Free and easy-to-use trivia APIs for your web development projects!
Learning to use an API is a fundamental web developer skill. Sometimes, however, understanding how to read API reference guides and documentation, how different endpoints work, and how to create and use API keys can be challenging, especially for newbies. But have no fear! With this list of trivia APIs, you'll find easy-to-use options that require no API key and are stuffed full of fun trivia questions.
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Open Trivia Database API
The Open Trivia Database API contains user-contributed trivia questions with over 4,000 verified questions and much more pending. A request to this API gives not only trivia questions but the correct answer, other incorrect answers, the category, and the difficulty of the question. Also, the site makes it easy to generate an API request URL without navigating the documentation, as shown below.
The jService API is formatted in a Jeopardy-styled fashion. A request to this API gives an answer, question, value, air date from the actual show, category, and more. The documentation for the API can be found on Github. Also, the site makes it easy to click a categorized link and get an API generated URL with the response.
The Trivia API
The Trivia API is subcategory-based and can be used to create multiple-choice styled questions. The questions can be filtered by category, difficulty, tags, and region/country. Best of all, the site comes with a query parameters form that will generate a URL for you, as shown below.
The Numbers API is based on, well, numbers! This includes trivia facts about math values, general numbers, dates, and years. The site makes it very easy to understand how to make an API request based on the trivia you want, as shown below.
With this list of APIs, there are unlimited opportunities to create fun and engaging websites, games, apps, and more! Happy coding! 👩💻
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