Betfair API - php library released
chris (2009-12-02 14:04:55)
Back when I was fiddling with backingline, I spent some time looking at Betfair to see if it would be feasible to take data from Betfair's exchanges and automate a dutch book through backingline's dutching engine. In order for that to work, an application would have to be developed which could talk to Betfair's exchanges, pull current market data, prices and depths on offer, run them through the backingline webservices and represent them to the user. At that point I realised that there is a distinct lack of good PHP API code for betfair, so I decided to write some.
The backingline integration became a thought of the past, and a couple weeks ago I sat down and put some proper time into the formation of bflib - an open source Betfair library
The code is GPL's and publically available. There is also a demo app running at http://www.backingline.com/bflib
. I will make incremental enhancements over coming weekends and see where this goes. If all goes well, I might re-visit the backingline integration.