This is an Intrinio Ruby SDK for Real-Time Stock Prices. It provides real-time stock prices via a two-way WebSocket connection. The Intrinio Real-Time Feeds uses the WebSockets protocol to push stock price quotes to clients in real time. The Intrinio Websockets API will send you the last recorded IEX bid/ask/last quotes, even during off-hours. So you will notice that the first quote update will come through immediately upon connection, and it will have an older timestamp. All quotes afterwards are live updates. Intrinio is a financial data marketplace that is restriction-free with self-sign up, and chat support.
Collaborative web app company Flowdock has upgraded its Flowdock API to include real-time streaming. It's part of a new trend on APIs, a move from pull to push. If data changes outside of my app, I want to know inside of my app. Flowdock's new API shows it's in on this movement.
Street Apps Challenge, the Thomson Reuters sponsored Developer Contest for developing Smart phone based financial applications, has announced its winners. Our previous coverage of the contest asked readers to go and vote for the applications that they liked. This was part of the public voting phase that ended on August 29, 2010. At that time, we covered the two leading applications in terms of votes received, TRAM and Knowledge Storm.
A recent report by the Aite Group entitled "The Case for Mashups in Capital Markets" projected that despite the current financial climate, capital market firms will spend $35 million in mashup technology this year. According to the report, which surveyed 13 major capital market firms around the world, these companies will be willing to invest in mashups in order to address a variety of business processes: