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10 Useful APIs for Your Next Project

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What is an API?

An API or application Programming Interface is a set of functions that allows applications to access data and interact with external software components,or operating systems. To simplify, an API delivers a user response to a system and sends the system's response back to a user.


Here is a list of 10 useful APIs that you might want to use in your next project.

1)NASA APIs

The objective of these APIs is to make NASA data, including imagery, eminently accessible to application developers.

These APIs Include:

i)APOD: Astronomical Picture Of The Day

ii)Insight: Mars Weather Service API

iii)Mars Rover Photos: Image data gathered by NASA's Curiosity, Opportunity, and Spirit rovers on Mars.

And more of them

2)Random Fact

Get Random Facts!

3)GIPHY API

GIPHY API helps you integrate the world's largest GIF library, customize a suite of powerful features, and boost engagement with just a few lines of code.

4)OpenWeatherMap API

Access current weather data for any location on Earth including over 200,000 cities! The API collects and processes weather data from different sources such as global and local weather models, satellites, radars and a vast network of weather stations. Data is available in JSON, XML, or HTML format

5)BitLy API

Bitly is the most widely trusted link management platform in the world. By using the Bitly API, you will exercise the full power of your links through automated link customization, mobile deep linking, and click analytics.

6)Sunrise - Sunset API

It is a very simple REST api, you only have to do a GET request to get sunset and sunrise times for a given latitude and longitude.

7)SpaceX API

Open Source REST API for launch, rocket, core, capsule, starlink, launchpad, and landing pad data.

8)International Space Station Location API

This is a simple api to return the current location of the ISS. It returns the current latitude and longitude of the space station with a unix timestamp for the time the location was valid.

9)Google Fonts API

About the API:
The Developer API gives access to the metadata for all families served by Google Fonts. It allows apps to query Google Fonts for the available font families. The REST API supplies data in the JSON format that includes the styles and scripts (called subsets in Google Fonts) in each family. The API can sort the list of families alphabetically, by date added, by number of styles, by trend, or by popularity.

10)Marvel Comics API

If you are a Marvel Comics fan you might want to check out this API!
Anyone with an API key can access the vast library of 1000+ Marvel Comics' data, from what's coming, to 70 years ago!


Conclusion

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Jason F

Awesome list, thanks for sharing.. I am using the ISS api in one of my projects. jasonfritsche.github.io/where-is-t...

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Shankhadeep998

Nice to see🤓

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Harsh Sinha Author

Awesome😁

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Amazing!

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Shankhadeep998

It's really motivated me. Thanks sir

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Feeling good to know you found it helpful! 😁