Lumiappaday #108: Currency demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800 (XE currency converter)

| March 2, 2012 | 20 Replies

 

Currency is an exchange rate app by XE – they’re my first port of call when I’m doing currency conversions so it was nice to see an official app from them.

It’s really easy to use. Adding/organizing currencies are a doddle – simple find and tap to add. To exchange, just click your starting currency, put the value in and you will see what this is in other currencies that you have selected all at once. There’s a neat shake to reset feature to quickly set the current currency back to 1.

There’s some graph analyses data also but this isn’t something I’d possibly use. All currencies are updated by default every 10 minutes or when you add a new currency. You can change how often this is or manually refresh. Converting does not need an internet connection so this can all work offline.

#108) Currency 

Price: Free

Link: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/apps/dc5f12fa-b49d-e011-986b-78e7d1fa76f8

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzIgyBcPYo0

Developer Blurb:

 

Convert every world currency with XE Currency. With live currency rates and charts, it’s simple and free!

 

Features:

- Every world currency & precious metals

- Live rates can refresh every minute

- Currency charts for analysis

- Calculate prices with the converter

- Simultaneously monitor up to 10 currencies

- Use it offline – it stores the last updated rates

- Set the update frequency and shake to reset

- Trusted by millions of people!

Rating:

Design: 8

Usability: 8

Performance: 9

Price: 10


Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone

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  • Stound

    Awesome, maybe Ill get the 610 along with the 808 just to get the best of both worlds

  • Xenofin

    Nice app, but unfortunately it is not available in Finland through Marketplace. That’s why I use GlobalMoney-app.

    • DesR85

      Same here in the Malaysian Marketplace. Not to mention that some of the apps available for free in other Marketplaces require payment in the former. That’s why I chose the UK version for my Lumia 800 to get them for free, especially this one.

      Don’t know why Microsoft can’t standardise their apps worldwide, regardless if they’re free or paid.

      As for this app by XE, been using it for a while and find it useful but you do need to be connected to the internet in order to get the current rate when you add a new currency. Only then will you be able to do tinker around offline.

    • Jay Montano

      Thanks for the update. Sorry, I was not aware this was not a global app.

      Thanks for the suggestion for Global Money, I’ll take a look at that in future.

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