If you’ve ever been interested in the stock market, but have found many of the readings and jargon difficult to grasp, then you’re certainly not alone, and as well as offering up-to-date information around the clock, StockTouch for iOS aids to break things down for those feeling somewhat intimidated by your traditional stock apps.

Indeed, Apple provides its own fairly basic offering in iOS powered by Yahoo!, but unless you’ve any idea what the NASDAQ and DOW Jones mean or represent, then it’s not much use to you.

StockTouch

While not everybody likes to stick their faces into economics books or watch the political channels religiously, it is of importance to many to keep up with what’s going on in the world of business, and in the "there’s an app for that" culture we currently find ourselves in, StockTouch is one of the best ways you could introduce yourself to the stock market.

Its "tiles of heat" interface is distinctive and unique, and uses visualizations to help one intake info which would otherwise be simply digits and trend graphs. The whole structure of financial markets is created in a way which often bamboozles the Average Joe, but StockTouch breaks won these barriers, and makes things a great deal easier to understand. Check out some of the screenshots below:

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It’s fully interactive nature allows you to touch any area of the screen to zoom in, check prices, and look at further information, and in general, everything loads and runs in an altogether seamless manner.

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You can pick from any company floated on the stock market, and there are plenty of news stories accessible which detail each and every key change as it happens. Data is updated at five minute intervals during trading, and the app has been adapted to the very newest technologies available on iOS  – LTE and the larger display of the iPhone 5.

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Apple has already voted it as the best finance iPad app of 2011, and for just $1.99, is everything you’ll need and more in your quest to learn and keep in tune with the ups and downs of the financial bubble.

(Source: StockTouch for iOS on App Store)

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