We’ve been heads down for the last month working on product and we have some exciting updates to share. These are spread across the spectrum and include new developer resources to integrate with the Belvo API as well as new sources of data and endpoints that can be extracted via the API.
In terms of developer resources, we recently released a Quickstart guide which allows developers to test a real app experience in minutes without barely typing a single line of code. It also provides an example of an app that allows developers to link bank accounts through the Belvo API using our Connect Widget. Once an account is linked, detailed information about the most relevant endpoints can be accessed. The Quickstart guide is available in Python, Ruby and Node. More information can be found on our dedicated Github page.
Based on feedback from our clients and on shared best-practices, we have also revamped our Connect Widget and released a brand new version. The new version optimises for conversion, reliability, security and customisation. We have also added specific analytics elements such as callbacks which can be very helpful to monitor end-user interaction with the Connect Widget. More information can be found here.
Another relevant developer resource we have released recently is our status page. It provides an overview of the availability of our main systems, tools and resources. Developers can also subscribe to receive periodic updates whenever something changes – e.g. if we are planning maintenance for a specific resource. More info here.
In terms of data access and endpoints, we have recently released a new Balance endpoint. An interesting application of this endpoint is to track a bank account’s balance evolution over time to answer questions like “when was the account’s balance lower than $X?”, “how often does the account go into overdraft?”. Here’s a simple visualisation that is possible with this endpoint.
Our documentation contains more detailed information on this (here).
Over recent weeks we have also released some data sources in Beta to select customers. These include various business banks integrations as well as our first gig-economy integration: Uber. While the former can be used in a similar fashion to our current bank sources but for use-cases and products tailored for businesses, the Uber integration represents a complete first in terms of accessing non-banking financial information in Latin America. With this data source, developers will be able to access and interpret valuable information such as: how much an Uber driver makes per trip; how long a driver has been driving for Uber, what are a driver’s earnings per week or per month on the platform. More gig-economy platforms will follow soon. Feel free to let us know if you’d like to test these Beta releases out and we’ll see how we can add you to them.
We have a lot more exciting things cooking under the hood that we’ll be releasing soon. Our product roadmap is very ambitious and we are looking for the best and brightest to join us and make it a reality. We’re hiring across the board in various locations. Do get in touch if you see a fit – more info can be found on our careers page.