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Discussion on: 10 Fun APIs to Use For Your Next Project

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Alvaro Montoro

Spotify used to have apps within its app that you could develop in HTML+JS with the Spotify API. I submitted an idea for a trivia game that got initial approval, and a Spotify person even helped me get it ready. Still, they rejected the game because the data from the Spotify API was incorrect and could create confusion in the players. They suggested using Spotify's API for album covers and a little more and another music API for the data (dates, names, etc.), making it really tough for a single dev like me to complete the game. In the end, I abandoned the project (luckily for me because Spotify killed the apps shortly after). This was one of the reasons why I slowed down using 3rd party APIs. Unless they improved their data considerably, I would be wary of using the Spotify API.

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Alvaro Montoro

Sorry, my comment came out a bit negative.

The post actually looks interesting, and I am curious about trying a couple of the APIs that you mention. Thanks for sharing!

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Henry Boisdequin Author

Thanks for your insight. Have fun playing with some of the APIs on this list!