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over 7 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 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.