Investr adds crowdsourced gaming to financial data app
13 July 2015 | 2533 views | 0
invstr, the acclaimed mobile app that democratizes access to immediate financial information, announces major iOS and Android app updates that overhaul the user experience to make invstr more social, collaborative and easier to use.
invstr features a unique crowdsourced game that predicts the prices of individual stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities - enabling investors to weigh the strength of market convictions immediately when making real-world investment decisions. The app has also been praised for providing casual investors and professional financiers on-demand access to financial data that previously required an expensive subscription terminal, such as in-depth financial news, live market data and professional research.
With the new upgrade, invstr will now focus around a single “invstr Feed” - resembling a social network’s news feed - that includes real-time price predictions, status updates and other social activity from users and their contacts. This new invstr Feed also enables users to make a price prediction with a single tap, directly access detailed information for each financial instrument, view charts of the future and share opinions in a single thread.
The new invstr features released today include:
Social login via Facebook and Google+ for one-click registration, profile creation and easy connection with existing and new users
Single tap to predict the prices on individual stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities
View your contacts’ price predictions and copy or submit your own with a single tap
The ability to like, comment on and share your contacts’ price predictions
A new “challenge” feature that lets users compete against their contacts’ predictions
A new “future” chart that allows a user to view all of his or her predictions and compare them to the invstr community and individual contacts
A new “analyze” feature to access detailed charts, news, calendar information and topic discussions for any financial instrument
The ability to post status updates to the invstr Feed
Immediate access to status updates, comments or news articles shared by your contacts in the invstr Feed
The ability to create personal watchlists and customize the display order of the stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities you care about
Integrated social media features that allow users to share prediction activity and financial news on Facebook and Twitter
“We created invstr to give even the most casual investors access to in-depth market data, news and analysis in their pocket,” said Kerim Derhalli, CEO of invstr. “We’re seeking to expand invstr into a true financial social network by streamlining the app and making it simple and easy to take part in the financial conversation.”
With the recent widespread Bloomberg terminal outage, financial professionals around the world were left without access to the real-time market data and news they rely on to make investment decisions. The invstr app offers a convenient and cost-effective mobile alternative to Bloomberg and other expensive subscription terminals by providing sophisticated, on-demand financial information directly to mobile devices.
Derhalli is a 2015 finalist for the Talent Unleashed Awards, with judges including Sir Richard Branson, because of invstr’s unique combination of technology, news and financial information. Before founding invstr, Derhalli built an impressive 30-year track record of building, growing and managing multi-billion dollar businesses, including serving as Global Head of Equity Trading, Head of European Equities, Global Head of Commodities and Global Head of Emerging Market Equities at Deutsche Bank.