If you ever find yourself needing to quickly check how the Canadian Looney is faring in comparison to the US Dollar, your iPhone is the only tool you’ll need. It turns out that the same data-stream that the iPhone uses to get updated stock-information will also serve up the latest currency exchange rates.
Yahoo actually allows special ticker symbols to be used to retrieve currency exchange rates, so simply adding these special symbols to your iPhone’s Stocks application will give you one-touch access to exchange rates. For example, adding the ticker symbol “GBPUSD=X” to your stocks list will keep you updated on just how many US Dollars you’ll need to buy one Great British Pound. If the Looney interests you, the “CADUSD=X” ticker symbol will give you a heads up on just how poorly the USD is performing.
Find more exchange-rate ticker-symbols here.
[Via: iPhone Central]