06 Sep

September Progress Update (and mobile preview)

The Papertrademe.com app is almost done! I can’t believe how far it’s come. We’ve gone from an idea in my head to near full implementation of the app. And it’s better than we had ever imagined.

Actually, it’s taken much longer than we were anticipating, but with a platform like ours, it’s absolutely vital that we get it just right. Since our app has lots of formulas for calculating profit and loss we’ve got to make sure our future customers can rely on the information given them. 

Probably the biggest challenge we’ve had has been trying to communicate with a developer who doesn’t have a background in trading commodities. Futures has its own terminology that takes a bit of a learning curve to grab onto. Many concepts have to be explained over and over again to make sure we are both on the same page. One of the biggest successes I’ve had has been speaking in “coder” language with the developer. This project was decidedly over my head in terms of web development, despite my few years earning a living at it. However, with the experience I had in the development world, I know the language enough to put it in a proper framework. That being said, our developer has done a great job so far getting acquainted with the language.

We’ve still got some time before we’re ready to launch the site. We’re still tweaking our user management system and getting our payment processor linked up. But we’re really excited to move into the next phase of this project. And we can’t wait until we can bring it to the world!

Take a look at some screenshots of the mobile version of our app!

We have a quick view of you account status at the top of the page:

Trades are divided up in different tabs to easily locate your trades:

No matter if you’re on mobile or desktop, the entire site is at your fingertips:

14 Mar

First Screenshots Revealed!

We’re so stoked at the progress of papertrademe.com! This has been a dream of ours for many years and to see it coming to fruition is so exciting! We’re not quite finished yet, but we just couldn’t wait any longer to share some of the screenshots that we’re working on!

Home Page

Papertrademe.com HomePage


Papertrademe.com Dashboard

Open Trades

Papertrademe.com Log


Papertrademe.com Commodities

19 Aug

Progress Update

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We are so close!!  We have passed through the design stage of Papertrademe.com so qucikly, that it seems we blinked, and it was finished.  I would like to send a shout out to Matthew Schraud at www.seeyournarrative.com for the help with the design.  He did a great job, and the turn-around time was amazing.

Hopefully you are wondering what it is that we have built?  The goal from the beginning was to build the easiest and best way to paper trade commodities/futures on the internet. With our design, we believe that we have, hands down, the cleanest and most user-friendly site out there.  One of the main ways that we are keeping things clean is by the minimal advertising. There are no crazy banner ads, no brokers vying for your attention or your money. This desire to keep it clean stems from our many days of paper trading online in the past. We were inundated with the constant advertisements telling us we were ready for trading. But the truth was that we were not ready. Because of that we lost money.

Looking back, we should have spent a bit more time losing (or making) virtual money by practicing on paper – aka paper trading. But greed, or ego, or simply being unaware got us into trouble.

The only money you will lose with us is virtual money.  You tell us what your virtual limit is, and we help you stick to it. There’s no risk! But you’ll be trading as if it there was!

The days of paper trading in the dark are over.  We are bringing it into the light and it is beautiful.  We here at papertrademe.com adhere to the philosphy that “practice makes profit”.