Published on Friday, April 6, 2018 | Modified on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Kite is a browser based trading platform developed by Zerodha. The online trading software is built using HTML 5 technology that supports both mobile and web based trading. Kite sports an elegant UI and is made for faster trading on low bandwidth.
Zerodha Kite enables trading on multiple exchanges including BSE, NSE and MCX. The platform comes in 3 versions:
Works well in low bandwidth
Backtesting, scanners not available.
Supports upto 10 regional languages
No option to invest in IPOs and Mutual Funds
Simple, elegant interface
Back office managed in a separate application
Access to APIs
Minor browser based issues on charts
Access to Quant for fundamental analysis using behavioral analytics
Integration with 3rd party apps
Good Funds transfer facility
Zerodha 'Kite Web' was launched in November 2015. Zerodha recently launched its third version Kite 3.0. The integrated platform facilitates trading on desktop, mobile and Tablets. It is used by over 70,000 clients and serves over 5 million requests per day.
Some of the key features of the platform are:
Kite Web is also India's first multilingual trading platform. The platform supports 10 regional languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu.
Kite mobile is a free trading application available for Android and Apple iOS devices. The app gives you access to features like:
Kite Connect API gives programmatic access and control over data to retail investors. It is a set of simple HTTP/JSON APIs that can help you build your own platforms. The APIs gets you access to important data like live quotes, profile, funds, order history, positions, etc., in addition to executing orders.
You can use any programming language (from excel VBAs to Python, Java, C# or even command line console) of your choice to use the APIs.
Zerodha Kite offers advanced charting with over 100 indicators, 6 chart types and 19 drawing tools. You have access to daily charts of over 7 years and intraday charts since 2014.
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