Monday, April 7, 2014

Android Finance

I sent this as feedback to Google, because the flaws in the Android Finance app were annoying me:


It feels like you guys haven't bothered improving this in a while.

Could you please review how to make it better rather than letting it stagnate?

High res screens like the Galaxy S4 show the graphs as tiny, as the graphs seem to be a fixed size in pixels.

Adding a stock always results in an error message, but on refreshing, it's been added correctly.

There seems to be no way to drag and drop the order of items, so their stock in the order they were added.

You add stocks to a "portfolio", but it's just a list of tickers without the ability to even log stocks that you own, let alone integrate in with actual portfolio management tools.

I know that a stock tool seems like it doesn't *need* to do much, but there are lots of opportunities to do things that will blow people away, especially considering it's a default app, so loss of people use it.


David Crafti

I sent the email by clicking the link within the app. Here is the feedback I got:

Hello [my email address],

We're writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (android-finance-feedback) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren't able to post:

 * You might have spelled or formatted the group name incorrectly.
 * The owner of the group may have removed this group.
 * You may need to join the group before receiving permission to post.
 * This group may not be open to posting.

If you have questions related to this or any other Google Group, visit the Help Center at

Thanks, admins


Well, now I know why the app appears to be so neglected.

To the Android Finance developers... In memoriam.

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! Me too (11 March 2015) - same problem with feedback. So the Play Store allows you to install this junk and provides a feedback link that is invalid.