Written by DTT Staff
Category: Trading Software
Fidelity's Latest Trading App is Designed Specifically for the iPad
Fidelity has announced the release of "Fidelity Mobile App for iPad", a market research and trading app for the iPad. Fidelity's new iPad app offers a tablet-oriented interface for trading stocks, options, ETF's and mutual funds, and for doing market research and analysis. The app is currently available on iTunes and as of now (Dec 2011), it has a 3.5 out of 5 customer rating.
The Fidelity iPad app offers streaming market news and quotes, watchlist management, technical charting, and the ability to set and get alerts. In addition, there are some additional market research tools available such as economic event calendars, technical alerts, and market update videos.
Fidelity already has phone-optimized versions of Fidelity Mobile for iPhone and Android phones, but there is still no tablet-optimized version for Android tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Asus EEE Transformer, or Motorola Xoom. However, Fidelity is a big, market-savvy player and the Android tablet market is very big so we would expect a Fidelity Mobile Android tablet app to be released sometime in 2012, with support for Android OS versions 3 (HoneyComb) and 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Besides market data and trading capabilities, the Fidelity Mobile iPad app offers standard banking services such as the ability to pay your bills and transfer cash among various accounts. One thing that seems to be lacking in the iPad version, however, is the ability to deposit checks by taking pictures of the front and back. We suspect that this functionality will probably be added in a near-term update though, since it's already available in the phone versions.