Wednesday, November 16, 2011

iCurrency Plus 1.2.5 for iOS - Currency Rates in Notification Center

Kanagawa, Japan - Limited Securities today is pleased to announce iCurrency Plus 1.2.5 for iOS, an update to their Finance app that allows users to easily track currency values from more than 150 different currencies listed. The update leverages the new technology introduced in iOS 5, Notification Center. Now, users can see currency rates in the Lock Screen, at the top of their screen while in any app, or compiled for viewing in the Notification Center. Even with the app closed, or the phone locked, users can see the latest rates of their selected currency pairs. The app provides real-time updates for both traders and individuals.

Because there are many good reasons to track currency rates besides investing, iCurrency Plus has been designed to provide real-time information for both individuals and investors. Whether users are following a particular currency pair in anticipation of an upcoming trip, getting the best rate possible for this month shipment abroad, or tracking long-term trends as part of portfolio management, the app supplies immediate, authoritative numbers that are easy to access anytime, anywhere.

With the latest update of iCurrency Plus users can set up two different types of notifications. Selecting "Show Price in Notification Area" allows users to get up to date information on the currency rate changes in the Notification Center, no matter what the currency rate is. Alternatively, selecting "Performance Notifications" sends recipients notifications about a change of a rate when its performance has decreased or increased more than a pre-defined percentage over a period of time.

Feature Highlights:
* See currency rates in the iOS 5 Notification Center
* Add currency pairs of choice (not only currencies versus the USD)
* See the change in value over a period of time of your choice
* Get notified in the app if this change is larger than a percentage you choose
* The same notification can be sent via push: no other app has this
* See several graphs to check trends: daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly; all in one screen
* Convert prices on the spot, quite useful if you are traveling
* More than 150 currencies listed
* Intuitive interface, very easy to use
* Currencies can be added per request on the fly, no need to update the application

Thanks to the new way that iOS 5.0 treats notifications, users can even get the latest rates on the currencies of their choice on the Lock Screen of their devices. The first notification displayed after the phone is locked comes up as a bubble with the notification message. Should the user receive many notifications, they are displayed in a scrolling list on the Lock Screen. In both cases, sliding the icon on the notification from left to right opens the app where additional charts and details can be viewed.

In addition, notifications received while working in another app are displayed at the top of the screen. Users can continue to receive messages as each notification rolls over to display a new one. Recent updates can be accessed directly from the Notification Center by touching the top of the screen and swiping down while using any other app. Chosen rates are displayed, as well as other important notifications.

Finally, iCurrency Plus includes an integrated Currency Calculator function to instantly convert any amount of one currency into another. Five different colored lights beside each currency pair instantly indicate the status of any notifications. And daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly graphs are all available on the same screen.

"If continual updates and quick access of currencies is important to you, I think you will find no other app on the App Store that provides it as easily and effectively as iCurrency Plus," stated Miguel Mateo on behalf of Limited Securities. "I also believe that Apple's new Notification Center is already changing the way people receive and respond to different events throughout the day."

Language Support:
* U.S. English, Italian, and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* Internet connection required
* 4.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iCurrency Plus 1.2.5 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. An OS X version of iCurrency Plus 1.2.5 is only $1.99 and available on the Mac App Store in the Finance category. Review copies are available upon request.

Founded in 2009 in Kanagawa, Japan, Limited Securities already has a large variety of products across several platforms and they continue to grow them. They provide software related to the financial industry and specialize in making it accessible to everyone. There is no need to be a trader or broker to be on top of market news and latest trends. The company strongly encourages push notification technologies, to make sure that users are informed and engaged. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 Limited Securities. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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