Bitcoins have been around for a while but have only risen to prominence recently. You can use Bitcoin in several places now, with dedicated Bitcoin ATMs setup around the world, ensuring users can purchase and sell Bitcoin without worrying too much about their location. Naturally, all of Bitcoin is stored online, so as long as you have a computer with access to a browser, you can purchase and sell bitcoin conveniently. The reason people prefer Bitcoin over other conventional form of currencies is because Bitcoin transactions cannot be traced by anyone since it’s completely anonymous. This also gave rise to a lot of illegal activities around the world, as payments couldn’t be tracked by the government. Fortunately, the authorities are now tightening the noose on such criminals.
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However, if you simply want to get in on the Bitcoin action for the kind of value it’s seeing right now, you should be able to do so without much trouble. But what if you already have Bitcoin with you and want to know about the changing prices and value? Well, that’s where mobile apps come in handy. We’re going to discuss five bitcoin ticker widgets for your Android smartphone in 2018. All of the apps that we talk here are worth a look, so be sure to check them out.
5 best bitcoin ticker widget app
Going with a simple and straightforward name CryptoCurrency is a standard Bitcoin tracking widget that can be placed anywhere on your homescreen. We personally prefer using this on stock Android launchers (Google Now Launcher), as it would perform the best without any clutter on your phone. Talking about the widget itself, there are several options available at your disposal. You can choose to use them in a variety of combinations, including in small 4×1 rows or larger 4×4 rows. Naturally, you can filter what you want to appear on your widget.
Tapping the widget on your homescreen will open the app with detailed information on all the popular cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and a variety of Altcoins, which are alternative coins just like Bitcoin. The developer currently supports 1000+ Altcoins, so you should find the preferred currency here. You can even set the widget to show Bitcoin prices compared to Ethereum, and vice versa. This can be done with a variety of Altcoins, so the options for conversions are pretty much endless. The app is critically acclaimed by the users, and currently enjoys a healthy rating of 4.8 on the Google Play Store. It’s free to download and comes with ads. These ads can be disabled with an in-app purchase.
This is yet another popular Bitcoin tracking app and also a widget that can give you real time information on cryptocurrencies available in circulation right now. It supports a wide range of Bitcoin exchanges from around the world, so your geographic location shouldn’t matter much (it rarely does with Bitcoin). Widgets can be resized and positioned according to your liking, with smaller widgets offering just the basic information on Bitcoin value. You can use USD, EUR and a bunch of other currencies to track Bitcoin. Some users have asked the developers to add HUSH to the widget as well, which is a popular Altcoin.
Refresh intervals can be set for up to 60 minutes, although it is recommended to keep it five minutes to get the latest Bitcoin prices on your homescreen. As far as Bitcoin tracking widgets are concerned, the Bitcoin Ticker Widget has all its bases covered. You can download the app for free from the Google Play Store. It has ads and in-app purchases, though. The app has already been downloaded nearly a million times, so it’s immensely popular in the marketplace.
This is perhaps one of the most simplistic looking widgets we have come across. It doesn’t complicate things with too much information on a particular cryptocurrency, but sticks to just small widget that can be placed anywhere on your homescreen. Further, you can add as many widgets on your homescreen as possible, preferably for each Altcoin. The values will be shown in the currency of your choice (USD, EUR etc), which is convenient. Given its simplistic nature, the developer has only built the widget, so there’s no dedicated app available right now. However, the settings page allows you to make the necessary changes to the widget, such as changing the currency or adding more exchanges.
The developer is even taking feedback, so if you see that your preferred Bitcoin exchange is not visible on the app, they will add it in due time. All you have to do is send an email to the developer. Given that it offers a no nonsense widget, customers have rated it at 4.4 out of 5 on the Play Store, which makes this a crowd favorite widget. Furthermore, the widget is completely free to download and has no ads or in-app purchases. Be sure to check it out.
This is for the Bitcoin enthusiasts who don’t mind lengthy graphs on their homescreen. This particular format might not be for everybody, but we can certainly see how it could be useful to some customers. It tracks the trends of Bitcoin, allowing you to get a very good understanding of the falling and rising prices of a particular cryptocurrency. The widget offers realtime charts with MACD, RSI, Stoch-RSI indicators. It currently supports exchanges like Poloniex, Bittrex, Bitfinex, GDAX, Bitstamp, Kraken, BTC-e, CeX.io, Gemini, Quoine, Qryptos, Bitflyer, Okcoin, Bitmex, Luno, Bitsquare, Bithumb, Quadriga, Binance, and more.
You can also set the widget to notify you via vibrations or the on-device LED indicator when the prices go up or down. It’s highly customizable, which is what makes it a must have app for all Bitcoin enthusiasts. The app is free to download, but has ads and in-app purchases.
This is an alternative to the app we mentioned above. Although they have the same functionality on paper, the appearance is slightly different here. This can support up to four widgets, with refresh intervals of between 1 day to five minutes depending on your preferences. The widgets can show prices of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, ETC, DASH, XMR, Ripple, USDT and a few other currencies. It can display up to 20 prices at a time on a chart, which is pretty decent. These are the perks of the free version, and upgrading to pro will give you access to 30 prices at a time, with refresh intervals of 1 minute to 1 day. We suggest users to try out the free app first, and only then make the in-app purchase to get the Pro version.