Not cool, freetrade. Not cool.
Aha but if you look really closely, the calendar emoji says “Mar 21”
Going back to serious mode though it’s a shame if this tweet is accurate. I was looking forward to getting my hands on freetrade this month, if it’s not ready it’s not ready people would complain just as much if freetrade shipped an unfinished app as they would with no app at all
Maybe this refers to the general release which was meant to be in April. Rather than the early release in March Could be wrong, maybe someone with inside information can clarify
I was under the impression it would be released to testers this month and then start rolling out. Suppose it depends on what you define as ‘released’
I thought it would be open to people with a account, or a invite. We have 17 days left this month, so we’ll find out soon. The previews are very reassuring though.
We were being conservative for the interview there, in case anything unexpected comes up during the testing
Is it cool again now?
I guess so. I just can’t wait!
Thanks for clarifying
Hoping for a March release date
Description of a Freetrade event on 29/03/2019
Come join us at Rise London to hear from our Head of Design James Storer, who’ll share how we designed the Freetrade app, along with some previews of our Android app, just before it’s launched.
There’s no need to be a Freetrade user to come along - anyone who’s hearing about us for the first time is super welcome!
Just received the below email
Here’s the activity feed of Sharon, one of our designers:
The rollout is starting at the end of this month.
As an Android user, I couldn’t be more excited.
We’ll share all the details soon!
It’s now “99% Ready” … Well how’s about I tear it down and see how true this is (it was a 4.2MB update so I’m sure there will be a further update before the actual app arrives but I’ll double check anyway )
I don’t have the previous APK to compare with, D’oh!
But thankfully that doesn’t affect what I have found within the latest update
I won’t use the word ready… But it’s certainly not completely unfinished
There’s some strings below which look quite important to the day-to-day operation of the app
<string name="account_available_to_invest">Available to invest</string> <string name="account_bank_text">•••• %1$s</string> <string name="account_freetrade_account">Freetrade account</string> <string name="account_isa_account">Investment ISA</string> <string name="account_isa_remaining">%1$s remaining</string> <string name="account_link_account_continue">Continue</string> <string name="account_linked_bank_account">Linked bank account</string> <string name="account_row_reserved_cash">Reserved cash</string> <string name="account_row_total_cash">Total cash</string> <string name="account_row_withdrawable_cash">Withdrawable cash</string> <string name="account_title">Account</string> <string name="account_top_up">Top up</string> <string name="account_unsettled_cash_button">What is unsettled cash?</string> <string name="account_withdrawable_cash">Withdrawable cash</string> <string name="account_withdrawable_cash_explanation">Money in your account that you can withdraw right now. This may be less than your available cash if you have unsettled cash from recent sell orders.</string> <string name="activity_contract_note_shares">%1$s Share%2$s</string> <string name="activity_contract_note_subtitle">%1$s • %2$s</string> <string name="activity_dividend">Dividend</string> <string name="activity_item_status_cancel_pending">Cancel pending</string> <string name="activity_item_status_cancelled">Cancelled</string> <string name="activity_item_status_complete">Complete</string> <string name="activity_item_status_error">Error</string> <string name="activity_item_status_failed">Failed</string> <string name="activity_item_status_filled">Filled</string> <string name="activity_item_status_pending">Pending</string> <string name="activity_item_status_queued">Queued</string> <string name="activity_item_status_rejected">Rejected</string> <string name="activity_item_status_unknown">Unknown</string> <string name="activity_statement">Statement</string> <string name="activity_title">Activity</string> <string name="activity_top_up">Top up</string> <string name="activity_withdrawal">Withdrawal</string>
And here’s a string which made me smile
That link’s run out of magic, please re-enter your email address to get a new link and recast the spell.
The devs over at Freetrade have a sense of humour
You have no idea how much i was looking forward to you doing to Freetrade what you do to Monzo every week
Prepare for a great deal of teardowns then I’ll be doing it for every* single update after today
I can’t wait to see Freetrade grow and start smashing out innovative new changes I’ll start a separate thread for the next update (hopefully it’ll be the first fully-functional Android release )
*this isn’t a challenge for Freetrade to release several updates daily to see if I can keep up
Oh just noticed there’s a dividend string. Nice. Hope that’s going to be an entry on the activity feed
There’s loads of interesting strings but it would’ve been an incredibly long post if I’d have pasted them all
Paste the really interesting ones then