ANU#62 — New Wallet Screen, Backup and Restore Options
Welcome to the AppCoins News Update, ‘ANU’ for short. This week, we bring you many new updates to the AppCoins Wallet, which are detailed in our latest release, and more!
Welcome to this week’s ANU, where we explain the major changes that are in the works. This includes an improved way to show AppCoins Wallet details, as well as some changes on how to ‘Backup’ and ‘Restore’ a wallet.
This week’s update isn’t backed up with a release per se. However, our upcoming release is arriving soon and it’s packed with new updates!
Here are the upcoming changes we are testing and improving for the AppCoins Wallet:
We understand the importance of a wallet address, hence we thought it should be one of the first things users see when entering the wallet. For that reason, we are now removing the access to the wallet from ‘Settings’ and you can now find it in the ‘Balance’ view, which is accesible from the bottom navigation menu.
We still provide the balance details of the selected wallet, as well as the total amount of funds that the user has in the wallet.
Now, the wallet address will be shown right below the balance of your wallet, and it will have quick actions, such as copy/paste, available. In the bottom there is a quick overview of how many wallets the user has created and the total amount they contain.
When swiping up (where it says the number of wallets) users will be able to pull up their list of wallets. There they have a quick view of the balance of each one of their wallets, access to the ‘Restore’ option (previously known as ‘Import Wallet’), as well as the ‘Create New’ wallet option.
In this list of wallets, users can also access the details of each wallet by clicking on the wallet they want. Once users are in the wallet they want, they can see the backup option and remove options for all.
However, users, please note that the wallet you are checking is not the active one as we don’t allow the removal of the active wallet. Users can also click the button on the bottom — ‘Make This Wallet Active’ — to change the active wallet.
While making changes to the ‘Wallets’ screen, we decided to take one additional step and improve the backup process of a wallet. When presented with the new wallet ‘Backup’ screen, users will be able to see its balance so that they can make sure they are backing up the wallet they really want.
Users can then add a password to that backup and store it someplace safe. They will then be able to share it with the channel they prefer or save it in their phone, as of now the backup is stored as a file instead of text.
The main objective with this change is to turn the backup into an easy process and not expect users to have prior knowledge on how to backup their wallets.
Since we made changes to the ‘Backup’, it was only natural to make changes to the ‘Restore’ process too. Now users are able to use it the old way; by adding a keystore or private key or importing the backup file generated in the new backup process. We will only request a password when needed.
As you know, our support channel is very important to us. It not only provides essential feedback from our users, but also allows us to quickly reply to users that reach out for help.
We’ve put extra effort into making sure that when we answer on a support chat, the user receives a notification letting them know that their question has been answered.
Support channel in settings
Still on the support train, we’ve made another improvement by updating the access to the support channel in ‘Settings’. Many of our users tried to reach our support through our ‘Github Issues’ page, however, unfortunately Github does not have the same attention as our dedicated support channel.
So, from now on, the support channel will be available through ‘Settings’, where users should direct messages for a faster and more personalised response.
Our journey through the landscape world continues; our focus lays on making a better user experience for the horizontal orientation. This time, we’ve added the changes we’ve shown you in the previous ANU. More features will be included soon!
The improvements to the landscape orientation are something we have been focusing on to make sure that all our users have the best use of the AppCoins Wallet — regardless of the device they choose.
One of the screens that required such an update was the ‘Top-Up’ screen. This screen is often used by our users and, because of that, it should be easy to navigate and not require UI shortcuts to work properly in landscape mode.
Check our design suggestion for this update:
Access to Backup and Restore
Enhancing the user experience changes in the ‘Wallets’ screen, as well as in the ‘Backup’ and ‘Restore’ wallet features, can seem a bit disruptive. We don’t want to alarm our users when they can’t find the essential functionalities right away.
For that reason, we are working on providing two of the most common actions in a standard place, and as the main action. Lets us know what you think about the new location for the ‘Backup’ and ‘Restore’ actions, as well as the new flow:
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
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Name: Duarte Botelho
Role: Python Backend Engineer
Bio: Duarte’s adventure at Aptoide started almost two years ago, when he was a part-timer finishing his Master’s degree.
He has worked in various Aptoide teams before landing his current position as Python Backend Engineer.
In his spare time, Duarte enjoys reading and playing online racing and FPS games!
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