Most apps will let you trade +1,000 markets and check the latest prices and market movements.
They’ll also let you place and amend orders, set stop and limit orders and full or partially close your trades.
I.e. the apps let you use basic trading in the pretty much the same way you would use an online platform. Albeit more slowly. And often with a healthy dose of swearing if you’re on a train.
As of 2017, charts are much faster and often work well. Back in 2010 they used to very problematic and borderline pointless.
Having said that, a lot of firms still haven’t solved issues like offering users nice big buttons
Where Can I Get iPhone Spread Betting Apps?
Where Can I Get Android Spread Betting Apps?Android apps are now common place.
Most of the bigger firms offer spreads apps for Android based mobiles and tablets as standard.
Where Can I Get Windows Spread Betting Apps?There aren’t many firms offering financial spread betting apps for Windows phones or Windows tablet.
It looks like IG is one of the few firms offering these apps.
No More Kindle Spread Betting AppsSorry, GFT used to offer a Kindle app but now that GFT have merged with City Index that avenue is no longer open.
Another firm might offer a Kindle spread betting app but we don’t know of one.
No More BlackBerry Spread Betting AppsCity Index and IG used to offer spread betting apps for the BlackBerry.
Not surprisingly, given the decline of the BlackBerry, both firms have stopped offering a BlackBerry app.
MT4 for MobileIG now supports MT4 for Mobile as an add-on to its current MetaTrader forex platform offering.
MT4 is widely considered the most popular front-end application for derivatives traders looking to automate their strategy with a pre-defined set of trading rules.
Remember: Spread betting, CFDs and forex trading carry a high level of risk. You can lose more than your initial investment. These products are not suitable for all investors. Only speculate with money that you can afford to lose. Make sure you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent financial advice where necessary.