Earlier this year, we announced the release of our first mobile application, Origin Wallet. This introduced mobile messaging and notifications, as well as providing a means for users to interact with our platform without needing a desktop browser and wallet. The Origin team is placing a strong bet on our products being “mobile-first.” There are clear and simple reasons for this. Our mobile app is easier to use than Web3-enabled desktop applications like MetaMask. Over 80% of our traffic already comes from mobile devices. Finally, we believe mobile payments will drive the future growth of cryptocurrency and fintech overall.
We are pleased to announce that we have completed a major update of our mobile app, improving both its form and function. The first major change is that our app is now available on both Apple devices and Android devices. This was extremely important to us because the majority of our traffic comes from Android devices and also because we believe inexpensive Android smartphones will onboard millions of people from emerging markets onto decentralized applications utilizing cryptocurrency in the years to come.
The second major change is that our mobile app is now a completely integrated cryptocurrency wallet. On our old mobile app, users had to switch back and forth between the app and a browser window to confirm transactions. Now, users can complete transactions from within the mobile app without having to leave the app or use any third-party software.
Previously, our mobile app only supported signing transactions and did not integrate browsing of listings, searching, or any of the other great features available in our marketplace DApp. It was difficult for users to post listings and purchase listings. This wasn’t good enough for us or our users. Now, users can easily buy and sell within the same app. Users will have access to all of the features of our DApp on mobile, giving them a much smoother and more secure experience. In order to make an impact, we believe we have to build decentralized applications that are just as easy to use and as the centralized applications that we are used to today.
Although most of these changes were made to make things easier for users who did not have deep experience with crypto applications, we wanted to make sure we were not adding friction to our advanced users. The Origin DApp is still fully compatible with desktop, MetaMask, and third-party mobile wallets like Coinbase Wallet and Trust Wallet. Users can choose to import their existing wallets from other applications into our mobile app if desired.
Please download Origin Marketplace today and give us your feedback. Origin is an open source company that maintains an equally open culture. Any comments, questions, or feedback you have for us are helpful, and we look forward to collaborating with our community members to improve our products.
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