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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 documentation.
  2. Get inspired: browse forex app ideas proposed by the public. 
  3. Build your forex knowledge: learn more about forex trading at, and check out FX news, research and analysis, and RSS feeds at
  4. Start building: mark the submission deadline on your calendar and start coding today!  


We're here to help you every step of the way. If you have questions about the API, visit the FXProgrammers Forum or email For questions about the challenge, email and include "FXCM" in the subject line.

Good luck. We can't wait to see the innovative apps you create!