StockTouch app can be effectively summed up with a single word: comprehensive. The app provides vivid data charts that convey information from thousands of companies across multiple sectors. Trends are illustrated with an interactive heat map, and it connects users with extensive news coverage from all over the world.
StockTouch is an app that allows you to understand the stock market using the power of data visualization. Using a series of color-coded heat maps, you are able to get a unique sense of the pulse and direction of the market. Shades of green indicate stocks that are gaining in value, while shades of red indicate stocks that are losing in value. You can monitor both price and volume, and study historical information of a given stock.
StockTouch – A more stylish alternative to conventional stock tracking apps, StockTouch offers some powerful data visualization, allowing you to watch the market as it leaps wildly around from day to day. The app caters for 9 sectors, over 5,000 companies, 40,000 charts, and 50,000 news stories, meaning you’re not limited with content. You can analyze developments according to a heat map with extra animations available via in-app purchases.
“There’s never really been a native Mac app dedicated to making stock market monitoring an effortless — and may we say, tastefully designed — task. At least, that used to be the issue. Visible Market, the developer of StockTouch for iPad, has recently brought its popular iOS Stocks app alternative to the Mac.”
CJF Capital: The value for me is to give me a larger database for which to select stocks that might be undervalued. I can see visually that a stock might have a low P/E or a stock that has been severely beaten down over the last year. I can then conduct further analysis and see if it warrants being added into my portfolio.In all, this app puts the iOS stocks app to shame, and has powerful screening features that the Bloomberg app lacks. The colourful interface and tap-to-zoom features really make it fun to use on an iPad.
“One such story is Visible Market, creators of StockTouch, an app that tracks financial data via an onscreen heatmap of leading stocks. VisibleMarket, launched about a year ago, represents a new breed of business startup, built on the cloud and catering to a highly mobile user base.”
StockTouch is New and Noteworthy in the App Store for the week starting March 15, 2011! We are thrilled. The latest update to StockTouch includes support for the beautiful 2048×1356 retina display in the new iPad. Enjoy.
“The app is a pleasure to use (more so if you’re an AAPL stock holder, I imagine). It combines beauty, speed and simplicity. Information is beautiful, a wise man once said, and that’s demonstrated here…As a browser for stock data, though, StockTouch is an excellent piece of work. The simplicity of the controls belies the complexity of the data being displayed, and yet it all feels very simple to use, and never overwhelming.”
Today Apple announced the new retina display iPad. We couldn’t be more excited. We were also pleasantly surprised to see Tim Cook talk about “groundbreaking apps” and to cite and show StockTouch as one of them. Check out the video below (embedded from CNN) as well as a still from Apple’s event rebroadcast (we are at approximately the 20 minute mark).
Erica Ogg wrote a very thorough and thoughtful piece about StockTouch which branches out and explores the larger theme of how data visualization is maturing and influencing business intelligence, and even how people visualize their personal activities.
“Initially, it is the UI of StockTouch that is stunning – slick, and speedy. The heatmaps for the various sectors take up the largest part of the screen, leaving a bar down the right-hand side for StockTouch’s controls.”