San Francisco – Bitcoin digital wallet service Coinbase is releasing two new apps intended to spread the acceptance of Bitcoin payment by retailers. The Coinbase Merchant application handles POS functionality, including offline, while Coinbase for Android 2.0 features a new UI along with improved speed, reliability, and ease of use.
Point of sale functionality has been moved to the new, separate Coinbase Merchant application. All of Coinbase’s online merchant offerings are now available offline. That means any retailer can now accept Bitcoin using the POS app, with instant, guaranteed exchange to U.S. dollars deposited in their bank account daily. They can also check their Coinbase account online and generate accounting reports for bookkeeping.
In addition, Coinbase for Android has been updated and now supports easy refreshing of the buy / sell price and the ability to hide balances. It’s also easier to switch between accounts, and refreshing the app is faster. Numerous bugs were fixed, a bitcoin price widget has been added, and the app has been translated into three new languages: Czech, Spanish, and Dutch.
Both applications are available on the Play Store for Android 2.3 and up.