Inspiration

We were inspired to try and use the Blackrock api after we failed to get it to work at Hack King's. So we thought we would give it another try.

What it does

Allows you to search for a company and get a list of companies with a similar name. When a company is selected we retrieve its Risk and Asset Return. Multiple companies can be added to the list and then a chart can be created to visualise the data, this allows you to more easily compare companies and pick the best investment.

How we built it

We built this using multiple apis, we used the BlackRock api to get the financial data. We also used the yahoo finance api to do a search query and get a list of prices and stock symbols which we could pass to the BlackRock api. We also used the Clearbit api to get a companies logo.

The graphs were made using the HoloGraphLibrary.

Challenges we ran into

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud to have used 3 apis in our work and learning how to properly use JSONObjects.

What we learned

We learned how skills in android development and api querying as well as creating interesting layouts in android.

What's next for InvestNow

Favourites List to store chosen companies. Using more economical information to make the results more accurate.

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