From betfair forum: I'm stuck by the new platform changes
Hello all - I had a simple program written and it worked well for some time. Sadly some medical issues meant that I have only just been able to fire it up again, but a couple of weeks ago the program stopped working. Yes,, I know that's because of the platform changes, and yes, I have a code snippet that can be added that makes some of the code work again. Sadly - the bit that is fixed is the login, the bit that still doesn't is the 'find races' function. And yes, there may be other functions that are broken, but until the 'find' works I can't even fault find those. The original programmer has not responded to my request - so: can anybody help?
Bfexplorer BOT SDK:
1) 90% of betfair project requests on freelancer are fake projects. Either posted by people who want to get some kind of know-how about betfair for free, or by Indies who post their projects just to get access to betfair api on false pretext. The above project is one of such examples. He posted his projects on freelancer 5 times attracting 10 bids/developers per project post, so 50 developers were not able to find or give him answer he asked. Well yes, because no one works for free.
Yes, it is difficult as I was on both sides on freelancer, once managing project for one of my friends. He asked me to help him choose the right developer. And as his project was fairly good budgeted from 6000 to 10000 GBP, it attracted more than 80 developers. I took me some time to review all candidates, first going through their portfolio and then asking, to the project relevant questions, and as I am software developer myself I know what should I asked.
I eliminated half of Indies, who posted bids without actually reading the project specification, and three others who when asked, posted the same link to the web site, claiming they built it, strange, again they were Indies, and on the project bided developers from more than 12 countries.
2) If you are customer and really want to build some betfair api app, then coming here is better alternative than any freelancer web site. I built my first betfair app back in 2007, and I am betfair software vendor my app is published on https://apps.betfair.com, so any customer can test my app first http://bfexplorer.net/Products/Bfexplorer and then judge my professional skills to build his betfair app or bot.
I am not familiar of how many other software developers here offer such services as well, but there is more than 6000 users registered on this forum, so I am sure there are hundreds of developers you can ask to develop your betfair api app.
3) Cost of bespoke app development really depends on what should be implemented. For instance this weekend I finalized project utilizing betfair horse racing data and data from another web site, and the cost for such project was just 280 GBP.