Ripple-Backed Startup’s XRP Payments App Goes Live On App Store & Google Play
XRPayments app by the Ripple-backed startup XRPL Labs has been now officially launched and further made available on both Apple’s app store and Google Play for Android users.
Weiste Wind, one of the developers at XRPL Labs and the developer of XRP Tip Bot took to Twitter to share the news with the XRP community.
“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!”
As per the description in the store, the app will accept payments in XRP directly on the ledger to either on your own account address or XRPTipBot.com account. You just have to type in the amount that you wish to pay in any currency and the app will automatically convert the amount in XRP.
Wind further shared, “Oh, and did I mention you can control the slippage, rounding, app title? And that it converts from ANY CURRENCY IN THE WORLD.”
As for the future expansion plans and if it will be connected to the XRPL DEX gateway to allow merchants to convert directly to fiat IOUs on the ledger as asked by a user, Wind replies with a “seems like a next step that makes sense.” However, he did further say that “First full speed ahead with the signing app + platform. DEX payments will be part of the app for sure!”
Developing The XRP Ecosystem
XRPL Labs has been working on various applications for the XRP ledger and to develop its ecosystem. XRPPayments app has been one of these projects that the team has been working on. Just at the end of last month, the first prototype of the then named XRPay app has been shared and is now live for people to download and use.
The fundraising and development arm of Ripple, Xpring in mid-February this year backed XRP Labs. An undisclosed amount of investment denominated in XRP has also been expected to fuel the company’s efforts in the initial two to three years.
Apart from XRPayment app, the startup is working on a number of other projects such as a decentralized exchange, a cold storage operating system, and a mobile wallet.
The community is excited as this will further boost XRP’s adoption. Today has been a good day for XRP as on the price front as well, XRP/USD made its way to $0.348 at one point from $0.334.
At the time of writing, the third largest cryptocurrency has been trading at $0.336 with 24-hours gains of 1.18 percent.