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In this example, we will personalize the settings for a mobile web application based on the user logged into the site. Personalization is a very useful approach to provide a satisfying user experience. Particularly in Mobile applications where the small size of the device is often a hindrance in data input, the user can be more comfortable when the amount of data entry is reduced when some commonly used settings are persisted in a secure manner.
We will create a mobile stock quote tracker program in this article. The program retrieves the real time quotes of symbols specified by the user and displays the results in a user friendly format. The user can also specify the high and low thresholds for setting alerts. The View Stock Alerts screen displays the stocks that have crossed above the high threshold and stocks that have values below the low threshold.
The stock symbols selected by the user are stored in a simple MS Access database containing a single table “tblStk”
Here is the data structure of tblStk
The business of stock photography has drastically changed over the last few years. Ten years ago, selecting photographs for your brochure or newsletter meant spending hours pouring over stock photography catalogs and ordering photo research to find the exact image. When the order came in a giant overnight package, designers would spread transparencies out on the light table, squinting through a magnifying loop to check every detail.
(Author’s Note: Although the stock market returns illustrated in this article are an obvious example of Greenspan’s “irrational exuberance” of 1997-2000, the concept is still valid. However I would caution anyone against investing more than they feel comfortable losing and strongly urge investors to spread their investments among other classes of assets such as real estate, bonds, precious metals, etc.)
Ouch. Where do I start…
1. Home page – ugly. The “Control Panel” uses a “techie” style that is so out of keeping with the product line its almost funny (but it ain’t!). Meanwhile the text is strictly html 101. The mottled background is both distracting and unappealing. A total disaster. No images. No specials. Nothing that would make me want to go another click further.