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Top 8 APIs for making a project in 2021

Want to make a project for your portfolio or maybe a side project but don't know where to start?

In this video I'll show you 8 really cool APIs and give some of my own ideas for how to use each of them in a unique project that will catch people's attention.

If you need some inspiration to start a new project in 2021 be sure to watch

  1. Printful - Lets you upload designs, preview items, and then order almost any type of merchandise via API. Printful handles shipping and manufacturing

  2. Mux Video- Handles all the complexity of working with video, just upload the file and Mux creates multiple versions of it and pushes to a CDN. Also supports live streaming

  3. Lob - Lets you send postcards, letters, checks, and more with a few lines of code

  4. Twilio - Already well known for SMS, but they've expanded their product range a ton and have a bunch of new features to play around with

  5. Plaid - Makes it easy to connect to users bank accounts and takes care of security and regulations

  6. Google Cloud AI - Could have put a few different companies here but I like Google's AI APIs because they give you $300 in free credit, plus most people already have a Google account so sign up is easy

  7. Coinbase - Free public API for real time crypto price data via websocket, also historical data. With an account you can place orders if you wanted to make a trading bot

  8. Open Secrets - Provides data on pretty much any politicians in Congress, voting records, fundraising, and lobbying

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Ashish Khare😎

It would be helpful if you would have listed them here also. Just a suggestion! 😉

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added a quick summary for each API

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Ashish Khare😎

Thank you! 😊

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Miguel Viñas

But... I need to see the video to view the list? Nope

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added a summary now, sorry about that

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Miguel Viñas

Thank you!

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