Thursday, January 20, 2011

Improved Trading Interface Coming Soon

Based on lots of feedback and our own use of Inkling, we've been working on some long needed improvements to our trading interface. Amazingly, the trading interface has not changed significantly since we first introduced it in 2006. Some things have been streamlined and functionality added here and there, but for the most part, the trading process is the same as it was when we first designed the application. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? :)

But we've known for awhile some things could be done better. Going in to the re-design process, we knew we wanted to address a few issues:

  1. Make trading a one-step process. One screen, minimal clicking and decision making

  2. Introduce two trading interfaces: a "simple" interface and an "advanced" interface

  3. For the simple interface, we wanted the thought process to be dead simple: "I can spend x to change the chances to y"

  4. In the "advanced" interface, introduce more transparency of information and control of what can be done


Instead of trying to explain things with lots of pictures and words, we've cut a screen capture video that will walk you through what the new interface is like to use:



We will be transitioning to this new trading interface next Tuesday (27 Jan) early evening, Chicago time.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please don't hesitate to use the "contact" links in your marketplaces to write to us and your marketplace administrators. Or you can always send email to [email protected]

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