Leading foreign exchange provider OANDA has announced that developers can now freely access its fxTrade platform through its web-based REST application programming interface (API).
The new interface allows traders and both existing and potential partners the chance to create customized applications and trading strategies and algorithms using the programming language of their choice.
“Upon completing a successful beta program through which we received excellent feedback from our clients, the OANDA API is now publicly available and ready for the masses,” Barbara Bermes, Product Manager of OANDA API, said in a press release. “Whether it’s a corporation integrating forex hedging into its treasury systems, or a retail forex trader creating customized user interfaces to fxTrade or developing proprietary trading models, our API suite provides direct communication with OANDA’s fxTrade servers over secure, authenticated internet sessions with fully encrypted communication channels.”
The API comes with a development guide containing code samples and user records and has current and past market data and other normal features of a forex trading platform such as stop-loss, trailing stops and take-profit.
In a separate report, Australian forex broker Core Liquidity Markets has released the MetaTrader 4 application for mobile phones. The app can be accessed on iPhone, Android, with an iPad version also available.
The differences between the mobile version and the desktop one are few and far in between. Mobile app users can be able to see the low, high and the spread, as well as being able to view line and candlestick charts. The MetaTrader 4 mobile application can be downloaded from Android and iTunes stores. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.
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