StockTouch, a 99-cent app for the iPhone and iPad created by Visible Market, uses data visualization technology to help investors make quick decisions about the stocks of 1,350 companies and glean at a glance how the stock market is doing over any period of time. The app enables users to zoom in to see specific industries or companies and offers an interactive, personalized heat map and visual watch list of favorite stocks and ETFs. It refreshes every 5 minutes throughout the trading day and sorts stocks by size, market capitalization, percentage gains, volume or alphabetically. Visible Market is now working on helping financial institutions find ways to present their own data in a manner similar to the StockTouch app.
Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio