ANU#57 — New Wallet Features and Top Up Improvements

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Welcome to the AppCoins News Update, ‘ANU’ for short. This week, we’re focusing on Top-up improvements and other new AppCoins Wallet features. Read on to find out more!

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In this week’s ANU, we have a new release that’s being prepared for launch, as we write!

New Release

Handling the “Smart Background”

In this new release, we focused on improvements that may not be obvious to our usual users but have an impact on the performance and quality of the AppCoins Wallet user’s experience.

First, we focused on issues that were reported by users, where their smartphone had a feature similar to “smart background.” With a “smart background” like feature, smartphones force a few limitations in the usability of our purchase flow.

Without focusing on critical technical details, we were able to improve one of the options for the integrations of our billing system — the one-step payment. That, along with our standard solution integration, allows us to circumvent the smartphone system limitation and allows the wallet to be called and to proceed with the purchase flow normally.

These changes must also be integrated into the application with our billing system so it can work properly. As you already know, this will be provided by the APK Migrator that will integrate the last version of our AppCoins Billing SDK.

Tokens Balance and Gas Price

To improve the information that we get from the blockchain, and to guarantee the best speed in the information we are getting more often, we have changed the source of information to the blockchain tokens (APPC and ETH) or the Ethereum network gas price.

The tokens are frequently fetched to show the balance. The network gas price is used to confirm if the user has enough balance to make a purchase with APPC and to make an AppCoins or Ethereum transfer.

This change does not affect purchases or transfers. Those will continue to occur using the current provider of communication with the blockchain.

Improvements and Fixes

As always, we did many improvements and fixes that were reported by our QA team and through our support channel.

Share your Favorite Game

Although this will still not be available for this release, we are working on allowing you to share the applications you already know and love through our apps carousel! We’ll have more information on this, in the next ANU.

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Top-up Improvements

One new development that is on the making is one of the most mentioned lately through our support channel. Once again we listen to our users, and this time, the focus is the maximum amount and default amounts on the Top-Up feature.

One of the most requested ones was to increase the maximum amount for top-ups, so we will be providing that in an upcoming release, along with an improvement in the way we show the default values. Take a look below and tell us what you think!

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Following last month’s protocol KPIs performance, on this ANU we have collected the values from February, 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.

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As always, you’re invited to follow our work regarding all of the products we’re working on:

Published artifacts:

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At the time of writing, the current market cap is close to $3,427M USD, with $90,563USD in volume in the last 24 hours across these exchanges: Binance (86.69%), Huobi (13.30%) and HitBTC (0.01%).

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Since the last ANU, APPC value has witnessed a high of $0.047 USD on March 6th, and a low of $0.033 USD on March 9th. You can see more info about APPC markets at Coinmarketcap.

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Name: André Leão
Role: Quality Assurance Tester
Bio: It’s been 9 months since André started working for Aptoide as a Quality Assurance Tester. He currently works on the QA Testing of the AppCoins Wallet App, meaning he tests all-new wallet features before they’re released to the end-users. He is also the go-to person to test the payments available in the many games that have integrated the AppCoins Billing system at Aptoide.

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Missed one of our previous publications? Not to worry. You can read them right here:

ANU#56 — New Support Service and Updates on Local Payments

ANU #55 — New Local Payments & MWC Barcelona

ANU #54 — New Release Candidate and Async Payment Flow Updates

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