Thomson Reuters has today released a version of its Eikon market data application for the Blackberry 10 mobile operating system.
According to the company, this is the first financial markets data application to be developed using the native development tools for this particular mobile operating system.
During the course of development, Thomson Reuters worked with Blackberry in order to ensure that the correct synergic protocols were being adhered to in ensuring that end users benefit from enhanced privacy, security and ergonomics in keeping with Blackberry 10’s operating system.
The Eikon suite of market data applications is designed to provide a solution for consuming real-time and historical data.
In terms of functionality it connects with the financial markets community and provides data on execution across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives.
A particular feature which Thomson Reuters views as a major facet is a customized dashboard for quick access to a customer’s most important data, market-moving news, seamless list monitoring and saved news searches with synchronization to the Eikon desktop and an integral briefcase feature for reading content offline.
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This particular application is the latest addition to Thomson Reuters Eikon’s mobile application suite which also includes applications for other platforms.
Thomson Reuters’ platform strategy for Eikon means that there is a seamless customer experience across all channels, mobile or otherwise, with all Eikon mobile applications offering key Eikon innovations such as workflow-based design as well as keyword search and dynamic autosuggest to help customers discover information quickly and easily.
“In an industry where seconds and milliseconds matter, Thomson Reuters Eikon ensures our customers can have instant access to the breaking news and financial content they need to seize opportunities first – no matter where they are when they occur,” said John Manwaring, head of mobile for Thomson Reuters Eikon.
“The Eikon mobile interface follows the same simple, intelligent design principles that Eikon is now well-known for, ensuring that everything our customers need is right there at the surface. By working closely with BlackBerry and using the native development tools, we have created an enterprise-grade Eikon mobile app with the security our clients have come to expect from both Thomson Reuters and the BlackBerry platform.”
“Eikon embodies the future for market data apps with its clean design and ease of use,” said Martyn Mallick, VP of Global Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry.
“Thomson Reuters has created an effective solution for financial professionals that need to stay connected to the markets and information while on the move” concluded Mr Mallick.