In the recent reports, the XRP community appears to be stirred with a lot of news related to the adoption of the cryptocurrency through many sources, for instance, xRapid, the cross-border remittance service built by Ripple and XRP Tip Bot, the micropayments service built by the third-party developer, Wietse Wind.
XRP adoption has reached a great level with big stores like Google and Apple and institutions like SBI Financial and MUFG Bank Ltd. getting involved with the technology.
In a recent scenario, the creator of XRP Tip Bot was reported to have been seeking approval from Amazon to integrate the blockchain app with Alexa. It is also believed that he has designed a feature that will enable the users to check their balances and send/receive XRP by commanding Alexa. Earlier, the Tip Bot app saw its integration on the popular social media platforms – Twitter, Reddit and Discord.
In one of the Twitter comments, an XRP follower and a blockchain enthusiast inquired about the Tip Bot being integrated with the mobile messaging app, WhatsApp. Here, Wietse Wind responded by stating:
“Also a great idea. Our resources are limited, so we’re going to focus on a few other things, and we’re building TipBot V2 (it will take some months) allowing other developers to integrate with the TipBot”
The reports also stated that Nixer is an independent programmer leading the Alexa-Tip Bot project. Once completed, the project will then be sent for approval.
Tiffany Hayden, who is a crypto-fan and Wind follower commented:
“Thank you for providing such a fun and great resource to the $XRP Community!
If there are things that we can do to make your life easier, please, please let us know!”
Another Twitter user wrote:
“I bet @xrptipbot will become a bank at some point :D.”
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Ripple-backed XRPL Labs releases XRPayments on Playstore and App store
The Ripple-backed startup, XRPL Labs had been working on various technologies to develop the ecosystem. One of these technologies, XRPayment, was in its testing phase and has been finally launched and made available on the Google Play store and Apple app store.
Wietse Wind, the developer of XRPtipbot and one of the developers at XRPL Labs, informed the XRP community about this on his Twitter. Wind stated:
“Right on time! 🎉 🎉 🎉 Our XRPayments app was just accepted by Google and Apple. You can get the app now from the Apple iOS or Google Play store, and start accepting $XRP for payments in your physical store!”
The application received a lot of traction, especially from the XRP enthusiasts, however, one of the users pointed out an issue he encountered while using the application. Twitter user @almost_summer_ asked Wind:
“hi Wietse great job! just downloaded it, if i open the coinbase or uphold wallet app i can scan the QR but it does not auto fill in the amount of XRP to send. the XRPay web version did fill in the amounts. is that supposed to be like that?”
Wind replied to the user saying that the team wanted users to think about the amount they and perhaps tip the service. He also added:
“Some wallet apps can read a pre filled amount, and the web version implemented that, thus breaking support with some other clients. For this app we wanted 100% support, so we left out the pre filled amount feature for now.”
Wind and the team are also working on a ‘signing platform’ which will enable the users to sign and approve transactions from an application or the web application from any developer, without sharing their mnemonic, through a push message or QR code.
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