Calaxy App V1.5 Update!
5 min read

Calaxy App V1.5 Update!

Calaxy App V1.5 Update!
5 min read

Calaxy Version 1.5 is officially here! This release comes packed with a bunch of updates that will make signing in and authorizing transactions way smoother. This update also brings the ability to text phone numbers of friends not yet in the app! Continue reading for the full breakdown of v1.5 release.

Texting to External Phone Numbers

You know what’s cool? Being able to text crypto & NFTs to friends on Calaxy. You know what’s even cooler? Being able to text crypto & NFTs to friends who are not on Calaxy.

You can now message a phone number from within Calaxy, and invite that user to join.

Here’s how it works: 

  1. As of version 1.5, you can now create a new chat conversation with the phone number of a friend who isn’t yet on Calaxy. Simply type their phone number in the Search box in Calaxy Messenger, you will see an option to create a new chat with that phone number
  2. You can send them a regular DM, or even text them crypto & NFTs! 
  3. When you hit send, you will be prompted to invite your friend using a unique, track-able invite link via text message
  4. When your friend signs up for Calaxy using their phone number and your invite link, the DM convo you started will change from a phone number, to your friend’s username and profile picture! They will then receive any messages, crypto or NFTs you have sent them on Calaxy.
  5. Rewards will be implemented, so the special link you share will ensure you always get rewarded when your friends sign up!

Auth Improvements (FaceID, TouchID)

PIN codes are a nice security feature, but typing in your PIN every time you want to complete a transaction on the app is a little annoying. Version 1.5 introduces FaceID and TouchID as a replacement for your primary authentication method. Once set up, Calaxy will simply scan your face or fingerprint to complete a transaction, vs. requiring a PIN code entry. PIN Code entry will become the backup authentication method if FaceID has any issues.

FaceID and TouchID can now be used instead of PIN codes to authorize transactions.

Also, FaceID (or PIN entry as backup) will now only be required the first time you want to complete a transaction on Calaxy, and no longer every time you open the app. This will get you in the app a lot faster and only require security checkpoints to happen when they are needed (when you are doing a transaction).

Faster App Opens

We all love dancing Myro as the official Calaxy app splash screen, but if you are an avid Calaxy user, seeing Myro dance every single time you open the app can be bit much. So we are now only going to show dancing Myro when there are app updates. Any other time you open the app, you will be brought right to the Home Screen. This shaves off a few seconds of wait time when you open Calaxy.

That’s all for now! For the complete list of v1.5 updates, check out our official Updates page.

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Co-Founder & CEO at Calaxy
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Calaxy App V1.5 Update!

Calaxy App V1.5 Update!
5 min read
|
February 12, 2024

Calaxy Version 1.5 is officially here! This release comes packed with a bunch of updates that will make signing in and authorizing transactions way smoother. This update also brings the ability to text phone numbers of friends not yet in the app! Continue reading for the full breakdown of v1.5 release.

Texting to External Phone Numbers

You know what’s cool? Being able to text crypto & NFTs to friends on Calaxy. You know what’s even cooler? Being able to text crypto & NFTs to friends who are not on Calaxy.

You can now message a phone number from within Calaxy, and invite that user to join.

Here’s how it works: 

  1. As of version 1.5, you can now create a new chat conversation with the phone number of a friend who isn’t yet on Calaxy. Simply type their phone number in the Search box in Calaxy Messenger, you will see an option to create a new chat with that phone number
  2. You can send them a regular DM, or even text them crypto & NFTs! 
  3. When you hit send, you will be prompted to invite your friend using a unique, track-able invite link via text message
  4. When your friend signs up for Calaxy using their phone number and your invite link, the DM convo you started will change from a phone number, to your friend’s username and profile picture! They will then receive any messages, crypto or NFTs you have sent them on Calaxy.
  5. Rewards will be implemented, so the special link you share will ensure you always get rewarded when your friends sign up!

Auth Improvements (FaceID, TouchID)

PIN codes are a nice security feature, but typing in your PIN every time you want to complete a transaction on the app is a little annoying. Version 1.5 introduces FaceID and TouchID as a replacement for your primary authentication method. Once set up, Calaxy will simply scan your face or fingerprint to complete a transaction, vs. requiring a PIN code entry. PIN Code entry will become the backup authentication method if FaceID has any issues.

FaceID and TouchID can now be used instead of PIN codes to authorize transactions.

Also, FaceID (or PIN entry as backup) will now only be required the first time you want to complete a transaction on Calaxy, and no longer every time you open the app. This will get you in the app a lot faster and only require security checkpoints to happen when they are needed (when you are doing a transaction).

Faster App Opens

We all love dancing Myro as the official Calaxy app splash screen, but if you are an avid Calaxy user, seeing Myro dance every single time you open the app can be bit much. So we are now only going to show dancing Myro when there are app updates. Any other time you open the app, you will be brought right to the Home Screen. This shaves off a few seconds of wait time when you open Calaxy.

That’s all for now! For the complete list of v1.5 updates, check out our official Updates page.

Written by:
Co-Founder & CEO at Calaxy
You may also like:

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Co-Founder & CEO at Calaxy

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