Many forex brokers, including a large number of Australian ASIC-regulated brokerage companies, offer web-based trading platforms to their clients. These usually come in addition to, and not instead of, more traditional downloadable platforms like MetaTrader 4 & 5 and other legacy trading platforms.
With web platforms, everything a trader does gets automatically saved in the cloud, which is a great benefit for users who work across multiple devices. This makes it easier for those who like to have the option to trade while on the go, for example from their mobile devices. As a result, web platforms have in recent years consistently gained market share at the expense of downloadable trading platforms.