The developer API is officially in open public beta. During this time, please continue to heed caution and use this API at your own risk as any and all changes are irreversible.
Get your access token by going to this page: https://my.lunchmoney.app/developers
You’ll be connecting to the URL https://dev.lunchmoney.app. There are two ways to make a request:
Great question! We’ve tried to expose the minimum endpoints needed to enable you to build powerful products and extensions.
Here are a few ideas of what you can build:
Does your bank offer an API? You can build a bridge between Lunch Money and your bank to import transactions automatically.
If you have your own spreadsheet or other interface, use the API to sync data for personalized viewing and analytics.
Do you make a lot of Amazon purchases? I’m sure by now you know how frustrating it is to try to identify exactly what the expense is for! Build an Amazon receipt matcher that pulls in your Amazon purchase history and matches on transactions in Lunch Money and updates the notes.
Note: apparently Amazon’s API doesn’t expose consumer transactions, so to achieve this, you may need to employ another method of getting transaction details (ideas: email forwarder, chrome extension/screen scraper…)
The lack of a Venmo and Plaid integration is frustrating for many of our users and is largely out of our control. Since Venmo sends an email notification every time you send or receive money, build a service that enables users to forward their Venmo notification emails for parsing and insertion into Lunch Money!
Build a simple mobile app that allows quick insertion of transactions into your Lunch Money account or quick reviewing.