Summer 2023 Update
The summer update has arrived – more pairs, new features, improvements, bug fixes, and a completely re-designed website!
We're excited to share what we've been working on, so let's dive in! New Core Feature Rewrite 🚀
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been tinkering under the hood to unlock some major performance improvements. Upon loading of your TradingLite chart, you will notice dramatic reduction in the app’s initialization process of both the front-end and also the subsequent connection to the data streams.
Opening various tools and settings, in addition to the responsiveness of changes you make via the UI have also been greatly improved.
Finally, the chart itself previously had some minor bottlenecks that would on some occasions result in unnecessary increases in latency. These have now been eliminated, ensuring buttery smooth rendering at all times, on any device.
Overall our internal benchmarks are averaging a roughly 70% increase in rendering performance with this build, with 40% improvement in back-end processing and delivery to client. The highest gain has been in the Order Flow layers with a near 600% increase in rendering performance. New Pairs 🚀
Last week, we added a selection of new pairs to TradingLite. As usual, if there is a particular pair that you would like see added, add your suggestion.
Binance Spot - FXSUSDT, SOLBTC, SUIUSDT, WLDUSDT New Scale Features 🚀
Binance USDⓢ-M - FXSUSDT, SUIUSDT, WLDUSDT
Bitfinex - BTCUSDT, ETHUSDT
Bitfinex Derivatives - SOL-PERP, XRP-PERP
Bybit - SUIUSDT, WLDUSDT
OKX Spot - BNB-USDT, SOL-USDT
OKX Perps - BNB-USDT-SWAP, SOL-USDT-SWAP
KuCoin Spot & Futures - LTC-USDT, LTCUSDTM
Whilst TradingLite provides multiple methods with which to adjust your chart view - from our much loved free-form zoom, to granular adjustment of your default view, this update adds new functions to both the price and time scale in this update. Price Scale Inputs
Right-clicking (or tap and hold on touch devices) on the price scale will now produce both a High and Low input. These inputs can be used to fine-tune a specified range of price action.
These inputs can be used to fine-tune a specified range of price action. This can be particularly useful when a precise view of data points over a desired price range - such as when viewing Footprint charts or Order Flow in general - is required. Time Scale Input
Similar to the Price Scale inputs shown above, right-clicking on the time scale will now show a Time input. This handy new function will quickly navigate the chart to the given date and time. Similar to other platforms ‘Go To’ function.
Extremely valuable when performing analysis after a news driven event. One point of note, you will need to ensure that your selected interval, in combination with your subscription’s historical data limit (10k candles for Silver plans, 15k for Gold plans), will be suitable for your chosen date and time input.
Looking for access to more historical data? Upgrade to Gold today! 🚀 New Docking Options 🚀
If you weren’t already aware, you have the ability to dock any window to a location of your own preference. Whilst the ability to stack windows already exists, today’s update brings you far more flexibility, including the ability to dock in between windows.
This new T-Style a docking functionality will negate the need to stack docked windows in a pre-defined order.
Don’t forget, when using the Split-View function, you can create multiple concurrent instances of the Trade Feed and Order Book windows. Quality of Life Improvements 🚀
Today’s update brings over 20 quality of life improvements. Whilst the majority are somewhat subtle, below we highlight some of the more noteworthy improvements, in particular those that often would result in a users seeking help from support. Keyboard Shortcut Toggle Toasts
A common minor issue that appeared to be tripping users, was the apparent disappearance of either the Heatmap or the Heatmap Lens. This was caused by the user unknowing pressing either of the respective keyboard shortcuts. From today, our most commonly used shortcuts will now result in a dismissible, in-app toast.
This visual toast aims to ensure that the user is aware of the shortcut action they they have performed. Our power users familiar with the full suite of keyboard shortcuts will be able to dismiss these these toasts in the future by checking ‘Don’t show again.’ Just ensure that when using either of these Heatmap shortcuts, that the Heatmap layer is added to your chart.
As a reminder, you can press K when in app to see a full list of all available keyboard shortcuts.
If you have used the toggle to either Lock or Hide your drawings, inherently you will be unable to either plot a new drawing or edit an existing one. Although this was shown via the drawing toolbar, some users asked for a clearer visual indication.
From today we’ve used the same spotlight highlight used elsewhere in-app. This should go quite some way to provide a visual cue of which setting is specifically preventing you from either adding a new, or editing a previous drawing.
As a core aspect of technical analysis, the drawings rendering engine has also been greatly improved, particularly when quickly resizing and navigating around the chart using the freeform zoom function. Improved Copy → Paste Strings
Whilst sharing your different Layer’s settings or even your entire Layout with other has always been possible, the string that was created could sometimes become malformed depending on where you planned to paste (eg Discord would attempt to add markdown where possible).
This update changes the characters used to generate these strings, ensuring whoever you choose to share your layer or layout with, will be able to add to their TradingLite with ease. Layout Template Copy
Following on from the improved copy → paste strings above, power users of TradingLite will be extremely familiar with the Layout Templates function. If you are hearing about this feature now where have you been? Layout Templates offer the ability to switch between your own pre-defined methods of analysis, and unique combination of tools and indicators, with just the click of a button.
To enhance this area of the UI, we have today added the ability to copy the layout's string to your clipboard, allowing you to share your chart setup easily with others (as opposed to having to open up your chart settings in order to share). Whoever you are sharing the layout with simply needs to copy your sent string, right-click on their own layout templates menu, and select the 'Paste (as new)' option. Friends that share alpha, stay friends... 🚀 LitScript Code Editor 🚀
Creating your own scripts and tools via LitScript ensures that you utilise the full range of data that is available within TradingLite. The editor itself is feature rich, however this update brings some helpful of quality of life improvements. Tooltip/Function Details
As you write or hover over functions, the helpful tooltips have always been shown to help guide you. These tooltips use the guidelines given in the LitScript documentation - parts from both the LitScript Manual and LitScript Reference.
However, this update will now allow you the ability to quickly copy and paste the content shown within these tooltips. Again, whilst a minor improvement, the ability to directly use these helpers should help speed up the development of your tools and indicators. Improved Editor Window Stability
Changes to your LitScript have always been live - upon typing, your tool or indicator is re-rendered without any further input required by yourself. Whilst this is invaluable when performing iterations on the fly, it would on rare occasions result in a compile/runtime error. Although overcome by re-adding to your chart, our new stability improvements will help to minimise this issue from arising. Granular Invite Expiry Control
Those of you who create Invite-Only tools and indicators now have the ability to specify hours and minutes for access to be revoked. Previously the default behaviour was revoking at midnight UTC. Website Re-Design 🚀
We've reworked some of the flows of our website to improve the overall experience and look whether you're on a mobile device or on desktop. Our previous design only focused on two kind of screens, small (smartphone) and desktop. With this new redesign, we now also take in consideration mid-size screens like tablets.
Some notable changes include:
Search input for the Learn section titles and subheadings
Vastly improved and increase efficiency of page loading
Uniformed styling of important callouts
Improved security of unknown devices & multi-factor authentication
This update looks to resolve a few minor issues and bugs that have been reported by the community. If you have noticed an issue, please leave a ticket over on the bug reporting area. For the full list of Bug Fixes see the changelog.