Economy for iPad
By Cascade Software Corporation
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****** #1 Finance app on Apple's top charts for 6 weeks *****
This app gives you a snapshot of the US economy by providing the latest key economic indicators and tracking the history of these indicators across the past few months, years and decades. The app includes around 45,000 economic indicators. The primary focus is on US economic indicators (including detailed data on all 50 states and major metro areas). It also includes some economic indicators for more than a 100 other countries (e.g. UK, Canada, Australia, India, Singapore, China, Mexico, Estonia, Kenya, Nepal, Brazil etc.)
#1 ranked app on Apple's charts for the Finance category for 6 weeks in Nov/Dec 2010. No SALE gimmicks, never offered at the low price tiers, just a top-quality app.
1. Latest values of key (curated) US economic indicators (GDP, Employment, Housing, Manufacturing, Inflation, Trade Deficit, weekly updates of Canadian,Mexican currency exchange rates , M2 Money stock, etc.) published by the US Federal Reserve.
2. Graphs to track economic indicators across many different time ranges (e.g. 1 year, 3 years, ...,40 years etc.)
3. Graphs that track the values of economic indicators across Democratic and Republican presidencies and across Recession periods over the past several decades.
4. Around 45,000 economic indicators (mostly for the US - including US data, data for individual US states and individual US metropolitan , also for more than a 100 other countries)
5. A powerful search engine that makes it easy to use partial (or full) keywords to search through the 45,000 economic indicators provided by the app.
6. All indicators automatically updated soon after the govt numbers are published. (Most indicators updated monthly, others quarterly, annually, daily, weekly etc)
7. Help/Descriptions for many economic indicators.
8. Twitter support with the #cEconomy hashtag.
9. Data-value transformations (graphs can be charted on interesting y-axis transformations (e.g. continuously compounded annual rate of change, natural log, change from previous year etc.)
10. The app requires internet connectivity, but previously downloaded/viewed (saved) data can be viewed in offline mode without an internet connection.
Download this app to see why it was the #1 ranked Finance app on Apple's paid-app top charts for several weeks in 2010. Our Economy app was also featured on the cover page of Wiley Publishing's book on Incredible iPhone apps.
Please email us through the app or contact us through our blog or website (http://CascadeSoft.net) for questions, comments or suggestions.
What's New in Version 3.0
This version updates the app for iOS 10.
The Economy app was originally written for iOS 2 (iPhone) and then for the first iPad in 2010 and subsequently updated with new features and also updated for later iOS versions.
This free update has been tested with a wide range of iPads running different iOS versions.
Do your own fact checking.
I regularly check this app to see trends firsthand without the spin of news stories. Interesting and useful.
Very Good Data
Lots of data series, graphs by time are good enough for intended purpose. This is not meant to be an academical analytical mechanism, just a " bird's eye" view of many economic measures.
So bravo and 5* for the purpose intended!
Aside from the valuable data, data I show this application as a model of simple, elegant design for data visualizations.