Hive Keychain mobile release (Android and iOS)

in #keychain2 years ago
Authored by @stoodkev


The first version of Hive Keychain for mobile finally got accepted on both the Play Store and Apple Store.

At the moment, we've reached the first phase of our roadmap and the App is a full-fledged wallet that has the following features :

  • PIN + biometrics login
  • Adding accounts via QR code / master key / private key
  • Key and accounts management
  • RPC settings
  • Transfers / Power Up / Power Down / Delegations / HBD Conversions
  • Encoded Transfers
  • Delegations list
  • Transactions list with decoded memo (if memo key is available)
  • Account value
  • Hive Engine tokens value / list
  • Hive Engine transfers and list of transaction

The code is entirely open-source and you are welcome to report issues on our Github repository. Please follow the templates.


  1. This is a first release and the Application is still in Beta. It has been tested extensively but it should not by any means be the only place you store your keys on.
  2. To import accounts quickly from your Hive Keychain extension to your mobile App, use the QR Code scanner by pressing the QR code logo:


On your extension, navigate to the menu (top right button), then to Manage Accounts and finally click on Show QR Code.

Next steps

The second phase of our development plan is currently ongoing and will integrate a web browser with full keychain capability to the Apps. It will be rolled out in two steps:

  1. Single webpage with Keychain capability
  2. Full featured web browser with multiple tabs / favorites / navigation history

After that, the third phase on our roadmap, work on App-to-App communication will begin.

I hope you are as thrilled as I am for what is to come !



To communicate with us, report issues or become an Alpha tester, join our Discord by following this link :

Or scanning this QR Code :


Core Team

@stoodkev : Lead Dev - Witness
@nateaguila : UI/UX
@yabapmatt : Founder - Witness
@aggroed : Founder - Witness

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top notch work stoodkev. Really enjoying this so far.






One question, what assures me that if I put my private keys in this application there is no chance that my account will be stolen?

This is actually a great question!
All our code is opensource and the community can (and should) audit it on our Github repository.
Our team also have a track record of delivering Keychain for browsers for over 2 years without any incident.

Is there a way to download the Mobile Keychain without going through:

  1. Google Play Store
  2. Apple App Store??

I read that Google inserts tracking codes into apps downloaded from their Play Store and I tend to believe they would.

Yeah, can you add it to F-Droid please. However, i think Google still know what apps we have even if not downloaded via Play Store. I'm gonna buy a new phone and de-google it and run Lineage Operating system and all FOSS apps.

What I can do in the shorter timeframe (got a lot on my plate already), is proposing the .aab file on Github. APKs can be extracted from there.
@chrisrice you might also want to read this.

Ah okay, awesome!

  • If we download the APKs directly, does that mean it doesnt go through Google Play Store?

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Yes. However, apps that were installed directly from APKs won't benefit from automatic updates (though the app can still inform you that there is a new update available, but you have to manually download the updated APK again from the source). 🕵️‍♂️

Yeah, I'd love this too @stoodkev ☝️

  • I'd also like to be able to download the .apk directly if possible 👍

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Just in case it's just a doubt, no offense to anyone.

Finally! I've been expecting this and now it's here. Thank you!

You're welcome!

Heck yeah.

...and finally is arrived!
Downloaded instantly and it looks awesome!

Good job and thank you!

Thanks! We'll keep at it!

This could be fun using, YEAH !

Awesome, looking forward to the web browser integration :)

I'm on it ;)

This is amazing! Downloading now.

This should be added in as a separate mobile wallet, to avoid confusion with the extension. Most people I onboeard are interested in mobile wallets when I send them to this page.

Thanks for your work!

Yeah, maybe in a few weeks when we re sure the App is stable.

Noticed a very minor bug but didn't screenshot.

I use the app on IOS iphone 7. Before logging in the first time there was a welcome message on the first view page when opening the app.

It said something about hive etc... but it was cut short. a part of the message seemed to continue out of the screen, or the english sentence was incorrect. Not sure which one it is.

I tried to find that message again but since I already logged in with my account I can't access that page again and I don't want to delete the app :)

If no one else reports that bug I'll delete the app and show you.

Oh I see it, its truncated on iOS, not Android.
Will fix asap, thanks!

Nothing else to report, great app, great design, smooth UX. Very pleased!

I was wondering when this will come out... thanks.

Thank you 🙏🏾

One question. I can’t see my $LEO tokens

You're welcome!
Hmm, it's supposed to fetch all HE tokens though. It's using basically the same function than on the extension. Can you see it in there?
EDIT: pls open an issue on Github or join the Discord, it's easier for me if the issues are centralized somewhere.

I think it’s only showing the liquid tokens not staked.

I’ll check again later once I bought few $LEO

Right! I haven't implemented stake functions yet, so that's the problem.
It's already planned for later and I've opened an issue for this on Github a while ago.

wooo when you have staking delegation and scotbot data, a little TREASURE CHEST for staked tokens and staked hive power, now tHAT will be so nice

then winamp style skins

and stuff like coins falling like in the keybase app, really make it fancy and addictive, we also need hive engine lotteries and SCRATCH off NFts like in lucktastic





i see this as the future of this app and other mobile hive apps

take advantage of our free transactions with lots of airdrops and giveaways and , encourage everyone to create their own low supply tokens with very standardized inflation from Scotbot Junior lol

Very nice. I wanted to have this app through mobile and now it came true. Thank you for this.

You're welcome!
And there's much more to come ;)

This is rally a good news 🍻♥️🙏

Great News. I will download the IOS-Version and give it a try!

I really hope they don't purge it. Very impressive work.

Hive keychain fo life!

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Nice!! This is great news.

Congratulations! This is an important step for the entire Hive community. Installed, re-blogged & re-twitted.

Absolutely brilliant!

Thanks guys, this is so awesome!

That's great! I can use now some functions on mobile, too! Congrats!😎

that is great! make it much more accesible, good work!

woooaaaaah downloaded, eagerly awaiting stage 2 :-D

great, i did it and it was the easiest thing I done so far on here, so thanks for the instructions!

Happy days!!!!!

This is awesomely awesome! 😁

thank you so much. This has been for a long time, the most important Dapp needed to finally get good mobile usability. Thanks guy, top work :-)

This is epic. Long overdue

Gratz on the great work and long overdue. This will make life so much easier and quicker!!!!
Keep it up

That si a really good nes i love You "HIVE"

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That's fantastic. Thanks for all your hard work to make our lives easier.

Excellent post, I wasn't aware of the new app, thanks for the tip 😎👍

really good work!
Will it be possible to log in to other HIVE websites/apps via the app? similar to

An in-App web browser is currently under development, and will have full keychain capabilities.
I'm hoping to release it next month.

Amazing work guys keep it up

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wow good idea .. I would love to try it

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