Introducing the “Honey Framework” UI! — Easier than ever to use

Jacob Plaster
Sep 2 · 3 min read

The Honey Framework is an extremely powerful tool that spans across both NodeJS and Python allowing users to create completely custom order types or event driven automated trading strategies. The framework integrates naively into the Bitfinex trading platform, meaning all HF order types are usable from directly within the web UI creating a unique trading experience which can help traders get an edge.

We released the bare metal version of HF back in early 2018 and have since expanded the project to include automated strategies, python support, advanced backtesting and various performance upgrades making the HF a serious tool for traders. But HF was not for the faint-hearted and required a large amount of developer know-how, voodoo and sacrifices in order to setup.

Introducing the UI, today we are announcing our simple installable application which packages together all of the HF tech into an easy to use bundle. Users can install and setup the software in as little as 3 clicks and be ready to go on Mac, Windows and even Linux! The UI currently has 4 default order types built in and ready for use including TWAP, Ping/Pong, Iceberg and accumulative distribute (with more coming). So how do I start using it???

For now, the UI is in its simplest form, it’s able to spawn the necessary HF services and broadcast the default included order types. But we have an ambitious roadmap for the application and hope to include realtime updates, custom order type creation and even automated strategy creation from directly within the UI in the near future.

Download now!

To install the HF UI please head here, select the latest release and install the files required for your operating system. For Windows “.exe”, for Mac “.app” and for Linux “.snap”.

To build from source go to our github repo and follow the steps in the ReadMe.

Thanks for reading

If you would like to contribute to the project then please just open a pull request to

For tips on how to use the bare metal version head here and finally, for tips on how to create an advanced automated trading strategy using HF head here.

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We’ve recently open-sourced a number of the development libraries most essential to us. If you are interested in learning more about these, please visit our Github.

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Jacob Plaster

Written by

Senior engineer @ Bitfinex



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