.6' of your product 'Litecoin Wallet' has been approved.

Regards,

The BlackBerry World™ Team

This has the internal scanner option - check the menu under settings.  I still haven't made it the default under blackberry, but I plan to in the future.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nwtrades on February 08, 2014, 07:11:52 AM
Hank, any idea when the new version of the app with internal scanner will be pushed to Blackberry?  Really hoping to demo this to a few people as it's a popular phone in my area.  It looks like some very positive reviews already coming in on Blackberry World there (albeit noting the scanner missing).  Thanks again for your efforts so far!
Quote
Dear BlackBerry World Vendor,

Research In Motion is pleased to inform you that release '3.30.6' of your product 'Litecoin Wallet' has been approved.

Regards,

The BlackBerry World™ Team

This has the internal scanner option - check the menu under settings.  I still haven't made it the default under blackberry, but I plan to in the future.

Aha, got it!  I just noticed the new option in the settings.  I tried out the internal scanner several times now and it works amazingly well - focuses and scans QR address very very fast (0.2-0.5 seconds).   Yes, please make that default for Blackberry as it will make things a lot easier.  The camera / focus is already excellent.

VERY minor issue I noticed when testing with both the external scanner apps and the internal is that if I hit the "back" button to cancel without scanning, it causes the app to crash with "Unfortunately, Litecoin has stopped" message.  This may also be true for Android so maybe check and see.  I rarely cancel a scan though so I'm not as worried about it.

Also, I recommend to make the alerts off by default if possible and things will be perfect!  I see the new toggle checkbox so the user has that ability to turn it on if they like anyway.
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: hank on February 08, 2014, 04:36:50 PM
Hank, any idea when the new version of the app with internal scanner will be pushed to Blackberry?  Really hoping to demo this to a few people as it's a popular phone in my area.  It looks like some very positive reviews already coming in on Blackberry World there (albeit noting the scanner missing).  Thanks again for your efforts so far!
Quote
Dear BlackBerry World Vendor,

Research In Motion is pleased to inform you that release '3.30.6' of your product 'Litecoin Wallet' has been approved.

Regards,

The BlackBerry World™ Team

This has the internal scanner option - check the menu under settings.  I still haven't made it the default under blackberry, but I plan to in the future.

Aha, got it!  I just noticed the new option in the settings.  I tried out the internal scanner several times now and it works amazingly well - focuses and scans QR address very very fast (0.2-0.5 seconds).   Yes, please make that default for Blackberry as it will make things a lot easier.  The camera / focus is already excellent.

VERY minor issue I noticed when testing with both the external scanner apps and the internal is that if I hit the "back" button to cancel without scanning, it causes the app to crash with "Unfortunately, Litecoin has stopped" message.  This may also be true for Android so maybe check and see.  I rarely cancel a scan though so I'm not as worried about it.

Also, I recommend to make the alerts off by default if possible and things will be perfect!  I see the new toggle checkbox so the user has that ability to turn it on if they like anyway.

Ah yes I noticed that same scan-cancel-crash issue on Android and it's fixed in 3.30.7.  I'm glad the checkbox fixes the problem - defaulting these two options differently in blackberry should be easy.  Thanks for the feedback!  It's really helping the development process to have someone with a real BB device testing this.  I'll probably just change these 2 things and release 3.30.8. 
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: bitcool on February 17, 2014, 03:21:06 AM
Pardon my ignorance -- does this mean litecoin SPV support is ready?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: warren on February 17, 2014, 09:37:23 AM
Pardon my ignorance -- does this mean litecoin SPV support is ready?

Only one type of SPV is working, and it's a big ugly in the current java code.

The Electrum client is python (not java) and not the same type of SPV.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: bitcool on February 17, 2014, 01:12:32 PM
Pardon my ignorance -- does this mean litecoin SPV support is ready?

Only one type of SPV is working, and it's a big ugly in the current java code.

The Electrum client is python (not java) and not the same type of SPV.

Thanks, Warren. I know Multibit devs had to fork bitcoinj code and made some modification to make it work, but not sure exactly why.

I'd really like to invest/sponsor/work on some project that connect to both btc, ltc via spv and maybe exchanges APIs as well, making a multicoin wallet and cc auto-conversion a possibility. Do you have any information on this?




Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: warren on February 18, 2014, 09:55:53 AM
Pardon my ignorance -- does this mean litecoin SPV support is ready?

Only one type of SPV is working, and it's a big ugly in the current java code.

The Electrum client is python (not java) and not the same type of SPV.

Thanks, Warren. I know Multibit devs had to fork bitcoinj code and made some modification to make it work, but not sure exactly why.

I'd really like to invest/sponsor/work on some project that connect to both btc, ltc via spv and maybe exchanges APIs as well, making a multicoin wallet and cc auto-conversion a possibility. Do you have any information on this?

Enabling others to do Bitcoin and Litecoin with the same library is one of the long-term goals of the unpopular way that we're going with bitcoinj.  There isn't much to gain in doing this right now.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: warren on February 18, 2014, 09:58:23 AM
Help needed
Can someone make some awesome screenshots of Litecoin Wallet in action?  We can use it to decorate the FP of this thread and maybe improve the Google Play store screenshots.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: bitcool on February 18, 2014, 11:53:34 PM

Enabling others to do Bitcoin and Litecoin with the same library is one of the long-term goals of the unpopular way that we're going with bitcoinj.  There isn't much to gain in doing this right now.

With the help of SPV and exchange API calls, a BTC+LTC wallet will instantly enable LTC having the same level of vendor acceptance as BTC, I don't know why this is not a tremendous gain for Litecoin.
 
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: ThomasFX on February 19, 2014, 12:10:30 AM
Help needed
Can someone make some awesome screenshots of Litecoin Wallet in action?  We can use it to decorate the FP of this thread and maybe improve the Google Play store screenshots.

Here you can find some pictures I took: http://imgur.com/a/YoUoD
Feel free to use them; if you need any more, I'd be happy to provide them.
(I have removed the carrier name in the status bar so it's more neutral)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: warren on February 19, 2014, 01:24:46 AM

Enabling others to do Bitcoin and Litecoin with the same library is one of the long-term goals of the unpopular way that we're going with bitcoinj.  There isn't much to gain in doing this right now.

With the help of SPV and exchange API calls, a BTC+LTC wallet will instantly enable LTC having the same level of vendor acceptance as BTC, I don't know why this is not a tremendous gain for Litecoin.

It really isn't that simple, and SPV wallets might be more convenient but its security is far worse than other types of wallets.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: staffnsnake on February 20, 2014, 12:27:30 AM
Help needed
Can someone make some awesome screenshots of Litecoin Wallet in action?  We can use it to decorate the FP of this thread and maybe improve the Google Play store screenshots.

How about these:

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp203/bouillon_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-02-20-11-18-16_zpswom5z8i4.png) (http://s412.photobucket.com/user/bouillon_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-02-20-11-18-16_zpswom5z8i4.png.html)

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp203/bouillon_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-02-20-11-17-59_zpslnr8r1ph.png) (http://s412.photobucket.com/user/bouillon_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-02-20-11-17-59_zpslnr8r1ph.png.html)


(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp203/bouillon_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-02-20-11-17-43_zps200wfaze.png) (http://s412.photobucket.com/user/bouillon_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-02-20-11-17-43_zps200wfaze.png.html)

(http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp203/bouillon_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-02-20-11-25-37_zpsl9dgg3fn.png) (http://s412.photobucket.com/user/bouillon_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Screenshot_2014-02-20-11-25-37_zpsl9dgg3fn.png.html)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Bossman on February 24, 2014, 11:04:34 PM
App has been crashing on me when if I open it , go to the home screen then go back to the app. I've sent the error report.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on March 08, 2014, 05:45:33 PM
App has been crashing on me when if I open it , go to the home screen then go back to the app. I've sent the error report.

Ah ok - I'll look into this soon.  I took a bit of a break there the last few weeks for sanity's sake.  Hopefully it's something we can address easily in an update.  The next update should have new checkpoints too, to help with syncing.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Bossman on March 09, 2014, 01:30:26 PM
App has been crashing on me when if I open it , go to the home screen then go back to the app. I've sent the error report.

Ah ok - I'll look into this soon.  I took a bit of a break there the last few weeks for sanity's sake.  Hopefully it's something we can address easily in an update.  The next update should have new checkpoints too, to help with syncing.

Thanks Hank , I've also noticed the app randomly starts up again after I disconnected . My phone may need a factory default as I seem to be the only one have these issues.

Take your time no rush.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on March 09, 2014, 09:38:39 PM
App has been crashing on me when if I open it , go to the home screen then go back to the app. I've sent the error report.

Ah ok - I'll look into this soon.  I took a bit of a break there the last few weeks for sanity's sake.  Hopefully it's something we can address easily in an update.  The next update should have new checkpoints too, to help with syncing.

Thanks Hank , I've also noticed the app randomly starts up again after I disconnected . My phone may need a factory default as I seem to be the only one have these issues.

Take your time no rush.

I think I know what causes it to start up again too.  Should be a very small change.  Thanks :)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: whyme on March 11, 2014, 02:12:33 PM
App has been crashing on me when if I open it , go to the home screen then go back to the app. I've sent the error report.

Ah ok - I'll look into this soon.  I took a bit of a break there the last few weeks for sanity's sake.  Hopefully it's something we can address easily in an update.  The next update should have new checkpoints too, to help with syncing.

Thanks Hank , I've also noticed the app randomly starts up again after I disconnected . My phone may need a factory default as I seem to be the only one have these issues.

Take your time no rush.

I think I know what causes it to start up again too.  Should be a very small change.  Thanks :)

HANK,pls post the apk on the website. because many Chinese can't use google play.thanks.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: mmitech on March 11, 2014, 02:49:49 PM
can I suggest adding the watch only feature,  I want to watch some of my addresses,  having the ability to monitor when I receive funds or when my address make a transaction would be really cool.

I would be really thankful if this feature will be added.


 thank you :)
 
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: SamSpark on March 15, 2014, 06:33:40 PM
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Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on March 18, 2014, 03:51:43 AM
can I suggest adding the watch only feature
That would indeed be awesome.  Because the wallet code is all in bitcoinj, I'd have to look into how hard it would be to have watch-only addresses (maybe they're already supported).  Thanks for the suggestion and I can see if it's feasible. 

UPDATE: Beta Play has a new version: 3.30.8.  This fixes the crash many people have been experiencing on app startup or on screen startup.  There was a bug in the Exchange Rates code.  Also, I swapped out Vircurex for Kraken, but that code may still need some work - at least it won't crash.  The crashes I was seeing on my tablet stopped now, so hopefully they will for all of you too.  Beta testers: please let me know if the new version works for you by replying here.  Cheers.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: nogreedy on March 18, 2014, 01:58:59 PM
@hank
I'm testing beta 3.30.8.
Seems work fine until now... but I'm confident.
Do you know how many of the LTC Android Wallet are downloaded in China, in Europe and in US?
It is also VERY important we have now a link on the new Litecoin.org to this thread to download your great mobile app... it's an other important step to an eternal fame for you (and for LTC...)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on March 20, 2014, 11:58:25 PM
@hank
I'm testing beta 3.30.8.
Seems work fine until now... but I'm confident.
Do you know how many of the LTC Android Wallet are downloaded in China, in Europe and in US?
It is also VERY important we have now a link on the new Litecoin.org to this thread to download your great mobile app... it's an other important step to an eternal fame for you (and for LTC...)
Good thanks for testing!  There are roughly 10,000 downloads.  Thanks for the support!  I'll be moving the update into production in the next couple days - if beta testers could please reply here letting me know if it works for them, that would be great.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on March 28, 2014, 10:37:10 PM
Just moved 3.30.8 to production, please let me know if there's any problems and/or submit bug reports through the app!
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on March 28, 2014, 10:40:04 PM
Here's the current state of things with regard to users, installations, and support:

(http://i.imgur.com/DECGbxl.png)

Incredibly, there's a sizable number of users on 2.3.x phones!  Who would have thought!
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: ThomasFX on April 02, 2014, 10:46:19 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated on the Litecoin Android wallet, hank!

And good to see how many users have Android 4.4 rather than older versions.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Bossman on April 03, 2014, 01:19:54 AM
Running the latest version and the wallet still opened after I disconnected it . Will try to reinstall  and test.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on April 03, 2014, 01:28:25 AM
Running the latest version and the wallet still opened after I disconnected it . Will try to reinstall  and test.

Yeah not sure if that fix made it into this version.  I was addressing a startup crash this time.  Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Bossman on April 03, 2014, 01:30:29 AM
Running the latest version and the wallet still opened after I disconnected it . Will try to reinstall  and test.

Yeah not sure if that fix made it into this version.  I was addressing a startup crash this time.  Sorry about that.

Ya no prob I'll wait , thanks Hank.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: romang on April 03, 2014, 01:57:39 PM
Just donated.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on April 07, 2014, 01:03:21 AM
Looks like the new version has MUCH fewer crashes than the last, with only 4 rather weird crashes reported total since the last update (I think these are basically one-time events).  >9,800 active installs - thanks for all the support!  I'll try to get to the Disconnect feature issue soon - very busy at the moment.  Also, if anyone is interested in helping me develop, please feel free to fork the code and submit pull requests. 
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Bossman on April 07, 2014, 04:24:14 AM
I'm going to sticky this so it doesn't get buried.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: DennyLoko on April 15, 2014, 05:35:22 PM
Hello Hank,
As I previously said, thank you for the development of this app. This is great to give more mobility to payments using litecoin.

Right now there's one annoying thing, because the bitcoin app got updated, so the litecoin app opens a window saying there's one new version but when clicking the button, it redirects to the github repo of the bitcoin wallet app.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: KC82 on April 17, 2014, 09:15:07 PM
Hello Hank,
As I previously said, thank you for the development of this app. This is great to give more mobility to payments using litecoin.

Right now there's one annoying thing, because the bitcoin app got updated, so the litecoin app opens a window saying there's one new version but when clicking the button, it redirects to the github repo of the bitcoin wallet app.

Thanks!

I've noticed this too, though I didn't understand what the hell was happening. It is ultra confusing. Oh, it wants me to download source from github and compile a security update. Super user friendly.   ::)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: nogreedy on April 17, 2014, 09:27:05 PM
Hello Hank,
As I previously said, thank you for the development of this app. This is great to give more mobility to payments using litecoin.

Right now there's one annoying thing, because the bitcoin app got updated, so the litecoin app opens a window saying there's one new version but when clicking the button, it redirects to the github repo of the bitcoin wallet app.

Thanks!

I've noticed this too, though I didn't understand what the hell was happening. It is ultra confusing. Oh, it wants me to download source from github and compile a security update. Super user friendly.   ::)
Same problem for me.
V3.30.8
http://www.reddit.com/r/litecoin/comments/22spus/android_litecoin_wallet/
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on April 17, 2014, 09:45:09 PM
On it - this is caused by the bitcoin update, as you said.  I'll reply once I isolate the issue.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on April 17, 2014, 09:48:17 PM
Yup -    public static final String VERSION_URL = "http://wallet.schildbach.de/version";

Says 165 on that URL.

Warren: can you host a page that says 163 (will correspond with next release) somewhere on litecoin.org?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on April 19, 2014, 02:47:23 PM
New version in BETA (3.30.9) - PLEASE TEST AND REPORT BACK HERE!  No testing means no release to production.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: nogreedy on April 19, 2014, 07:21:59 PM
New version in BETA (3.30.9) - PLEASE TEST AND REPORT BACK HERE!  No testing means no release to production.
I'm testing V. 3.30.9 (send and receive coins from and to Electrum-LTC) and it works great.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on April 20, 2014, 05:31:13 AM
I'm testing V. 3.30.9 (send and receive coins from and to Electrum-LTC) and it works great.

THANKS!  A couple more reports like this and it's going to production.  Also, 1 crash report total on v3.30.8.  ONE.  Not bad if you ask me.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on April 21, 2014, 02:35:33 AM
Tried the updated app on my tablet tonight and it worked - one more confirmation and it gets pushed!
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: warren on April 21, 2014, 08:59:47 AM
Received and emptied wallet on Nexus 5.  Seems fine.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: ThomasFX on April 21, 2014, 09:28:51 AM
All okay here (sent-receive) on Moto G (Android 4.4.2)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on April 23, 2014, 03:14:26 AM
Put into production - thanks testers!
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: whyme on May 05, 2014, 04:57:56 AM
THANK YOU HANK VERY MUCH.
Title: Installing the Android wallet without Google Play (Sideloading)?
Post by: NV on May 06, 2014, 12:10:36 AM
Is there any way for me to install the Litecoin wallet for Android without a Playstore account (besides downloading the apk from the usual gray market sources)?

For comparison, Andreas Schildbach, author of the original Android Bitcoin wallet on which the Litecoin wallet is based, makes offline apks available via the following link:

https://github.com/schildbach/bitcoin-wallet/releases

I've also downloaded apk's of Langerhans's Dogecoin fork via a similar "releases" link (https://github.com/langerhans/dogecoin-wallet-new/releases). On the other hand, the Litecoin wallet only has the source code available for download.

In case anyone is wondering why I don't have Google Play available, I'm using one of the ultra-cheap offbrand Chinese tablets. Most of the apps I've downloaded come via the F-Droid free software repository (which doesn't have the Litecoin wallet available as of now), or via freely downloadable apks available from the official developer sites (e.g. VLC nightlies, PPSSPP developer builds).
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on May 07, 2014, 03:53:17 AM
I would like litecoin.org to start hosting the APKs - perhaps Warren can chime in on that possibility.  Alternatively, we can consider the possibility of hosting them on github as others seem to be doing.  Thanks for the suggestion!
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on May 07, 2014, 03:56:48 AM
Stats as of today according to Google Play:

10,883 current installs
5 reported crashes TOTAL in the last 30 days, most of which are weird android system errors I can't fix. 

One is a known bug when you tilt the screen at a certain time, and because of how Android handles alert windows, I can't figure out the proper way to fix it.  I did spend hours trying though!

So, I think the current release is pretty solid - thanks to all who donated to make this happen. 

newb1 was nice enough to message me with some suggestions about URIs, so those will be getting a facelift in an upcoming release:

https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet/issues/67

Perhaps you'll be able to create litecoin barcodes with fiat prices, and have the scanning app automatically convert.  Of course, this assumes a lot, so it's open for discussion, but I thought it'd be kinda neat.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Talukdar on May 10, 2014, 06:01:42 AM
It is true that Mobile wallet come handy when we are on the road or on a tour. I want to know more about security system and also about the background of your team.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on May 11, 2014, 08:06:06 PM
It is true that Mobile wallet come handy when we are on the road or on a tour. I want to know more about security system and also about the background of your team.

The security in the app is provided by the OS - if someone unlocks your phone, they can get to your coins.  I recommend using decent lockscreen authentication of some sort (PIN, pattern), and backing up your keys in a way where you can empty the wallet remotely if your phone is stolen or lost.  It's been suggested that we should add some sort of app-local authentication, and that may be done down the road.  Ideally, the Bitcoin Wallet we fork would implement that and we'd get it for free :).

I've been a software engineer for many years, and recently got into Android (last couple years).  I have a few other apps out on the market.  Warren is a core litecoin developer, and was essential in development and testing of this project.

Thanks for the interest!
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on May 12, 2014, 12:03:32 AM
Possible new avenue of use for the app:

http://keepod.org/
http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/25ao8x/keepod_android_on_a_usb_stick_for_distribution_in/

I'm in touch with the developers now and we're going to see if we can get the wallet on there for launch in June.  Any ideas on how we can load all these in a generic way with a bit of LTC?  I think that would go a long way to showing the developing world the power of being your own bank.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Nathan on May 13, 2014, 05:41:03 PM
I like to know more about the security system due to recent hacking. Can you explain ?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on May 13, 2014, 10:26:10 PM
I like to know more about the security system due to recent hacking. Can you explain ?
I'm confused about what you'd like to know.  Are you referring to Heartbleed?  This code is completely unaffected by that.  The wallet backups use AES encryption with whatever key you choose.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on May 14, 2014, 03:03:51 AM
Here are links to the official signed APK for those without Google Play:

https://download.litecoin.org/android/wallet-3.30.9-signed-aligned.apk
https://download.litecoin.org/android/litecoin-project.jks

Litecoin Project certificate information:

Owner: CN=Litecoin Project, OU=Android
Issuer: CN=Litecoin Project, OU=Android
Serial number: 52ca2fb1
Valid from: Sun Jan 05 23:23:13 EST 2014 until: Tue Dec 12 23:23:13 EST 2113
Certificate fingerprints:
     MD5:  98:15:14:6C:5F:9A:C2:D8:5A:5A:77:14:D5:AA:2D:61
     SHA1: A5:D7:BF:92:C8:84:1A:29:63:24:1D:9B:59:A5:31:51:61:A8:CF:E8
     SHA256: 3A:F4:D5:E1:76:8D:DA:DC:D6:00:A4:39:A7:90:FA:1D:33:23:23:76:51:9C:F9:15:F3:50:52:89:4D:A4:99:A1
     Signature algorithm name: SHA1withRSA
     Version: 3


For those of you needing to verify APKs you download from untrusted sources (ie. Not Google Play), you can follow these instructions:


Code: [Select]
[email protected]$ jarsigner -keystore keystore.jks -verify wallet-3.30.9-signed-aligned.apk
jar verified.

Feel free to ask any questions here.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Robert11 on May 21, 2014, 02:13:45 PM
I am using the oldest version of Android. Can i install this wallet on my Android device?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: ThomasFX on May 21, 2014, 09:48:33 PM
I am using the oldest version of Android. Can i install this wallet on my Android device?

"Requires Android 2.3.3 and up" source (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet_ltc)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: 3ltc on May 24, 2014, 09:37:12 PM
HOLY SHIT! *YAY*

There is a client since january? WTF, how could I miss that?! Downloaded, installed, running! My 1st litecoin is already reserved for you!

Thank you so much! *bow*

edit: just sent you a litecoin :)

I could have been faster if there was a QR... so I made one for you to include it on the frontpage:

(http://www.upload.ee/image/4070238/LPwViUHsXXKWp65ZxVqag7B3wmbmo4Zfd2_ltc_andro_fund2.png)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: indiamikezulu on May 25, 2014, 03:39:38 AM
Transaction-times (Android wallet etc):

hey, fellow Litecoiners! My mob is running an almost-unique commercial-crypto-development Project on the literal edge of the Net -- the very very bottom left hand corner of Australia, where the Net is really weak in places. We are 'non-Net-centric,' so we operate mostly with android wallets on smartphones.

The Project's coins are/were Litecoin ('local currency' in a  small town) Bitcoin and Doge ('training-coin')

Well, we just pulled Doge from the Project 'cause we had such hassles with 'hung' transactions. Sometimes payments wouldn't come through in a fortnight; but Good Ol' Litecoin bloody hammers through regoolah as clockwork.

Now we are actually gathering data on this. Gonna test Bitcoin and CGB.

Mark Blair, Unicup, W.A.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: crazik on June 10, 2014, 10:49:04 AM
@hank:

Polish  users are reporting problems with importing private adress.
Even after resetting blockchain theirs funds are still unvisible.

Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: nogreedy on June 17, 2014, 08:57:48 AM
@hank:
Hello, what are the news about the very useful Android Wallet?
PIN code to securise wallet?
IOS version?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: xiaoyuantcm on June 20, 2014, 07:41:31 AM
Very interesting thread, and I wanna ask hank are there any convenient ways to  (https://litecointalk.org)implement qr code using java (http://www.businessrefinery.com/products/barcode/barcodes/java-qr-code.html)
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Muhammed Zakhir on July 02, 2014, 01:59:31 AM
Just wondering who this developer is? (background etc)

Good luck to him, he has an important task to fulfill.

I think it is Andreas Shildbach who is joining Litecoin dev team. He is a nice dev. I am happy to hear that he came into LTC developing. :)

Kindly,
         Muhammed Zakhir
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on July 03, 2014, 09:33:00 AM
Just wondering who this developer is? (background etc)

Good luck to him, he has an important task to fulfill.

I think it is Andreas Shildbach who is joining Litecoin dev team. He is a nice dev. I am happy to hear that he came into LTC developing. :)

Kindly,
         Muhammed Zakhir
No comprendo... Andreas Shildbach is Hank ?? (I don't think...)
BTW where is Hank ??  gone with ThomasFX?
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: Muhammed Zakhir on July 03, 2014, 09:56:26 AM
No comprendo... Andreas Shildbach is Hank ?? (I don't think...)
BTW where is Hank ??  gone with ThomasFX?
Did you see Android  [ltc] wallet? It is de.schildbach.wallet_ltc . So I think it is, Andreas Schildbach
Kindly,
         Muhammed Zakhir
Title: Re: Litecoin Android 2014 Fund
Post by: nogreedy on July 03, 2014, 10:22:13 AM
No comprendo... Andreas Shildbach is Hank ?? (I don't think...)
BTW where is Hank ??  gone with ThomasFX?
Did you see Android  [ltc] wallet? It is de.schildbach.wallet_ltc . So I think it is, Andreas Schildbach
Kindly,
         Muhammed Zakhir
IMO it's a fork :
forked from schildbach/bitcoin-wallet
https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: ThomasFX on July 03, 2014, 02:12:30 PM
BTW where is Hank ??  gone with ThomasFX?

I'm here, and Hank will show up too probably ;)

Quote
IMO it's a fork :
forked from schildbach/bitcoin-wallet
https://github.com/Litecoin-Java/bitcoin-wallet

Indeed, that seems to be correct https://github.com/schildbach
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: MAssDAmpER on July 03, 2014, 02:30:37 PM
Please forgive the noobness of this question, I'm aware backups can be encrypted but is there a way to encrypt the actual wallet?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Muhammed Zakhir on July 04, 2014, 01:09:38 PM
I'm aware backups can be encrypted but is there a way to encrypt the actual wallet?

There is no option to encrypt the android wallet now but may come in future. For wallets used in computers, there is option to encrypt wallet, either through command or through an option.

Please forgive the noobness of this question,

Don't worry asking such questions unless you are spamming. I asked some questions like this too.
You can't get good knowledge unless you ask such questions or refer about it.
Kindly,
         MZ
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: MAssDAmpER on July 04, 2014, 02:50:32 PM
I'm aware backups can be encrypted but is there a way to encrypt the actual wallet?

There is no option to encrypt the android wallet now but may come in future. For wallets used in computers, there is option to encrypt wallet, either through command or through an option.

Thanks for the answer, I'm aware desktop wallets can/should be encrypted hence why I was puzzled that the android app doesn't feature this.

Does this mean that in reality, the android app should in no way be used as your 'main' wallet and is more of a companion wallet then a direct replacement for a desktop wallet?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: nogreedy on July 04, 2014, 07:34:39 PM
I'm aware backups can be encrypted but is there a way to encrypt the actual wallet?

There is no option to encrypt the android wallet now but may come in future. For wallets used in computers, there is option to encrypt wallet, either through command or through an option.

Thanks for the answer, I'm aware desktop wallets can/should be encrypted hence why I was puzzled that the android app doesn't feature this.

Does this mean that in reality, the android app should in no way be used as your 'main' wallet and is more of a companion wallet then a direct replacement for a desktop wallet?
IMO, in no way the Android app should be used as a main wallet
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Muhammed Zakhir on July 06, 2014, 04:28:29 AM
I'm aware backups can be encrypted but is there a way to encrypt the actual wallet?

There is no option to encrypt the android wallet now but may come in future. For wallets used in computers, there is option to encrypt wallet, either through command or through an option.

Thanks for the answer, I'm aware desktop wallets can/should be encrypted hence why I was puzzled that the android app doesn't feature this.

Does this mean that in reality, the android app should in no way be used as your 'main' wallet and is more of a companion wallet then a direct replacement for a desktop wallet?
IMO, in no way the Android app should be used as a main wallet

You are right. Android app can be hacked easily than computer and also there is chance for loosing data in some cases such as 'Password forgot' but your  [ltc] can be there even you wipe your phone as long as you have the private key.
Anyway, if you want to encrypt your wallet , try to download 360 Security (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.security).
Features:
In simple words, "Best Of Best"

Kindly,
         MZ
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: nogreedy on July 27, 2014, 08:18:07 PM
@hank:
Hello, what are the news about the very useful Android Wallet?
PIN code to securise wallet?
IOS version?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on September 17, 2014, 02:02:21 AM
3.30.10 is in Play Beta.  Feel free to try it out.  It includes a potential bugfix for crashes on Android 4.4+, as well as compatibility with new official Litecoin client versions about to be released, as well as new checkpoints for faster initial syncing.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: hank on September 22, 2014, 12:11:32 AM
Has anyone tested from Beta yet?  If I don't hear anything bad here in a few days, I'll push to production.  The app is working fine for me.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Bossman on October 12, 2014, 08:11:47 AM
Hank I think we should remove the old wallet https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet.litecoin&hl=en  , so it's less confusing for new users.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: TheMage on November 16, 2014, 05:46:23 AM
Bump for updates
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: jimmyjjohn on November 18, 2014, 06:16:39 AM
Will donate as well.

Just wondering who this developer is? (background etc)

Good luck to him, he has an important task to fulfill.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Someguy123 on December 29, 2014, 12:39:59 AM
Some people have noted that the Android Wallet doesn't encrypt the wallet file in any way, can someone with knowledge of the inner workings of the app explain any security precautions taken to protect the wallet file?

My fear is that if there is no encryption, then another android app could in-fact steal my Litecoins, if it's anything like most mobile banking applications, then possibly this risk only applies if you're on a rooted phone? I don't know how it stores the wallet so it'd be nice if a developer could explain this.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Moloch on January 16, 2015, 08:49:02 PM
I installed the bitcoin wallet on my android, and it has an option to set a PIN for sending coins.

Will litecoin add this PIN option soon?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: warren on January 27, 2015, 09:56:45 AM
Some people have noted that the Android Wallet doesn't encrypt the wallet file in any way, can someone with knowledge of the inner workings of the app explain any security precautions taken to protect the wallet file?

My fear is that if there is no encryption, then another android app could in-fact steal my Litecoins, if it's anything like most mobile banking applications, then possibly this risk only applies if you're on a rooted phone? I don't know how it stores the wallet so it'd be nice if a developer could explain this.

Android system security sandboxes the data of one app from other apps.  So you primarily need to protect the physical security of the phone and keep up with Android version updates.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Totscha on January 27, 2015, 10:07:38 AM
Some people have noted that the Android Wallet doesn't encrypt the wallet file in any way, can someone with knowledge of the inner workings of the app explain any security precautions taken to protect the wallet file?

My fear is that if there is no encryption, then another android app could in-fact steal my Litecoins, if it's anything like most mobile banking applications, then possibly this risk only applies if you're on a rooted phone? I don't know how it stores the wallet so it'd be nice if a developer could explain this.

Android system security sandboxes the data of one app from other apps.  So you primarily need to protect the physical security of the phone and keep up with Android version updates.

Unless you rooted your phone. In that case you have bypassed the system security... ;)
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: AmDD on January 28, 2015, 12:01:19 PM
*Copied from another thread*


One thing I like to use my phone wallet for is transferring coins to cold storage, paper wallets. I normally will transfer funds from my desktop wallet to my phone and then using the QR codes on my paper wallets I can distribute the coins however I see fit. I then like to verify the addresses contain the coins via a block explorer. It would be nice if the android wallet had an option to scan a public address via a QR code and then submit that to a block explorer. The app can do this with transactions but only if you have sent to that address in the past.

Is this something that could be added easily? Who would be the right person to direct this request to?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: whyme on May 19, 2015, 09:26:14 AM
SUPPORT YOU,come on guys.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: losh11 on May 26, 2015, 12:17:59 PM
Think we need better security on phone wallet. All of these wallet application, be it Bitcoin apps, all rely on servers or hardware security and the OS.

Obviously Android has so many security exploits with it, even iOS devices can be jailbroken and have the wallet.dat info stolen. The actual file has to be encrypted, and not just sandboxed by the OS.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: supernocturnal on June 08, 2015, 08:05:09 AM
sorry to bother..someone send some amount without including fees..( i don't know how to solve this ...)
anyone could help?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: sylvially on August 11, 2015, 02:48:55 AM
really awesome and great tool,
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: TheMage on August 13, 2015, 01:03:24 AM
Someone on reddit asked this to be posted here since he doesnt have an account

https://www.reddit.com/r/litecoin/comments/3gq3at/who_are_the_devs_for_the_main_ltc_android_wallet/
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: serdj on August 28, 2015, 01:08:18 AM
Hello Litecointalk!
I have a problem with litecoin wallet for android. i've sent litecoins, but transaction's icon is greyed out and blockchain explorer doesn't see transaction. So i've lost my litecoins?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: artilectinc on August 28, 2015, 02:06:10 AM
Hello Litecointalk!
I have a problem with litecoin wallet for android. i've sent litecoins, but transaction's icon is greyed out and blockchain explorer doesn't see transaction. So i've lost my litecoins?

What is the transactionid?  It may be that the transaction did not propagate to the network.  Which means that in a set amount of time the transaction will fail and the coins will be swept back to the wallet.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: serdj on August 28, 2015, 02:26:27 AM
artilectinc,
im sorry, but is it safe for me to show transaction id, because it will disclose addresses? it's more than 2 hourse since i've sent coins, so i don't know how long it takes for transaction to fail and coins to return to my wallet, if it is the case.
Here is transaction hash: http://ltc.blockr.io/tx/info/94ff7cd271cea5c287e6a3e77b9b93189b41dca5a4a4eaf7e36871180d5b7328
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: amadora on August 28, 2015, 02:35:38 AM
Hi i want to try this litecoin wallet, any issues? Regarding the wallet? Thanks
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: artilectinc on August 28, 2015, 02:52:16 AM
artilectinc,
im sorry, but is it safe for me to show transaction id, because it will disclose addresses? it's more than 2 hourse since i've sent coins, so i don't know how long it takes for transaction to fail and coins to return to my wallet, if it is the case.

If you have concerns about showing the transactionid or the address because of the type of transaction you made then I would not post it.  Post post them all the time.  There really isnt much of an issue of it unless you are doing something illegal or illicit.  On the bitcoin wallet I had transactions that ended up in a conflicted status and took 72 hours to resolve.  For Litecoin it should only take a few hours.

If after 24 to 48 hours you can always export the private key from your wallet and import it into a desktop wallet and execute it with a  -rescan command.  That will unfreeze the transaction.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: serdj on August 28, 2015, 03:07:28 AM
artilectinc,
im sorry, but is it safe for me to show transaction id, because it will disclose addresses? it's more than 2 hourse since i've sent coins, so i don't know how long it takes for transaction to fail and coins to return to my wallet, if it is the case.

If you have concerns about showing the transactionid or the address because of the type of transaction you made then I would not post it.  Post post them all the time.  There really isnt much of an issue of it unless you are doing something illegal or illicit.  On the bitcoin wallet I had transactions that ended up in a conflicted status and took 72 hours to resolve.  For Litecoin it should only take a few hours.

If after 24 to 48 hours you can always export the private key from your wallet and import it into a desktop wallet and execute it with a  -rescan command.  That will unfreeze the transaction.
Thanks for clearing it a bit on transaction id and safety,
info about transaction on blockchain: http://ltc.blockr.io/tx/info/94ff7cd271cea5c287e6a3e77b9b93189b41dca5a4a4eaf7e36871180d5b7328

I've made blockchain reset in my android wallet, and after this, transaction is still in greyed out state.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: artilectinc on August 28, 2015, 03:49:53 AM
artilectinc,
im sorry, but is it safe for me to show transaction id, because it will disclose addresses? it's more than 2 hourse since i've sent coins, so i don't know how long it takes for transaction to fail and coins to return to my wallet, if it is the case.

If you have concerns about showing the transactionid or the address because of the type of transaction you made then I would not post it.  Post post them all the time.  There really isnt much of an issue of it unless you are doing something illegal or illicit.  On the bitcoin wallet I had transactions that ended up in a conflicted status and took 72 hours to resolve.  For Litecoin it should only take a few hours.

If after 24 to 48 hours you can always export the private key from your wallet and import it into a desktop wallet and execute it with a  -rescan command.  That will unfreeze the transaction.
Thanks for clearing it a bit on transaction id and safety,
info about transaction on blockchain: http://ltc.blockr.io/tx/info/94ff7cd271cea5c287e6a3e77b9b93189b41dca5a4a4eaf7e36871180d5b7328

I've made blockchain reset in my android wallet, and after this, transaction is still in greyed out state.

It appears on blockr but none of the other explorers.  Odds are it will get pruned from blockr soon.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: serdj on August 30, 2015, 11:58:41 PM
After importing private key to desktop ltc unfreezed nicely. But to continue to use android wallet i guess it's better to completely reinstall app because both of mobile and desktop wallets now have same that address between others.
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: Bossman on October 16, 2015, 08:49:19 AM
Many people are having issues with the android wallet https://www.reddit.com/r/litecoin/comments/3oxvra/my_transaction_has_0_confirms_after_almost_18/

is anyone going to fix this?
Title: Re: Litecoin Wallet for Android
Post by: nogreedy on December 01, 2015, 08:54:56 PM
Many people are having issues with the android wallet https://www.reddit.com/r/litecoin/comments/3oxvra/my_transaction_has_0_confirms_after_almost_18/

is anyone going to fix this?

Hello,
is anyone going to find Hank? to fix this?
Who has news about him?
Who is now in charge of Litecoin wallet for Android?