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Inside the Stockspot investment app

In early 2018 we launched the ‘Stockspot Portfolio App’.

In early 2018, we launched our ‘Stockspot Investment App’. Thousands of our clients have downloaded it and enjoy using the app every month. We were pretty thrilled when it was a finalist for the Finder Awards best personal finance app of the year.

What’s inside the Stockspot Investment app?

When we set out to build our app the primary aim was to create a useful and engaging experience for our clients. We also wanted to improve the Stockspot investment dashboard for mobile… well, who doesn’t run their life on their smartphone these days?

The app’s features are designed to give our clients a quick snapshot of how their portfolio is performing and show what dividends and investments are coming up next. Clients who use Stockspot Savings can also see their savings balance and the accruing interest.

The app makes it easy to view the essentials of your portfolio on-the-go without having to login to the website. It also neatly connects to the Stockspot blog, so clients can keep-up-to date with our latest insights.

Part of our app design thinking was it should help our clients focus on the long term, learn about the benefits of diversification and avoid common investment mistakes.

Our investment philosophy is about the value of simplicity and consistency and we wanted these to shine through in the app. The right mix of investments and sticking with the plan is the real secret to masterful investing and our app aims to help you do that.

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Meet Alice, our awesome app developer

To create the best app experience possible, Stockspot team member Alice led development of the app with the latest software development platform – React Native.

Using this technology, which is also used by popular apps like Facebook and Instagram, ensured the app runs at top speeds, has great responsiveness, reliability and can quickly be updated.

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We think Alice did a great job so we asked her what the best feature of the app is from a tech perspective:

“We built into our app a cloud service that allows the Stockspot team to deploy simple mobile app updates directly to our clients’ devices. Clients can also update the app without needing to go through the app store which is a big time saver.”

And the hardest part of developing the app?

“The hardest part was making sure it works crash free across hundreds of different Android devices and iPhones for a great experience for all of our customers. It was a big learning curve for me since this my first experience building an app using React Native.”

Where can I get it?

You can download the app for iOS and Android.

Find out how Stockspot makes it easy to grow your wealth and invest in your future.

This article was originally published in August 2018.


Communications & PR

Lauren is Stockspot's head of PR and communications. She helps us minimise the jargon and maximise the info that matters most to clients. She believes investing and creating financial security shouldn't be scary, difficult or only for those with a finance degree.

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