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Lucas GordonMaker@lucasjgordon · iOS Developer @ Quit Genius
Thank you for hunting @naveenaly! My goal for this year was to build 12 apps in 12 months. I choose ideas based on things that interest me, and recently I've been learning a lot more about the stock market so I decided to build Ticker. 💰 There are a bunch of existing apps like Ticker but I found them to be overly complex, like a desktop app squashed into a mobile view. Ticker is designed to give you all the essential information you need at a glance. 📈 I'd love to hear any feedback you guys have, particularly from anyone who has a lot of experience in this area and can point out what Ticker is lacking to make it a useful tool. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! 😍
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · Co-founder UserCompass.com & @wecontrast
I love how simple this is. Just the info you need, the current status of the stock and any news that might be relevant. Bang on the 💷 👍
Lucas GordonMaker@lucasjgordon · iOS Developer @ Quit Genius
@fredrivett thanks! I found myself switching between tabs to get prices and news, wanted Ticker to be a simple way to combine the two for 📱
Phil Nguyen@p_ngu · The Daily Water Cooler + Vettery
Looks pretty clean! Two questions for you: 1. What does the portfolio view look like? 2. Where is the news sourced from?
Lucas GordonMaker@lucasjgordon · iOS Developer @ Quit Genius
@p_ngu thanks Phil! 1. The portfolio reference in the app description is currently describing the ability to quickly select a stock that you are interested in and check the price. But I am working on augmenting the 'Choose A Stock' view. It currently displays some default tech stocks and your recent search results, but I will add pricing information to make this more of a portfolio view with the ability to dig deeper into a specific stock in the main view. 2. The news is sourced from Google, I find it the most valuable and rich resource, but I'm open to adding other resources!
KateHiring@katesegrin · Community @Tierion
@lucasjgordon how did you arrive at the price point for Ticker?
Lucas GordonMaker@lucasjgordon · iOS Developer @ Quit Genius
@katesegrin hey Kate, that's a good question, and one that I've though a lot about! There are two main reasons: 1. I work hard and put years of experience into all of my apps, and I expect customers to place value on that. I've had many free apps, and while it's fun seeing lots of new users, eventually you can't escape the fact that no one is willing to pay you for what you're doing, and I think that mentality needs to change. When I look at the value I place on my own time, and then the time Ticker has already saved me from switching between apps, I could quite easily justify the price tag. 2. Each app I release is essentially an MVP for a potential startup, and I have many ideas for improvements and additional features. But it's more difficult to effectively validate with non-paying customers, so the price and subsequent feedback allow me to determine whether there is a demand for what I'm building in order to justify further development.
Paul Kemp@paul_s_kemp · The App Guy Podcast
@lucasjgordon a very thoughtful and insightful answer. Many free apps are almost unusable with the ads. Also, there are plenty of rich users playing the stock market. Timely market news could make someone rich - that's worth £0.79