Update For ANDROID version of GetGems
New Security Layers and Upgrading Referral Rewards to prepare for Airdrop
Before I introduce this issue's updates, I would like to thank all of the beta testers who have been tireless working with each beta version of GetGems Messenger and invite anyone receiving this Update to follow this link to get information on Becoming a GetGems Beta Tester
Enhanced Security and Preparing for the first Airdrop
We have been busy adding security measures to make sure Sybil attacks are difficult to implement and upgrading the referral mechanism in order to get ready for the Airdrop which will reward active users. We are currently testing the mechanism which validates who is active.
Telegram Client Version Update for Android.
Telegram has released their latest client version (2.8.1) with some very cool updates. We at GetGems believe in giving you guys the best experience there is, and we definitely don’t want you to miss any of the great features Telegram has to offer. So we had GetGems Messenger updated to the latest Telegram source for Android.
- When sharing a location, you can now choose venues and landmarks. And when viewing a location, you can get directions. The section was also beautifully redesigned.
- Another thing that was lacking – captions for photos. You can now add them to any picture you send, just tap the T(for Text) in the photo editing panel.
New Voice Messages
- You can now see whether the recipient has listened to your voice message — and keep track of which ones you've listened to yourself. Voice messages that have not been played yet are now marked with a small dot.
- Tired of buzzing notifications from active group chats? Sick of multiple notifications every time somebody forwards you a dozen messages? Getting notifications on mobile while chatting with the same person from your desktop? Fixed! Now you will be notified only when it is necessary.
Rich link Preview
- Link Previews now work for almost any news site — in addition to previews for the most popular services like YouTube and Twitter.
- Extended ‘typing’ statuses: you can now see when your chat partner is sending you a photo or recording a voice message. Scrolling and photo animations have become smoother than ever. There is also a fully redesigned emoji menu on Android so that it now features a dedicated stickers tab. This is the first drumbeat of the stickers revolution that is coming soon.
Removed SmartIcons a.k.a Chat Stickers
Unfortunately we had to remove the smarticons feature from GetGems for now. We know many of users liked it but the truth is the 3rd party library version we are using is causing a lot of issues and has excessive battery usage. We are going to work on a solution to bring back this awesome feature but in the meanwhile the only thing we can ask you is to be patient.
Many of you asked us to have a easier way to view and share your referral link. So that’s exactly what we did. You can now find your referral link at the Settings screen. Just tap the row and the link is copied to your clipboard, from that point paste it anywhere you like. Super simple, Super easy.
QR Screen redesign
We redesigned the QR screen to be simpler and minimalistic, showing the address under the QR code and then copied to the clipboard with one tap.
A part of our efforts to make GetGems the best wallet, we had a lot of requests to make the app Bitcoin uri compatible. Now, each time you would like to transfer money by clicking an URI at an external service, GetGems will handle it.
Please do not hesitate to contact me directly for any questions or comments on this update.
See you on GetGems!
Daniel Peled - peled1986 - firstname.lastname@example.org powered by Disqus