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4 free APIs you should know about

In a world that is flooded with offers, you often have to fight your way through a jungle of choices to pick the best one. To help you select tools, I present some free APIs today. These outstanding APIs help you optimize your processes and improve your KPIs and customer experience while being completely free.

A great API should include comprehensive documentation, feature completeness, flexibility, consistency, and simplicity. With that in mind, let's look at some great free APIs.

Freecurrencyapi

freecurrencyapi.com is a currency exchange API that offers live and historical rate data from 1999 until today. The API is lightweight and easy to use, providing data for 32 world currencies.

Key features:

  • three endpoints: live, historical, and time range
  • 32 currencies
  • 5.000 free requests
  • daily updates
  • comprehensive documentation

freeiplookupapi

If you are in need of a IP geolocation API, freeiplookupapi.com might be the right one for you. Built from developers - for developers, the API provides IP information like country, city, time zone, latitude, and longitude.

Key features:

  • IP detection
  • IP lookup
  • Geo-fencing
  • 50.000 Requests/Hour
  • IPv4 & IPv6 Support

image-charts

Image-charts.com offers an easy solution for embedding image charts for emails, blog posts, PDFs, and markdown files. It is easy to set up with a 100% uptime over the past 14 months.

Key features:

  • Unlimited chart generation
  • Sub-second request latency
  • WebP and Gif support
  • Worldwide CDN

Random API

When developing an application, you have to implement user authentication. This is where randomapi.com comes in. The API provides you with information about random fake users. This includes names, genders, emails, phone numbers, and addresses.

Key Features:

  • JSON, XML, CSV, or YAML output
  • documentation
  • 500 daily results
  • 256 KB list data
  • 60/120/5 Cache settings

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Andrew Baisden

These are so good to use in personal projects.

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