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By evankoh posted on 6 Mar 2018  -  33,232 views


Regularly, users would independently request for an iOS app to be built for StocksCafe. Due to limited resources, it is unlikely I can satisfy this request in the near future. However, a recent feature request made by a Friend of StocksCafe actually made me realize that I could create a pseudo app for StocksCafe.

It is to simply create a shortcut (which looks like an app) on your phone that will start your phone's browser and bring you to your chosen StocksCafe page.

The steps to install this "app" are:

For iOS
1) Open Safari. Yes, it must be Safari and not other browsers.
2) Go to your favorite page in stocks.cafe. This will be the startup page.
3) Select on the share icon (likely the middle icon at the bottom).
4) On the row where "Add to Reading List" and "Add Bookmark" is, look for "Add to Home Screen" and select it. You might have to scroll right to find it.
5) Edit the name to "StocksCafe" or "SC" or whatever you would like to call this app.
6) Select Add (on the top right).
7) You will see the new shiny icon on your home screen just like any other mobile app.

For Android
1) Open Chrome. Yes, it must be Chrome and not other browsers.
2) Go to your favorite page in stocks.cafe. This will be the startup page.
3) Select the three dots on the top right.
4) Select "Add to Home screen".
5) Edit the name to "StocksCafe" or "SC" or whatever you would like to call this app.
6) Select "Add".
7) You will see the new shiny icon on your home screen like any other mobile app.

I hope you will enjoy this new "app" :)

Happy investing!

p.s.: I know that there is an Android app for StocksCafe in Play Store but I actually recommend this because you can choose your startup page and also name it whatever you like!


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mithuprem - Thanks Evan, actually I have already done it and using in IOS. So far so good. Thanks.
7 Mar 2018 03:10:38

evankoh - Great! I recently updated the icon to StocksCafe logo. Does it update automatically for you? Do you see a single letter S as icon or StocksCafe logo as icon?
7 Mar 2018 06:37:42

mithuprem - For me its Stockscafe logo. looks cool.
7 Mar 2018 12:14:37



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