Ledger Wallet announces new desktop and mobile applications

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Ledger Wallet announces new desktop and mobile applications

Early 2015, we introduced the Ledger Wallet Bitcoin Chrome application – a Google Chrome app designed to interact with our hardware wallets, enabling simple and secure management of cryptocurrency transactions. This app was rapidly followed by the Ledger Wallet Ethereum and Ripple native applications & companion Chrome apps, making it possible to manage these cryptocurrencies with your Ledger hardware wallet. Three years later, after the massive growth of cryptocurrencies and the multiplication of altcoins and forks, needless to say that our interfaces were ripe for a significant facelift.

Today, we are excited to announce the upcoming availability of our new generation Ledger Wallet application, built natively for desktop and mobile, gathering all cryptocurrencies in a single, unified place. This app will be available on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and won’t require Google Chrome or Chromium anymore.

Initial released feature: One unique App for all currencies

Our initial release will bring all the current set of features supported by all our different apps, but in a unified and multi currency unique application.

You’ll find the full list of features of this first release below

  • Native desktop application (Windows, macOS, Linux)

  • Multi currencies (23 cryptos including Bitcoin, Altcoins, Ethereum, Ripple…)

  • Multi devices (Ledger Nano S, Ledger Blue)

  • Read only consultation of accounts without device (protected by optional password)

  • Dashboard view of all assets

  • Counter values: choice of currency & exchanges

  • Send, receive, account balances & history

  • Confirmation before sending funds

  • On device verification of the receive address

  • Faster account synchronisation engine

What to expect in future releases? Mobile version, additional cryptos supported, 3rd party apps

In addition to this initial release, our teams are working hard on futures updates that we’re really excited about, and that will make your Ledger hardware wallets even more easy to use (notably including a full mobile experience, the ability to support a lot more cryptocurrencies on your Ledger Nano S, and third party app integrations). Here’s a sneak peek into our roadmap:

  • Mobile application version (Android & iOS)

  • Ledger Nano/HW.1 support

  • Install/uninstall apps on Ledger Nano S automatically to smoothly manage a non limited number of cryptos on one device

  • Ethereum ERC20 tokens & contract management

  • Third party apps integration (buy/sell cryptocurrencies, exchanges, swaps…)

  • Transaction tags & notes

  • Spotlight search

  • Generate more than one new address

  • 100+ cryptocurrencies support

The new application will have its own set of native USB drivers. Google Chrome won’t be required anymore, but this will also break compatibility with the Chromebook platform.

Ledger Manager

Additionally, Ledger is working on a new version of the Ledger Manager platform. We’ll shortly move to a web based solution involving direct USB communication without the need to install any extension. Supported browsers include Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera. This new version will highly improve user experience by bringing a lot of new features such as device information, firmware and apps updates, quick overview of installed currencies, categories, 3rd party apps.

Availability

We’ll soon be announcing availability of the Ledger Wallet application. We’ll first release the desktop version during Q2 2018 and then focus on the mobile version Q3 2018. The new version of the Ledger Manager is also expected for Q2 2018. Stay tuned!

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Announcing the new Ledger Wallet desktop and mobile applications
#2

Excellent news. Looking my forward to this.

So for the mobile app version will you still need to connect a ledger nano s via usb cable to your mobile phone to access?


#3

think so, if not it would defeat the whole purpose of a hardware wallet :slight_smile:


#4

I was thinking that too.

Guess it’s makes the whole process easier if you’re on the go all the time by hooking up to your mobile rather than pc or laptop.


#5

it sounds really convenient, especially for people that travel a lot.


#6

i just ordered a ledger nano blue and should be shipped in a couple weeks. i debated between trezor and ledger and now i see ledger is trying to be #1 in the hardware game. i cant wait to store all my erc20 coins safely. im hoping the UI and UX of the apps are very straight forward because the noob getting into crypto needs to feel comfortable and so do i… lol


#7

Wow! Can’t wait for the mobile app


#8

bout time…lol :sunglasses:


#9

Question… So I ordered the nano s and I have a chrome book…

Can I still use the old way of storing cryptos on my chrome book?


#10

I just got nano s last week haven’t used it yet. Should I wait for new version or just start using chorme apps?


#11

you can start on the chrome apps, no need to wait :slight_smile:


#12

I feel like chrome extensions are easy to hack. fells like it.
how do I know if everything is correct and my address is not hacked?


#13

there is no incentive to hack them, nobody could access your funds anyway when you use your ledger


#14

when sending funds always compare the first 3 digits and the last 3 to be sure the address your sending to is correct. your private keys are safe on your ledger and you have to physically push a button to sign your transaction with your private key.


#15

so double check and send from gdax address to ledger and that is it? easy like that? to avoid fees using gdax correct?


#16

correct sir :slight_smile:


#17

this looks sleeeek. Exciting news!


#18

Thanks everyone… My ledger will be here soon I will get my coins over to it for now these R my hodl coins :wink:


#19

Since I only have a chrome book I’m just fine to use my nano and store my crypto ?


#20

This is amazing news for anyone with a Ledger!!