Hey guys ive been thinking about building an application where i can query for a specific stock. I looked at yahoo finance and at google finance api. However they just dont seem to make any sense to me. So here is the question. Do you guys know of a service, webservice ,where i can basically send in a stock ticker and recieve a response back with information. Though i know this is not a flex related question im trying to build this app in flex 4 and i like to be able to take advantage of any free services out there that i can leverage.
Your response would be greatly appreciated.
Yahoo runs a free web service to return stock quotes, indices, etc. The CPAN module is well documented, and it has been ported to all sorts of other languages, such as Ruby.
Google Finance also has similar capabilities, but the interface is somewhat harder to use and I have no experience with that.
A few months ago, Yahoo pulled the Dow Jones Industrials index from their free web service, so it always returns "unchanged" now. I think you can still get that from Google Finance's service. Or scrape it from Yahoo's HTML.