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Release Notes for mobileTWS for iPhone


The enhancements and modifications below are in the latest release of mobileTWS for iPhone. Visit the Apple app store to get the latest version. To find out what version you're currently running, go to Configuration. The version is displayed in the About field.

Version 7.8 - Additional Order Types (August 5, 2014)

The following order types are now supported in mobileTWS:

Coming soon: Trailing Limit if Touched order.

Version 7.6 - Order Entry Redesigned for Speed (May 29, 2014)

The mobileTWS for iPhone Order Entry screen has been redesigned for speed of entry. You can now edit field values without going to a new page; simply tap and edit. We have also included the price wand feature which displays a list of prices above and below the current price from which you can quickly choose.

Version 7.4 - High Precision Forex Quotes (April 10, 2014)

We now offer high-precision quotes for Forex to 1/10 of a pip, versus the current 1/2 pip quote. Please note that the 1/10 pip affects the quoted prices only, and does not affect the order routing. Additionally, this only applies to ticker row data and is not yet reflected in charts or deep book. To enable, open Configuration and check High precision forex quotes.

Version 7.3 - Launch Account Mgmt (March 26, 2014)

You can now launch Account Management from within mobileTWS without having to log in separately. To launch Account Management, use the Manage button in the upper right corner of the Account page, or use the Configuration page. Note that this feature is not available in Read-Only mode, as it requires login verification.

Version 7.2 - Display Frozen Market Data (March 26, 2014)

A static snapshot of the last known quote (bid, ask, and sizes) will be displayed when markets are closed. Note that static data is displayed only for tickers that have a market data subscription. Frozen data is identifiable by its grey background and small diamond-shaped icon preceding the quote.

Additionally, version 7.0.2 supports the iOS 7 look and feel.

Version 7.0.1 - Configure Watchlist Columns; New Slide-out Menu, Support for Structured Products, Guaranteed Dollar Login (January 10, 2014)

You can now configure columns in the Watchlists, Portfolio view, Orders view and Trades view by clicking the configuration icon (three vertical lines) next to the ticker symbol header. You can add, remove and rearrange columns. Swipe left or right to navigate within the page and see additional columns. Additionally, the top level main menu has been replaced by a more sophisticated and easier to use slide-out menu. To view the slide-out menu, tap the list icon (three horizontal lines) to the left of the page title.

You can now add structured products to a watchlist by entering the ISIN. You can locate a product’s ISIN using the Contract Search accessed from the Help & Contacts menu along the top of the IB web site.

Customers who have a guaranteed dollar account can now log into mobileTWS, but can only route orders to the Integrated Investment Account. The UG (guaranteed dollar) portion of the account will not be displayed and no trades or orders for that segment will be displayed.

Version 6.7.380 - Trade on the NSE (October 1, 2013)

Support for trading on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) - Customers who have opened their accounts through IB India Pvt Ltd. can now trade stocks, options, futures and currency futures and options on the NSE using mobileTWS. Note that only India residents can trade stocks, currency futures and currency options. Both India residents and non-residents Indians (NRIs) can trade options and futures. Please note that you must check the "SSL" checkbox on the login screen to trade on the NSE.

Version 6.6.366 - Contract News and Chart Indicators (June 21, 2013)

Additional support for news now includes "Contract News." Up to five news headlines related to the active contract are now displayed on the Contract Details page below your order information. To get the next available headlines, pull down to refresh/reload. Additionally, you can now add indicators to your chart, including Bollinger Bands, EMA, SMA and WMA. We will continue to add more indicators in subsequent releases. To add a chart study, open chart configuration using the wrench icon, and click the Chart line to choose and configure a chart study.

Version 6.3.331 - Attached Orders (March 5, 2013)

Attached orders including bracket, stop loss and profit takers orders are now supported on mobileTWS for iPhone. To use attached orders, from the order ticket use the "Attach Order" selector and choose the order type.

Version 3.2 - Mobile Trading Assistant (Build 322, February 21, 2013)

The Mobile Trading Assistant comprises a group of notifications that are controlled separately and that proactively notify you when user-specified market, account, positions and order execution thresholds are crossed. Notifications occur in real time, and can be sent via email or text. Notifications include:

To activate the Mobile Trading Assistant notifications, from the Main Menu select Mobile Trading Assistant, and use the sliders on each category to enable or disable the notification. Specify the boundary limits as needed.

Version 3.1 - Watchlist Cloud Sharing (Build 305, January 17, 2013)

You no longer need to worry about adding tickers to mobileTWS so that you can trade the same contracts in all mobileTWS and desktop TWS versions. mobileTWS for iPhone now allows you to import Watchlist tickers that you added to TWS or mobileTWS on another device to your mobile Watchlist. Once you have enabled the latest versions of TWS and mobileTWS, you can import Watchlists to mobileTWS using the "Import" feature in Configuration. Select one or multiple Watchlists to import. To import changes to an existing Watchlist, elect to overwrite the full page, or just append new tickers to the existing Watchlist.

Version 2.7 - Read-Only Access (Build 281, September 10, 2012)

Version 2.7 presents read-only access for mobileTWS for iPhone and iPad. Users will receive a message asking if they want to use read-only access. With read-only, you no longer have to log in to mobileTWS; you will be connected when you launch the application. However, you will not be able to initiate or manage orders using read-only access. If you tap the Buy or Sell buttons or otherwise try to trade, you will be required to complete the full username/password login procedure.

Along with Read-Only Access, you have the ability to pass off the login authentication from your desktop TWS session to mobileTWS in two ways.

Scenario one: You are working at your desktop TWS and need to leave the office for a meeting. Without closing your TWS session, you double-click the mobileTWS icon on your device, and receive a message that you're already logged into another session. Click OK in mobileTWS. In your desktop TWS session you will receive the "Transfer Authentication to Mobile Device" button in the message shown below.

Authentication Handoff

Scenario two: You are using mobileTWS in read-only, want to trade, happen to be sitting at your desk and prefer to use the full-size keyboard. Upon completion of your TWS login you will be prompted to "Transfer Authentication to Mobile Device" if you are currently in read-only mode for mobileTWS.

You can activate/deactivate read-only from the Configuration page of mobileTWS. To completely disable read-only access (for example, if you lose your mobile device), log into Account Management and disable.

Please note that if you initiate a trade action and get to the Trading Login page and then have a change of heart and decide you do not want to log in, you must hit the Home key to minimize the application and then tap the mobileTWS icon again to re-gain read-only access. Currently there is no "Cancel" or "Back" feature.

Version 2.6 - Support for Large Font Mode (Build 278, August 6, 2012)

With version 2.6 mobileTWS now supports larger font size for easier reading in the Watchlist and Portfolio pages. Use the Settings menu, or the expand gesture, to increase the font size.

Version 2.5 - Support for Landscape Charts (Build 272, June 22, 2012)

Effective with release 2.5, mobileTWS for the iPhone now supports displaying charts in landscape (by rotating your iPhone).

Version 2.4 - Increase Speed for Combo Leg Validation (Build 264, May 15, 2012)

To save time, validation on combo legs is performed only after the user indicates the combo is Done, instead of leg by leg while you are building the combo.

Version 2.2 - Option Chain and Combo Builder (Build 256)

A new entry in the returned contract list allows you to build combination orders. Enter the underlying in the Contract Add field, tap Option Chain and Combo Builder, and define the combo. Tap Done and the combo appears on the Watchlist. Tap the combo to view details on the combo and to submit an order. Also access the combo builder feature from the contract details of an underlying by tapping on the options button.

Version 2.0 - Candlestick and Bar Charts (Build 248)

The basic line charting feature has been enhanced to support candlestick and bar charts.

Version 1.2 - Trades List Added Back to Main Menu (Build 242)

Several updates to the mobileTWS for iPhone have been added including:

Modifications and Fixes

Update Localization to Avoid Error on Stock Quote Page (Version 2.4.1 Build 267)
An issue with the Traditional Chinese language settings was resulting in the mobileTWS application closing when the user opened a stock quote page. This has been fixed.

mobileTWS Crashing with Older iOS versions (Version 2.0.1 Build 249)
Customers using the iOS 4.1 or earlier experienced the application crashing during certain actions. This has been fixed.

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