Here's the release of Stellar Authenticator!
This is an early release to get some feedback from the community. There's still a lot to do but the base is here.
Stellar Authenticator is web application and intended to become a phone application as well. It allows you to securely store your private keys and to sign & send transactions without having to give them away. It reads transactions from XDR and from cosmic links. You can manage multiple accounts very easily.
Stellar Authenticator won't act as a wallet and I'll look for some partners to offer an external viewing interface for your accounts. You may think of it as a software equivalent of Ledger Nano S or similar devices. The goal is to secure our accounts the best. I started this project because I'm planning an ICO this year and the underlying token will be partly used by non-technical users - and they deserve to be treated well!
I did test the application in major browsers and got unresolved issues on old versions of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Any up-to-date browser should work just well, though.
I also made a first try for the phone application: https://build.phonegap.com/apps/3048640/download/android
This is build right from the Github repository. Now there's some networking issue so you can only create new accounts offline and check how it behaves. This will require more care but the concept of having one well-secured codebase that can run accross all devices is already validated.
I still have a lot of work to get it where I want. The next steps are adding backup and password changing, improving XDR handling, wider browser support & have properly functioning android & iOs applications. I also want to allow to give aliases to frequently used addresses and code some reverse-name resolution to get stellar addresses from accountID (anybody have a clue about this one?).
But first thing first: I need to add a box so that you can add accounts on testnetwork and have them funded on-the-fly. For now you can create a testnet account by starting its name with "(test) "... Yes I'm really in a rush due to SBC 🙂 However, the underlying code is quite robust if you ask me, and I carefully designed the interface.
Please only use test network or little amounts of cryptos until we go beta in a few weeks. This thread is here for me to announce updates and for you to give some feedback so please go ahead; I'd like to know if you have any issue using the app, if you love it or if there's something you'd like to see implemented in the future.