Cloud-based brokerage platform operator Tradier has granted public access to its cutting-edge new service, the Developer Sandbox. This service is aimed at startups or developers who know the frustration and expense involved in pursuing innovative ideas. By offering free access to its delayed market data, paper trading services and watch list capabilities, the company shows its commitment to promoting innovation and the development of new and exciting applications.
Developers who try to create any kind of trading application will hit a wall when it comes to testing their ideas. The lack of access to crucial trading data makes it practically impossible. The great news about the Developer Sandbox is that now developers have access to Tradier's production APIs, which means they can easily test their ideas as well as move them from the test environment to live production.
In an article on WatersTechnology, Tradier chief executive Dan Raju said:
We're removing cost barriers, technology barriers and complexity barriers. We think this will unleash many developers who find it difficult to get access to this industry. For example, a quantitative developer doing this to build something to support his own trading idea has to scavenge the market for historical data, then open and fund a brokerage account, then make all that data work together. Here, he has access to everything he could want, ... all in a virtual environment, ... and can build and launch a product just for his own use or for use by others.
Developers have access to a full range of services in a scalable and secure REST-based API that's easy to use. Benefits include real-time data available through a standard HTTP-based API, a simple trading API with simple POST parameters, a new OAuth specification, example cURL requests for each API, and how-to documentation that is uncomplicated and aimed at getting users going quickly.
Anyone interested in this functionality can sign up for a free Developer Sandbox account here.