Ameritrade Stock Streamer on iPhone or BB?

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  1. 17MBPC2D macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if the iPhone is capable of running the Ameritrade Stock Streamer (Java)?

    If so, can it run until iPhone runs out of battery without any time out and such?

    If not, anyone here have experience and had it working on BlackBerries?

    Please assist.
     
  2. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Any reason why you can't use the stock app included with the iPhone?
     
  3. 17MBPC2D thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for responding.

    Stock App on iPhone does not provide Real Time Stock Quotes...it's delayed quotes.

    I like to purchase an iPhone if it could run Ameritrade's Stock Streamer (real time quotes) so I coould trade of it directly instead of using my 17" Macbook Pro :D

    Anyone that has an iPhone and Ameritrade Account has streamer running off it?
     
  4. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    i'm assuming the idea is real time streaming quotes while the markets are open. thats a bit different than getting a quick quote once in awhile. i dont know if that particular one will work but i have no doubt there is one that can.
     
  5. 17MBPC2D thread starter macrumors regular

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    Heh, I would like to think that a good percentage of you Apple fanatics owns some Apple stock and much as all the apple products that we all buy and enjoy.

    Is there a Apple freak and a active Ameritrade account user that can advise if the iPhone can run the real time quote streamer from Ameritrade?
     
  6. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I don't believe the iPhone support JAVA, only JavaScript. If you could find a Real Time Streaming Application that runs on JavaScript (with Web 2.0) then I would think it would work.
     
  7. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Your right if its a Java Applet (which it looks like it is according to a quick google) it will not work on the iPhone. Java apps do not work on the iPhone.
     
  8. stealthman1 macrumors regular

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    Public Service Announcement...
    Be very, berry, wary when entering ticker symbols into a dialogue box to execute a stock trade. Auto correction software could be very, very costly.
    Proceed at your own risk.
     
  9. zzmaximus macrumors newbie

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  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, the twenty minute delay can be brutal on the iPhone. :eek:
     
  11. zzmaximus macrumors newbie

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    iPhone + Ameritrade

    iPhone + Ameritrade Application
    ------------------------------------------------
    Release date: late June (2008) together with the iPhone 2.0 update.
    Requirements: Ameritrade account and an iPhone.

    Features:
    ------------------------------------------------
    +Real time quotes: without the 20 min delay.
    +Real streaming: quote refresh every second (unlike the current Stocks app)
    +Account Information: including current account balance.
    +Buy and Sell
    +Options
    +News
    +Much more...

    +Rock solid NATIVE app (written in objective-C) faster and more reliable than any java (if it ever comes available to the iPhone).
    +NOT A WEB APP.

    I opened a forum at www.iphoneameritrade.com/forum if you have any questions.
     
  12. corrado7 macrumors regular

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    VERY COOL

    a forex option would be also cool
     
  13. zzmaximus macrumors newbie

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    Everything will come sooner or later. I will work on that too.
     
  14. guruji macrumors member

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    THAT is a KILLER app !!!!

    you got it right man. and if you come to market first, you will make loads and loads of money!!!!
     
  15. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

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    I won't be entering my Ameritrade login information into any iPhone application that's not distributed directly by Ameritrade.

    I've only been trading stocks for about 10 years. Since I invest in companies based on fundamentals, I've never found the 20 minute delay to be a problem. If I'm expecting news that I think will significantly change the way I view/value the company, I'm probably sitting on Ameritrade with an order ready to process.

    But hey, those are just my opinions...
     
  16. peterlobl macrumors regular

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    would love a way just to enter trades in ameritrade site, let alone get access thru streamer (which amtd is really trying to discontinue in favor of their newer more processor intensive screen of data)

    does anyone know how/where to enter trades via iPhone on the amtd site?
    I get up to entry screen no problem, then can't get the confirm button to accept yes for it to execute

    will check out your iPhone app for sure... Java based streamer would bog down portable phones I think... Load time for java alone on a newish laptop is poor

    (I also am leery of entering stock/ financial info into 3rd party app not sanctioned by amtd...)
     
  17. zzmaximus macrumors newbie

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    He he, I am Computer Engineer. I am a Security Paranoic too.
    Of course anyone can choose what too use or not but:
    1) I am doing this, with the aproval of Ameritrade.
    2) The applications only comunicates with Ameritrade servers. It does it ONLY through HTTPS protocol (same security as ameritrade and other banks).
    3) You can check what info goes in and out of your iphone, so if the app does not do what i say, any person with some knowledge can check this.
    So its impossible for me to retrieve info about your account.
    If someone has a question about this. Please ask!

    So... you can trust this app as much as Ameritrade servers.
    AGAIN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRUST ME, WHAT I AM SAYING IS COMPLETELY AUDITABLE.

    P.S.: Thanks skwoytek i really like people to speak about this kinds of thoughts. It really helps the development. Specially when they do it with respect.
     
  18. MaxMaxMax macrumors member

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  19. MaxMaxMax macrumors member

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    AppStore reelase

    iStockManager will be relased in less than 2 days.

    Public AppStore release: September 11th, 2008
     
  20. mattpol macrumors regular

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    I know the developer's intentions are probably well meant, but you should be VERY cautious of entering a brokerage (or any banking, for that matter) login into any app that is not distributed by said brokerage.
     
  21. MaxMaxMax macrumors member

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    iStockManager will be listed in TD AMERITRADE site. This is because it's approved by them. So it IS distributed by the broker.
     
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  23. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    Great job Max. I couldn't sleep at like 5am, and it popped into my head that it was the 11th so I downloaded it then. Very cool.
     
  24. MaxMaxMax macrumors member

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    iStockManager for BlackBerry

    iStockManager for BlackBerry Storm and Bold coming soon!!!
     

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