The importance of the iPhone apps in the world of bitcoins might be bigger than initially anticipated. The bitcoin transactions must be made fast, in an effective manner, and the iPhone is known for its reliability in this area. On the other hand, many traders and speculators have iPhones, and they need a good way to manage their e-wallets and transactions. In the app store, you will find many interesting apps for iPhone, but as usual, you will have to prepare some money for the best features.
Keeping your bitcoin wallet on your mobile terminal is important for not only reliability and speed, but also for security. If you are a miner and you have the electronic wallet files on the same computer, just think about what would happen if your computer cracks because of mining (unfortunately, this happens sometimes, especially with low performing computers). You will lose all your transaction details, and of course, your bitcoins.
This is why it is better to have your bitcoins in one place, and the mining equipment at home. Here are the best iPhone applications that would allow you to store and use your bitcoins on your iPhone terminal in a simple and effective manner.
Bitcoin iPhone Apps
Blockchain for iPhone
The Blockchain app for mobile might be one of the best bitcoin app, even compared with the powerful Android programs designed with the same purpose. This is why it is downloaded thousands of times per day, and it might be your next Bitcoin mobile platform. Let’s see the characteristics that made it so popular.
- Address book – here, you will have a list with the best merchants, and the websites that accept bitcoins as payment method. It is the simplest way to stay in touch with the bitcoin world all the time
- Auto-backups – a great facility, especially if you have large sums deposited in your wallet, or if you make numerous transactions. With this widget, you will always feel safe, and if your wallet is hacked, you can easily present this proof to your ewallet issuer, to recover the details of your wallet. Moreover, the backup is made after each transaction, which practically solves the cases of wallet hacking in the Bitcoin world.
BTCmon Bitcoin Monitor
This application is not as popular as others are, but the majority of people that have already used it have positive opinions about it. It comes with some interesting guides about using bitcoins, and about increasing the effectiveness of your online bitcoin transactions. It has some only the details of BitcoinCharts.com, but several other markets will be added soon.
The app costs about 4$, and it is the first wallet of this type appeared for iPhones. A smart facility offered here is to send your backups to the Dropbox account, so you would know that those will be safe. Backup is made and sent automatically.
BitcoinApp allows you to have the market as your main iPhone screen, and to modify it in many currencies. This is a good widget not only for transactions but also for miners, as they will be able to follow the performances of their desktop mining devices at home, and even to bring modifications to some parameters. It is a great thing to know that all your mining hardware is safe, even when you are away.
On the main screen, you can see the current and estimated difficulty, how many blocks are needed to be mined to the respective levels, and the average intervals between blocks. The exchange rates are live, and you can choose statistics.
Bitcoin Miner Stats
Bitcoin Miner Stats does not offer financial services, but when it comes to mining statistics and hints, it is a good one. Another good point about it is the fact that it only costs 1$. The API key from your pool is everything you need to see the live statistics about the pool and about the mining process generally.
One Wallet is actually a PC browser app, which has been adapted for jailbroken iPhones. You will find it at thebigboss.org through Cyndia, and it is free. You will pay small transaction fees for any initiated or received sum, but those are the equivalent of 2-5 cents.
The program allows double protection for ewallets, as besides the common password, you will need a second one before transmitting the funds. However, the possibility of the wallets to be cracked is small.
As you can see, there are plenty of apps to choose for your iPhone. However, don’t choose too many, and especially those that show you the same indicators, as you might be confused. Choose one for mining statistics, another one for hosting the ewallet and for initiating transactions, and maybe some widgets and features that can be added with those.