Beacon

How’s the market? You’ll know by the glow.

In an age of information overload, it’s nice to get some information without having to devote your attention. It’s called pre-attentive processing. Beacon glows a different color depending on stock market conditions. If it’s bright green, amazing things are happening. A wide range of colors exists between lows and highs.

Beacon can monitor popular stock market indexes or a stock symbol of your choosing. Why buy a dedicated $100+ device when you can make your iPad do the same thing for a small fraction of the cost.

The only distraction might be coworkers asking about the glowing display you have in the corner of your office.

Features

  • Index presets include S&P 500, Dow, NASDAQ, FTSE 100, and NIKKEI 225
  • Enter a custom stock symbol to monitor
  • Adjust market fluctuation sensitivity levels
  • Infinite color range between market levels
  • Choose the update interval time
  • Display settings allow you to enable an information panel for more information
  • Tap the screen at any time to see the percent fluctuation
  • Experiment with dragging a finger across the screen to see what happens

Reviews

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Requirements

iPad running iPhone OS 3.2 or later.

Support and Suggestions

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