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TonChan - A mobile, native TurtleCoin wallet



Note: Make sure you use yarn instead of npm. Since there is no package-lock.json, only a yarn.lock, using npm will get you the wrong packages.

  • Clone the repo:

git clone

cd turtlecoin-mobile-wallet

  • Install React Native CLI

npm install -g react-native-cli

  • Install yarn if you don't have it already:

npm install -g yarn

  • Install the dependencies:

yarn install

  • Next, we need to setup the Android JDK and development environment.

First we need to install the Android JDK (Version 8!).

  • Ubuntu - sudo apt-get install default-jdk
  • Arch Linux - pacman -S jdk-openjdk

Next, lets install Android Studio.

  • Ubuntu -
  • Arch Linux - pacaur -S android-studio (It's in the AUR, feel free to use your favourite package manager or install manually.)

Next, we need to run the android studio setup, and set some path variables. This is a bit complicated, so I'm going to hand off to the facebook guide here:

Skip the 'Creating a new application' header, and continue on to 'Preparing the Android Device'. Run android-studio . in this directory to import the project.

Once you have your virtual device setup, you can launch the app itself.

  • Run the program:

react-native run-android

If you get an error about 'Unsupported major.minor version', you may need to set JAVA_HOME to point to the correct jdk.

For example, export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/jre/



You probably want to run react-native log-android so you can read the console output, and have an easier log of what's going on as you're developing. Errors will get printed to the device, but console.log won't, and it's a little hard to read.

Live Reloading

You probably also want to enable live reloading. Hit "Ctrl-M" in your emulator, or type adb shell input keyevent 82 to open the developer menu, and enable Live Reload. You probably don't want to use Hot Reloading, it's pretty buggy.

Native Code

If you need to update the native code, you may find this article helpful:

To get the updated class signatures, rebuild the Java code (i.e., run react-native run-android, then run

javap -classpath android/app/build/intermediates/classes/debug/ -s com.tonchan.ClassName

Where ClassName is the class you want to query. For example, to get the signatures for WalletBlockInfo:

javap -classpath android/app/build/intermediates/classes/debug/ -s com.tonchan.WalletBlockInfo

Then the constructor signature is this section:

public com.tonchan.WalletBlockInfo(com.tonchan.RawTransaction, com.tonchan.RawTransaction[]);
    Signature: (Lcom/tonchan/RawTransaction;[Lcom/tonchan/RawTransaction;)V

Specifically, (Lcom/tonchan/RawTransaction;[Lcom/tonchan/RawTransaction;)V


There is a flow chart describing screen navigation in the flowcharts folder.

There is also an xml file that you can import into if you want to modify the flowchart.

Creating a release

You need to bump the version number in:

  • src/Config.js - appVersion
  • android/app/build.gradle - versionCode and versionName

Integrating QR Codes

TonChan supports two kinds of QR codes.

  • Standard addresses / integrated addresses - This is simply the address encoded as a QR code.

  • turtlecoin:// URI encoded as a QR code.

Your uri must being with turtlecoin:// followed by the address to send to, for example, turtlecoin://TRTLv2Fyavy8CXG8BPEbNeCHFZ1fuDCYCZ3vW5H5LXN4K2M2MHUpTENip9bbavpHvvPwb4NDkBWrNgURAd5DB38FHXWZyoBh4wW

There are a few optional parameters.

  • name - This is used to add you to the users address book, and identify you on the 'Confirm' screen. A name can contain spaces, and should be URI encoded.
  • amount - This is the amount to send you. This should be specified in atomic units.
  • paymentid - If not using integrated address, you can specify a payment ID. Specifying an integrated address and a payment ID is illegal.

An example of a URI containing all of the above parameters:


This would send 100 TRTL (10000 in atomic units) to the address TRTLv2Fyavy8CXG8BPEbNeCHFZ1fuDCYCZ3vW5H5LXN4K2M2MHUpTENip9bbavpHvvPwb4NDkBWrNgURAd5DB38FHXWZyoBh4wW, using the name Starbucks Coffee (Note the URI encoding), and using a payment ID of f13adc8ac78eb22ffcee3f82e0e9ffb251dc7dc0600ef599087a89b623ca1402

Running natively on your Android device

Follow this guide.

Building an APK

Follow this guide.

Once you have finished, compile the APK:

yarn build-android

Install the APK on your device:

yarn deploy-android

If it all works, you can then upload to the play store.

Note that you need to close the emulator to get the yarn deploy-android to install on your mobile.


Modifying icon

Replace assets/img/icon.png with your icon image. Make sure it is 1024x1024.

Run npm install -g yo generator-rn-toolbox (You may need to run this with sudo)

Run yo rn-toolbox:assets --icon assets/img/icon.png --force

When it asks for the name of your react-native project, enter TonChan

Renaming app

There is a tool that does this, react-native-rename. However, the native code, (android/app/src/main/jni/TurtleCoin.cpp) needs the name of the class to find the Java/C++ interface.

If you use this tool, you will probably need to update that code.

Run npm install -g react-native-rename (You may need to run this with sudo)

Run react-native-rename your-new-project-name from this directory. (Obviously, replace with the desired name)

This might confuse the build system. You probably should do this before installing.

Building an APK

You will need to set up your signing key, and keystore file. See


Edit src/Config.js. The fields should be self explanatory. Make sure to recompile.


Sentry is a tool to report crashes in the application. Please configure this, or disable it, so we do not get reported errors for your application.

Remove the two files android/ and ios/, and then run react-native link.

This will run the sentry setup wizard, to setup error reporting for your app.

Then, copy the line of code Sentry.config('').install(); that is shown on the configuration page, and replace with our line in src/Sentry.js.

Your API key will be different, don't just copy the one here.

Finally, replace Config.coinName === 'TurtleCoin' in src/Sentry.js with the coin name defined in the config.

Once you've done that, you can test sentry is working by adding something like throw new Error('Hello, sentry'); in the mainscreen constructor.

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