While Wall Street has been slow to embrace smartphone applications, a number of firms are introducing new mobile apps. Wall Street & Technology takes a look at some of the latest offerings.
On Wall Street and Main Street alike, smartphones and smartphone applications are everywhere. It is rare to see a banker without a BlackBerry (RIM’s devices still are the most pervasive in the corporate world). People remember where they were when Apple’s first iPhone came out (June 29, 2007). Apple’s third-party applications store currently offers more than 200,000 “apps” for the device. And earlier this year the launch of Apple’s iPad with its large screen set off a new wave of excitement among businesses and consumers.