Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Google Finance: Ajaxified Finance Experience

Category: Showcase

After much speculation, Google has launched Google Finance, which takes on Yahoo! Finance, and other financial portals.

It seems a lot more flushed out than some of the recent Google beta offerings, and the experience is enhanced via Ajax:

  • Rich charts. Drag and drop, move around, external links change what is inside the charts. Very clean (Flash/Ajax interaction)
  • Click on the lettered results to alter the charts, and see the auto scrolling

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am

3.7 rating from 38 votes


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A cool chart! But how difficult it is to create custom components to include in all the web pages?

A startup has been talking about the upcoming 2D/3D graphics technologies and how they can blow you away!

The company demonstrated a way for any one to create many custom components in hours hence any all of us could build such Ajax sites.

After all Google included only one component. Isn’t grate, if entire page is build like that and include multiple components. It is going to be reality this year as per the above web site.

Comment by sam — March 21, 2006

A simple UI now, using flash. It seems like such kind of UI can implement by javascript, why google select flash?

Comment by linb — March 21, 2006

They kicked yahoo’s ass again.


Comment by phil swenson — March 21, 2006

[…] Google ha lanzado su portal financiero Google Finance, con una interfaz más sencilla y legible que Yahoo, y con una bonita utilidad de portfolio, con mucho Flash y Ajax. Además, integra los blogs en las fichas de las empresas, todo un reconocimiento. [Vía Ajaxian] […]

Pingback by La brujula verde » Google Finance — March 21, 2006

I tried the new google finance as well. I really enjoyed it and I think they make a very good use of it but since it is the first version there are still things that could be implemented. Like a portfolio for instance.

This is a great site!

Comment by Diego — March 21, 2006

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think you mean “fleshed” out, not “flushed” out.

Comment by Jeffrey — March 21, 2006

That is one of the most functional and easy to use online stock history charts I’ve ever seen. Binding the news items to the chart and the roll-over price focus are really the killers, IMO.

Comment by Andy — March 21, 2006

There is a portfolio feature if you are logged into your Gmail or personalized Google homepage.

Comment by Michael — March 21, 2006

Textbook usage of Flash within an Ajax app (doing this without Flash would be throwing the baby out with the bathwater).

The first time I used it, I actually expected Suggest-like autocompletion. The search is much more restricted, so it would make sense to autocomplete company names, for instance.

Comment by Michael Mahemoff — March 21, 2006

It has no product! Outlines a process to build the GUI API for online applications.
It needs a Steve Jobs to build future online Ajax Mac!

Comment by Anonymous Coward — March 21, 2006

Man, i need that chart component. Is that something near of it in the market ?

Comment by Julio Faerman — April 23, 2006

Agree, Google Finance has a lot to catch up but they have the drive.

Comment by Paul — July 16, 2006

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