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New software tools help developers create Bitcoin-friendly Android apps

Jan 14, 2014, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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The companies have released a software development kit (SDK) that aims to make it easy for Android developers to build apps that process Bitcoin payments.

It could help knock down what some see as one of the biggest hurdles to wider Bitcoin use: the lack of a killer app that makes it easy for everyday folk to use the virtual currency.

With the SDK, Android developers will be able to make apps that accept Bitcoin payments without forcing the user out of the app and into another service. Coinbase and BitMonet envision a range of applications, but greater support for retail transactions with bitcoins is one likely outcome.

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