“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.
MacWorld Review: StockTouch is a colorful, creative alternative to Apple’s stock Stocks app. The free StockTouch app works on iPhones and iPads alike. Reviewed 4/11/13 by Lex Friedman @lexfri
StockTouch is one of 24 handpicked “New to the App Store?” recommended apps 1/17/2013.
StockTouch featured in App Store for Finance 11/8/2012.
StockTouch selected as one of the “Amazing Apps for iPhone 5″.
Mashable: “StockTouch’s goal is to throw out the stock ticker, and bring data visualization to the masses.” We couldn’t agree more.
Apartment Therapy says, “Sleek. Responsive. Colorful. These aren’t words used to describe the new iPad, but a new stock market app for your iOS devices called Stocktouch.”
Joe McKendrick from Forbes recently wrote about how StockTouch grew to service tens of thousands of customers by leveraging cloud and app infrastructure and expertise:
“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.”
“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).
This review of StockTouch in Startup Select hones in on the highly visual nature of the app:
“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.”
StockTouch has gotten a bit of love on Twitter lately:
“What happens when John, a video game guru, who has made a fortune producing games for mobile gets together with tech entrepreneur and angel investor, Jennifer Johnson, and user experience maestro, Steve de Brun, then you can have your very own mini Minority Report experience with a user interface that gesturally and intuitively allows you to track publicly-traded business and their stocks and indexes near real-time without needing to get a PhD in finance from Princeton University first.”
The Business Finance Store reviews StockTouch:
“It is smartly designed. It serves its primary purpose, tracking stock market movements, efficiently and effectively. However, there was an added element for me. I ended up learning a lot because of its ease and enjoyability of use. It’s fun and interesting. I found myself returning to it again and again, lingering long after I followed up on the stocks of interest to me, studying companies and sectors, learning about their history, clicking through the news links and such.”
“StockTouch is all about presentation, and it’s got it spot on. The visuals are fantastic, with the colours used brilliantly to represent what has happened to each stock. Sometimes, with lots of data in one place, it can be complicated, but not in this. It’s visual design makes everything clear, while still including everything you could need.”