over 4 years ago

Announcing the winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of Forex Freestyle App Challenge.

View all the winners in the Gallery.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and made the challenge a great success!

The Forex Freestyle App Challenge team


over 4 years ago

Voting ends Wednesday

The deadline to get your votes in for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is fast approaching! Which forex apps and games using the ForexConnect API are your favorites?

Browse the application gallery and cast your vote(s) by 5 PM EDT this Wednesday, April 10. You can vote for as many submissions as you'd like, but no more than once for a single submission. Your vote will help determine who takes home the Popular Choice Award prize.

Spread the word. Tweet up a storm, tag your Facebook friends, or send a personal email to show support for your favorite app(s). 

Thanks again…

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over 4 years ago

One week left to vote

Thanks for supporting the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge! FXCM wants to know which forex apps and games are your favorites.

Browse the application gallery and cast your vote(s) by April 10, 2013. You can vote for as many submissions as you'd like, but no more than once for a single submission. Your vote will help determine who takes home the Popular Choice Award prize. 

Rally your network. Send a personal email, add a link to your email signature or chat status and spread the word via your social networks.

Winners will be announced on or about April 17.* Keep up…

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over 4 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Forex Freestyle App Challenge has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Forex Freestyle App Challenge team


almost 5 years ago

Important final reminders

The deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is Thursday, February 28 at 5 p.m. EST. You're nearly there!

Don't wait until the last minute to fill out the submission form. Start your draft now so that you won't feel rushed come Thursday. To avoid disqualification, we highly recommend that you read through the reminders below:

Upload your video today

The time it takes to upload/process a video on YouTube or Vimeo varies greatly depending on the format of your original video, file size, upload traffic, Internet connection speed, and could take anywhere from a few minutes…

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almost 5 years ago

Submissions due Thursday

The submission deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is Thursday, February 28 at 5 p.m. EST!

Do you have all the required items ready to go? Read through the Submission Checklist one more time, and don't wait until the last minute to upload your video.

If you haven't started yet, there's still time! Pretend it's a hackathon — check out Official Resources and our Quick-Start Guide for handy tips that will help kick off several all-nighters. We've seen some slick apps coded in under 72 hours. 

Questions?

If you have any technical questions or would like to share feedback on the API,…

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almost 5 years ago

Submission checklist

The submission deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is fast approaching. Make sure you submit your FX app by Thursday, February 28 at 5 p.m. EST.  

We'd like to quickly remind you about the great prizes we're offering. Eight winners will take home a total of $59,000 in cash and prizes.

Here's a handy checklist to help you wrap up your submission. Make sure you can answer "yes" to each of these questions before hitting that submit button.

Submission checklist

  1. Does your video include a step-by-step demo of your application's key functionalities? For some helpful tips on what

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almost 5 years ago

Start your draft today

The submission deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is two weeks away! Enter your app by February 28, 2013

For those of you who are actively working on a submission, we'd like to encourage you to start filling out your application now so that you don't feel rushed on deadline day. Even if you don't have all the details yet, you can choose the "Save as Draft" option, and come back to it later.

As we head towards the finish line, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about the competition or the ForexConnect…

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almost 5 years ago

Submission + video tips

The submission deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is February 28, 2013. It's not too late to get started — check out our Quick-Start Guide and start building your app today! 

If you've already started working on a submission, here are some tips to help you make sure your entry is eligible and well presented:

Submission Tips

  1. Show and tell — in your description and video, demonstrate how your app works. Consider adding a one-sentence description of the purpose of the application to your description. i.e. Why do people need this application? What's the idea behind it?
  2. Ask others to

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almost 5 years ago

Important change to the rules

Thanks for supporting the Forex Freestyle App Challenge! There’s been an important change to the challenge rules that we’d like you to be aware of.  

Installation files are now required

If you are submitting an app requiring download and installation, such as an app for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or Mac or Windows desktop, you are now required to upload a ZIP file on the "Enter an Application" form including appropriate installation files.

If you are submitting a web or mobile web app, you don't need to upload any files. For more information on the new requirement,…

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almost 5 years ago

New to the challenge? Catch up.

Thanks for following the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge. We're thrilled that you're interested in building an app that will help the public particpate in foreign exchange trading. Submissions are due February 28, 2013. Get started today!

What's next?

  1. Get the scoop: review the competition requirements & judging criteria, download FXCM's ForexConnect API, and review the documentation.
  2. Get inspired: browse forex app ideas proposed by the public. 
  3. Build your forex knowledge: learn more about forex trading at www.fxcm.com, and check out FX news, research and analysis, and RSS feeds at www.dailyfx.com.
  4. Start building: mark…

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almost 5 years ago

Deadline extended!

Stressing about finishing your app?

Good news — the submission deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge has been extended to February 28, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST.

Use the extra time to ask others to test your app, debug, and complete your submission. The best apps that use the ForexConnect API to help the public participate in foreign exchange trading will be in the running for great recognition, exposure, and $59,000 in cash & prizes.

If you haven't started building yet, now's the perfect time to start! Check out the Quick-Start Guide from an earlier update, and browse app

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almost 5 years ago

Start your draft today

The submission deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is two weeks away! Enter your app by February 28, 2013

For those of you who are actively working on a submission, we'd like to encourage you to start filling out your application now so that you don't feel rushed on deadline day. Even if you don't have all the details yet, you can choose the "Save as Draft" option, and come back to it later.

As we head towards the finish line, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about the competition or the ForexConnect…

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almost 5 years ago

Three weeks to go

Update 1/14: The submission deadline has been extended to February 28, 2013.

The submission deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is January 24, 2013. It's not too late to get started — check out our Quick-Start Guide and start building your app today! 

If you've already started working on a submission, here are some tips to help you make sure your entry is eligible and well presented:

Submission Tips

  1. Show and tell — in your description and video, demonstrate how your app works. Consider adding a one-sentence description of the purpose of the application to your description. i.e. Why do…

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almost 5 years ago

Dev tips

Update 1/14: The submission deadline has been extended to February 28, 2013.

Welcome to the final month of the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge! The submission deadline is January 24. If you haven’t started yet, check out the Quick-Start Guide and begin exploring the ForexConnect API today.

For those of you who are working on a build, here are some helpful tips on the API that will save you some time and lines of code:

Develop for Multiple Accounts

The O2GAccountsTable will contain one O2GAccountRow for each trading account that is accessible to the username (LoginID). Indeed most users only access one…

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almost 5 years ago

Unlock the world of forex

Update 1/14: The submission deadline has been extended to February 28, 2013.

A note from Sameer Bhopale, Chief Marketing Officer of FXCM:

Hi developers! Thanks for your interest in the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge. I'm very excited to see you exploring the ForexConnect API, and can't wait to see what new experiences you'll create to help the public participate in forex trading.

The foreign exchange market is arguably the world's largest market place, averaging more than $4 trillion in traded value each day. Beyond the world of professional FX brokers and traders, there's increasing interest from the public to participate.…

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about 5 years ago

Build the next great forex app

Update 1/14: The submission deadline has been extended to February 28, 2013.

We're past the halfway mark in the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge. The deadline to submit a forex trading app is January 24, 2013. How are you doing with your submission?

Get started today

If you haven't started building yet, now's the perfect time to start! Check out the Quick-Start Guide from an earlier update, and browse app ideas proposed by the public.

Games, educational apps, mobile trading apps, or...

FXCM's ForexConnect API makes it possible to develop rich applications including games, news alerts, trading functionality, currency converters, educational…

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about 5 years ago

Quick-Start Guide

Update 1/14: The submission deadline has been extended to February 28, 2013.

The submission deadline for the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge is January 24, 2013. Have you started building your forex app?

Come up with a game or mobile app that uses FXCM's ForexConnect API, and you'll be in the running for great recognition, exposure, and $59,000 in cash & prizes.

If you haven't started working on a submission, here are some tips to help you get started:

  1. Get the scoop: review the competition requirements & judging criteria, download FXCM's ForexConnect API, and review the…

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about 5 years ago

Join us at the Mini Hack & Info Session!

Join us next Sunday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the ForexConnect API Mini Hack & Info Session at the FXCM Expo in Las Vegas. This event is for anyone interested in participating in the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge.

Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Demonstration of the API
  • Collaborating & connecting with fellow developers
  • One-on-one time with ForexConnect API experts


Sign up here
 to attend.

Interested in learning more about forex trading?
Join us at the FXCM Expo on November 2–4 for free educational workshops on stocks, options, futures, and forex trading. Any level of…

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