Spotware Connect will help third-party app developers to easily build their own cTrader systems.
The FX platform market is becoming increasingly about openness, and allowing third party developers to come out with best-of-breed add-ons, apps and applications for traders and brokers alike.
Spotware Systems, which develops the leading FX ECN platforms cTrader and cAlgo (clients include FxPro and IC Markets), have released details about their upcoming open API called Spotware Connect. The project will help third-party application developers easily build their own cTrader systems, and integrate existing FX related products into the cTrader platform.
For the full Spotware press release see below.
Spotware Systems to launch cTrader open API, ‘Spotware Connect’
Spotware Systems, developers of the FX platforms cTrader and cAlgo, have released details about their upcoming open API called Spotware Connect. The project will help third-party application developers easily build their own cTrader systems, and integrate existing FX related products into the cTrader platform.
Brian Martin, Vice President EMEA at Spotware Systems, said that the open API will allow for the creation and access of API capabilities as they are added. “We know that, just like any other software business, we need to be open to third-party integrations. There will be certain times at which users may want extra platform or analytic functionality, and Spotware Connect is about putting that power in their hands.
“We had 3 main principles in mind when we started this project. The first was that it should be open to absolutely everybody. You don’t need to be a customer of a broker or anything like that. Secondly, we’ve made it extremely simple to start using, as we want to encourage people to really get going with this.”
Finally, says Mr. Martin, once you do get going, Spotware Connect is relatively simple for even novices to grasp. “That was the point really, to make it as simple and user-friendly as a third-party developer application can be.”
FX platforms and third party plugins have been making FX news recently, with platform developers and third party technology providers often in disagreement over the legality of plugins and platform modifications.
Stefanos Economides at Spotware Systems said that the company wanted to avoid such misunderstandings. “Our terms of service will as open as possible to encourage use. The important emphasis we want to place on this is that for the first time, a genuine direct-access FX platform will be opened up to creativity, experimentation and new possibilities for the people who care most about FX trading.”