OANDA set to terminate web support for fxTrade Java launcher

Maria Nikolova

The move reflects the fact that many web browsers are no longer supporting the Java based technology necessary for the use of the product.

Provider of online trading and technology services OANDA has informed its clients of a change regarding fxTrade. Effective March 6, 2017, OANDA will no longer support the fxTrade Java launcher.

The move reflects the fact that many browsers, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox have chosen to stop supporting the Java based technology, which is needed to allow traders to use this product.

Nevertheless, OANDA will continue to provide its clients access to the fxTrade platform, which can be downloaded and dragged to the desktop for Live accounts and Practice accounts.

The company also notes that the change will have no impact on the Advanced Charting platform that can still be accessed via most browsers.

Talking of technology changes, let’s say that earlier this month OANDA released an update to its mobile trading applications. The most important addition is probably Chart Trading, which (as its name explains) enables traders to open and modify trades and orders directly on the chart. Traders can also add and adjust Take Profits, Stop Losses, or Trailing Stops directly from the chart.

Traders can enable chart trading from the Buy/Sell buttons in the rates list, which removes the Buy/Sell box on the chart. One simply has to tap More, then go to Settings, then select Chart Trade from Rates List.

Moreover, iOS users will be able to add fxTrade widgets on their iOS devices to view their NAV without entering the app with the PL Today Widget.

The new features have been on the list on the OANDA Prototypes website, which enables the company to get feedback on new products and features the OANDA’s User Experience Design and Development teams are currently working on. It allows a vaster audience to become an integral part of the designing and development process at the company.

One of the latest additions to the projects list concerning fxTrade desktop is “Units and Margin Order Inputs”, which gives traders the opportunity to enter a trade by setting the amount of units, or by setting the amount of margin they would like to use.

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