This Python library allows users to develop using the Bloomberg API. The Bloomberg API provides free, unrestricted access to raw financial data on current market trades (either real-time or delayed), reference data on historical information, and records of intraday trading. As part of their Open Market Data Initiative the Python library is offered under a "free-use" license, which allows unrestricted access of the interface's header files, documentation, and programming examples. Extensive documentation, including code examples, is available in the Developer Documentation and at the API website. Note that the Linux libraries are only available for use with the Server API and B-Pipe data feed products and can't be used with the Desktop API.
Xignite, the provider of commercial APIs for financial data, has announced a new addition to its web service suite: XigniteGlobalQuotes. The new XigniteGlobalQuotes API provides users with programmable access to delayed stock quotes from global stock markets, including the Mumbai Stock Exchange (India), the Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore stock exchanges, the Brazil Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, and many continental European exchanges.
This week saw the widest range of APIs being used to develop mashups we've seen in awhile: 42 different APIs used in 7 days. Of those new apps added to our mashup directory, only a handful were map mashups, whereas most of them used more unique APIs: Google Chart API, indeed API, Livekick API, MTV API, NPR API, Tagalus API, TwitPic API, uClassify API, Vimeo API, and the Yelp API. Also, given that within the last 24 hours the highly anticipated Wolfram|Alpha search engine and structured reference went live, we did happen to see a number of semantic and linked-data APIs used this week: Reuters Calais API, DBpedia API, and Freebase API (and we've just added a profile for the Wolfram|Alpha API). The list below shows which APIs were used by which mashups:
Bitcoin's explosive growth in APIs--45 so far in our directory--owes its pace to three cornerstone APIs that make possible a new form of trust, trust by computation rather than the old financial trust built on exclusion.