For the purposes of this, my first tutorial, I will be showing you how to set up Bluestacks on your PC, MAC and/or Tablet and then how to install the Meet.One EOS wallet. All steps are accompanied with screenshots to make things as clear as possible, should you choose to follow this guide.
Bluestacks, if you’ve never heard of it, is a smart little piece of software that let’s you “run” an android phone from right within your PC, Tablet or Apple MAC. Those of you of the Linux variety should check out GenyMotion as it’s the Bluestacks alternative for you guys. That said, these are are other alternatives out there, but I happen to find these two the simplest and most intuitive – especially when it comes to setting them up.
Now, you may be thinking, why would I want to even consider doing this? Well, if you’ve been keeping up to date with all things EOS, you’ll no doubt be aware of the nonsense of a migration process Meet.One and KEOS have given us. After first airdropping onto the Etherium blockchain as erc-20 tokens, they have in their wisdom made us go through somersaults to migrate these tokens across to the EOS blockchain. The words “dentist” and “pulling teeth” immediately come to mind here – and this doesn’t even touch on the fact the “gas” they are asking you to shell out to complete this process. A process you had to go through in order to keep what is already yours. I don’t know, perhaps the “brains” behind these two outfits had back-to-back viewings of the Godfather trilogy and wanted to make you an offer you “couldn’t refuse”.
That aside, it got me to thinking of the bigger picture, as maybe there are many within the community who don’t want to run a mobile wallet like Meet.One on their phones, preferring instead to keep everything on their PCs. Maybe they’ve downloaded Scatter desktop etc and want to just keep everything neat and tidy in one place. I won’t dwell on all the questions this may raise, such as whether it’s a good idea to do that or that there are other ways to pair these things together, but have instead chosen to focus on how you can unite everything together on your PC with bluestacks – without even the need to have anything running on your mobile phone. This last point is important to note as it works equally for Lynx (another mobile based EOS wallet) and all such other offerings. Indeed, with Bluestacks, pretty much anything you currently run on your mobile phone, such as games etc, you can actually run on your laptop as well.
So now we understand what Bluestacks is and what it allows us to do, let’s crack on with how we first set it up and then download and install the Meet.One wallet and what we can expect to see as we do. For clarity, I’ve broken this down into easy to follow steps.
Part I: How to set up Bluestacks
The first step is to go to the bluestacks website here: https://www.bluestacks.com/download.html?utm_campaign=home-takeover-banner-en and download the installer. The current version is Bluestacks 4. When the download’s complete just run it and launch it.
When you launch it, the “welcome” screen will appear and ask you if you want to improve location accuracy. If you don’t want to do that, just click on “Disagree”.
Next you’ll be asked to select your language preference, so select the one you prefer.
Next you’ll need to sign in with your Google account. If you have 2-factor authentication enabled, you’re going to be asked to head to a browser window to authorize your account. It won’t launch a separate browser window but will work with the in-app browser as everything is done within Bluestacks. One other thing to note here is that you can also create a new google account if you so desire and then use those newly-created account details if you prefer.
Once you’ve decided on which route to go and hit the “Continue” button, you’ll then be presented with the following screen to enter your info to sign in:
If, as previously mentioned, you have 2 factor authentication linked to the google account you wish to use, you’ll now be presented with this screen:
Just hit the “Next” button and follow the 2FA procedures as per your Google Authenticator to sign in.
When you’ve completed the sign-up process you’ll be greeted with the following screen which gives you a couple of options to either turn on “Backup & Restore” for your Google account and a “Location” (Wi-Fi) usage toggle. Again, you can select these at your discretion:
Once all that’s done, congratulations, you’ve just set up Bluestacks and’re ready to to install your first app, which for the purposes of this tutorial is the Meet.One wallet. Of course this is not the only option as there are many apps, such as games and other wallets etc, but I will leave these latter options for you to explore.
Part II: How to install the Meet.One wallet.
Again, things are pretty straight-forward and you will soon get the hang of it.
After launching Bluestacks, you should be on the “Home” tab. If you’re not, simply click on the “Home” tab as circled in red (top left) in the screenshot I’ve provided below:
Now, if you look at the little menu at the bottom of the image, you have 5 options there, which are “App Centre”, “Google Play”, “Level Up”, “Instance Manager” and “Help Centre” accordingly:
To proceed to installing the Meet.One wallet, you need to click on the first icon, the “App Center”(as in the close up screenshot above), which will bring up the following screen:
Ignoring all the lovely colours and icons, if you look top-right you’ll see the search bar. Just type in “Meet One” here and hit the magnifying glass (the enter) key. After a few seconds as Bluestacks searches for you, you’ll then see this screen:
Simply click on the “MEET.ONE” app and you’ll see the install screen that you’re used to:
Just as you do on your smartphone, click on “Install” and then accept the permissions to start installing it. For iOS users, the screens are similar, but I know you guys will know what to do. Now, just wait for the installation to complete and you will be presented with the usual “OPEN” screen:
You can either choose to open the wallet now or close the install window. If you choose the latter, you’ll see the meet.one app icon sitting in the home tab under the installed apps, as in here:
If you find yourself there, just click on the meet.one icon and it will take you to the opening wallet screen where you can now set your meet.one wallet up, the default screen for which is here:
In the screenshot above I’ve included the background of my laptop so you can see how prettily it sits on your PC.
Once you’re there and if you’re not already familiar with setting up the meet.one wallet – or any other mobile wallet be it for EOS or not, I would advise you to do your research on their set up procedures before getting “click happy”. There are many guides and tutorials out there to assist you with this. Equally, there are many guides etc to help familiarize yourself with more of the functions Blustacks offers, such as those listed under the “Accounts” tab and the icon tray bottom right.
So there we have it guys (and gals). How to set up the Meet.One wallet on your PC. Hope this helps 🙂
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