Zombies vs Goblins

The beginnings of the crypto market are unlike any other asset class: the first clients weren’t institutions but retail. The initial exchange solutions weren’t built upon financial grade technology, agreed standards, security, testing and experience gained from other financial markets.

In fact, one of the most famous original exchanges started out as something completely different. At its peak, it was the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange in terms of market share, handling over 70% of the world’s BTC transactions. A year later, in 2014 the exchange was filling for bankruptcy.

That exchange was Mt. Gox, but it didn’t start out as…


developing a mobile trading app
developing a mobile trading app

Our 4 Keystones of Mobile App Development

It’s safe to say we’ve done it all: our financial mobile development experience started from software for the now outdated BlackBerry and Pocket PC, alongside mobile web, which included time-worn WAP, and then we transitioned to iOS and Android development, settling on them for now. Here we will reflect upon these experiences which shaped our four keystones of mobile development and brought our software to the top of its game.

1st Keystone: Code Reuse and its Perks

Today, most mobile apps are available on multiple platforms, challenging developers and compelling them to cut the amount of codebases. The less codebases we have, the cheaper and faster it…


B2B use cases for three types of clients: brokerages, stock trading courses, and financial media

A market screener is the technical analysis tool for minimizing the task of narrowing down relevant data to help your customers make more precise decisions. Market screeners are available to financial institutions as an out-of-the-box solution, as SaaS with the capacity for easy integration with native Java and universal REST APIs for brokerages, stock trading courses, and financial media outlets.

An Added Value Service for Brokerages:

Brokerages can offer market screeners as a tool for traders to create customizable alerts and rating systems. By using a market screener as part of a brokerage’s service, traders can receive notifications from within their own criteria and metrics, then…


Chatbots offer a new way for brokerage firms to engage clients, creating well-informed buyers.

Time is money, money talks and now, when it does, its voice is automated. Chatbots are not just for lazily skipping through songs on your favorite playlist anymore.

“Okay, Google — Hey! OKAY GOOGLE! How will chatbots revolutionize the way brokerage firms assist their clients?”

Now playing Revolution by The Beatles

Chatbots are not perfect, but they have come a long way from the annoying little paper clip in the corner of your Word doc. As a brokerage, it is not your job to discover the next stage of bot evolution, but to listen when it arrives.

Chatbots are one…


How interactive agents with AI capabilities can help brokers to convert, activate and engage traders.

Financial companies are known to be mostly conservative, and currently their chatbots tend to offer semi-automated support services and basic information related to the account of the user, such as statements. Brokerage firms move slowly and typically limit their offerings to stock prices or general information about the markets.

Despite frequent talk of innovation by participants in the retail finance space, in reality these channels are often explored with precaution.

Chatbots, in fact, have not had disrupted their business yet. Indeed, many brokers played with chatbots after Facebook F8 in 2016. Most of these chatbots are dead. Even if they…


Specialists in every field like to share their opinions on the current and upcoming trends and we’re no exception. In this article we elaborate on 2018 UI design trends and the impact they have in financial software development. The trends are illustrated with some great mock-ups from our portfolio.

1. Semi Flat Design

Starting from semi flat we hit the mark because it’s our main focus. Some new trends are a “blast from the past” and we’re sure they won’t live long. Some of them we’ve been using since the dawn of time. And some new trends have no use in our work so…


When a product suite is constantly evolving it can be a challenge to keep under control the combinatorial explosion of colors; particularly when you have to maintain a number of related products. This article describes the challenges, explores the different approaches and unveils the solution our UI designers and developers uncovered while customizing Devexperts trading applications.

The Problem

At Devexperts we produce Desktop, Web and Mobile UI trading applications. These applications look alike and have similar skins. They can be customized on request for a client, and this leads to the development of custom skins. …


dxMobile is part of our extensive finance software product line gathered under one brand. It was launched on web, desktop, and mobile platforms (both iOS and Android). It is a complex product that boasts rich functionality for financial analysts, professional traders, and researchers. It provides the ability to trade, use analytics, charting and newsfeed for different vendors and brokers. All products in the line have their unique color palettes and style guides. Designing mobile apps, we aspire to maintain the entire functionality of the base platforms (web and desktop). As one could expect, a transition of massive web components to…

Devexperts

We make software for financial markets. We know best what is trending and appropriate, when it comes to trading platforms. https://devexperts.com

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