Betfair Exchange API : LIVE KEY

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patrickj
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:07 am

Hi Guys.I have been using the delayed key for while.But due to very much fluctuation of odds and i can barely use it.How do I get the live key of betfair and what do i write if they ask the reason why do I need access to API

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megarain
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:38 am

What u reply is largely irrelevant.. they just want the £300.

I did this maybe a yr ago .. found the whole process thoroughly
Confusing .. but am non geek.

Once u get the live key, it does open doors .. if u have someone to build a bespoke app, or can do it yourself.

If u get stuck, can prob help .. thou am not at desktop until
Much later

patrickj
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:55 am

Hi ...

So it does not matter what I reply in that question?
So can I write I need it for my personal use and they should be ok with it ?

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northbound
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:12 am

Write that you’ll use the API for writing trading bots for personal use, that you’re not looking to gather data to sell to other people.

patrickj
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:43 pm

northbound wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:12 am
Write that you’ll use the API for writing trading bots for personal use, that you’re not looking to gather data to sell to other people.
Okay...There are several other questions they ask while filling up the form.So what do i write in that?

Apart from that what else Can i write

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northbound
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:48 pm

Just write the truth of why you want API access and how you're going to use it.

patrickj
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:53 pm

I do not know what to write.I want it for my personal use Like I want to build a app and use that key in it.

Pls suggest something i Can write

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ShaunWhite
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:24 pm

What questions are you stuck on?
I don't remember anything that was too demanding and as others have said it's just really a statement of your intention to stay within the rules.

The idea is that you develop and test using the delayed key, and then buy a live key, simply change the key# in your code to switch over to live and everything works as it did, but better. Live & delayed keys just allow you to test your code without affecting the load on the live service.

If you're relly unsure about the questions and you're not confident with the replies on here....just give them a ring or email bdp.....they're always friendly and helpful and you'll probably learn so additional things too. You can also chat with them about raising teh default max number of market subscriptions and max #connections.

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ShaunWhite
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:31 pm

patrickj wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:55 am

So can I write I need it for my personal use and they should be ok with it ?
If you don't say it's for personal use then it'll cost you a hell of a lot more than £299 as that would indicate you want a commercial licence.

Like northbound says, personal use, for use in trading software you have developed yourself, for use by yourself. You're not sure what markets you'll trade and not sure about the vol of transactions. That's it isn't it?

You get people complaining about the price but 299 for LIFETIME access to mutilple gigabytes of live data per day, really is the bargain of the century imo.

Is your app fully ready and tested?

patrickj
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:47 pm

My Problem is not the 299 fee just some questions that i dont know answer to.

I am very much new into it so just wanted to know a few answers

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