Finally, after a lot of rumors and teasers the Unfold Trade Assistant went live. With Unfold you can automate your trades on Nocks Trade.
A message from Roel Boer- developer of Unfold:
Today is launch day for letsunfold.com, a beautiful trade assistant for your Nocks account. I created this service to make life a little easier for (aspiring) traders. Unfold gives you a user interface to easily automate what you would otherwise do manually.
To me, launching Unfold is twofold. One being a great addition to automating anyone’s trading capabilities and, two, to showcase how you could integrate or use the Nocks infrastructure to your advantage and start a business yourself since it’s built on top of the Nocks API.
One of the cooler things, to me, is that the recurring billing (or subscription model) of Unfold is built using the Payment Requests feature of Nocks (https://docs.nocks.com/#bill-create). Which hopefully sparks some ideas for some as well.
The development of Unfold started in January 2018, while my own algorithm was already trading for me and generating revenue. This ran since November 2017. The algorithm is relevant as I initially developed it for myself, but it also kickstarted the idea for Unfold. People asked me to share my system with them, so I came up with the service that is now Unfold.
I decided to outsource everything, because it would save me a lot of time and I could focus on how I wanted it to work, look and feel. Think through a lot of the issues or desires people would have beforehand.
Meanwhile my algorithm did its work and was already paying for a large chunk of development. The MVP was literally proving its worth and kept me a firm believer in what Unfold would become.
I could’ve saved some money, by doing the design myself or choose a less fancy video and logo style. But I didn’t want to draw focus away from my work @nocksapp, lowball anyone or rush to market. I just paid whatever was the quote.
It took 9 months to go live. That’s ~22 hours a month. 5-6 hours a week. On average. Spread across 6 people. We didn’t take any shortcuts during development. We redid the design twice. We postponed the launch date three times. Just so we could deliver a better overall service.
To me it’s a no-brainer that this got made, but the truth is. This could not exist without @nocksapp. One of the few fintech platforms with the technical features to create third-party services thís easy. Much love & credit to @patrickkivits for being the Nocks coding wizard.
To make it clear, Unfold is not a Nocks-service. It’s built using its powerful API to showcase what anyone could potentially create with it and simply because automating your trading strategy should be easy.
I’m véry happy that Unfold is live
A huge thank you to everyone that played a part in its creation.
Credits: Logo by Vincent Sanders http://primitief.com -Video & animations by Marko Buisman -Music by Mike McFly http://soundcloud.com/itsmikemcfly -UI by Harco Janssen http://paperblue.nl -Code by Martijn Coevert http://wewantweb.nl -Legal work by Aecius http://aecius.nl
Now. Let your portfolio unfold.
Go to https://letsunfold.com