Interactive Brokers enhances Watchlists on IB TWS app for Android devices

Maria Nikolova

The latest version of the app introduces Dividend Date and Dividend Amount columns to the Watchlist and Portfolio screens.

Online trading services provider Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBKR) is not losing focus when it comes to its mobile applications that have been updated every two weeks or so. The latest enhancements concern the IB TWS application for Android devices, with the most recent version of the solution rolled out on June 16, 2017.

The improvements, which seem to be centered around work with Watchlists, are introduced just in time for the next earnings season.

The application now enables its users to search for financial instruments by tapping the magnifier icon in the screen title. If they search from a Watchlist, the instrument will be added to their watchlist.

Also, traders can now change the instrument within the contract details, options or future spreads screens. Previously they had to go back to a Watchlist or Portfolio to select a new instrument.

Two new columns, Dividend Date and Dividend Amount, have been added to the Watchlist and Portfolio screens.

The previous enhancements to IB TWS have been focused on IBot, the natural language interface to trading developed by Interactive Brokers’ team. The solution became available to owners of iOS mobile devices in the fall of 2016 and, in April this year, became available to users of Android mobile gadgets.

IBot, as FinanceFeeds has reported earlier, understands commands in a variety of areas of interest to traders, ranging from account information to charts and quotes. Recently, IBot got some additional capabilities, as Interactive Brokers has integrated its website search with the bot to enable educational and task-based returns.

The most recent developments around IB TWS mobile app include the merger of the iPhone and iPad apps into a universal mobile application. Such a fusion is seen by some as controversial, especially by programmers who claim that this move results in heavy coding and restrictions on what may work on both devices and what may not. There are benefits, of course: for instance, customers no longer have to download different apps on different devices. Also, in case they have in-app purchases, this will save them money.

Read this next

Digital Assets

Valkyrie pulls back on Ether futures merge with Bitcoin ETF

Valkyrie Funds LLC will suspend the purchase of Ether (ETH) futures contracts for its Valkyrie Bitcoin and Ether Strategy ETF (BTF.O). Additionally, the firm will unwind any positions in Ethereum that it has already acquired.  

Digital Assets

Hong Kong police arrest 18 in $1.5B billion JPEX fraud

The investigation into the JPEX crypto exchange scandal continues to unfold as Hong Kong and Macau police arrest four more individuals. These arrests, which include individuals considered “relatively close to the core” of the scandal, bring the total number of detentions to 18.

Digital Assets

Gemini tells Dutch users to withdraw assets by November 17

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, announced that it will cease providing services to customers in the Netherlands, citing regulatory requirements imposed by the country’s central bank.

Digital Assets

SEC puts BlackRock, Valkyrie, and Bitwise Bitcoin ETFs on hold

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has delayed its decisions on several bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals, leaving many in the crypto industry feeling pessimistic for any future blessing from the agency.

Digital Assets

Ripple backs out of Fortress Trust acquisition

Ripple has decided to cancel its planned acquisition of Fortress Trust, a custodian company, less than a month after initially announcing the agreement.


France regulators blacklists 21 FX brokers, FuturBTC

France’s financial markets regulator, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), today shed light on several unregulated forex brokers representing their offering under several brands. Notably, the AMF has identified only one crypto-assets provider in its latest warning.  

Digital Assets

Flare and Arkham Collaborate for Enhanced Decentralized Data Access

Flare’s blockchain for decentralized data acquisition integrates with Arkham’s Intelligence Platform, offering users advanced analytics and actionable on-chain insights.

Industry News

iFX EXPO International 2023 Successfully Concludes

The most talked about financial event of the year took place in Limassol, Cyprus.

Retail FX

Plus500 Forex Garners Market Attention In The Latest Expert Ranking

Securing the 58th spot in Traders Union’s Best Forex Brokers of 2023 ranking, Plus500, despite its cautionary overall score of 6.3 out of 10, stands out for its stringent regulatory compliance, user-centric WebTrader platform, and a commendable focus on account security, though it lags in providing advanced trading tools and trust management features.