With the year coming to a close, there are a few loose odds and ends I have been meaning to address. This morning’s post is a random collection of those items:

TBP Mobile App is just about done; the code should be implemented by next week. You can see the beta here: www.Onswipe.com/bigpicture on any IOS or Android device.

Book requests: I keep getting emails asking “What are your favorite behavioral investing books” or “What’s the best books for investors just starting out.” I’ll pull a list together after the holidays.

Site redesign: What’s happened to the site redesign? The programming is essentially finished; the rest is nearly done — waiting on a new header, and the background for the sides.

Tab Glitch: If you are not signed in, you do not see the latest, updated posts in the Think Tanik, Video, Weekend, or Books. This is a Word Press error,t hat I expect the new layout will fix.

Monthly Investment Commentary I get this email all the time: How can we get access to your monthly investment commentary if Im not an asset management client? I’m working on it, but its complicated. Meanwhile, watch the site for posts like this (Time to Reduce Equity Exposure) and this (Time for a Bounce?).

Book plans: Yes, there is a follow up in the works for Bailout Nation (2014) — but sooner, an eBook that I have been playing with in early 2013.

Bloomberg iPad app: I am meeting with the design team at Bloomberg about the issues with the app. If any one has any suggestions to pass along, put them in comments.

More later . . .

Category: Markets

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8 Responses to “Odds & Ends”

  1. constantnormal says:

    Something for the Bloomberg design team … allow the end user to customize the app’s presentation across a wide spectrum of layouts and items. A tough challenge, but the work they did on the just-released overhaul was impressive … but too much, with a certain lack of focus. It’s only a tablet, y’know …

    Different users will want different things, so make it possible (via settings/preferences) for the user to select what he/she wants to see.

    There is an opportunity (if the price is right) to allow some monetization of this product, with higher amounts delivering more functionality, and (possibly) tying in with a subscription to the Bloomberg magazine.

    There is an enormous amount of potential here, and few organizations are as well-positioned and well-prepared to capitalize on it than the folks at Bloomberg.

  2. acme says:

    Also for Bloomberg: white type on a black background is hard to read. How about reversing that? And just have way, way less on the main screen. It hurts my eyeballs.

  3. re.. • Bloomberg iPad app:

    if it Is any more complicated than the presentation of this site..

    http://www.leucadia.com/

    They should be, doubly, Sure that it Adds to the Value that the Customer/Client is able to Extract.

    or, differently, Ye Olde Adage..”Less is (truly) More.”

    unless, of course, They (BBerg) are, also, in the ‘Subtraction by Distraction’-Game, as well..

  4. Jeff Carter says:

    @ritholtz tell them to integrate http://ycharts.com into their quote package #BloombergIPadApp

  5. Focus on usability, navigation, readability. Make sure fonts adjustable. See USA Today app for good example.

  6. It’s the least responsive and user friendly app for financial data out there, in my opinion. And it only works sometimes.

  7. VennData says:

    I can’t do anything. I’m paralyzed with despair I’m putting off everything. Everything.

    I just cannot accept the higher marginal rates of the Clinton era for the top two percent of earners – and all those victimized small businesses on their net profits – just for the hope that Obama can keep his political coalition of losers, mooches and bums together.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/05/us/fiscal-cliff-americans/index.html

    Do your part, refuse to help the American economy until Obama is impeached.

  8. taylorhr says:

    On the Bloomberg App – On my Android device, the Bloomberg shows all the data with their typical black background. This makes it difficult if not impossible to read the up or down numbers, if I am outdoors. If they could offer a white background option, that would be excellent. Thanks!