Oak Park, IL, December 08, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- As a unique holiday gift idea, Wall Street Images has launched its “Gift an App” promotion that allows users to send an iPhone app as an easy holiday present. This is made possible through Apple’s Gift an App feature in iTunes.
Specifically featured is Wall Street Images’ iPhone app called Maptool X, a visual reference tool that maps the competitive landscape of 200 Wall Street industries. Maptool X uses a unique visual style representing each industry in an old - world style map, allowing users to view the competition within a Wall Street industry. The app covers 9 broad Wall Street stock sectors and over 9000 companies all organized into a hierarchal order from large to small, industry by industry.
“Wall Street is about intense competition,” said Nicholas Mansour, creator of the Maptool X app. “Larger companies exert their dominance over smaller companies while smaller companies fight back by creating innovative products and services to address markets larger companies can’t serve. Maptool X helps users understand the competitive forces within each industry as they evolve.”
Maptool X also incorporates real time data feeds that continually update the industry maps as Wall Street companies expand or shrink in size. Real time stock quotes and news services, such as Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Motley Fool, and Forbes, keep users organized as they tap on each company within an industry to drill down for more pertinent information.
“Maptool X provides a valuable visual snapshot of the competitive landscape and provides extra information that you can’t see with the typical stock quote apps set up via excel tables and charts,” Mansour said. “This is truly a unique product for Wall Street.”
Maptool X has received positive industry reviews from Barron’s, Investmentsoftware.com and About.com calling it “thought provoking”, “truly a novel idea” and an “entertaining journey.”
Through the Gift an App program, Wall Street Images hopes to expand the app beyond investment professionals and make the app more accessible to those interested in Wall Street markets, including students, teachers, and self directed investors.
Gifting an App
Gifting an app is easy! Through your iTunes account, find the application that you wish to gift, or click here to jump to the Maptool X application. Next to the "Buy App" button is a small drop-down menu. Select the "Gift This App" option and simply fill out the required information. You will need an email address for the recipient, and make sure that they have an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in order to use your gift.