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Developer API

There's a large community of open source developers that would gladly develop small modules around the Predict It data. I propose developing a read only API that allows people to track markets and have Apps, widgets, and email alerts without you having to develop them yourselves.


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hi ggoDeye, are you still interested in developing?  If so please send me an email to jr81492@aol.com

Does PredictIt need help developing this? Would be interested in helping for reduced rates, possibly free.


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Two years since your original post and still no API. I don't think they're going to offer that up.

Are there any updates on an API for posting/cancelling orders? Market-makers will find it useful.


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Hey mampersat, there is a read-only API that should do what you need. https://predictit.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/12000001878-does-predictit-make-market-data-available-via-an-api-


Here's to hoping your needle gauge tilts toward Hillary. (I wonder what Trump support is among people who know what the heck "API" means.)

Here's what I'd do with your API right MEOW: Build an raspberry-pi based IoT device that controls a needle guage (big physical thing... think 1 foot tall) that indicates your current prediction around Hillary vs. trump. I'd display it in the office.


So: Please make an API. 


BTW: I build API's where I work. I know it's hard, but I also know it's the right thing to do.


Are there plans to incorporate an API that you can actually make trades through?


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I also noticed it seems you're using ASP.NET. I'm a Microsoft developer with a career in working with state schools to create data APIs to allow colleges and the public to access institution and state data. The last projects I worked on were:

CtcApi
https://github.com/BellevueCollege/CtcApi

Class Schedule
https://github.com/AndrewCraswell/ClassSchedule

If you were to make portions of the Developer API available, I'd love to contribute some time towards improving the API.


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This is a great start, but a little disappointing that there is no way to query the following information at a minimum:


- Complete list of active ticker symbols

- Complete list of buy/sell offers for each contract.


Otherwise this API is of little use without manual interaction.


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Thanks, Dave!

Does anyone know if there's a methodical way to get a list of tickers for all of the Linked contracts? Is there even a master list of active tickers that I could find? 



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Having the market data is great! Thanks for making this available. Are there any plans to incorporate an API that you can actually make trades through?


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Is that the limit of the API? Two functions? I'm sure there's a slew of other API methods. Any way we can get some documentation on it all?



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https://predictit.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/12000001878-does-predictit-make-market-data-available-via-an-api-


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ETA?

I too would love an API for this. Hell, it should be put onto Github so other developers can contribute! But I would imagine a huge focus of the API would be making Predictive Market analysis data available to those who want to consume the predictions.

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