DigiByte (DGB) App Earns iOS Approval
No longer does blockchain-based crypto project, DigiByte (DGB), have a smartphone app available only for Android users.
Indeed, on Tuesday, Josiah Spackman (Ambassador, DigiByte Foundation) announced that DigiByte Foundation NZ Limited – the globally-dispersed community cultivating the growth of the DigiByte public blockchain – had been informed by Apple Inc. that its App Store had approved the iOS version of Digibyte’s self-titled app.
According to Spackman, iOS-based users of the DigiByte app – which is available in over 50 languages – “can now save, store, spend and send [their] from the DigiByte App for iOS, as well as supporting Digi-ID.” Created for free by the community, Digi-ID is an open-source digital identification protocol based on the DigiByte blockchain. It enables for a much faster, more effortless sign-up and sign-in experience for users.
Of course, this all comes as welcome news for those particular DigiByte enthusiasts who own an Apple iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod touch. Until today, the DigiByte mobile app was available exclusively to Android users, with the Google Play Store having listed it nearly a month ago.
A big thank you to @apple and all the #DigiByte developers who have worked for almost a year to get this accomplished! The new $DGB wallet is coming to #iOS and will be the fastest pure #blockchain wallet on the App Store!https://t.co/ol9yV8hafL
— DigiByte (@DigiByteCoin) August 1, 2018
On Tuesday, the DigiByte Foundation ambassador admitted that “it’s been no secret there have been a number of delays while [DigiByte] ensure [they] meet all of Apple’s requirements.” He went on to thank the army of TestFlight “beta testers,” all of whom helped the DigiByte app evolve into a project of sufficient enough quality and functionality for the App Store to deem it worthy of their approval.
For these TestFlight testers, Spackman detailed that their respective “DigiWallet” apps will remain operable. This will only be for the next three to six months, however, before the DigiWallet TestFlight application is disabled. Until such a time, the Foundation will have both apps running concurrently.
To mitigate against the potential for any future problems for beta testers, Tuesday’s announcement “strongly encourage[d] users to confirm their backup passphrase (from the DigiWallet app), and then to migrate to the “DigiByte” app as quickly as possible.”
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