We recognize the fact that our users want access to all of their investments, across all the devices they love – which is why a third of the SigFig team is dedicated to building a seamless SigFig experience across every major mobile platform. With that being said, the mobile team and I are proud to announce that we not only added Windows 8 to our family of mobile apps, we also won the Windows Mobile 8 First Apps contest yesterday.
Windows 8 + SigFig: Seamlessly manage your portfolio across all your devices
Last year, when we saw Microsoft’s first video Windows 8 video, we nearly did a double take. It featured a radical new UI that offered developers and designers a completely new way to present information. In fact, when we saw it, we thought the new UI was perfect for giving investors a completely new way to manage their investments. We’re not just talking about checking stock quotes here – we mean an entirely new experience. Then, last December, we got wind that Microsoft was running a Windows 8 developer contest and thought it would be a great opportunity to get our feet wet making a Windows 8 app.
And so in late December, one week before the holidays, the nine of us on the mobile team locked ourselves in a room, and over three weeks conceived, designed, built, and shipped the SigFig Windows 8 app. Because of the short amount of time we had, it’s still not the perfect app that we envision having when Windows 8 actually launches later this year, but I guess nothing’s ever perfect is it?
In addition to adding Windows 8 to our family of mobile apps, we’re also happy to announce that Microsoft has selected SigFig to be one of the very first apps – and the first finance app – in its Windows Store. As you can see below, we celebrated accordingly!
Try SigFig on Windows 8 Right Now
This is just the first of several new SigFig apps to come. Stay tuned as we roll out additional apps this spring when SigFig launches. In the meantime, you can check out the results of the team’s hard work by downloading the Windows 8 consumer preview and then our SigFig App for Windows 8. Let us know what you think!