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15 Fun APIs For Your Next Project

biplov profile image Biplov ・2 min read

Maybe you want to make something cool for the web using some APIs. Maybe you are tired from building all the to-do lists and calculators and want to try something different. Whatever be the case you can use these API and build something creative.

Fun Translations

Translate regular English to 50+ languages from Yoda speak to Dorthraki to Klingon. Some fun stuff with this one, you can build.

This for That

Need a new idea for startup? This for That generates new ideas by supplying two random parameters. You can visit their website here if you just need some new startup ideas.

Chuck Norris Jokes API

If you are a fan of Chuck Norris this one is for you, a free JSON API for hand curated Chuck Norris facts.

Deck of Cards API

This API allows you to simulate a deck of cards. You can build some cool card games without worrying much aboaut the back-end stuff.

jService

Maybe it’s time for you to build your own trivia app.This API provides Jeopardy trivia data including the questions and answers. There are over 156,800 Trivia Questions to choose from.

GIPHY API

GIPHY's API makes it dead simple for developers to incorporate GIPHY's vast library right inside of their apps.

OMDb API

OMDb is the API for all the movie information you need. Maybe this is all you need to build somehing cool like letterboxd.

International Space Station API

Ever wondered where the ISS could be right about now? Well, wonder no more. This api returns the current location of the ISS. Now you can build your own ISS tracker.

Tronald Dump

If you want to find the dumbest things Donald Trump has ever said this one is for you.

Advice Slip

Need some advice? Why not create an advice generator? You can use this API to generate a random piece of advice.

Nasa API

Outer space has always been fascinating to humans.Now you can explore more with NASA’s incredible data, including its spectacular imagery through NASA API.

Spotify API

Spotify's web API allows you to query data about music artists, albums, and tracks, directly from the Spotify Data Catalogue.

Recipe API

With over 360k recipes and 90k products, you can build a great food app using this API.

BreweryDB

BreweryDB is the most complete database of breweries and beers.

Marvel Comics API

Fan of comics? This API allows you to access information about Marvel's vast library of comics—from what's coming up, to 70 years ago.

You can also check out this github repository for an extensive list of public APIs.

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Yeah, that is an excellent list of APIs! I included links to that at the end of the post.

 

Wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks!

 

Hey amazing collection, btw there is this API with which you can create memes.
api.imgflip.com/
memeflip.netlify.com/

 
 
 
 

You can get more here. public-apis.io

 

Good APIs. I definitely going to build a project with a couple of them. Thanks!

 
 
 

Also the PixLab API for all your images/video analysis, modification & processing. pixlab.io/cmdls

 
 

Very nice list! Now, if I can get my python requests to work...

 

For some of those example (and tons more) you can use Faker (github.com/faker-ruby/faker) (if in ruby-land). This saves you the "headache" of HTTP calls.

 

Wow I didn’t know these existed! Thanks for this post!