Monday, February 16, 2009

Quick trade unveiled

As our venerable and dependable trading interface continues to hum along, we have for some time wanted to come up with an alternative interface power users and new users alike would find even simpler and quicker. So early this morning we rolled out "quick trade."

To access quick trade, you hover over any market in the list of markets and you'll see an icon pop up:

Click on it and the quick trade interface shows up from wherever you are:

Now all you need to do is click the up and down arrows and you're told how much money it's going to cost you to move the chances/number up and down. Click "place trade" and that's it! If you want a little more detail about how many shares this involves you can click on the "see more details" link. And of course you can always use Inkling "classic" trading by clicking "show me detailed trading options..." if you still prefer to be walked through the process step by step.

While this may seem simple to implement, it wasn't. Javan, who worked for us as a contractor for awhile and then became part of our team full-time because he was so good, did the lion's share of the work here. So if any of you Inkling traders in Los Angeles run in to him on the streets, be sure to give him a pat on the back. He's doing fantastic work.

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