Please note that this is a standard Android App Widget, not just an App.
Alert: Spot Forex is a tool for currency traders and delivers currency pairs widgets for your Android device allowing you to monitor real-time currency movements for as many currency pairs as you wish, or your desktop space will allow. The real time spot FX rates are supplied by Forex.com. Upper and lower limits can be set-up whilst ‘at a glance’ icons will allow you to quickly see where current prices are in relation to your set limits.
The Spot Forex widget displays your chosen currency pair with the current bid/offer prices plus movement indicators to show up/down (or no change) movement since the last refresh. The refresh rate can be set between 5 and 60 seconds.
The Spot Forex widget has three touch sensitive areas:
1. the Smartphonet ‘S’ logo - for limits
2. the currency pair/prices - to set up or change your currency pair
3. the revolve sign - to reverse the current pair/display the inverse rate
The options can either be accessed via the notification bar icon (which runs on widget setup or change), through the limits input screen, or from the Alert app in your main apps menu.
Available options are:
Show popups - where currency rates are shown in a screen popup, at your chosen refresh period, on any screen in any application. This can be toggled on/off.
Vibrate settings - to set a vibrate warning on breach of your pre-set limits. This can be set to vibrate once, on breach, or on each refresh whilst the limit remains broken
Widget background - light/dark solid, or translucent, backgrounds are available for the clearest view depending on your personal preferences or desktop background.
The currency setup screen (touch the currency pair) has a list of available currency pairs in alphabetical order. The yellow column on the right provides a shortcut to all the pairs associated with each individual currency so a couple of touches on this selection screen should be sufficient for any available currency pair.
To set the limits (touch the Smartphonet logo on the widget) you need to enter an upper limit for the value of the ask price and a lower limit for the bid price. Percentages create a rate range (the zone of interest) calculated, using the set limit/percentage, below the ask price and above the bid price.
The notification icons on the widget work as follows:
Blank smiley - no limits entered, left = lower limit, right = upper limit
Happy smiley - limits entered but current rates have not brkoen the limit, or entered the zone of interest.
Unhappy smiley - current rates have entered the zone of interest
Red barred circle - limits broken (with optional vibrate warning)
Smartphonet’s Alert: Spot Forex uses either 3G or wifi to communicate with the Smartphonet web service and if communication has stopped/is unavailable the revolve icon changes to a globe with a red cross. As soon as a connection is re-established the revolve icon returns.
If you need a short User Guide please email the contact address shown below. We are also interested in your views on the current app or requests for additional functionality or alternative trading instruments.
V1.6 - has some corrections to enable the widget to better handle number formatting. This allows the limit minding to be processed correctly regardless of the country/locale standard used for the decimal point in numbers.
Addition of use of backup Web service when primary Web service fails.
It will be necessary to close all App Widgets and restart them after downloading the new version