Zap Android Wallet Forked and Rebranded To BitBanana

"BitBanana has all the features that made Zap Android great, plus a host of additional capabilities. It will be actively developed while Zap - at least for now - is unmaintained."

Zap Android Wallet Forked and Rebranded To BitBanana
  • "The main reason for the change was to provide clarity. Zap Android was just one implementation of the Zap family, which consists of Zap Android, Zap iOS and Zap Desktop."
  • "All three implementations are based on their own code base and are each developed and maintained by different developers. The features that these implementations offer are also not identical."
  • "While I enjoyed working with the Zap team arround Jack Mallers, they are by now fully focusing on Strike."
  • "Since I want to continue what I started with Zap Android, it's time to do it under my own name. They did no longer take an active part in decisions for quite a while and therefore should not be associated with the outcome."

What's new

  • "Really not much. The whole git history is retained and the same developer is maintaining it. The fork happened at tag v0.5.9-beta."
  • "You can even use the Backup/Restore functionality to easily migrate from Zap Android to BitBanana while keeping your contacts and connected nodes."


  • The Name.
  • The Logo.
  • Slight color adjustments.
  • Community management. BitBanana now has its own discord channel.
  • Translations are now done with weblate.
  • The "beta" status is ended and the app can now be normally rated an reviewed in the app store.
  • Lots of new features in intial release (Taproot, Channel summary, closed channels, sign/verify, ... ).
  • Over time more differences will occur as BitBanana is actively maintained and will receive new features.

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