Different types of unit conversion are the perfect types of
applications to be added to your iPhone.
The iPhone is not just intended to be a bulky cell phone or mobile
gaming device. Instead it is built
as a personal assistant; a PDA that can do more and more functions as the days
go by. In this framework it is important
to equip your iPhone with applications that will get almost anything done, and
in the new international world numbers need to be rotated constantly. Currency Converter, which is a free
iPhone application from the new currency exchange giant OANDA, helps you figure
out the value of your dollar in foreign nations. There have been a number of iPhone applications that promise
this function, but Currency Converter is brings ease and design with an absent
The main screen of Currency Converter from OANDA is two text
boxes where you can assign currencies.
The top is where you will set your current currency, and the bottom you
will set the one that you intend on converting too. Below this is a Rolodex where you set the Interbank Rate or
Credit Card rate. Once these
simple things are set you will be ready to go ahead with your currency
conversion. You will set this
Interbank Rate for the percentage that you are going to be charged by the
institution that is doing the conversion for you, such as a bank or airport
currency exchange. If you just
want to know the base currency value between the two you can set it to zero.
In the informational tab you will get a minor amount of information
shot at you about your exchange.
For example, it will list what your currency buys and sells at, as well
as the currency you are trying to convert to. This is going to be useful for travel, but especially for
currency trading. No wonder
OANDA got into the free iPhone application market.
OANDA has provided Currency Converter for free as it helps
promote their services in general.
In this way you can be thankful that you are free of banner ads, but
know that this free iPhone application is slanted in their favor right from the
beginning. This may be an annoying
form of corporatism downloaded right into your phone, but at the same time you
can trust the information as it comes from this major source.
There is not much else to Currency Converter, but this is
alright since this important function is delivered without distraction. You have to have an application for
this on your iPhone, and Currency Converter is a good choice for those on a budget.
Four out of five stars.