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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 content, and more. The possibilities are endless! If you're having a tough time deciding where to begin, start by answering these questions:

  1. What can I build that will help the public participate in forex trading?
  2. Which platform(s) would offer the best experience for the user that I have in mind? Android, iOS, Windows mobile phone, Windows computer, Mac, or some combination of the above? (Browsers-based apps are eligible, however, FXCM's ForexConnect API does not natively support browser applications at this time.)

We're here for you — tell us what you think!

The FXCM team is fully dedicated to supporting your development process. If you have any questions or feedback on the ForexConnect API, please post them on the FXProgrammers Forum or email them to We'd love to hear from you!

Questions about the challenge?

Email and include "FXCM" in the subject line.

Happy coding!