CoinBase Expands Global Reach With Multilanguage Support For Mobile Apps

Bitcoin and mobile applications are a golden combination, especially considering how nearly every self-respecting payment system is migrating to the world of smartphones and tablets at some stage. Luckily for Bitcoin enthusiasts, there are plenty of Bitcoin wallet solutions available right now, and even more will see the light of day in 2015.

Multilanguage Support for iOS & Android

But merchants could also benefit from a mobile Bitcoin application, especially if they signed up with a service such as CoinBase – which thankfully offers a mobile app for both Android and iOS users. And to further improve their services, as well as expand their global base of operations, CoinBase has added support for eleven new languages to their mobile application.

Because Bitcoin is such a global currency which operates beyond national borders, and does not care who you are, how old you are or what your religion is, it has become a worldwide phenomenon. One thing most of us in the Western world tend to forget is that not everyone is as well-versed in the English language as most of us [especially in underbanked countries].

CoinBase acknowledged that situation, and has therefore undertaken the necessary steps to offer a localized version of the mobile application to their customer base. Among these eleven new languages, we find Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish and Russian. Especially Russian is an interesting choice, given the country’s negative stance on Bitcoin and digital currencies at this moment.


“Bits” Becomes A New Standard for Bitcoin Denomination

A new trend has emerged during the end of 2014 and early 2015, where we see “Bits” becoming a new denomination for pieces of a Bitcoin. Such a trend does not go by unnoticed by the “established” brands in the Bitcoin sphere either, which is why CoinBase added support for “bits” as a unit of bitcoin currency for their mobile application..

Both iOS and Android users can now denominate their Bitcoin wallet in “bits”, by going to “Settings” in the CoinBase application, and then selecting the “Bitcoin Units” option.

Android Tablet App Optimized

Providing a proper user experience on Android tablets has proven to be a major hassle for plenty of app developers. CoinBase developers have done everything in their power to optimize the company’s Android tablet application, which is available for download in the Google Play Store. iOS Users will receive a tablet update in the near future as well.

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