ZURICH, Switzerland, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 23, 1999 OANDA
became one of the first Internet players to introduced WAP services when a new
pilot service was premiered at the GSM World Congress 99 in Cannes, France.
As a member of the Nokia Artus Developers Program, OANDA has partnered with
Nokia Telecommunications to develop Value Added Services for mobile operators.
This service, which provides OANDA Internet content (its currency exchange
rates) to the wireless domain, is formatted especially for the small screens
of mobile devices using Wireless Markup Language (WML). It was unveiled along
with the new NOKIA 7110 media phone; the world's first media phone for
Internet access based on WAP. It was the first demonstration of WAP services
seen in the world.
OANDA also launched last week its latest customized currency converter,
having developed a new and sophisticated Currency Converter for AOL Travel.
This new service is now up and running on America Online and available to the
large base of AOL subscribers. Its features include the newest version of
OANDA's trademark 'Cheat Sheet for Travelers.' Where after converting a
specific amount with the cash or credit card rate, one can conveniently
retrieve this useful table to print out and carry along as a reference for
those going abroad. Another dynamic added feature is an historical graph,
which can visually plot a currency's tract over the last 12 months.
Undoubtedly, OANDA's most popular product is its 'Customizable Currency
Converter' & 'Customizable Cheat Sheet for Travelers.' Both these converter
tools can be integrated onto any website for a Value Added Service to provide
site visitors. Clients using such Currency Converters powered by OANDA
include: CNN Interactive and CNNfn, TIME.COM, Swissair, and AOL.
As many other major websites continue to sign on to OANDA's customized
converter services, its own site (http://www.oanda.com, providing daily
currency exchange rates) has a variety of currency converter tools and
forecasting models for both those in modest need of currency information and
the more serious foreign exchange traders and investors. Its best example of
how it configures its vast data into readily useable forms is a tool set
called the 'FX Playground,' a Java-based application that can graph the
historical behavior of various major currencies in 6 different ways. Also,
the 'Directional Forecast,' 'Timing Indicators' and 'Today's Market Insight'
are powerful forecasting information aids for FX traders and investors,
providing forecasts of up to 3 months for the world's major currencies.
CONTACT: Jenny Zhan Sidler of OANDA, +41-1-386-4904, or firstname.lastname@example.org.