APP NAME: StockTouch
DEVELOPER(S): Visible Market
GENRE(S): Finance, Stocks
RELEASE DATE(S): October 8th, 2011
If you have any stocks then you know that this is a very dangerous time for stock value across industries. There are a number of apps to keep track of the latest stock figures and news. StockTouch may be the most intriguing one because you can tell that it was built from the ground up for iOS. You begin with a grid of 900 companies split up into a 3 x 3 grid with 100 companies in each grid. The groups of 100 companies are based upon industries with consumer goods, energy, technology, and more. From the grid view you can see what companies and industries are doing good and bad, and there are multiple sorting options.
You can view price changes, volume, vs. S&P 500, or vs. Sector, and can sort in spiral, market cap, winners, activity, or alphabetically. You also have access to the current complete market stats for the S&P 500, DOW, and NASDAQ, and you can view the info based upon different time intervals. The highlight of the app is the touch capabilities which allow you to tap or pinch on an individual sector, and then an individual stock. Then you can pinch your way back out to the general overview. It’s so smooth moving between stocks, and on each stock page you get to see the detailed trend graph, as well as related news stories. The same sort options remain, but with the news stories, you’re taken to Safari rather than reading in-app.
StockTouch ($4.99, Universal) is a great way to view stocks on your iOS device with plenty of information displayed with a beautiful design. There is an intuitive interface to maneuver through all of the information, and there are multiple ways to sort all of the data. The app isn’t the most powerful for stock analysis, and its performance as a stock app is similar to Weather HD or Magical Weather for weather apps. You’re not given the powerful tools, but you’re given most of the valuable information with an outstanding design. It would be nice to see watch lists, basic investing advice, and some form of outlooks.
StockTouch is worth considering for $5 depending on if you want to just view stock info or get in-depth analysis.