Mobile and Desktop Trading
Bitvo provides a fully optimized trading platform for both mobile and desktop users, with a 3,0-star rating on the App Store. On the other hand, Kraken offers two mobile applications: Kraken and Kraken Pro. Both applications are highly rated with Kraken scoring a 4.2-star rating on Google Play and a 4.7-star rating on the App Store, and Kraken Pro equally high. For desktop users, both exchanges offer user-friendly interfaces equipped with advanced charting tools and order types.
Bitvo’s mobile app does not have many ratings. Its iOS app has a three-star rating with 21 reviews and its Android app has a 3.1-star rating with 19 reviews. Some of the reviewers claim the apps are buggy and that the experience on their desktop exchange is better.
Bitvo desktop app main screen
Bitvo desktop (trading view)
Bitvo mobile app
Bitvo app (main screen)
Kraken's app is well-designed and offers tools for both beginners as well as advanced tools for more experienced traders.
Kraken has an “Instant Buy” option, where users can purchase crypto in seconds with their card or from funds in their fiat wallet. Instant Buy, while convenient, incurs high fees. There is a standard purchase fee plus an additional fee depending on the method of payment. Still, the Instant Buy option is suitable for beginners and is easy to navigate.
Kraken Pro has more reasonable fees based on the maker/taker method. However, the interface could be confusing for beginners. It shows advanced charting and offers more trading tools and order types.
Kraken’s mobile app has a 4.5-star rating from 3000+ reviews on the Apple App Store and a 2.2-star rating from over 13,000 reviews on Google Play. A lot of users say the app has trouble loading, certain funding or purchase options are unavailable and it is generally not user-friendly.
Kraken desktop interface
Kraken Pro Trading view
Kraken app interface
Kraken app interface while trading