Using SteemWallet App With Natural Medicine

in naturalmedicine •  8 months ago 

A lot of people around the world depend on their mobile phones to access online websites and services, especially in developing nations throughout Africa and South-East Asia. While many of the Steem-based dApps are great on a laptop or desktop computer, trying to access these on a smartphone can be challenging.

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Now especially with the rise of the various SCOT-Tribe platforms — such as naturalmedicine.io — Steemians want to be able to switch between various front-ends and not have to depend on having to enter their posting and active keys to login all the time.

Keychain has been bloody awesome, especially for flicking between accounts, and also when needing to broadcast various transactions on the blockchain, such as sending tokens, voting for witnesses, or even setting approvals for other dApps. The only problem is keychain isn’t available on mobile.

Thanks to witness @roelandp, we now have the SteemWallet app available for both iOS and Android. The new version (v2) not only acts as a mobile wallet for your STEEM, but also now comes with a browser to access all the best Steem-based websites and dApps....

..... It also comes with Keychain!!!.......

Multiple accounts

First things first. Add your accounts. All of them. Technically you can add any account you like (not necessarily yours) and see how much STEEM or SBD they have. It doesn’t show any staked STEEM (SP), nor does it show any SCOT tokens.

But, if you want to send/receive using the wallet, you need to enter your private keys, which you do via settings. You can either enter the keys via your Master key, or manually enter your (private) Posting, Active, and Memo keys.

For iPhone users, it will even ask if you want to use your Touch ID, so your fingerprint lets you login to the wallet, once your keys have been entered.

Using the browser

When you open the Browser, you’ll be shown a list of Steem dApps. At the top you hav the interfaces Steemit, SteemPeak, DTube, and TravelFeed. Under that you can access games such as Splinterlands and Next Colony, or tools such as Steem-Engine or SmartVoter.

 
Scroll further down, and you’ll find the list of Tribes, such as Natural Medicine.

When you go to login to any of these for the first time, it will ask you whether you want to login with Keychain or Steemconnect. Enter your account name and click on Keychain, and you’ll come to a window with the usual blockchain transaction message.

 
If you click the button marked “Do not prompt again to...”, then it remembers this so every time you use the Browser in this app, it will log you straight in.

The beauty of this is especially if you have multiple accounts (many curators do), and even wish to access different Tribe front-ends. Just like on a laptop/desktop, once you have entered your private keys into Keychain, you can easily switch between accounts and dApps without needing to enter the keys all over again.

And of course, if you are an iPhone user, then you have the added security of your Touch ID, which it will ask for every time you switch.

Other settings

There are four different colour themes you can choose, you can set which (fiat) currency it shows STEEM/SBD values in, and you can even choose which node to use, and even an option to buy STEEM, which takes you to Blocktrades.

The cons

This app is still no perfect. I’ve had to delete the app and re-install once, as it wouldn’t update my wallet, and the dApp list wouldn’t come up on the browser. But if you have your Master key, it loads all the other private keys anyway. I also couldn’t get it to work properly on my iPad, not sure why. But it works fine on my iPhone.

I imagine @roelandp could use some support to keep this app working properly and updated all the time. I’m not sure if he’s put a proposal up to the SPS... but if he does, then I’ll definitely vote for it.

This app is vital for those who depend on their smartphones to access Steem, which I’m certain would be lots.

I’d love to see the wallet also include SCOT tokens, and have the ability to claim rewards (STEEM and SCOTs), stake and send tokens. I’d also love to see my SP also.

I imagine all of these features need some work (read: time and money) put into it. Given he’s busy also organising SteemFest, I’m sure he has enough on his plate right now.

If you haven’t got the app, go download it right now and start using... and make sure you let @roelandp know how much you love this app. Go vote for his witness!!

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Image courtesy of steemwallet.app

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This is fantastic news, and I am so glad you shared this at PYPT today! I downloaded the app, tried it, and I am very impressed thus far! Thanks for spreading the news! 😃

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This is really interesting and I honestly only used steemit, palnet and partiko.
But this seems like something I would like so I Will check it out 😉👍
Thank you for sharing this and Im all mobile so Yeay... Lol

Have a wonderful evening and good you shared it in Pypt 🤗🌹

Posted using Partiko Android

I use it for mobile transfers but there are problems on my iPhone XR using the browser option. Can't click on some items in the top right hand corner.

It would be great if there was somewhere we could go to report bugs like this and offer suggestions.

oh nice raven, this will very helpful to me because I'm using a mobile phone. I'll install it later for sure,
thanks for sharing at #pypt

Posted using Partiko Android

I’m using it right now, for example!!

That is cool!!! I forgot to look into it, best get on it!

Posted using Partiko Android

such a great tutorial @metametheus, I only ever use my laptop to access my accounts, but things may change in the future, I am bookmarking this for then xxx

Very cool, does it offer anything more that a Partiko user would want? I have yet to try either and am trying to decide, thanks =)

They’re kinda different. The problem is that Partiko devs have basically walked away, and it seems the project is all but abandoned. It still works OK, and I do like its interface.

What I prefer about SteemWallet is that I can easily switch between accounts using the built-in keychain, and I can choose any of the dApps I like using: Steempeak, Natural Medicine, Palnet, Steem-Engine, etc without having to always enter my keys.

Plus, it’s built by a Steemian, so I feel better supporting someone who is present and part of the wider Steemscape!

Give it a go and see which you prefer.