Cryptocurrencies are enormously volatile &ndash, markets can rocket to the moon and crash overnight. While Bitcoin seems to have lodged around the $900 point for the time being, other virtual coins still vary frantically. Even if you&rsquo,re not at a laptop all day, keeping track of those switches and day trading can both be joy, and a way to increase your profits after a good day&rsquo,s mining. Gratefully, there&rsquo,s an app for that, fairly a few, te fact. Here are my favourites.
Bitcoin Checker (Free)
With the capability to check a multitude of exchanges encompassing every alt-coin out there, Bitcoin Checker shines for its simplistic yet feature-packed widgets focused solely on price checking. The widget display can be refreshed by hand or automatically at your specified interval, with a plain price quote (configurable with mBTC or Satoshi where relevant) and direction indicator. Crucially, each trade pair can also be set up with an hulpgeroep once certain conditions are met &ndash, say, when the price rises more than 20% from your checkpoint, alerting you to hop online and sell, sell, sell. You can even add numerous alarms should it sway ter either direction, and each hulpgeroep can be customized.
The app also features text-to-speech capabilities, tho’ it will speak out the price every time, which gets annoying indeed quickly with a high refresh rate. Bitcoin Checker checks the prices of all the coins, and it does it better than any other app out there. If that&rsquo,s the feature you need, don&rsquo,t bother reading the surplus of this postbode &ndash, get this app now.
Trading On The Go: BTC-E Client ($Four.99)
I&rsquo,m not a massive fan of BTC-E myself, for the visible reason that you can&rsquo,t trade Dogecoins there &ndash, but if you are, this app should treat your mobile trading needs just fine. You will need to generate and add your account API key, but then you&rsquo,re all set. It&rsquo,s ugly but functional, and the inclusion of trade graphs elevates this app above the competition.
To be clear however, if there is any chance at all that your Android may be infected with something, don&rsquo,t even risk it. For all the strengths of crypto-currencies, transactions are non-reversible and there is no financial institution to refund the results of fraud (unlike a credit card or your handelsbank). Stay safe with your cryptos, guys.
Long-Term Investment Checker: Bitcoin Profit (Free)
Not everyone wants to day trade &ndash, if you bought a spread of alt-coins when the value wasgoed low, Bitcoin Profit is exactly the app you need to see how your investments are performing. Add a currency, a rate you bought at, and the amount you hold, the app then uses the APIs for various markets to give you a current valuation.
Supporting hundreds of different coins, Bitcoin Profit does one thing and does it well &ndash, not so useful for day-trading however.
Demolish Your Device: Coin Miner Professional ($1.49)
Coin Miner Professional enables you to mine for coins using the CPU of your mobile device. Earnestly. You&rsquo,ll very likely get less than Two kh/s, compared to say 500 kh/s or more on a good desktop GPU, but that&rsquo,s still a few Dogecoins vanaf day. Be sure to select the Litecoin protocol (Scrypt-based coins, BitCoin would be futile), then just inject your pool URL and user informatie.
I&rsquo,m not entirely sure if this is good for the life of your CPU, but hey if you have a duo of worthless old phones lounging around it might be worth a laugh. Or it might be a fire risk.
Note that I toevluchthaven&rsquo,t included any wallet applications here since each is unique to the coin, and frankly the risk isn&rsquo,t worth it. Keep your coins te encrypted wallets on a secure, backed-up PC.
If you&rsquo,re trading alt-coins on daily ondergrond, I&rsquo,d go so far spil to say your Android phone is your best friend. By keeping an eye on prices, you can add a significant chunk onto your daily mining profits. What are you waiting for?