London, UK: 22 May 2018 Market EarlyBird, the UK FinTech company behind EarlyBird – Safe, Smart Twitter for Finance – is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a native mobile client for EarlyBird.
EarlyBird is a read-only, anonymised Twitter service that provides powerful Tweet search and filtering capabilities enabling users to find financial Tweets that others miss.
Already in use or being piloted at almost half the world’s top 20 banks, and in several buy side firms, the service enables traders, researchers and portfolio managers to quickly identify trading opportunities, protect their financial assets and gain a rapid understanding of what’s causing the markets to move before the news hits the wires and filters down to their competitors. To meet compliance requirements EarlyBird also records, logs and timestamps Tweets as they are displayed. These can then be used in MiFID II Trade reconstructions.
With the release of a mobile client, users of EarlyBird can now access the same secure, user-configurable search and curation tools on Android and iOS devices.
Commenting on the availability of the mobile client, Market EarlyBird’s CEO, Danny Watkins said: “More than 90% of our users run EarlyBird on their desktop, however a recent industry survey has shown Increasing numbers of traders are using their smartphones to conduct foreign exchange deals and we have also seen a significant demand from our customers, particularly some of the buy-side firms, for a mobile client. So now users have access to their favourite features on EarlyBird such as extensive search, filtering and alerting capabilities - wherever they are and with no compromise to any of the extensive compliance and privacy features.”
EarlyBird is principally used on trading floor screens either as a Symphony integrated partner app, as a rich desktop program running in a secure OpenFin window, or simply in a web browser. Users can follow any Twitter accounts, or harness EarlyBird’s AI-assisted intelligent financial searches to uncover breaking news across equities, FX and global macro events. With Tweeting and messaging completely blocked by EarlyBird, the compliance issues that have held Twitter back in finance have at last been solved.
The EarlyBird mobile app offers all the same benefits users of the original desktop dashboard, including user-tuneable Tweet curation tools, alerts for priority Tweets, and Tweet monitoring for compliance. It also offers synchronisation between mobile and desktop so following a new Twitter Account in the mobile app will add that account to the followed accounts in the user’s desktop dashboard.
EarlyBird Mobile is available immediately to existing users on Android via Google Play, and on iPhone and iPad via the App Store. Search for "EarlyBird Twitter".