Stock trading apps are the latest craze affecting mobile gamers, here's five of the best to download today. Glance around any crowded commuter train and you'll see plenty of tapping, swiping and flicking on games like Angry Birds, Candy Crush and, recently, Trivia Crack. But how about swapping flying pigs and disappearing sweets for the stocks and shares of the financial trading world?
App developers are focusing on the trading floor to build addictive games that offer the chance to trade with virtual money. It's like having a mini Gordon Gekko in your pocket. Available on both iOS and Android, this app sets you up with 1, Bux and sets you loose to trade on a host of well-known companies like Amazon and Facebook. The app takes its data from the real-work performance of shares on the market. If you get really comfortable with it, you can make the transition to real-world cash.
Download it on iOS here. Download it on Android here. Explaining itself as using "basic video game mechanics to develop and easy, user-friendly interface that rewards you as you learn to invest", this app lets you practice with virtual money before trying the real thing. Like any good gaming app, it's also social - giving you the chance to show off your trading portfolio to others. There's even a monthly competition that lets you compete for real cash.
One for the more serious enthusiast, this app does away with fancy colours in favour of stark data. It lets you create and manage a virtual portfolio and place real-time orders. There's plenty of detail to dig into, including analysing your purchase history, dividends and the distributions of your holdings. You can create personal trading groups to compete with friends.
Download it on Kindle here. Along with placing virtual bets on the stock market, this app also offers a news feed of the latest financial information as well as social forums relating to certain stocks. It's free to play on both iOS and Android, but much of the additional information requires you to pay extra. Still not sold on trading? Never mind, here's our pick of the top 10 free games on iPhone and iPad.
We are part of the Trust Project. Subscribe to our Daily newsletter Enter email Subscribe. News all Most Read Most Recent. Tesco Tesco security guard filmed picking up alleged female shoplifter and dragging her into store as she screams In the video, a security guard employed by Tesco can be seen outside the shop entrance restraining a woman who allegedly stole two bottles of Moet champagne. Amazon Amazon bosses try to raise morale by giving exhausted staff two 7p chocolates each after shocking working conditions were exposed Neil Drinkwater, who recently quit the company, says the gesture was 'insulting' - while others in the delivery giant say they've heard NOTHING about how conditions will be improved.
Amazon Girl, 13, 'finds "help me" note stuffed inside Amazon Christmas parcel describing bosses as "evil"' Kim Dorsett, 32, said the discovery inside a make-up advent calendar was "the sort of thing you hear about happening in sweatshops in China".
Cancer Mum-of-two left with hole in her face after she dismissed cancer as stubborn spot Keely Jones, 40, thought the red blemish on her face was a mild case of acne but was horrified to be given a far more sinister diagnosis. Meghan Markle Meghan Markle's dad is living as a total recluse because he 'hates the attention her romance has caused' Thomas Markle Sr is hiding out as far away from the limelight as possible - as it's revealed he has not yet met Prince Harry.
All the latest from Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United ahead of the January window We'll keep you updated on all the latest on potential moves around Europe ahead of the January transfer window. Court case Mum downed 10 double vodkas, five double sambucas and tequila before attacking two men in pub Kellie Innes then assaulted a police officer who was trying to get her into the cage in the back of a police van.
Dramatic footage shows a mob out on the street with shouts heard, bricks launched, people falling to the floor and one person seen punched in the head. Time magazine Prince Andrew brushes aside criticism of his friendship with US billionaire child sex offender Andrew said: You just have to get on with it. Most Read Most Recent. Reginald "Reggie" Yates Reggie Yates steps down from hosting Top of the Pops Christmas specials after 'fat Jewish guy' slur The presenter made the comments during a podcast last month.
Meghan Markle Meghan Markle's dad's solitary life revealed as he is spotted near Mexico home for first time since engagement announcement Thomas Markle refused to comment on his daughter but is said to have proudly told friends that he's her dad. Lily Allen Multi-millionaire Lily Allen sparks backlash after saying 'she'll be homeless' as tenants in her London flat 'refuse to move out'. Lily has got herself into a social media pickle over her latest now-deleted tweet.
Inquests Pathologist 'suspected Poppi Worthington had been abused before even examining her body' Dr Alison Armour told police of her fears when X-rays of the month-old tot, taken two days after her death, revealed leg fractures.
Dogs Armed police detain man 'who attacked two dogs with axe in garden' as horrified neighbours watched. Neighbours reportedly screamed "he is killing his dogs with an axe" as police received reports two Staffordshire bull terriers were being attacked at a property. Suffolk Police Hunt for Corrie McKeague to be shelved within two weeks after months of searching landfill. Food All you need to know about 'best before' and 'use by' food labels after landmark Co-Op food waste decision.
Time magazine Prince Andrew brushes aside criticism of his friendship with US billionaire child sex offender. Schools Mum faced jail after school accused her asthma-suffering son of playing truant even though her other son died from same condition. Nicola Newns was in the back of an ambulance rushing the youngster to intensive care when an education official called demanding to know why her son, Jacob, was not in lesson.
Arthur Collins Ex-boyfriend of TOWIE star cleared of punching bouncer in face as he awaits sentence for throwing acid over clubbers Arthur Collins, 25, was charged with assaulting doorman Ebrima Sanneh outside Chinawhite nightclub last year but the case was dropped today when prosecutors offered no evidence. Have you noticed his watch has got black tape over it? EastEnders EastEnders viewers horrified by Max Branning's shocking self harm reveal as his world comes crashing down.
The smile was wiped off Max's face as everything startled to crumble around him. Social media users latched on to the online auction site's apparent typo on Twitter tonight by posting a wave of jokes at the company's expense. Amazon Timed toilet breaks, impossible targets and workers falling asleep on feet: Brutal life working in Amazon warehouse Alan Selby went undercover at the firm's Tilbury warehouse in Essex where ambulances are regularly called and where workers face the sack if they fail to pack at least two items per minute.
Revenge porn Malicious ex-boyfriend sets up fake Instagram account to post explicit revenge porn pictures of girlfriend Cem Kucukbalaban, 21, had recorded his ex without her knowledge during their three-month relationship and broadcast them on social media.
Child abuse 'I finally snared my paedophile granddad': Woman went to cops after seeing sickening picture of pervert celebrating his th birthday Brave Nicole Caroli kept the abuse secret for four decades - which started when she was just five - before finally confiding in police. Christmas Now that really is a Christmas tree! Festive spectacular features 70, bulbs and toys The massive construction is so bright it can easily be seen from an airplane on its descent into the local airport.
Chronic fatigue syndrome "My body shut down" - Woman reveals her heartbreaking battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linda Jones, 49, lost her home, career and marriage to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and she had to fight to get her health back. Giant rats Pest controller claims he's killed 'Britain's biggest ever rat' measuring a whopping 20 INCHES Daren George, 48, snared the 'beast it in the garden of a suburban three-bed semi - as the UK is swamped by millions of the disease-ridden rodents.
Met Office UK weather: Britain to face two devastating storms as Arctic blast causes lengthy big freeze and snow The country could be plunged into sub-zero temperatures for months, caused by a prolonged period of cold in the Pacific as La Nina is brewing. Crime Christmas Day killing: Tragic actress who was raped and murdered for being a Good Samaritan When Tricia McCauley offered a lift to a homeless man on Christmas Day, she paid with her life….