| ||Show HN: I made a simple personal finance API (like Yodlee)|
12 points by gabelerner on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | past | web | favorite | 13 comments |
|It's at http://finkin.com. The goal is to allow a developer to sign up in seconds, and within minutes begin querying data. It runs under https and stores no access information.|
From http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1431583, I realized that all those types of sites are not tailored to developers like the other simple APIs around the web are (i.e. flickr). I made mine as simple as I thought possible.
From http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1676458, I realized that eventually it should be a scalable model where you pay pennies per the # of requests you make.
Right now it supports many institutions (not as many as Yodlee, as I don't scrape) but given enough demand, more will be added. I am currently beta testing the functionality before moving to a dedicated machine and having a SLA.
In the future, I plan to support more API functions such as getting a bank's routing number, being able to push user credentials up to the server where they will be encrypted and available for things like push notifications, bill pay API, etc.
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