We’ve just released a fantastic update to the Gliph iPhone application which you can download the update from the App Store today!
The update, (version 1.90), is part of a larger release that includes an a new Gliph Android application and the introduction of a brand new Gliph Desktop Web app.
Bitcoin is Back
This is such important news, it has its own blog post. But let’s dig into exactly what the Gliph iOS App can do with Bitcoin. With the new Gliph iOS app you can:
- Attach a Coinbase or Blockchain Bitcoin wallet to your Gliph account
- View balance wallet and past transactions performed using Gliph
- Send Bitcoin to any other Gliph user that also has a Bitcoin wallet attached
- Send Bitcoin to any QR code Bitcoin wallet address using a new QR code scanner
Support for Secure Group Messaging
Gliph now supports secure group messaging! That’s right, you can now assemble and manage your own groups on Gliph! In this version of the iOS app, you can participate in groups, though group creation needs to be done on the web.
For more information about secure Group Messaging on Gliph please see this post.
Profile and Group Photos
You can now add a Profile Photo facet as part of your Gliph profile. It has the same privacy options as other Gliph facets, like phone number or your name. You can have it be Public, Private or Private and shared with specific people or groups.
All new users are offered the ability to set a Profile Photo, but you can do this now by visiting the menu and choosing Profile.
Refreshed Activity View
The Activity View has been refreshed with a new message unread indicator and the display of Profile photos. The view should also refresh more quickly to accurately reflect the read status of the messages there.
There are a few things we left out of 1.90 to get it out the door for you. This includes message delay and timed expiration. We also weren’t able to get the complete Create Group capability into this version, but you can still do that using the mobile web. We plan to fill in these gaps, and continue to refine this experience over the next few releases.