I/O Coin Wallet MK1
I/O Coin is a digital currency much like Bitcoin. It is not Bitcoin, however, therefore it is known as an "alt coin". Unlike Bitcoin, it brings new features to the table by building on the solid foundation of Bitcoin and improving upon it. Features, such as aliases and many others existing and planned, try to bring cryptocurrencies into the public's eye and try to broaden the use for the blockchain technology.
The end result of the new wallet has to mirror the functionality that is found in the regular Qt version. This includes sending and receiving coins, address book, transaction history, settings and an I/O Coin specific feature that integrates a semi-decentralised name server. The latter of which should allow for registering or binding a string to a 34 character I/O Coin addresses.
We went into this project with a chance to improve on the already existing solution. Apart from creating a sleeker interface, we managed to lay down the groundwork for the I/O Digital brand while upping the expectations for alt-coins as a whole. Development wise, it was a great foray into single page web apps on the desktop. Looking back, we could have made our lives easier by making use of frameworks, task runners and CSS preprocessors.