Android Spread Betting and CFD Apps

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The guide to Android trading apps.

Android Trading Apps

Whilst spread betting on iPhones and iPads is more popular than trading on Android based apps, the rise of Android is eating into Apple’s market share and most large spread betting firms now let you trade using Android.

A key benefit here is that most firms spent a lot of time getting their iPhone apps right. So by the time they started looking at Android and iPads they had a good understanding of touch screen technology, the screen-size constraints and most importantly, what clients want.

Therefore most Android apps are of a fairly high standard and let clients:

  • Check live prices and charts
  • Open and close trades
  • Add and update trading orders
  • Review their account history, P&L, open positions etc.
  • Create and amend their Watchlists / Portfolios

Where to Get Android Spread Betting and CFD Apps

Android trading applications are normally free and can be downloaded from the App Store.

Which Companies Have Android Spread Betting and CFD Apps?

iPhone App iPhone App iPhone App iPhone App iPhone App
iPad App iPad App iPad App iPad App iPad App
Android Apps Android Apps Android Apps Android Apps Android Apps
Web Platform Spread Betting Accounts Spread Betting Accounts Spread Betting Accounts Spread Betting Accounts
Comparison Notes. Note that Spreadex does not off CFDs. Other brokers may also offer apps.

Tablet and App Awards:

2013 Awards
  • Capital Spreads won ‘Best Mobile/Tablet Application’ – MoneyAM Awards
  • City Index won ‘Best Mobile/Tablet Trading Application’ – Shares Magazine Awards
  • CMC Markets won ‘Best Spread Betting App’ – Financial Times and Investors Chronicle Investment Awards
2012 Awards
  • Capital Spreads won ‘Best Mobile Trading Platform’ – MoneyAM Awards
  • CMC Markets were top for ‘Best CFD Mobile App’ – Investment Trends Report
  • IG won ‘Best Spread Betting App’ – Investors Chronicle and Financial Times Awards

Example Android App

GFT Markets have launched a new Android app for its award winning DealBook trading platform.

The app will scale to fit most tablets and is also available for the Kindle Fire.

The new trading app should complement other bespoke GFT applications, such as the iPad app and their iPhone app. readers should note that there is a universal version of the GFT mobile platform which is supported on any internet enabled handset.

Android Spread Betting and CFD Trading App
Android Spread Betting and CFD Trading App

The GFT Markets Android Trading App

The new app lets clients:
  • Trade 3,200+ CFD and spread betting markets
  • Use charts
  • Add overlays / technical indicators
  • Set SMS and e-mail price alerts
  • Place and edit orders
  • Monitor their account
  • Access live markets news and a range of video-based resources

About GFT DealBook for Android:

  • The interface of the spread betting and CFD trading app has been designed for smartphones. However is also accessible on any Android enabled tablet device

  • The Android app has been created for Android 3.0, nevertheless, the minimum OS compatibility is Android 2.1

  • The application supports English and Japanese language versions

  • All of GFT Markets‘ clients can log into the new Android trading app with their existing account details and password.