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API: Software Components can interact with Darwin

Last Update October 26, 2020

Darwin Trading Platform is an open system, as you can incorporate new functions in the trading platform, developed not only by the Directa, but also by independent programmers.

Preliminary Notes

Accept of the Darwin API service standards

As usual, Directa asks anyone interested in developing external programs to follow certain standards and to read and accept an agreement in order to use the APIs and the related tools.

Trading Test Account

Current standards do not under any circumstances allow access to the services supplied by the Stock Exchange without suitable credentials and without respecting a number of very precise behavioural standards.For this reason Directa does not provide any test account to develop external applications: first of all, the interested programmer who wishes to use the Darwin interfaces and API must have a normal account number with Directa.

Monthly Fees

- Trading service via API
€ 0
- Realtime and historical data reception
€ 20
The month of the activation for the paid services and the following one are free, starting from the third month after the activation the fee will be charged if in the previous month the total commission paid does not exceed the value of 200 euros.

How to access the Darwin API service

The service is monitored by Directa. You can enable your account throgh Main Board > Info > 5a > 3h

Available Services

  • Documentation -- The programmer will receive an access to a Wiki website with all the technical documentation of the APIs. The programmer cannot currently interface with the content of the documentation, a possibility that will only be taken into consideration in future updates to the site and for specific needs.
  • Multicharts plugin and documentation.

Distribution of the developed software

As indicated above, the redistribution of the software developed via the APIs must be explicitly approved by Directa.Directa does not intend to exploit any economic advantage in the distribution of programs and plug-ins developed by third parties, but of course it cannot allow third party software to render the Darwin platform or the services of the Directa servers inefficient or unsafe, for users of the plug-ins in question, or indirectly for other users. Opportunities for technical or commercial collaboration might also emerge from the agreement between Directa and the developer, which must be assessed on their own merits.