Look at this description: "The Power of Ethereum in the Palm of Your Hand
Cipher Browser is the world's first full-featured mobile dapp browser and wallet for the Ethereum blockchain. Cipher allows you to interact with dapps powered by Ethereum on your mobile device and makes it easy for you to securely store, send and receive Ether and ERC20 tokens."
I have absolutely no idea what this is saying. Whoever can crack the nut of user experience for the layman (hell, even just technical folks who haven't spent the time to study all of these technologies/terms enough to know what the fuck they're talking about) is going to be very rich. Until then, this is just nerds catering to nerds.
Lots of small UX improvements will add up to a lot, and if there’s genuine utility in dapps adoption people will overcome them
Usability isn't about only using existing terms, it's about explaining the process well during on-boarding.
Human language is malleable and we all now know 100x the technical terms we did in the 90s. The same will eventually happen with blockchain tech, you're just seeing it in the early stages.
Think of the Ethereum network as a bunch of docker containers (nodes) that will execute random functions you throw at it and assume thats a good idea but either way you have to send ether for them to do it
Ether is a limited resource so therefore it has value because other people want to use it too. Ether is the gas on the ethereum network, and you have to use it as fuel to execute functions.
Still with me?
Okay great, before now it has been much more cumbersome to use any of this, and now you can do it from a mobile device
Erc20 is a standardized set of functions that make it easier to use the docker containers, it is the 20th one described and it caught on. This is analogous to REST protocols being made from a mere description in IETF RFCs. This particular standard primarily allows for the creation of new tokens. With this protocol, The docker containers will recognize the new unit of account and also execute the transfer functions to other Ethereum users. This works For all intents and purposes
Ethereum has been called the World Computer for these reasons
Similar to how I put the majority of my money in a savings account and keep my savings account lower.
btw, there is also the Ethers wallet which is open source and also in the iOS app store: https://github.com/ethers-io/EthersWallet-ios
the author is quite skilled and has spent a tremendous amount of time to consider a secure implementation throughout the entire code base. I highly recommend it.
My biggest concern with these types of apps is the security of the wallet, given everyone is rolling their own build, so personally I probably won’t put any real funds in here for some time.
Cipher uses features like the Secure Enclave chip to make things more secure, but obviously the best practice is to treat it as a hot spending wallet and use a hardware wallet to store large amounts.
Android Google Play (Beta): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cipherbrow...
(Worth adding to the homepage, btw.)
Ha. Never seen that put that way before, but sure.
But aside from just the currency aspect of it, blockchain protocols that support distributed apps (dapps) or smart contracts also allow for programs to be run on the blockchain; a sort of distributed computing network. This app, aside from wallet/currency functions, appears to also allow you to interact with these distributed apps and see their state.
Congrats on the work though. A major item for becoming a successful anything is having a large community. Broadening access to the technology helps a lot to achieve it.
US AppStore only it seems. Or at least not in NL.
How is this different from Status?
I gotta say Status is a very cool project though (and really well-funded too and I own some SNT tokens as well) and I really appreciate all the work they are doing with Whisper protocol.
You can check the blockchain for the current nonce of an account, but if you sent from the same account simultaneously from two devices, both transactions would get the same nonce and one would fail.
i think this really fills a great whole. i am happy that you did this work ;)
i would definitely be willing to contribute, if you open source it.