Gold is one of those words that make everybody’s ears prick up at the slightest mention. It evokes images of ancient treasures and pirate ships that have made their way down to Davy Jones’s locker. Entire dynasties have been won and lost over this glittering commodity. Indeed, there are still Asian countries that do most of their business using gold instead of the less stable local currency. And the price of gold has almost quintupled since the turn of the millennium. If you have more than a passing interest in this precious metal, there are some rather groovy iOS apps for precious metals that may appeal to you. This article looks at a few of them for you now.
Glitzy iOS Apps for Gold and Precious Metals
The Precious Metal Prices app will work on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and it will require iOS 4.3 to run properly. Manhattan Gold & Silver are market leaders regarding the precious metal business and they have developed this excellent application. As well as Gold prices, this app monitors the market for current metal prices for platinum, silver and a few other precious metals. You’ll get a real time guide to most of the important markets and should you choose to trade in gold or silver you will receive alerts regarding the peaks and troughs of these commodities. There is also a very sweet Pennyweight calculator that helps you to value your own jewelry as well. A very good app that won’t cost you a dime but just might make you a fortune!
This app will work on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and it will require iOS 3.1 to run properly. We have a very cool application here that will suit the amateurs just as well as the professionals out there. This is the third generation version of Precious Metal Calculator and Mister Burkard has improved it a lot! There is a ‘Running Totals’ feature included that allows the buyer to keep tabs on his present total of precious metal bought so far. This is also the first time this app has been made available to the iPad. This is a very intuitive app that deals with Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium. You will receive regular updates on the big 3 price changes and these are provided by Kitco, the industry standard in precious metal market prices. This app was originally designed for pawn shop owners to get quick and accurate prices for their day to day dealings, they love it and so will you!
Metal Detector – Free
This app will work on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and it will require iOS 4.3 to run properly. A very neat little application that offers you the chance to look for buried treasure whenever you feel like it. This uses the magnetometer to measure the magnetic field readings. If you place your handheld device near some hidden metal, the alarm will sound out to let you know you are about to get rich, probably! This is more of a gimmick than a professional tool but it is very useful for those times when you ‘lose’ your car keys inside that darn sandcastle your kids were building.
Let iOS Make You Rich!
3 very useful and free iOS apps for gold and precious metals that will soon have you driving around in a very nice car – hopefully!
This post is authored by Jake Cryer. He is a businessman and a dealer of precious metals. He loves to write blogs and often talks about topics related to gold. He likes to play on his Xbox during his free time.