CNNMoney for iPad
The stock market watcher makes its way onto the iPad
CNNMoney, through it’s website and iPhone app has become an established resource for global markets, and the iPad app builds on the simplicity of the website. Bold fonts, simple charts and related stats are the centre point of each page within the Markets section. Within a given company or market’s page, you can look back over five years of performance by tapping the different headings above the performance graph. You will also find a Related News column on each page, with stories relevant to what you’re currently looking at.
In terms of functionality the app also scores well. There’s a high level of satisfaction to be obtained from being able to tap any name on the homepage and instantly see market performance. You can add stocks to your Watchlist with a single tap, as well as Alerts to notify you when there is movement on your stocks. There is also a good logic to the interface, with scrollable and swipeable pages that simplify navigation. This is particularly evident in the News section, where you can opt to either scroll through the list of stories, or swipe left or right to move to the next or previous article.
CNNMoney also demonstrates a good level of AI in its Recommended for You tab, which lists stories based on your browsing history. There’s a preview bar here, where you can swipe between some of the major markets for a performance snapshot as you read the news. This app looks and feels like it was made for your desk, and with that in mind it does a brilliant job of delivering the latest market news.
Detailed enough to keep you on top of all the latest stock movement.
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