Trading software provider PFSOFT announced that the company is preparing to roll out a native version of its Protrader platform for macOS X. The company becomes the first major trading platform provider to target the high-value client segment with a native app. Other software developers in the trading industry are at present relying on web or java-based solutions to appease the demands of Mac users.
The company states that the native macOS X version of Protrader will support trading of multiple asset classes, just like its Windows front end. Traders are able to transact in FX, CFDs, futures, equities, spread betting, ETFs and bonds.
The platform is programmed using Apple’s own Swift language, adhering to the highest standards of the macOS X development community.
Among other features, Protrader for macOS X features market depth information, seven styles of charts and trading from the chart functionality. The company is working on integrating multiple accounts management (MAM), fund management and its Option Master module.
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Commenting on the announcement, the Global Head of business Development of PFSOFT, Roman Nalivayko, said: “Our research shows that number of traders who use Mac is constantly growing but still, they were limited to use only compromise solutions like web and java applications or virtualization.”
“With the new native application for Mac traders will not be limited anymore. At the same time, brokers that start offering it definitely will stand out of the crowd because nobody offers solution like this,” Nalivayko explains.
High Net Worth Retail Traders
PFSOFT’s solution could enable brokers to target higher net worth retail traders, which are frequently using personal computers that run macOS X.
The company is preparing to launch the product in the second quarter of 2017, with the trading platform already accepting beta testing users.
PFSOFT recently decided to waive its initial license fee, thereby increasing competition on the trading platforms market. The company has been one of the leading trading platform developers in the industry in recent years, greatly improving its solution to accommodate the needs of brokers and traders alike.