almost 7 years ago
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. And that's where you come in — with the FXCM Freestyle App Challenge, we're challenging software developers to build apps that help these interested individuals get into the game.
With the ForexConnect API, you can build apps including games, news alerts, trading functionality, currency converters, educational content, and more. If you're familiar with the powerful FXCM Trading Station, you'll be happy to know that the API offers the same functionality.
Over the last 18 months, we've added support for iOS and Android, giving developers the ability to extend the desktop trading experience to mobile. Build around and leverage the ForexConnect API to truly create a unique experience for traders.
The FXCM team and I are fully committed to supporting your dev process. As we get closer to the final weeks of the challenge, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to support your quest to building the next great forex trading app.
Above all, we're thrilled with the opportunities your ForexConnect-integrated application will unlock.
You still have a little over a month to get those entries in. We can't wait to see them all.
If you have any technical questions or would like to share feedback on the API, please visit the FXProgrammers Forum or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about the challenge, email email@example.com and include "FXCM" in the subject line.