Uniswap Labs has made its Android wallet application available to the public, releasing it on Google Play store. The app comes with a built-in swap function, amongst various other new features.
Users will now be able to swap tokens through the decentralised exchange (DEX) from within the app. This was previously only available via a web browser extension.
The app was first tried out in a closed beta that was released on 12 October. Uniswap reigns as the world’s largest decentralised crypto exchange by cumulative volume. However, prior to the latest launch, most of its trades had been done via a web-based application or on IOS mobile devices.
The Uniswap app was first launched on Apple’s App Store in a few select countries. This was a month after the team complained in March saying that Apple was blocking the app from its stores.
Similar to the IOS version, the new application for Android users will facilitate token swaps on the Polygon, Arbitrum and Optimism, Base and BNB Chain networks. It automatically detects which network a coin is on and switches to that network without the user prompting it to.
Uniswap Labs vice president of design, Callil Capuozzo, revealed that the team has also added support for new languages, now supporting English, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, French and Chinese. These languages are available in both traditional and simplified versions.
Another new feature is the inclusion of a setting that allows users to view the value of their crypto in their local currency. According to Capuozzo, they also took in user feedback and changed the location of the app’s wallet address display. This is aimed at making it potentially easier for users to cut and paste their address.
In order to help avoid front-running and sandwich attacks, the wallet routes Ethereum transactions through a private pool. However, users can turn off this feature if they prefer. In addition, it automatically detects most coins that have built-in transfer fees. These fees are displayed in the interface, making the user aware of them.
The Android app has been launched as a response to a high demand for the same. This was one of the most requested items the team has been asked for, added Capuozzo, saying: “We’ve been hearing from Twitter replies and our community — they’re always asking ‘When Android? When Android?’”.
Uniswap is Ethereum’s largest decentralised crypto exchange, with over $3.4 billion of total value locked inside of its smart contracts, as stated on its own analytics page. To ensure its prominence in the sector, the executive also encouraged users to continue submitting improvement suggestions to the team.