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I know currently there is no chance to use Dapps on mobile. Are there any upcoming projects to solve this issue? I think this is most necessary part of Dapps. Without mobile support there is no way.

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There is a project like Trust Wallet that's working on providing a mobile experience for dApps on Ethereum blockchain. It's available both on iOS and Android.

As a based you have a wallet for handling key securely locally on the phone, since you need to have a private key in order to communicate with a blockchain.

Trust has a Browser feature which is injecting JavaScript web3 provider to handle sign transaction and messages.

To learn how this being implemented you can check out source code: https://github.com/TrustWallet/trust-wallet-ios

  • Thanks for your answer. It means that in the near future Dapps will be massively adopted by the users. – Kiknaio Apr 16 '18 at 11:55
  • @George it will take some time but I'm very confident about dApps taking over in the next few years. – Viktor Radchenko Apr 24 '18 at 9:12
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I fully agree that this is desperately neede. There is the status.im mobile browser which is currently in early alpha. There are no usable mobile libraries just yet as also discussed here. I am sure this will change at some point but for now I think you're left with a range of hacks:

  • compile geth with light mode for mobile (never tried, sounds involved)
  • run nodeJS in background of app (e.g. in web view) and use some of the javascript libraries (ugly and additional resource constraints)
  • use the web3.js library and connect to a node remotely (security and centralisation risks)
  • use status.im which is very early alpha but I think will be like mist at some point
  • use web based solutions that also work relatively well on mobile (myetherwallet.com)

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