I have been using the new FXCM app for my Android now for a couple of weeks. I wanted to take a moment to congratulate Jason and the FXCM team on this new tool. To put it simply, it is a night and day difference from the previous release. For those of you that are desktop trading station users, I think most would agree that it is a top notch application, so when I first downloaded the mobile app several months ago, I was expecting a positive experience. To be candid, the previous FXCM mobile app was a major disappointment. It was slow, buggy, and very feature limited. The charts were practically unusable.
What a pleasant surprise it was to install and use the new version (I'm on 1.2.050912 for Android).
It isn't just a new paint job, it appears they've re-coded the app from the ground up. It has a great new dashboard on the top of the quote screen that shows your balance, equity, gross P/L, margin etc. When you open a chart, it's easy to read, and very simply to change timeframe views. The screen to buy/sell and set stop/limit orders is also very intuitive. Best of all....everything from the quotes, to the charts, to simply moving between screens is extremely quick and responsive. While the old app I probably would have rated a 2 out 10, this is more like a 9 out of 10. Bottom line, is that I'm now using this on a daily basis...
Kudos to the FXCM mobile app team!