This is my first project involving IOT, or even very much internet protocol for that matter.
THE SHORT: I have a few programs on my home computer that search for live stock price data continuously. I have also designed a stock ticker from an RPI that I want to be able to read that data. I have no idea where to begin and I am looking for advice.
THE LONG: After some tests, I feel confident that the Raspberry Pi Zero does not have enough power to hold it's own for every step of this project. I was originally having the "client," the RPI0, fetch stock data from the APIs I currently use, put it into a string, and scroll that string across a 1602 display. This method encountered additional problems as the data couldn't scroll smoothly, since not every data fetch takes the same amount of time.
The goal is therefore that I use my desktop (or a beefier RPI) at my house to fetch the stock data and format it the way I want it to be displayed, so that the RPI0(s) only have to fetch the pre-fetched and formatted string, and scroll through it.
THE SOLUTION I NEED: It seems like this should seem fairly straightforward, but despite a fair amount of time spent on my end, I can't find a reasonable solution. Ideally, my computer continuously updates a string and puts it somewhere on the internet where my RPI0 can quickly download it and scroll the text across its display.
What resources are available that can provide something like this?; preferably free and intended for beginners?