The Frollo Platform comprises of a number of features and APIs. This document looks at the APIs and how they’re used from an architecture perspective.
The first step to integrate with Frollo is to get users and their transactions into the Frollo Platform using the Management API.
Once this is complete Webhooks should be setup. Webhooks allow the Frollo Platform to call your system when certain events occur. These are essential for messaging, notifications and change alerts.
Finally Frollo features can be integrated by integrating the Client API. Depending on your architecture this will either be done from a user context or by your backend on behalf of the user.
Once you have decided on your architecture see Getting Started for the next steps.
The Management API is designed to be used in a machine to machine (M2M) context to allow management of users, accounts and transactions on the Frollo platform. This should be integrated by your backend integration platform and used to create users, accounts and transactions in the Frollo system. Transactions created will then be enriched and be available to be consume from your backend platform.
- Managing Users
- Managing Accounts
- Managing and Enriching Transactions
The Client API comprises of the user facing features such as fetching budgets or managing bills and is designed for a client app or website to use. If you choose to use a native mobile SDK these are the APIs that are consumed.
The Client API can also be used in an M2M context with an API Key to allow your backend integration platform the ability to use these features too.
- Open Banking
- Aggregated Accounts and Transactions
- Bill Detection
- Other Features
Webhooks are necessary for your platform to receive certain events that occur. Events that can occur include:
- Notifications and messaging
- Feature lifecycle events
- Data changes
Webhooks can be triggered as part of feature lifecyles, e.g. a user completing a goal or going over budget. They can also be triggered as part of user journeys to send notifications or messages. Most importantly though they can be triggered to alert that data has changed, e.g. a user performs a recategorise all on transactions or a transaction was enriched when using bulk APIs.
Frollo provides a CDR Banking compatible API that allows accounts and transactions to be retrieved in the CDR format. Enriched data such as categorisation and merchant identification can even be retrieved using the CDR extensible data formats.