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TradeHero Launches in China on iOS and Android


Just in time for the IPO of Chinese commerce giant, Alibaba, TradeHero has announced that its virtual stock market platform is now available for Chinese traders and investors, whether they prefer iOS or Android.

Although just announced this week, the Chinese version of TradeHero that runs on iOS allegedly has been available since April. The Android version, which can be downloaded from app store at Baidu and Tencent as well as at Google Play, is the more recent arrival. But there’s no denying that having Chinese versions for both platforms will go a long way toward helping spread adoption of the technology, with more than 400,000 users in more than 100 countries already on board.

TradeHero also announced new features for Version 2.0, including expanded access to the trade details of other traders, changes in the way some features are paid for, and an improved user interface that puts a new emphasis on social sharing and networking.
A virtual trading community, TradeHero leverages mobile technology to provide real-time push notifications and gamification to model stock market trades and performance. Users of the platform can track top traders, who themselves can monetize their TradeHero experience by selling real-time alerts to others on the platform. 
The app is free to download and use.
TradeHero is ranked the #1 finance app in 75 countries, and is in the top 10 of financial apps in 114 countries. Based in Singapore and founded in August 2012, the company demoed its virtual stock market platform at FinovateAsia 2012. See a video of the presentation here.