We’re happy to announce the new release of our mobile app, version 2021.6.1 if you like to keep track. With this release, we’re applying uniform formatting to all numbers displayed within the app. This is a must in a fintech app with numbers everywhere, ranging from more than a trillion (Tesla’s market cap) to less than a trillionth fraction (the new meme coin of the day).
Advait, our data scientist, shares his thoughts on this:
- We needed a system that worked well for all numbers in all places: both from a practical POV as well as a design UI POV. Additionally, there is no standard when it comes to crypto price formats even between crypto exchanges or popular sites such as coinmarketcap.com , which displayed very small prices as <0.000000000001 BTC. So we had to create our own standard.
- The way to display prices smaller than a trillionth fraction required some extra creativity. Delta was one of the first apps to support small crypto prices up to 10 decimals and now we have more and more coins with 16 decimals. We came up with a system to replace some leading zeroes with ellipses since these leading zeroes do not add much information. This will need some getting used to but will end up helping users focus on digits that actually matter.
- On the other hand, certain markets like traditional stock markets or forex markets do have some standards. For example, many brokers now offer 5 decimals for non-JPY forex pairs (fractional pips) so we decided to support the latest trend and show all 5 decimals.
Furthermore, we also launched the Broker Account Connection in beta, but more on that in a future release. We’re busy with upcoming releases, such as a complete redesign of the portfolio analytics. And as a new year’s present, we’re working hard on our brand new desktop app. Stay tuned!