Google’s New Finance Onebox

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:59 pm by danvk

The last project I worked on at Google recently launched: a new and improved Finance Onebox.

You trigger the feature by searching for a stock ticker, e.g. AAPL, GOOG or .INX:

New finance onebox

For comparison, here’s what it used to look like:


The main new features are:

  1. A larger chart
  2. A cleaner, more modern design
  3. More relevant attributes (P/E ratio, Dividend Yield)
  4. After-hours trading on the stock chart
  5. Interactivity

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:

Hovering over a point on the new finance onebox

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:

Range selection

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?”