The last project I worked on at Google recently launched: a new and improved Finance Onebox.
For comparison, here’s what it used to look like:
The main new features are:
- A larger chart
- A cleaner, more modern design
- More relevant attributes (P/E ratio, Dividend Yield)
- After-hours trading on the stock chart
The interactivity comes in a few forms. First, you can click the tabs on the top to zoom out to 5 day, 1 month, 3 month, 1 year, 5 year or Max views.
Next, you can mouse over the chart to see the price at any point. On touch devices, tap/swipe with one finger:
But wait, there’s more! What if you see a change on the chart and want to know how large it was? You can click and drag across that time range to see a delta. On touch devices, you trigger this by putting two fingers on the chart:
This is particularly useful for longer-range charts, where it lets you easily answer questions like “how much did the S&P 500 drop from 2008–2009?”