IG Index has now rolled out the latest addition to its suite of mobile dealing applications, the iPad app.
IG Index clients can now choose from an array of spread betting apps that have been comprehensively tailored to run on iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone 7, along with the increasingly popular iPad tablet computer.
According to Tim Hughes, Managing Director of IG, commented, “Over the last year, we have seen a 300% increase in mobile dealing and the majority of this has come from orders placed on the iPhone.
“We are confident that the iPad’s bigger screen and the accompanying improvements in functionality will make this application just as popular.”
iPad Financial Spread BettingAnd it looks like most of the large firms have caught up with IG and now offer spread betting apps for the iPad:
Financial Spread Betting on the iPadNote that non-clients can download the iPad app for free and access live market data, from the FTSE 100 and commodities to forex and more.
Tim Hughes had this to add, “The iPhone may be leading market share for us right now, but in the three months since we launched our Android app we have seen a significant number of downloads. We’ve also launched our Windows Phone 7 app this month.
“It is clearly premature to suggest that dealing on a desktop computer has had its day, but clients are certainly eager to see what can be done using complementary platforms.”
The latest iPad usage statistics estimate that 3.62m people currently own tablet computers in the UK, with Apple having a 73% share.
Forecasts state that a further two million devices will be sold in the country during 2012.
And the GFT iPad AppGFT Markets have launched their DealBook® platform for the iPad.
GFT Markets, a provider of financial spread betting, forex, CFDs and binary betting, have released an iPad version of their award-winning DealBook® trading platform.
The free app, DealBook® for iPad, is part of a suite of trading products including DealBook® 360, DealBook® WEB, and DealBook® Mobile.
DealBook® for iPad features full-screen charting which allows traders to expand the chart, access drawing tools, add indicators and set alarms.
Traders also have the ability to view real-time quotes in one of three views. Qualified customers can also watch real-time news via CNBC TV streaming video.
GFT iPad App
- “A gorgeous FX platform that allows you to draw/save your own line indicators…for the iPad! Thank you…Been holding out to open a new account with them. ” (sic)
- “This App is quite useful when on the go.”
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