Free market data APIs introduced by Barchart OnDemand, Inc., a leading provider of market data and information, recently announced the worldwide release of free financial market data, granting public access to their getQuote and getHistory APIs. Users will also be able to query historical market data at no cost.

Barchart OnDemand is a cloud-based service developed for accessing and delivering market data and information using web services. Barchart OnDemand is built upon the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure and features the ability to easily access an extensive amount of market data and information.

Specifically popular with FinTech startups, trading and investment firms, software and app developers, and digital media providers, Barchart OnDemand has become a leader in providing cloud-based market data solutions. With the free market data APIs, users will have the opportunity to power websites and apps with efficient and reliable market data.

“We are making market data easier than ever to consume. Whether the data is for a startup, an established firm looking to test new APIs or an individual developer looking to build the next big financial app, our free APIs and data are going to jump start them,” said Mark Haraburda, Managing Director at Barchart. “We wanted to do something that would lead to more innovation and growth in the financial technology space and this will help people to get started,” added Haraburda.

Users will be pleased to find various formats in which the APIs are delivered including CSV, XML, and JSON. And, as a web services solution, Barchart OnDemand is compatible with any operating system, such as Windows, Linux, iOS or Android, and any programming language, such as Java, PHP or ASP.NET.

As an on-demand web service, the new APIs make access to market data easy and efficient. The free market data service includes:

  • getQuote
    •  2,500 queries per day
    •  100 symbols per query
  • getHistory
    •  2 years of daily history
    •  3 months of minute history
    •  1,500 queries per day
  • Dad Included
    •  Intra-day delayed equities from BATS
    •  Intra-day delayed global Forex data
    •  End-of-day and historical U.S. equities, U.S. futures and Forex. Equites includes: AMEX, NASDAQ and NYSE. Futures includes: CBOT, CME, COMEX and NYMEX.

To register for Barchart OnDemand’s free API service, click here.

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