Two months ago (on Jan 31), I sent out the first batch of emails to about 30 users who registered interest in a developer API. Since then, another ~40 users expressed interest in joining the closed beta.
After lots of feedback and continuous iteration, today we are finally out of closed beta! Anyone who is a Lunch Money user can get a developer API token and start developing tools or plugins.
It's been fulfilling to see other developers build on top of Lunch Money. So far, we have 4 open-sourced plugins and three of them involve syncing with financial institutions outside of US/Canada. A few others are readying to be open-sourced!
I'm feeling confident that creating a developer API was the right move in terms of growth and longevity for the product. Hopefully the ecosystem of Lunch Money add-ons keeps growing!