When it rains, it pours. And just like that we have another official app joining our quiver in the Windows Phone Store. Fidelity Investments, an American multinational financial services company, has just released an app for folks running Windows Phone 8 to download. Let’s check it out.
Fidelity Investments joins apps like E*Trade for users wanting to track their portfolios while keeping an eye on the markets. The app is super fluid and looks really well. Some features for those of you with a Fidelity Investment account:
- Get real-time quotes
- Initiate trades
- Check account information (including intra-day balances, positions, and order status)
And if you don’t have an account you’ll still be able to use the app, here’s what you get:
- Delayed quotes
- Watch lists
- Financial news
I don’t have a FI account, so I won’t be able to check out the first set of features. But the app does perform nicely as a way to keep a tab on the markets. When you first launch the app you’ll get an overview of the U.S. Markets – you’ll see the Dow Jones, NASDAQ, S&P 500, and Russell 3000 information at a quick glance. Tapping any one of them will take you into a more detailed view where you’ll get the quote, chart, and relevant news.
Swiping to the right of the app you’ll see your account (if you’re logged in), quotes (where you can search for a specific company name of symbol), news (sorted by different topics like top news, international, and more), and last but not least you’ll have your watch lists (something you get also from logging in).
Unfortunately, I didn’t see any lockscreen support, but you can pin specific stocks to your Start screen in either small, normal, or double wide live tiles. The double wide tiles are nice, for example after pinning ‘MSFT’ to my screen the tile would flip and cycle through the stock information and news for Microsoft.
The app is free and available only to users with Windows Phone 8 devices. You can grab Fidelity Investments right here in the Store or by using the QR code below.