Dash has released an official wallet for the iPhone as Apple has finally approved the currency officially.
Earlier today, Dash Core CEO Ryan Taylor tweeted out a teaser, hinting at big news arriving soon:
Big news to share today. 📱 pic.twitter.com/LVEWJskUuT
— Ryan Taylor (@RTaylor05) July 19, 2017
Soon after this, the Dash wallet for iPhone was released, and is now available for download. iPhone users can now download a proprietary Dash wallet, and take advantage of its InstantSend functionality.
Dash’s long journey to acceptance with Apple is finally at a close
Dash has long had issues with acceptance into Apple products. Their confusingly hard stance has resulted in a multi-year back-and-forth trying to get a Dash wallet in the app store. Quantum Explorer, iOS Developer for Dash Core and the developer behind the new wallet, says he has been working on this for many years:
“It all started with Evan calling for someone to make the iOS wallet back in April 2015. I had previously thought about making it but at that point it was little more than just a side thought. His announcement came from the Dash foundation and they were looking for an iOS Engineer knowledgeable in crypto. I jumped on board and wrote the initial wallet in about 3 months. However Apple denied the initial wallet. After about 10 back and forths with them me and the rest of core team gave up and decided to wait till Dash (darkcoin at the time) became more popular. Skip forward to about a year later in July 2016. I revamped the wallet and did a push, however once again it was denied.”
Earlier this year, Jaxx successfully added a wallet to the App Store with Dash enabled, and it was approved, and has been ever since, though there have been some issues in getting updates approved. According to Quantum Explorer, this approval was not for Dash the currency, but just the specific app, possibly as an oversight:
“…Jaxx really didn’t have Dash approved before. Dash the currency wasn’t accepted on the app store until this week, that’s what we were fighting for….the Apple review process sometimes lets some cryptocurrency apps get through, but this is just because of reviewer error.”
This would now indicate that Dash apps are fair game for submission into the App Store.
Now Dash has proprietary, InstantSend-enabled wallets on both platforms
This new iPhone app means that now Dash has a dedicated wallet in both major mobile platforms, Android and iPhone, that enables InstantSend functionality. Most non-Bitcoin tokens are available in a variety of multi-coin apps such as Jaxx and Coinomi, but with base functionality, without any special features. This was true of Dash as well for iPhone until now, where no wallets supported InstantSend on that platform. Now, Dash has the opportunity to show its competitive advantage in speedy transactions on all mobile devices.