International business newspaper and website Financial Times, founded in 1888, is now part of the iPhone app club with the release of a free application on the iTunes App Store (iTunes link). The move comes after most of its competitors released applications for the platform back in 1891 (ok not really, but long ago anyway).
Remarkably, FT announced the release of the application using its Twitter and TwitPic accounts, which means we have screenshots too. As you can tell from the pictures, Financial Times’ iPhone app comes with a world map view of the global markets, in-depth looks at stocks with interactive charts and detailed tearsheets so you can track performance for individual companies.
It’s good to know there are still certainties in life: the app comes in trademark FT
pink salmon (whatever).
Update: while the app is free, there are restrictions to which users can access content free of charge:
First-time users receive 3 free articles per month as well as unrestricted access to the markets data sections and currency converter. Registered users can view 10 free articles per month, have access to their FT.com portfolio and have unrestricted access to markets data and the currency converter.
Standard and premium subscribers have unlimited access to news, access to their FT.com portfolio and full access to the markets data and currency converter sections. Premium subscribers have the additional bonus of access to Lex content.