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February 16, 2014, 04:55:42 AM
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After a measure of hard work adapting the Bitcoin Wallet for Android to Quark, the standalone (no cloud or server required) version of the Quark Android Wallet beta is ready for testing.

This is a lite wallet and the blockchain doesn't take any more than 626KB on the android device.

Source code:
https://github.com/HashEngineering/quarkcoinj - Quark Java Library (for the Android App and possibly other software)
https://github.com/HashEngineering/quarkcoin-wallet - The Quark Android Wallet Source code

Links to Android App:
https://github.com/HashEngineering/quarkcoin-wallet/releases/ (view recent beta versions)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=hashengineering.quarkcoin.wallet

When using this app, please back up your keys and email them to yourself!  This will save your private keys in a password protected file.  Then your coins can be retrieved even if you loose your phone.

Planned Fixes in the next Beta Release:
1.  Native support for the hash function.

It is appreciated if feedback of the following is provided:
1.  Can you receive coins? (small amounts to avoid losing them)
2.  Can you send coins?
3.  Can you scan a QR code from another phone or Paper Wallet (to send coins).
4.  Can you request coins via email or other android service?
5.  How long does it take to sync the blockchain?
6.  Does it drain out your battery after an hour?
7.  How much space does it take up on your phone?
8.  Does it calculate exchange rates properly?

If the app crashes you can send the report via email or another method if your phone allows it.  Reports of errors can also be posted in this topic.

To close the app, simply press the back button until you reach your home screen.  The app will close itself (there is no need for a disconnect option).

Known Issues:
1.  This app may use a lot of battery power while syncing the blockchain, initially.  It should use less power after the app is synced.
2.  Syncing has been slow.

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February 16, 2014, 07:56:07 AM
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I would help test, but no android!  Undecided
but good job on such a big achievement!

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February 16, 2014, 08:05:35 AM
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Nice!
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February 16, 2014, 08:09:47 AM
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Adding a screenshot to the original post would be nice.

In terms of design, I think there should be a semi-transparent "ghost" image of Quark logo
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February 16, 2014, 08:12:24 AM
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This app looks great and works really well so far.

Thanks for the beta! Great work!
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February 16, 2014, 08:25:20 AM
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awesome!
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February 16, 2014, 10:30:03 AM
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Will test it when i get home. Well done!
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February 16, 2014, 11:26:34 AM
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Great work !!

just downloading now .

tiny rick !
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February 16, 2014, 12:03:30 PM
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Downloaded it just now.

Install went without issues on Android 4.2.1

getting two peers connected from the start, so that's good (95.85.2.86 & 192.241.151.155)

Exchange rates tab doesn't work (yet?)

The Camera icon is in a weird spot on the "home" page of the wallet (see screenshot)

Syncing doesn't seem to give any issues, however, the client isn't indicating how much syncing has been done, so it's hard to tell.....

Install space of the Quark app itself is 13,34 MB

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February 16, 2014, 12:51:59 PM
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February 16, 2014, 01:11:04 PM
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Downloaded it just now.

Install went without issues on Android 4.2.1

getting two peers connected from the start, so that's good (95.85.2.86 & 192.241.151.155)

Exchange rates tab doesn't work (yet?)

The Camera icon is in a weird spot on the "home" page of the wallet (see screenshot)

Syncing doesn't seem to give any issues, however, the client isn't indicating how much syncing has been done, so it's hard to tell.....

Install space of the Quark app itself is 13,34 MB



fantastic - yes i noticed it calculated a weird number for the represented amount in the receive section , i'm on an older version of Android 4.0.3 (camera shows fine on this version)

will have to try it on a better connection .

awesome ! 

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February 16, 2014, 04:58:34 PM
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Can't wait for the final version

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February 16, 2014, 07:35:10 PM
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My results on Google Nexus 7 2013 (4G) - deb


1.  Can you receive coins? (small amounts to avoid losing them)
Yes

2.  Can you send coins?
Yes

Its says it's still waiting because I was still syncing the blockchain

3.  Can you scan a QR code from another phone or Paper Wallet (to send coins).
Yep. send the dev and the guy who posed above me .05 QRK.
4.  Can you request coins via email or other android service?
Havent tested
5.  How long does it take to sync the blockchain?
Took about 30 minutes. Needs a lite version if possible, or the ability to turn off syncing on data!
6.  Does it drain out your battery after an hour?
Went from 100% to 88% in exactly one hour. Androind reports that the wallet app took half of that

7.  How much space does it take up on your phone?
Android reports 51MB

8.  Does it calculate exchange rates properly?
Reports $0.0701 for USD. Sounds about right.

Needs the ability to add nodes!
There are only 2 in the app, and one is always +/- 100 blocks apart.

Sending and receiving is deathly slow compared to how fast quark is.

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February 16, 2014, 11:27:44 PM
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This app is really freaking sweet.  I have two minor problems though,

1) the app doesn't close.  I go back to the main menu, and swipe the app closed in cyanogen mod, but still see "connected nodes" in the status bar. 

2) I was able to send a payment to myself from my computer instantly, by manually typing in the phone wallet address.  I tried scanning a QR code to send a payment from bitinfocharts.com, but get the following message: "Cannot classify input: quarkcoin:Qeg5SiWkNNQXcXb3cGq5k2d8y3j4uJJH1v"
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February 17, 2014, 12:18:13 AM
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Downloaded it just now.

Install went without issues on Android 4.2.1

getting two peers connected from the start, so that's good (95.85.2.86 & 192.241.151.155)

Exchange rates tab doesn't work (yet?)

The Camera icon is in a weird spot on the "home" page of the wallet (see screenshot)

Syncing doesn't seem to give any issues, however, the client isn't indicating how much syncing has been done, so it's hard to tell.....

Install space of the Quark app itself is 13,34 MB


Thank you for your feedback. 

Connecting to two peers is normal.  This app does not have the robust connectivity features of the desktop client yet.  The bitcoin people will be adding that soon and when they do, I will import those changes into the Quark android wallet.

The camera icon appearing at the edge of the screen appears to be due to the sizes of the send and receive buttons.  In english these buttons take up less room due to fewer letters to display on the buttons.  I will try to see if there is a solution for this.

To see about syncing progress, go to options, then Network Monitor and scroll to Blocks if that part is not on the screen. If the last block is from 1 to 5 minutes ago, then the app is synced.

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February 17, 2014, 12:31:16 AM
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My results on Google Nexus 7 2013 (4G) - deb


1.  Can you receive coins? (small amounts to avoid losing them)
Yes

2.  Can you send coins?
Yes

Its says it's still waiting because I was still syncing the blockchain

Thanks, I recieved the 0.05 QRK.

3.  Can you scan a QR code from another phone or Paper Wallet (to send coins).
Yep. send the dev and the guy who posed above me .05 QRK.
4.  Can you request coins via email or other android service?
Havent tested
5.  How long does it take to sync the blockchain?
Took about 30 minutes. Needs a lite version if possible, or the ability to turn off syncing on data!

This is a lite version, but we will strive to make it lighter.  The older versions of the Bitcoin and Litecoin android wallets had options for only syncing when plugged into power.  There may be away to only have it sync when on wifi.  These are options we will be looking into, but there are reasons why some of these features were taken out of the Bitcoin Wallet.

6.  Does it drain out your battery after an hour?
Went from 100% to 88% in exactly one hour. Android reports that the wallet app took half of that

This is another area for improvement.  The Hash function may be using much of that power and there is a way to reduce it.

7.  How much space does it take up on your phone?
Android reports 51MB

8.  Does it calculate exchange rates properly?
Reports $0.0701 for USD. Sounds about right.

Needs the ability to add nodes!
There are only 2 in the app, and one is always +/- 100 blocks apart.

Sending and receiving is deathly slow compared to how fast quark is.

Adding nodes is a function that will be added later.  Even the Bitcoin Wallet doesn't support the "addnodes=" and peers.dat features of the desktop client.


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February 17, 2014, 12:48:57 AM
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This app is really freaking sweet.  I have two minor problems though,

1) the app doesn't close.  I go back to the main menu, and swipe the app closed in cyanogen mod, but still see "connected nodes" in the status bar. 

2) I was able to send a payment to myself from my computer instantly, by manually typing in the phone wallet address.  I tried scanning a QR code to send a payment from bitinfocharts.com, but get the following message: "Cannot classify input: quarkcoin:Qeg5SiWkNNQXcXb3cGq5k2d8y3j4uJJH1v"

1)  If the "Connectivity Indicator" was activating, then I also had trouble closing the app using the back button.  I was able to force close it using other means (of course force closing an app is not ideal).

2)  This error is because the App was based on the Quark C++ source code where the URI for addresses is quark:Qeg5SiWkNNQXcXb3cGq5k2d8y3j4uJJH1v.  However, the bitinfocharts.com site is using quarkcoin:Qeg5SiWkNNQXcXb3cGq5k2d8y3j4uJJH1v.  I will update the code to read either type of URI.

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February 17, 2014, 01:29:45 AM
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Thank for your hard work,  Cool
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February 17, 2014, 03:59:48 AM
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amazing work... should be bigger news. Thanks for this.

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February 17, 2014, 04:33:05 AM
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Is this in the Google Play store yet?  Can't find it.

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