Microsoft rejected my Bitcoin wallet app. How long can Windows Phone afford to remain the only mobile OS that doesn't allow bitcoin management?
I recently started to develop a Bitcoin wallet app (Blockchain.info client) for Windows Phone, as it's currently the only OS that doesn't have one. Here's an introduction to Bitcoins Here's the original Windows Phone Bitcoin wallet thread on /bitcoin. Here are some early screenshots of the app. Two weeks ago, I submitted the application to the Windows Phone marketplace for certification. Unfortunately, Microsoft rejected my app. They said that they wouldn't allow any kind of transaction to be made natively (all transactions must be done in an https browser view, which defeats the purpose of an app). I argued that many other apps did allow payments to be made directly from the app experience (no browser view), but they still refused. They simply rejected my submission, without providing reference to any specific certification requirement. Based on what they told me, it seems like there's no way Microsoft is going to accept a bitcoin wallet (or any app allowing transactions) which does not rely on web views. iOS allows bitcoin wallets. Android allows bitcoin wallets. Why can't Windows Phone allow them too? With bitcoin adoption increasing as quickly as ever, how long can Windows Phone afford to remain the only mobile OS that doesn't allow native bitcoin management? EDIT: Just to make things clear, Microsoft did not explicitly prohibit Bitcoin apps. They simply reject apps that make third-party transactions natively. Such transactions can only be made in a browser (embedded or not) with a visible andfully editable HTTPS/SSL address. Other major mobile OSes, such as iOS and Android, don't have such limitations. Coinbase for iOS or Blockchain for Android, like they currently behave, would not pass Microsoft certification. EDIT 2: Here's the latest reply they sent me:
Applications which process or allow payments must do so external to the application, as yours does, via web control. However, the address bar must be visible to users so they may verify the secure connection (https://). We will be updating our public facing Policy soon, to make these requirements clear before developers submit their applications. In it's current form, Blockchain will not pass certification. You will need to update the application to make the address bar visible to users.
With Microsoft Now Accepting Bitcoin How About Some Wallet Apps For Windows Phone
Even though Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin there are still no high quality wallet apps in the Windows Phone Store. This app simply called 'Bitcoin' integrated both Blockchain.info and Coinbase, however the developer has now delisted it (more on that here) I would expect Microsoft to include Bitcoin in the Windows Phone Wallet, however that probably won't happen until around September next year when Windows10 & Windows Phone 10 are released. How should we encourage the likes of Blockchain.info, Coinbase, Circle, and Coinjar to develop apps for Windows Phone? I'm sure Microsoft will be happy to help.
AT CES 2015, BitPay Announces The First Multisig Bitcoin Wallet App for Windows Phone, CoPay in an Interview with Tony Galippi, Executive Chairman of BitPay and did you know Bitcoin has had a presence at CES thanks to BitPay over the last 4 years?
I made a Windows Phone App for Dogecoin, Bitcoin, and Litecoin! Super fast and easy to use!
It is called MultiWallet. I made this over the past few months on my free time. It uses Block.io API for Litecoin, Bitcoin, and Dogecoin. Super basic all around. Still need to add a scanner for sending coins. I will be adding Shapeshift.io support in the near future. Which will allow you to exchange coins quickly and easily. You will need to sign up for a new Block.io account and have access to the API keys. Simple to sign up at https://block.io Here is the store link, http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/multiwallet/ce79c941-7025-4ca8-b5ec-85158795be95
Hello everyone, I just recently released my bitparking app and have worked on a newer version along with a bitcoin price app. I wanted to know if anyone would be interested in betatesting them for me and also if people would be willing to pay to use the app. I was also considering making the app free but having a donations address. Anyways tho If your interested in testing it PM me here and I will let you test it.
A Dutch app has become the first to allow users to directly trade Bitcoins from their Windows Phone. The app originally only allowed users to monitor the Kraken Bitcoin Exchange, but a new update now allows users to place Bitcoin purchases directly from the app. While there are many Bitcoin apps on Android Apple has […] Bitcoin is the pinnacle of mobile money. Therefore, it is not surprising to see that bitcoin apps are becoming increasingly popular. This is why we created this bitcoin app list. As programmers and companies move into the market to meet the growing demand, we will have the latest reviews and the best bitcoin apps listed right here for you. Windows Phone 8 Bitcoin Apps The so-called third ecosystem isn’t without bitcoin apps either. Predictably, the options are thinner on the ground here, and not all apps work that well. Bitcoin for Windows Phone. Bitcoin for Windows Phone is the best Bitcoin wallet available on Windows Phone. It supports major web wallet providers such as Blockchain.info and Coinbase.com.. It integrates right into the Wallet Hub, seamlessly providing the best Bitcoin experience available on any platform. Bitcoin app for Windows Phone will be launched on the Windows Store. The company has planned to launch the app in the coming weeks. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency and a digital payment system.
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