Congratulations to the "Stock Bros" team from the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln on becoming the national winner of the TradeKing $100K API Campus Challenge.
The Fall 2011 semester-long TradeKing Challenge provided undergraduate business/finance and technology students across the U.S. with real-life experience developing investment-focused "Apps" and "User Interfaces" using TradeKing's API. Teams from more than a dozen universities across the United States participated in the Challenge.
University of Nebraska - Lincoln (StockBros)
National Winner - $58K
The Stock Bros app creates the capability to trade through TradeKing from any location. The app features a browser plug-in, an Android application, plus a cloud-based notification service to Android Platforms. As a user browses the web, a Google Chrome extension scans pages for stock symbols and appends a stock quote to the page. When a quote is clicked, it opens a larger view of the quote along with a chart pulled from the Yahoo! Finance API, and joins with capabilities via the TradeKing API to add the symbol to a watchlist and even trade the stock through TradeKing, all without leaving the page where the symbol was located. From the browser extension, traders can further manage push notifications that are sent via their web service to the Android application. The powerful app also features notification management.
See all TradeKing API Campus Challenge winners and videos of the winning apps.
Watch this space for videos and more information about the winners and their applications.
TradeKing has up to $100,000 in prize money budgeted for this Challenge. Prize money is planned for a winner from each of the participating schools ($3,000) as well as at the divisional ($5,000) and national ($50,000) levels. The Professors and schools where the winning students are enrolled are themselves eligible to receive additional cash prizes: $1,000 paid directly to faculty or research accounts at each of the participating schools, $3,000 for each division winner and $6,000 for the overall national winner.
The Challenge is open to all undergrad students, age 18 or older, enrolled (full or part time) at your school. Students may still form teams to compete in the open division, but all students involved in the development process must be listed on the team submission. Students/teams competing in the open division are eligible for the overall national prize.
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