Motorola and HillCast deliver mobile financial data offering

Motorola and HillCast deliver mobile financial data offering

Communications firm Motorola has teamed up with Texas-based software vendor HillCast to provide a suite of mobile financial applications to users of Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) technology-enabled handsets from Motorola.

The applications are being demonstrated for the first time at the JavaOne 2001 Developer Conference held in San Francisco this week.

The suite of applications streams secure financial data and news to the device in real-time, based on the stock symbols the user chooses.

The application has a user-definable interface that allows the user to select stock update delivery preferences and stock chart types, including bar charts and line charts. Users can also choose the format in which they would like to see their financial progress. Each graphical chart can be customised to display the data in different time periods, such as daily, weekly, or monthly. The solution also includes personalised financial news from major newswires regarding the stocks the user chooses.

Trey Ikard, president of HillCast, says: "This relationship offers powerful Java technology applications that provide wireless subscribers 'on-the-tick' financial data and news essential to making informed decisions."

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