ANU#37 — Wallet Verification, Local Payments, Malaysia Blockchain Week
AppCoins News Update, or ANU for short, is a regular bi-weekly update by the AppCoins team. As usual, we are going to cover dev updates, market reports, team members and upcoming events. This week’s focus is on the AppCoins Wallet; from balance screen improvements, wallet verification and local payments, to a smoother purchase flow.
Wallet Balance Screen
In the actual balance screen, there are various distractions with features that don’t belong to the AppCoins ecosystem. Currently, we allow the user to add new tokens and edit the current ones — even tokens that can’t be used to make purchases. In the next release, we’ll make this screen as simple as possible showing only the relevant information to the user. The supported currencies will be:
• Can be used to make purchases inside games
• Cannot be cashed out
• Can be obtained as rewards
• Purchases are very fast
• No fees
• Can be used to make purchases inside games
• Can be cashed out
• Ethereum is the “fuel” that performs AppCoins payments
In addition to this, we’ll also have the conversions of these currencies into Fiat money.
Wallet Verification Update
We aim to have a reliable ecosystem that everyone trusts. With this in mind, we’ve created the concept of a Verified Wallet. This is a big step to further prevent fraud, and a big improvement in the value proposition for the developers when it comes to user acquisition.
We will explain more about this feature over the upcoming weeks.
Local Payment Options
At the moment, we support four different payment methods: AppCoins Credits, AppCoins, Ask Someone to Pay, Credit Card and Paypal. These methods cover a large number of our users, but we want more. We want everyone to be able to join our ecosystem!
In the near future, we will have two new local payments methods (specific to a country or a region) for users who don’t have access to the current ones.
Smoother Purchase Flow
In order to make purchases with AppCoins, users have to have the AppCoins Wallet installed in their device — something we believe is deterring users from completing the purchase flow.
To change this, we need to be clearer and give more context to the users. The main source of AppCoins apps is the Migrator, a tool that allows us to migrate apps with the Google Billing to AppCoins Billing automatically. So, we will start by solving this purchase flow problem using this tool.
Currently, when the user enters the app, a pop-up will show asking the user to install the wallet in order to benefit from Proof of Attention (PoA) flow and to enable In App Purchases (IAPs).
We plan to move this pop-up to the moment where the user presses the “buy” button. This way, we think it will be clearer to the user that they need the AppCoins Wallet in order to perform an AppCoins Payment. This will hopefully prevent users from abandoning the payment flow.
Following last month’s protocol KPIs performance, on this ANU we have collected the values from May, regarding both flows using AppCoins, IAP and User Acquisition, the number of apps downloaded with the integration of AppCoins, as well as indicators from the SDK, as the table shows below.
As always, you’re invited to follow our work regarding all of the products we’re working on:
- ASF Wallet (Aptoide & Google Play)
- AppCoins Wallet (Aptoide & Google Play)
- ASF SDK
- ASF Unity Plugin
- BDS SDK
- BDS Unity Plugin
- BDS Billing System integration guide
At the time of writing, the current market cap is close to $9.00 M USD, with $741.72 K USD in volume in the last 24 hours across these exchanges: Binance (89,44%), Huobi (10,39%), HitBTC (0,01%).
Since the last ANU, APPC value has witnessed a high of $0.129 USD on May 24th, and a low of $ 0.076 USD on May 23th. You can see more info about APPC markets at Coinmarketcap.
Name: Tiago Carvalho
Role: Android Developer
Bio: With a background in Software Engineering, Tiago recently joined Aptoide to collaborate in the AppCoins project. He’s helping to make AppCoins the best wallet in the world.
Malaysia Blockchain Week, MBW2019 for short, is a city-wide festival tackling everything from traditional technologies to new and emerging technologies — especially Blockchain.
Events and happenings run from the 17th to the 21st of June, the 20th being the main conference day where 1000+ attendees and 200 Decision Makers can mingle and enjoy over 50 expert speakers talk about all things Blockchain.
Our Asia Pacific VP, Tiago Alves, is one of the speakers and will be in a panel talking about how AppCoins and Aptoide are key players in the Blockchain industry. Don’t miss it!
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