Seymour Sinclair is an online ISA and fund investment website. I worked with Planet Interactive Arts to build their designs in to a WordPress site.
Integration with 3rd Party API – Fidelity
The core of the site are the funds. The funds are obtained by a 3rd party service – the Fidelity Network. In order to attain these funds I setup a nightly cron job in order to connect to the API and add/update the funds on the site.
When the data is imported the data is mapped to different parts of the database so that queries can be performed on them by users in the front end. As well as filtering the funds, users can also sort the results.
Another reason the data has been separated is so that comparisons can be done across the funds – a must have feature when users are choosing which fund to purchase.