I'm also going to hazard a guess and say that you probably own a PC or a MAC (or both)....and you also own some form of smart phone / mobile tablet / ipad / whatever.
Now if your anything like me, you most likely have applications on those mobile devices that you absolutely love and wish that those same developers that brought you those great apps would make a version for your PC or your MAC.
Application like Bloomberg Tablet and FXCM's Marketscope II Mobile (the tablet version dont get me started on the smart phone version its horrible), Meta Trader, Blue, Task manager, Google reader, My life organized and Instagram are kickass apps on smart phones and tablets.
But the same application are either not available, are often substandard on PC, may not even be able to run on mac (such as FXCM's Marketscope II) or may not be available at all unless you want to pay a hefty subscription fee ($1100 per month for Bloomberg terminal anyone?) for information that is free on the tablet. Crazy.
I certainly dont want to be picking up my phone every time i time i need to access information when I'm working on my computer.
So herein lies the dilemma it would seem that most developers are not interested in developing the "stationary" version of certain applications to run natively on a your PC or iMac as less than a handful of companies have created the app version for PC or mac.
Today I found a solution to this issue that been bugging me for some time, a friend who is an app developer pointed me to a company called "Bluestacks." This company has created an awesome Android emulator that lets you run android applications on PC and Mac, just like you would on an android phone or tablet
Now granted this has been designed for game heads to run all those cool android games on their computer. But it works just as well on regular apps, such as fxcm marketscope 2.0, Blue and Bloomberg
- Download an Android emulator called "Bluestacks."
- Install Bluestacks and run it. Note: You might run into graphics errors during installation, however you should be able to find a solution to any Bluestacks errors here.
- On the home page of Bluestacks, click on the search button and type in the name of the app or the game you want (you can access multiple app stores) .
- Select and install the app.
- Go back to the home page and you should see the app listed there and double click the app and run it.
I'm so happy with this solution I decided to share it with you.
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