Developing our own mobile wallet takes time and diverts resources from our mission to build a decentralised internet. So when you can not do it yourself, get friends from the internet: welcome alpha wallet — an Ethereum-based wallet for both iOS and Android, open-sourced and on GitHub.
Let us take the iOS version as an example. We head to the Apple app store and search for the Alpha Wallet. They have a fairly new compiled version available with the latest updates.
Step 1: Adding the ETHO network
Let us start rolling and fire up the freshly download Alpha Wallet. First we are asked to either import an existing wallet or to start a new wallet. WE go for the latter one.
Then we can select the networks of our liking. Unfortunately ETHO is not yet as popular as the big cryptos, but the time will come… In the example, we go with Ethereum only.
You can add more networks anytime. Now we add ETHO. In order to do so you need to go to “Settings” in the lower right corner of the screen.
This opens the Settings Menu and we head for “Select active network”
This brings us to a screen where we could again the main networks but on the top right side of the screen we can see a + sign to add custom RPC Networks. As browsing currently is not working properly we use the “Enter” selection and fill in the fields like stated on the right.
If you have entered the above properly you will have ETHO in your wallet.
Step 2: Receiving ETHO
Well, I actually had some 0.5 ETHO in the wallet, so let us get some more. Let us transfer some ETHO from Metamask to Alpha wallet. Open in Metamask the account you want to send ETHO from and then enable the QR code scanning.
After the scan, you fill in the amount to send and the transaction needs to be confirmed and after some 13 sec the amount is available.
Step 3: Sending ETHO
Now we move some ETHO from Alpha Wallet. Remember we had now 1.5 ETHO in the wallet.
With the address scanned in we confirm the amount and transaction.
Alpha wallet is a great app with a lot of features and we scratch here only on the surface. More is to come as alpha wallet is supporting NFTs, ENS and other features. It has all the Apple features like FaceID and is working with ETHO like a charm.