Images sourced from IG. -Ed.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Apple is going to be launching their first wearable, the Apple Watch, on April 24th. Today is actually the first day that you can pre-order it online, and expectations are high for Cupertino. The breadth of things you’ll be able to do with this small device is impressive, and there’s already a solid line-up of developers ready to launch their apps alongside it.
One of these companies is the world’s No.1 spread betting and CFD provider. IG in the UK provides financial spread betting, Contracts for Difference (CFDs), stockbroking and forex to a substantial client-base, and has already developed trading applications for all major mobile platforms. Today they’d like to announce that they have an application ready to go for the Apple Watch, which will allow you to trade, right on your wrist.
On the same day the watch launches, you’ll immediately be able to do the following:
• Spread bet, trade CFDs, and buy and sell stocks
• Get iPhone app notifications on your wrist
• Open positions and view markets from your watchlists
• Open, edit and close positions, or see all open positions
• See upcoming financial events
• Use one-tap login and switch between accounts easily
In an interview with Ashley Cameron, the Technical Team Lead, we learn that despite the initial version of the app being ready to go, the plan is to listen to customer feedback, and integrate this data into later iterations. The team has a very short two-week release cycle, so they will be able to tailor the experience as close as possible to what their clients want, in as short of a timeframe as possible.