5 apps for live gold prices
| by Padmini Harchandrai
Gold prices change by the second and if the metal is important to you, you know that you need to stay with the changing prices or you'll get ripped off, especially now with the festivals of Navratri and Diwali coming up where gold is gifted. Here are five apps that will help you stay in touch with gold prices in real time.
1. Moneycontrol's Market
Moneycontrol's Markets screenshot
Moneycontrol's Market is a Blackeberry app that gives you real time updates not only for gold but for all business, economy and financial markets. The app is developed by Network 18 and is powered by moneycontrol.com. The app is available for free from the Blackberry App World.
2. Gold Price Live
Gold Price Live screenshots
Gold Price Live is the application released by www.goldprice.org, a pretty big name. The app gives you real time and historical silver and gold price charts and provides information in a variety of currencies including Indian Rupees. Prices update every minute and the charts automatically refresh. History charts go back upto 36 years. If you're in the US, you can even use the app to find the best deals on gold and silver among local gold and silver dealers. Information on dealers in other countries will be coming soon. Gold Price Live is available from the iOS App Store and Android Market for free.
3. Kcast Gold Live!
Kcast Gold Live screenshots
Kcast Gold Live! is another free app available for iOS, Android and Blackberry OS. The app provides live spot prices for gold, silver and other precious metals and video news, commentaries and press releases. The app comes from market information website Kitco.com. After going through the settings on the phone, you need to change currency from USD to INR on the chart itself. The app is available for free from the iOS App Store, Android Market and Blackberry App World.
iBullion is an Android only app developed by stepsystems. The app provides up to the minute prices of gold with spot price, high and low value of the day and price changes. It has multiple currencies including INR. You can set your default currency and refresh frequency in the settings tab. The app is free for a limited time and is available from the Android App Market.
5. Gold Tracker
Gold Tracker screenshots
Gold Tracker is an iOS only application developed by Kory Hearn softare. This app is interesting because you can conceal your profits with Kiosk Mode. Foreign currency, including INR is supported. Various unit sizes of metals are also supported including oz, gram, kilo etc. A little bonus, by purchasing the app, you're helping the developer save for college. The app is available from the iOS App Store for $2.99 (Rs. 146).
So there you have it. Go gold digging, but don't forget to check the up to the minute prices on your mobile device first!
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