Stock Market Gadget

Dec 27, 2010 at 3:25 PM

I think a Stock market information and ticker display gadget would be brilliant for many business/finance related websites.  Depending on terms of use for google and or yahoo, data supply should be easy and hopefully free.


Great work guys...keep it up.



Jan 4, 2011 at 9:56 PM

I think this is a great idea for a new widget.  I have brought this up with the team, and I hope to get some input from them soon.  As the current list of TO DO items look right now, this might have to go into a v01.04.00 release.  We have two releases between now and then.

Jan 4, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Well from what I can see both Google and Yahoo have some sort of an API , so we should get some json data from that and use jquery templating for design freedom or have a simple setup ourselfes that can be set with css

Another option would be to use YQL

One thing to note I jut googles for jQuery examples with Google finance adn especially tickers but I could not find any, so leaves me wondering why isn't it there, should be somethign someone should have already tried to do



Jan 15, 2011 at 11:17 PM

@Nokiko:  I also had a difficult time finding any information on anyone already having done this.  I love your idea of using the jQuery templating though.

Jan 16, 2011 at 10:35 AM

This is a tricky one. Google have a JavaScript API, but it's only licensed for use in iGoogle. They also have a finance API, but it requires you to authenticate with your Google account, and for a widget that would involve having your username and password accessible at the client, so also not possible. Yahoo! does have a way of getting at stock quotes, but it's not documented and their finance feeds in general appear to be licensed for non-commercial use only, so that's probably not an option either. The obvious solution is to use the Google API on the server, but that wouldn't be a widget any more, it would be a traditional module. Maybe another Forge module is called for?