In their valiant effort to reach the moon in 2014, the Dogecoin community will be happy to know that Dogecoin Wallet is now available on the Google Play Store. Based off the popular ‘Doge’ meme, which features pictures of a “dog” that is primarily associated with pictures of Shiba Inus (nicknamed “Shibe”) and colorful comic sans words of praise, Dogecoin has been gaining a lot of traction the past couple weeks. As the trend continues to skyrocket (moon rocket), the young currency’s first Android wallet is born.
Dogecoin Wallet is based off of the popular Bitcoin Wallet by Andreas Schildbach and sports the same set of features one would expect in a mobile cryptocurrency wallet and includes an up to date exchange rate tool. No registration is required to get up and running with Dogecoin Wallet. Because security is a must, Dogecoin Wallet is completely decentralized, operating in a peer-to-peer environment. There’s no need to compromise your wallet’s security by using back-end web services here.
When it comes to sending, receiving, and spending your DOGE, Dogecoin Wallet allows offline payments via Bluetooth, sending and receiving Dogecoin via NFC, using automatically generated QR-Codes, and Dogecoin URLs. To request Dogecoin simply tap the request coin button and enter the amount in Doge or your desired currency, such as USD. From there, you can share the request via the Android share menu, have the generated QR code scanned, or tap an NFC enabled device. The send coins button works in a similar method, allowing you to type a Dogecoin address, pull one from your address book, or scan a QR code prior to sending coins to a fellow Shibe (Dogecoin user).
If you’re absent minded with your mobile device or into flashing different ROMs, have no fear, Dogecoin Wallet supports the backup and restoration of your wallet. Once a backup has been made, you can archive the file locally on your phone or choose to archive it elsewhere, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. You get the idea. Of course you can always slap a USB cable up to your phone and manually pull your wallet backup off and save it anywhere you please.
Dogecoin itself as a cryptocurrency is a lot of fun and easy to get into. If you’re looking to get started with Doge, I suggest you head on over to the coin’s official site as well as check out the various getting started guides on Reddit.
Much download. Very install. Dogecoin Wallet.