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Axel Springer | finanzen.net

finanzen.net - Rebuilt

Axel Springer finanzen.net

What is finanzen.net?

finanzen.net is Germany's leading financial information portal.

The apps and website provide news and analysis around the clock along with rich data to track current developments on stock exchanges and world markets. For active investors, there are interactive tools for chart analysis and portfolio modelling as well as watch-lists and event notifications.

The Project

We were asked by the finanzen team to act as expert Android advisors to help them re-imagine their existing Android experience which was a shallow copy of the Finanzen.net iOS app.

A key component to the engagement was helping the Finanzen team understand how Android UI guidelines could be applied in their context. This was no mean feat given the expanse and depth of the the Finanzen.net product.

Furthermore, the new app would need to flow across multiple screen sizes and support both phones and tablets.

Core UI Refactoring


The existing Android app used an iOS-style bottom tab navigation. This was refactored to move content-based navigation items ('Märkte' and 'Nachrichten') to the Navigation Drawer, and action-based items ('Favoriten' and 'Suche') to the Action Bar.

finanzen Navigation Refactoring

The previous sub-navigation concept that used a drop-down element at the top of the screen was changed to become part of the Navigation Drawer. As well as employing a well understood navigation paradigm, this approach also unified content navigation.

finanzen Navigation Refactoring

48dp Grid

The Finanzen.net app contains a lot of data and the lack of spacing in the old app often created cramped uncomfortable screens. By orientating the app spacing and element sizing around the 48dp Rhythm.

finanzen Spacing Refactoring


Sven Falk

Having Juhani to provide advice and guidance really helped us create an improved version of Finanzen.net for Android.

Our users are delighted with the new User Interface - now on both phones and tablets. Our team have an excellent foundation from which we can continue to improve and add features.


Google Play

Number of Installs
100,000 - 500,000

User Rating finanzen.net Google Play User Rating

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Happy Users

my holdings at a fingertip always up to date value of my portfolio... great.

Stefan Bungart, January 14 , 2015

Excellent Excellent App to keep track of your portfolio. Versatile, fast and complete.

Heinz Jurgen Heyer, October 16, 2014

Best financial app in the store. Since the new version of the app, it is the best in the financial sector in the store . Very fast and always up to date with new information and push notifications. [translated from German]

Alex Koufatzis, October 28, 2014