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07/02/2012 04:54 PM

Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by TraderHam (65) Joined on 09/15/2010 Posts: 3

Is there and Android app being developed?  Any ideas on how long till it's released?  Or is that idea not even on the table?  Any feedback from MarketSmith is appreciated.



07/03/2012 11:31 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by MARKETSMITH (12090) Joined on 06/14/2010 Posts: 811

 

@TraderHam: We are considering an app for the Android but no official timetable for development and release of the app though.         

 

Best Returns,

The MarketSmith Team

 



07/06/2012 08:03 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by ifligus (20) Joined on 02/07/2012 Posts: 1

I would love to have an Android MarketSmith app!



07/10/2012 09:42 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by davis87 (5) Joined on 05/28/2010 Posts: 3

This would be the best early Christmas present ever!



07/25/2012 03:55 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by ssattin (5) Joined on 09/27/2010 Posts: 1

Taking a look at smartphone market share, iPhone has about 1/3 of android user base (18% vs 57%) so this would be most welcome (though of course its not as simple as that due to many variants of android and even same version number but different behaviour depending on physical handset)



10/21/2012 11:11 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by cpamikeh (70) Joined on 04/25/2010 Posts: 9

Due to the 20% larger Galaxy III screen size compared to Iphone 5 (4.8 inch diagonal v 4.0), it is really not the best choice to be restricted to viewing MS only on the Iphone. Makes for a very tough decision between the two.



10/31/2012 01:20 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by olehen (50) Joined on 04/20/2012 Posts: 7

I have to say I am very frustrated with the lack of an Android app for Marketsmith.

 

This would not be such an issue if you had not chosen a proprietary Microsoft standard for the application instead of an open source cross-platform solution such as Java for example.

 

In a time when consumers are moving from traditional PC's to tablets and smartphones, your lack of support for the most dominant operating system doesn't make much sense to me.

 

I often use my smartphone and tablet to check the market when I am on the move, so being restricted to my home desktop computer for Marketsmith is very frustrating, especially when all stockbrokers I have checked supports Android.



11/02/2012 04:24 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by RDOIII (20) Joined on 05/10/2011 Posts: 2

I would have to agree need Android Apps,

Marketsmith response back in 2010 indicated a move in that direction.

Can an oupdate be provided?



11/02/2012 06:25 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by Petro_Drlg_Engineer (1385) Joined on 06/18/2010 Posts: 110

Any guess as to how much demand there would be for this Android App?

It costs money to develop apps, products, keep the lights on.  There has not been ONE post on the forums - Stocks in over a week.  What does that tell us?

Ok, likely there are many like myself that have subscribed for years without really using the product too much, but would an Android app really drive sales for this product?

Returned here hoping to network and improve my investing skills, but it's difficult when the boards are so dead...  Coming here just to check stock prices on an android app might do little to change that.  And do you really have to have a MarketSmith android app to simply check stock prices?  My wife's Apple phone has this as a basic home screen icon, so assume there are many others available for free.

Only my opinion;

PDE



11/03/2012 02:31 PM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by martin.appell (5) Joined on 06/04/2010 Posts: 1

The sooner the better for an Android application.

Compared to an earlier post, IBD today indicates 75% Android market share versus 15% IOS marketshare. 

My intention is to make the large display of my new Samsung Galaxy III the only device I really need, compared to my iPad.  I'll not renew a product I can't use on my chosen portal to my media..



01/21/2013 05:35 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by vorlon (175) Joined on 09/16/2010 Posts: 25

I would also like an Android version of MarketSmith. I used to use the iOS version on an iPad, but I have since switched to an Android 7" tablet and an Android phone.



04/23/2013 06:06 PM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by zengin (310) Joined on 08/10/2010 Posts: 46

any news with the droid app???



04/24/2013 09:22 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by MARKETSMITH (12090) Joined on 06/14/2010 Posts: 811

@zengin:

 

We have no new developments on android at this time.  Any new announcements will be made at www.marketsmith.com.

 

Best Returns,

MarketSmith Team



11/06/2013 12:03 PM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by b.jeong (0) Joined on 03/26/2013 Posts: 1

It's almost 2014 and I can't believe you guys still don't have apps for Android even any plans to develop one.  Very disappointing.  Is it no significant demand on current subscribers?  My renewal date is coming and seriously thinking about cancelling subscription this time as I spend less and less time in front of computers and spend more and more on tablets and smartphones.  As OS X user, I was impressed that you guys posted "how to fix MS on OS X Mavericks".  I am sure that there are more Android users than OS X users.  What are you guys doing?  You can't ignore Android users forever.



11/09/2013 11:35 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by davis87 (5) Joined on 05/28/2010 Posts: 3

Well.... they have been ignoring Android users for almost 4 years which is getting close to forever!  



11/11/2013 07:17 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by jflorance86 (0) Joined on 05/20/2013 Posts: 2

COME ON DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



11/12/2013 04:03 PM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by surfdog (0) Joined on 11/12/2013 Posts: 1

I would purchase immediately your Top Stocks application if you had an Android version.  I have both Android phones and tablets.  I think your subscription rate would double at least just supporting Android.  Please make this happen.  Can we at least get an update? Thanks,  David 



11/13/2013 10:18 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by RDOIII (20) Joined on 05/10/2011 Posts: 2

I asked a MS rep this question several months ago and was told that the Android system was not as controlled as the Apple system so there is more problems to produce Android App

But given the level of Android users that can't be a continuing excuse for no Android app. 

If it is matter of Money - then they should use their own tools - make some money - then make the Android app.

So can we have an update please?



01/23/2014 02:36 PM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by olehen (50) Joined on 04/20/2012 Posts: 7

I think the best solution would be to make a html5 version of the application.
That way it would be completely platform independent, and they could concentrate their resources on 
a single version for all mobile operating systems.

 

In the meantime a possible solution is to use a remote desktop application for android.

 

Several affordable sub 10 inch tablets with windows 8 will also be released this year.
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 for example looks like a good alternative for using marketsmith on the go.



01/24/2014 11:45 AM

Re: Is MarketSmith even planning an Android app?
by se_swadley (795) Joined on 06/12/2010 Posts: 116

Does Win 8 run Marketsmith ok?